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Vision matters. Optometrists are open . Testing free. School is back. Kids vision matters. World_Vision2020 . It is the year of Vision!

Vision Australia Good vision for life EK Books Marjorie Crosby-Fairall NSW School Library Matters Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA)
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Love you

Serious funny 🤗🤪

Hahaha, you're a natural, Susie. 😂🤩😂

A week as a writer in corona - SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand online meetings, Australian Society of Authors’ webinar with Deborah Abela Author, Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Storytime Facebook on my books ... and my tooth pulled out! See if you can see my removed tooth - it's a canine on a flower with dried blood. No, I am not writing a vampire novel!

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Elephants are threatened with extinction. Covoid has threatened their food supply with no funding. Elephants books matter. See Irma Gold's picture book ‘Serene’s Story’ (Walker Books Australia) & my picture book ‘Elephants Have Wings’ distributed by Daintree Books and illustrated by the brilliant Anna Pignataro

SaveTheElephants Sheldrick Wildlife Trust David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage WWF-Australia Walker Books Australia SCBWI ACT (and surrounds) Private Group Kellie Nissen NSW School Library Matters World Elephant Day
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When I lived in Nigeria traders used to come to the door. One of them had a pair of tusks for sale. I told him elephants are under threat. He said: “madam that is why you should buy now.”

Elephants are so beautiful. If they should become extinct because of our selfishness then we don’t deserve thevplanet we live in😢

Love elephants and have donated x

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I love your funny bone ❣️

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Alexis Fishman sings AmyWinehouse_sj in a beautiful performance in a Sydney studio. With covoid - it’s distancing via Vimeo - secret pleasure is the portrait of Amy hanging above my desk. So proud of Alexis from a baby whose 1st words were songs to this!!!! She's also performed for Monkey Baa Theatre - singing and dancing. So much talent. Here is the vimeo link - vimeo.com/423021262/b3472fc80d

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You are the best ❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

How does a writer write? Secret info - coffee & chocolate.

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This is hilarious!

I know you have a full blown cubby house though with a lovely tea set and teddy to cuddle when you have writer’s block? Hope you are having a fabulously productive day with words cascading over those pages 🍫☕️💻💡

You are such a funny bunny 🐰 Delightful 🤗

Oh, you're a funny woman, Susanne! Thanks for this vision ... it comes at the right time for me today. You're a big blue chocolatey caterpillar. 💖

I didn't think that was a secret. It is how I write.

Too cute!!!! 😍😍

You just make my face smile and light up my day Susanne Gervay❤️

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Distancing with Tim McGarry brilliant playwrite, actor and adapter of acclaimed book ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ by Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton with world premiere by Queensland Theatre. I’m ready for the red carpet. Secret - I’m plotting to do a creative project with Tim myself. Shush ... crossing fingers.

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Distancing with Tim McGarry brilliant playwrite, actor and adapter of acclaimed book ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ by Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton with world premiere by Queensland Theatre. I’m ready for the red carpet. Secret - I’m plotting to do a creative project with Tim myself. Shush ... crossing fingers. 

HarperCollins Books Australia  HarperCollins Childrens Books Australia ARTS AUSTRALIA  Australian Writers Guild  Australian Society of Authors SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Monkey Baa   Eva Di Cesare  NSW School Library Matters English Teachers Association NSW Australia Council for the Arts

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I’m ready for the red carpet also❤️

I love the shush ...

I was so happy to connect with the kids, teachers, parents and grandparents and everyone. MISS YOU ALL!!!! Thankyou to the Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch and Victoria Mackinlay for organising my 1st ever FB live time where I shared 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' EK Books and 'Elephants Have Wings' and 'I Am jack' HarperCollins Books Australia .

Thankyou for the fabulous poster Gemma Patience NSW School Library Matters Fans of SCBWI KIWI-SCBWI Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Jacqui Barton Cristina Cappelluto Vision Australia Good vision for life
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how lovely that your readers can see you up close in yoru officex

In these crazy times you are so privileged to be able to do good 👍👏🏼❣️

Great that readers can connect with you in this personal way. It gives the books another dimension. Well done

Superstar!

Busy girl Sue, great work.

Love 💕 love love

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Hope you can join me on Monday at noon the Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Lunchtime Storytime. Just logon onto:-

facebook/cbcansw

Thankyou to the CBCA the talented Victoria Mackinlay and Gemma Patience who organised the lunchtime storytime. I'll be doing 'Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' EK Books illustrated by the incredible Marjorie Crosby-Fairall - a story of heroes - I mean kids - who lead pirate ships & wear glasses in the Year of Vision World Health Organization (WHO)!!!!! All kids eyes' matter!

Vision Australia Good vision for life Jacqui Barton Australian School Library Association NSW School Library Matters NSW Education Standards Authority Early Childhood Australia ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
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Hope you can join me on Monday at noon the Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Lunchtime Storytime. Just logon onto:-

facebook/cbcansw

Thankyou to the CBCA  the talented Victoria Mackinlay and Gemma Patience who organised the lunchtime storytime.  Ill be doing Boy in the Big Blue Glasses EK Books illustrated by the incredible Marjorie Crosby-Fairall  - a story of heroes - I mean kids - who lead pirate ships & wear glasses in the Year of Vision World Health Organization (WHO)!!!!! All kids eyes matter!

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Super funny fun funny 😂 👍👏🏼

School’s back!!!!! Schools are prepared . Still have to zoom in - no onsite author talks. Kids realise how cool school is now - missed their friends, teachers, schoolwork, sports, music, library, tending their school vegetable planter boxes ... and all those things they took for granted. NOW everyone appeciates school - how lucky are we to have such amazing eduction here.

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Inner city living- you have to love it. Yekllow crested cockatoos playing in the fountain outside my terrace. Inspires me to write & smile in this terrible time.

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Such a great view - I think I'd spend all my time staring and no time at all writing!

Awesome ❣️

Free & Fabulous. Love sharing story with kids and grown-ups. I joined the feast of amazing authors/illustrators in their lunchtime readings every weekday at noon, for the Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch - I kick of this week on Monday. Then there's Deborah Abela Author, Nicole Godwin author, Sarah cummings and Davina Bell. Expect bells and whistles.

Just log onto facebook.com/cbcansw

LOVE schools to join in: - Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Early Childhood Book Club Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival Paul Macdonald Losang Zopa Nicole Hansson Rhonda Bruce Megan Light Room to Read NSW School Library Matters Australian Schools Plus Littlescribe Paint Liverpool REaD The State Library of New South Wales CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch Elizabeth Mary Cummings

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Free & Fabulous. Love sharing story with kids and grown-ups. I joined the feast of amazing authors/illustrators in their lunchtime readings every weekday at noon, for the Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch - I kick of this week on Monday. Then theres Deborah Abela Author, Nicole Godwin author, Sarah cummings and Davina Bell.  Expect bells and whistles.

Just log onto facebook.com/cbcansw

LOVE schools to join in: -  Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Early Childhood Book Club Bookaroo Childrens Literature Festival  Paul Macdonald  Losang Zopa Nicole Hansson  Rhonda Bruce  Megan Light  Room to Read NSW School Library Matters  Australian Schools Plus  Littlescribe  Paint Liverpool REaD  The State Library of New South Wales CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch Elizabeth Mary Cummings

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Yay! Can't wait to see you in action!!!!

Thx Susanne Gervay I'll share with my JS t-l

Bravo 👏🏼 🤗🥰

Can't wait, Susanne! 👓⚡️👓⚡️👓

Inspiring. Brilliant. Creative. Kids’ book illustrators share their incredible craft & ideas on zoom from New Zealand, West Australia, Sydney, Melbourne .. across Oz -some of our best - Emma Quay Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Liz Anelli, Sarah Davis Nina Rycroft Beth Rule, Max Hamilton Ramona Davey - a feast of amazing illustrators - all on a Sunday afternoon. I LOVE this community and thankyou to Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration for coordinating this event with the team of Jess Racklyeft, Sarah Davis and Liz Anelli Illustrator - I am so proud to be the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand with these incredible illustrators. Lucky me.

Children's Book Council of Australia NSW School Library Matters Students Need School Libraries May Gibbs Childrens Literature Trust Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Walker Books Australia Scholastic Australia The Arts Unit KIWI-SCBWI Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) English Teachers Association NSW Emma Quay Books Creative Kids Tales Network Just Write For Kids Australia Frances Plumpton
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Inspiring. Brilliant. Creative. Kids’ book illustrators share their incredible craft & ideas on zoom from New Zealand, West Australia, Sydney, Melbourne .. across Oz -some of our best - Emma Quay  Marjorie Crosby-Fairall  Liz Anelli, Sarah Davis  Nina Rycroft Beth Rule, Max Hamilton  Ramona Davey  - a feast of amazing illustrators - all on a Sunday afternoon. I LOVE this community and thankyou to Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration for coordinating this event with the team of Jess Racklyeft, Sarah Davis and Liz Anelli Illustrator - I am so proud to be the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand with these incredible illustrators. Lucky me.

 Childrens Book Council of Australia NSW School Library Matters  Students Need School Libraries  May Gibbs Childrens Literature Trust Lisa Berryman HarperCollins  Walker Books Australia  Scholastic Australia   The Arts Unit  KIWI-SCBWI Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)  English Teachers Association NSW  Emma Quay Books Creative Kids Tales Network  Just Write For Kids Australia Frances Plumpton

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So fun😊 though a bit of nervousness just before my critique , but that's normal lol

This would have been amazing!!! Was it recorded? Can we access it?

Loved speaking on FeministFridays podcast - with powerhouse Sarah Josephine Liberty - therealgirl.com.au - She lives in Paris- Sydney & hosts the weekly #FeministFridays podcast available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Ambassador for UN Women #GenerationEquality campaign, We talked about the Emma Watson HeForShe campaign because girls and guys are all in together for equity. Sharing my YA novel 'Shadows of Olive Trees' reaching into the second rise of feminism and the #MeToo campaign.

open.spotify.com/episode/0RiLoSfVjIJQQx4CyPDyaw?si=B2z-NdMuSFiIh185maxD4

Feminist Writers Festival The Children's Bookshop Center for Women Writers Yabooks Sharon Rundle Devika Brendon Libby Sommer Moya Simons Joy Dodds Sarah Josephine Liberty - Sydney Greens Me Too Movement - #metoo The Feminist Bookshop Feminist Studies Feminist Studies in Religion AltMedia Wentworth Courier
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Love to all the kids at Bellevue Hill Public School.

Thankyou to the enthusiastic welcome by the wonderful teacher Nicole Briggs and the students of Bellevue Hill Public School Official who 'piled' into the zoom reading of 'I AM JACK' (HarperCollins Children's Books Australia). I loved reading chapter 9 to you. It was so much fun - and I loved the questions about bullying and how Jack won against bullying.

Hope to meet you in real life once authors are allowed into schools.

Can't wait to hear what you think about the whole book, once you finish reading it.

NSW School Library Matters The Arts Unit Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch May Gibbs Childrens Literature Trust Life Education NSW Bullying No NSW Department of Education Kane Miller Books Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Jennie Orchard Paul Macdonald Australian School Library Association Australian Teachers
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Love to all the kids at Bellevue Hill Public School.

Thankyou to the enthusiastic welcome by the wonderful teacher Nicole Briggs and the students of Bellevue Hill Public School Official who piled into the zoom reading of I AM JACK (HarperCollins Childrens Books Australia). I loved reading chapter 9 to you. It was so much fun - and I loved the questions about bullying and how Jack won against bullying. 

Hope to meet you in real life once authors are allowed into schools.

Cant wait to hear what you think about the whole book, once you finish reading it.

NSW School Library Matters  The Arts Unit  Childrens Book Council of Australia  Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch  May Gibbs Childrens Literature Trust Life Education NSW - Healthy Harold  Bullying No NSW Department of Education  Kane Miller Books Lisa Berryman HarperCollins  Jennie Orchard  Paul Macdonald  Australian School Library Association  Australian Teachers

School librarians getting ready for their libraries with full protection & social distancing!!! So glad to see you back!!! I LOVE school libraries and librarians. Totally LOVE Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer our children's laureate's campaign that every child should get a library card to access the world of books and it is free!

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School librarians getting ready for their libraries with full protection & social distancing!!! So glad to see you back!!!  I LOVE school libraries and librarians. Totally LOVE Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Childrens Writer our childrens laureates campaign that every child should get a library card to access the world of books and it is free!

NSW School Library Matters  English Teachers Association NSW  Australian School Library Association  The Arts Unit  Students Need School Libraries  NSW Department of Education  NSW Early Childhood Education  SCBWI Queensland Members Group  Surry Hills Library  Australian Childrens Laureate Foundation

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So glad to hear libraries reopening!

In another life time I used to run a kindergarten. One of my staff had a full sized Easter bunny suit. She wore it to the kindergarten one day and 36 children immediately burst into tears and ran away down to the playground. They were absolutely terrified.

Ready, Set, Go. Today is National Frog Jumping Day - Mark Twain’ bet on his pet frog named Dan’l Webster on whose frog jumped higher. A long tradition since 1849. What story doesn't have a frog in it?

PS This frog jumped out of my toilet when I was in Broome, Western Australia - lucky frog escaped disaster as I jumped very high!!!!!!

That hand is MY hand! (PS I have WALLY the cane toad in Super Jack (HarperCollins)

Got to have a bit of fun in this time of corona.

HarperCollins Books Australia Jacqui Barton Deborah Abela Author Debra Tidball Nat Amoore - Writer & Podcast Host Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Fans of SCBWIReady, Set, Go. Today is National Frog Jumping Day - Mark Twain’s pet frog named Dan’l Webster bet on whose frog jumps higher. A long tradition since 1849. What story doesn't have a frog in it?
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Ready, Set, Go. Today is National Frog Jumping Day - Mark Twain’ bet on his pet frog named Dan’l Webster on whose frog jumped higher. A long tradition since 1849. What story doesnt have a frog in it?

PS This frog jumped out of my toilet when I was in Broome, Western Australia - lucky frog escaped disaster as I jumped very high!!!!!!

That hand is MY hand! (PS I have WALLY the cane toad in Super Jack (HarperCollins)

Got to have a bit of fun in this time of corona.

HarperCollins Books Australia  Jacqui Barton  Deborah Abela Author  Debra Tidball Nat Amoore - Writer & Podcast Host  Childrens Book Council of Australia  Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch  Fans of SCBWI

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I wish I’d shared the cute frog I saw yesterday somewhere online... it was a newly discovered Amazonian green tree frog that looks just like Kermit the frog—white around the eyes. It was uncanny, so uncanny I decided to wait and see if I could verify it before sharing. It was nearly transparent in its little feet.

I went on a horse riding camp as a teen (fell in love with my pony) but the toilets (better described as a dunny, singular) were a nightmare at night... no lights and frogs everywhere (I love frogs but not so much when they land on you in the dsrk whilst otherwise occupied 😯 )...

😜👍 That seems like fun . Reminds me of the leaf frogs 🐸 we played with as little kids After spring rain they used to fall, from the trees as small as our thumbnail bright green and shiny .

I'm writing a book with a green frog as one of the main characters. Toilets also feature!!! 😊🐸

I love the look, but not the feel - you have very brave hands 🙂

Love this Susanne Gervay; I have a 🐸 frog in a PB story you may have read!! Still have fingers crossed for it!!

i love frogs - especially green frogs - they are so storybookish and , well, green!

Frogs!!! Argh

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Exciting times! I have a lovely girl helping me with social media. Also cafes are opening soon!!! So there Covid-19! We are going to win against you. Love is in the HAIR! ... See MoreSee Less

Exciting times! I have a lovely girl helping me with social media. Also cafes are opening soon!!! So there Covid-19! We are going to win against you. Love is in the HAIR!

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I hope scientists hear you ❣️

4 weeks ago

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Yep. Mother's Day Classic - we’re walking to raise funds for breast cancer research. Wearing PINK. Just did the minute of silence for those with breast cancer - oops- a bit strange doing it as I have survived breast cancer 3 times- so I can still be a kids’ author! Just tuned into Vision Australia radio. Have a great DAY!!! I am with my beautiful and fantastic daughter!

Hey we can make a difference. LOVE to all the mothers and grandmothers and foster mothers and aunts and god mothers and all the varieties of mums!

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Yep. Mothers Day Classic - we’re walking to raise funds for breast cancer research. Wearing PINK. Just did the minute of silence for those with breast cancer - oops- a bit strange doing it as I have survived breast cancer 3 times- so I can still be a kids’ author! Just tuned into Vision Australia radio. Have a great DAY!!! I am with my beautiful and fantastic daughter! 

Hey we can make a difference. LOVE to all the mothers and grandmothers and foster mothers and aunts  and god mothers and all the varieties of mums!

Libby Sommer Sharon Rundle  Meenakshi Bharat  Melina Marchetta Dawn Meredith  Joy Dodds  Moya Simons Jen McVeity Hazel Edwards  Ros Gervay Creative   Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich

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Yay Susanne! Well done on your MDC walk.

You are a truly amazing and inspirational woman, Susanne Gervay!

Happy Mother (and daughter’s)day

My son ran 8km this morning in the virtual Mother's Day Classic.

Happy Mother’s Day cousin You are my Super hero ❣️

Thank youx

I have a super mum - beat breast cancer 3 times! Nothing will stop her! ❤️

Happy Mother’s Day Susanne 😘😘😘🌈💖🦋

Lots of love to you, Susie, till we actually meet again!! 😘😘😘

Have a great day!

Extra special day then 💗 Happy Mother's Day Susanne 💐

Happy Mother’s Day, dearest Susanne Gervay and Tory Gervay 💗💗

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4 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

Launching ‘Crack Up’ by Jules Faber a hilarious book filled with antics, illustrations & pranks. So many fellow authors/illustrators like me, came to the zoom party held by the wonderful author Elizabeth Mary Cummings President of the CBCA Eastern Suburbs - look who came- authors Victoria Mackinlay, Amanda Lieber James Foley Wendy Fitzgerald Matt Cosgrove ... & others - Thankyou to Elizabeth Phillips for providing books from Woollahra Bookshop Group.

Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Kristin Darell Sonia Bestulic Childrens Author Nat A Moore CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch NSW School Library Matters Students Need School Libraries Children’s Book Council of Australia (NSW Branch) Blue Mountains Sub-branch Jules Faber Pan Macmillan Australia
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Congratulations! Great stuff Jules! (And great questions during the launch Susanne!)

Congratulations Jules! Looks like a fun launch. Thanks for sharing Suzanne!☺️

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