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So proud to stand beside Aunty Helen Riley a Wiradjuri woman from the lands of the 3 rivers, as the AustraliaDay26J Ambassador for the Lithgow City Counciland community who have battled fires and support each other. I love them.

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So proud to stand beside Aunty Helen Riley a Wiradjuri woman from the lands of the 3 rivers, as the AustraliaDay26J Ambassador for the Lithgow City Counciland community who have battled fires and support each other. I love them. 

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Susanne Thank you for coming to Lithgow and signing the books for my grandchildren. It was wonderful to meet you. A great day.

Aunty Helen Riley proud Wiradjuri Ambassador for Lithgow city council, Suzanne Gevay author, many thanks and respect for our culture, ancestors past and present. Proud Wiradjuri ancestry, full support and acknowledgement. Michelle Harlen (Adams ).

bet she was proud to stand with you too Susanne Gervay

Look what has arrived after the bush fires? A gorgeous lorikeet- in an enclave not ravaged by fire. Pearl Beach. Made me smile. ... See MoreSee Less

Look what has arrived after the bush fires? A gorgeous lorikeet- in an enclave not ravaged by fire. Pearl Beach. Made me smile.

Working hard at SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand committee retreat where we’re planning a creators’ retreat and a conference. We packed our swimmers, beach towels, walking shoes... and food. Vegetarian , gluten free dominated - this was the piece de la resistance! Brain food made by illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall!

Our management team are Deborah Abela Author, Sue Whiting, Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Margaret Roc, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration and me.

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Working hard at SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand committee retreat where we’re planning a creators’ retreat and a conference. We packed our swimmers, beach towels, walking shoes... and food. Vegetarian , gluten free dominated - this was the piece de la resistance! Brain food made by illustrator  Marjorie Crosby-Fairall!

Our management team are Deborah Abela Author, Sue Whiting, Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Margaret Roc, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration and me.

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It was very yummy too!

YUM! Sounds exciting, ooooh a creator’s retreat, looking forward to hearing more 😃

Is it cauliflower?

Sounds wonderful Susanne!

Can’t wait!

Enjoy 😊

Ooh, recipe?

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Madly passionate kids authors & illustrators on retreat in beautiful Pearl Beach - working on writing programs for the amazing kids book creators here. We’re bush walking.

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Deborah Abela Author Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Sue Whiting KIWI-SCBWI SCBWI ACT (and surrounds) Private Group SCBWI Queensland Members' Page SCBWI Vic Quarterly Gathering 8 February 2020 SCBWI SA Sarah Foster Children's Book Council of Australia NSW School Library Matters Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch
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Madly passionate kids authors & illustrators on retreat in beautiful Pearl Beach - working on writing programs for the amazing kids book creators here. We’re bush walking. 

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Such a brilliant few days. And so much work accomplished. It's going to be a fabulous SCBWI year.

Spent nice times at pearl peach Used help at book fair

Lovely to see you all last night. Xxx

Lovely photo

Oh wow! Wish I was there xx

Hello pearl beach

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That is the real signature of Louis Theroux who tackles all issues with exquisite insight & empathy from the most hated families in America (Westboro Baptist Church) to the Nazis to ... weird & controversial topics. In front seat at the glorious State Theatre ... See MoreSee Less

That is the real signature of Louis Theroux  who tackles all issues with exquisite insight & empathy from the most hated families in America (Westboro Baptist Church) to the Nazis to ... weird & controversial topics. In front seat at the glorious State Theatre

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Cool! So jealous! Although I'm off to see David Sedaris tomorrow night 🙂

Sue is the Australia Day Ambassador for Lithgow District this year, we look forward to her presence at Portland celebrations.

I love Louis Theroux

I have bought his autobiography and am looking forward to reading it 😊

You haven’t heard little frogs lately. Bush fires across Australia have left them with no place to hide and ...many are threatened with extinction. Leave some logs, water bowls, shade in your yard and help Kermit - we love our frogs.

PS these frogs are real and when I took the photo they looked like they'remade of plaster.

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You haven’t heard little frogs lately. Bush fires across Australia have left them with no place to hide and ...many are threatened with extinction. Leave some logs, water bowls, shade in your yard and help Kermit - we love our frogs.

PS these frogs are real and when I took the photo they looked like theyremade of plaster.

WIRES  Volunteer fire fighters NSW  NSW Rural Fire Service

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And the heat boiled all the tadpoles in their water. We had a heap of tadpoles in our back yard. No more. 😢

2 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

One of the great advocates of children's books, the incredible Paul Macdonald has set up The Children's Bookshop Speakers Agency in the heart of the diverse social economic inner city suburb of Glebe. His Speakers' Agency includes some of the icons of kids and YA literature - Deborah Abela Author, Yvette Poshoglian Author Tim Harris, Jacqueline Harvey, Oliver Phommavanh, Liz Anelli Illustrator, Andrew Daddo, Matt Cosgrove, Sue Whiting, author, Morris Gleitzman, Belinda Murrell, Kate Forsyth, Aura Parker Aleesah Darlison Fan Page ... and a host of creators including me. Paul's just finishing the building works and it looks fabulous already. If you have a microscope you can see Paul and me outside the door.Thankyou Paul Macdonald for supporting my new book 'Heroes of the Secret Underground' coming out for Book Week.

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One of the great advocates of childrens books, the incredible Paul Macdonald has set up The Childrens Bookshop Speakers Agency in the heart of the diverse social economic inner city suburb of Glebe. His Speakers Agency includes some of the icons of kids and YA literature - Deborah Abela Author, Yvette Poshoglian Author Tim Harris, Jacqueline Harvey, Oliver Phommavanh, Liz Anelli Illustrator, Andrew Daddo, Matt Cosgrove, Sue Whiting, author, Morris Gleitzman,  Belinda Murrell, Kate Forsyth, Aura Parker Aleesah Darlison Fan Page ... and a host of creators including me. Pauls just finishing the building works and it looks fabulous already. If you have a microscope you can see Paul and me outside the door.Thankyou Paul Macdonald for supporting my new book Heroes of the Secret Underground coming out for Book Week.

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So looking forward to seeing your new place Paul Macdonald r

Always good to catch up! 🙏👍

And, Susanne, Paul and Beth will be supporting Room to Read this year! Fantastic news for us all.

This is wonderful!

2 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. ...Imagination encircles the world.’ Albert Einstein has nailed it. Imagination of how we can make the world safe ... let’s do an Albert Einstein!

PS Albert and I have the same hair style.
PPS Albert inspires my new novel to be published August by HarperCollins Books Australia
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‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. ...Imagination encircles the world.’ Albert Einstein has nailed it. Imagination of how we can make the world safe ... let’s do an Albert Einstein!

PS Albert and I have the same hair style.
PPS Albert inspires my new novel to be published August by HarperCollins Books Australia

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Great photo. You have a wonderful sense of humour, Susanne. Put on a moustache and you'll look like twins!

Yes, I can see the resemblance. And without imagination what are we? Every great idea started with imagination. xxx

👍😜 Imagination the greatest gift !

Wow.. you can bring people from the dead and he looks younger...what's he's secret.

Keeping only the best company clearly!

You would pass for family 🙂

Oh glory, where did you dig him up?

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The sails of Our beautiful Sydney Opera House are lit up with images of our ‘Firies’ - firefighters - THANK YOU

Thank You To Our Firefighters, Volunteers & all Emergency Services
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The sails of Our beautiful Sydney Opera House are lit up with images of our ‘Firies’ - firefighters - THANK YOU 

Thank You To Our Firefighters, Volunteers & all Emergency Services

I’m hanging out with the stars. They’ve donated millions & called for donations on social media - supporting Australia in the devastating fires, THANKYOU!!! Kylie Minogue Metallica Fans Forever Leonardo DiCaprio Kylie Jenner Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Chris Hemsworth Hugh Jackman Elton John .... Rebel Wilson (Rebel and I are a team! Ha!) ... See MoreSee Less

I’m hanging out with the stars. They’ve donated millions & called for donations on social media - supporting Australia in the devastating fires, THANKYOU!!! Kylie Minogue  Metallica Fans Forever  Leonardo DiCaprio Kylie Jenner Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Chris Hemsworth Hugh Jackman Elton John .... Rebel Wilson  (Rebel and I are a team! Ha!)

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Ahhh! Love THIS!! 😍

Fantabulous effort May their generous donations bring same relief to those in need 🙏💗

i can see this.

Fabulous!

Super star Susanne Susanne G !!

You're the biggest star, Susanne Gervay!

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3 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

My hero P!nk- Sure PINK is a brilliant singer, dancer, artist. Sure she loves Australia. She's a star and donated nearly a million Aussie dollars to fire services. She’s made a call to her followers to donate to the Australian state fire services and the donations are coming in. Love PINK!!! THANKYOU! Follow her social media.

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My hero P!nk- Sure PINK is a brilliant singer, dancer, artist. Sure she loves Australia. Shes a star and donated nearly a million Aussie dollars to fire services. She’s made a call to her followers to donate to the Australian state fire services and the donations are coming in. Love PINK!!! THANKYOU! Follow her social media.

NSW Rural Fire Service  Australias Fallen Firefighters  Fires Victoria  Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES  MFB (Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade)

12.5 million acres destroyed. More than 20 people died in the fires and many missing. Half a billion animals perished. more than 800 homes destroyed. Mass evacuations.

What stands out. The incredible support of communities and so many Australians - from the wonderful pharmacist whose home burnt down, but opened his pharmacy to provide urgent medicines; the Sikh community who arrived with food trucks; the people who opened their homes; neighbours who fought fires even though they lost their homes; the nearly $2 million donated to the koala appeal to save koalas from the fires ... so many stories of love. From Australia and all over the world. THANKYOU!!!!!!!

Hoping, hoping, hoping rain comes now.

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12.5 million acres destroyed.  More than 20 people died in the fires and many missing. Half a billion animals perished. more than 800 homes destroyed. Mass evacuations.

What stands out. The incredible support of communities and so many Australians - from the wonderful pharmacist whose home burnt down, but opened his pharmacy to provide urgent medicines; the Sikh community who arrived with food trucks; the people who opened their homes; neighbours who fought fires even though they lost their homes; the nearly $2 million donated to the koala appeal to save koalas from the fires ... so  many stories of love. From Australia and all over the world. THANKYOU!!!!!!!

Hoping, hoping, hoping rain comes now.

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There have been some massive fundraising efforts in NZ and around the world - I've seen a couple. $15m in one, $3m in another.

Community support is what we will remember as a positive in this terrible crisis. In future avoidance - well, it's time we had scientists working out ways to produce massive desalinated pipelines to the outback and vulnerable bushland. There's plenty of water on our planet, and too much spent on sending people to Mars!! Let's fix our own problems first. Water is the most important element in survival all over the world. Imagine (sorry John Lennon) a world where there was sufficient water to grow crops; where barren land became arable. The water is there; too much of it. It's time the scientists got busy and thought of ways to desalinate it. All countries with arid climates should have scientists working on this. The cost? Huge. In years to come the reward - amazing. Stop spending trillions on exploring space until we have solved our planet's problems.

Please stay safe, Susanne. You and all the SCBWI Australia comunity. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Will keep praying for ongoing safety for you and my other Aussie friends.

I love Australia and as we enter the new year, it’s complex. Our flags are half mast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the terrible fires that are engulfing us. Huge amounts of money was donated at the spectacular fireworks, to our incredible firefighters . May 2020 protect you and Australia. Love to all. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sadness and joy seem to come in pairs, Susy. Happy New Year! ❤️❤️

Happy new year dear Susanne 💫

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