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The Sunshine Coast has it all for writers’ retreats from the Sheila Shed to the Old Fartz Club at the Eumundi Markets- catching up with SCBWI Queensland Members' Page Sunshine Coast writers and illustrators. Love them.
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Is it only for old farts Susanne or can I come in?
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I was up there for my Son’s wedding. Then we drove to Moree one night and we’re now in Dubbo to avoid the fires til we can get home. Be safe, Susanne. ((HUGS))
Indeed Susanne, it truly terrifying and devastating. xx
Good to know you're okay. Hoping they get it under control.very soon!
This is so awful. Stay safe everyone!
It is just awful 😞 Stay safe everyone ❤️
Scary times for so many.
Too true and sending prayers and love to all there. 🙏🏼
What’s going on? Bruiser’s checking out the SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Queensland State Conference in the eco forest Griffith University. The smoke and bush fires worry, but kids writers and illustrators and are on a mission to bring story to young people especially at this time.
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Loved Queensland SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Conference - amazing kids publishing industry shares craft, publishing and friendship - brilliant Qld SCBWI leadership of Ali Stegert Jacqui Halpin, Angela Sunde Author and Ann Harth. Thankyou to Sheryl Gwyther - Children's Author for 9 years of service as ARA of SCBWI Queensland Members' Page. Fabulous authors & illustrators there/
Such a thrill to give Dimity Powell her Crystal Kite Award.I had a wonderful time with the kidlit community today at the SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Queensland conference. Good to hear what everyone’s up to, meet new people and learn lots about craft and publishing.
Had the opportunity to hear from and interact with the perfect Susanne Gervay with whom I may have fallen in love. Also congrats to Dimity Powell Author. Even though we knew she had won the Crystal Kite award, it was special to see her receive it and hear her words.
Great speakers and a fantastic day organised by the SCBWI crew. Thank you for all the work you put in. Looking forward to continuing another year under my good friend Ali Stegert.
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I'm sure it was a brilliant conference - and, as always, THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting Room to Read. Meanwhile, here in HK, the local SCBWI chapter, led by the wonderful Mio Debnam, was attending sessions with Aussie Wunderkinder Matt Ottley and Markus Zusak
Just arrived at SCBWI Queensland 2019 State Conference to find the mega team hard at work setting up. Author-illustrator @Alison Alison Douglas Stegert, Richard Yaxley who just won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the fabulous author Jacqui Halpin- where’s Sheryl Gwyther? Fabulous Angela Šunde ? Or me? We’re checking out the bush Griffith University EcoCentre - what a venue!!!
It's in our beautiful bush, with smoke drifting in the breeze from fires, but offering us respite and an extraordinary place to share story.
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Hahaha... a great set up! All done successfully.
Good job, guys and gals. See you tomorrow. 🙂
Yabsley? Who’s he? Damned impertinence of the chap!
Omg Jetstar Australia insanity -you check on online.arrive at airport. Get booked in the kiosk. Get boarding pass and bag drop. Then stand in a queue that nearly goes out of the airport.?- as They won’t let you drop your bags. Extraordinary. Need hours to get to check in! What I do to get to my author talks! Ha!
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What a disaster! Very poor!!!
I also avoid if I can. Nearly always a frustrating experience.
Hand luggage is the only way
Never do jetstar again.
Omg this was what it was like in Melbourne when the plane was struck by lightning last week and we had to hand in our seating passes and reclaim our bags and check out. I do NOT understand why Australian airports can not provide small size trolleys in this area for carry on luggage. It would make travel so much easier and less painful.
Dedication! I've had bad experiences with Jetstar ✈️
So glad you made it though! You were an inspiration ❤️
Hope you get to your destination ok Susanne. This is the second airport dilemma posted today. Glad Im staying put 🙂
This is why I NEVER fly with them. I also had to fly Virgin Australia for my May Gibbs Fellowship and it was a horrendous experience. Both ways. They are totally, consistently understaffed and hopeless. I would rather pay more and fly with a competent airline and save 10 years of stress. I’m Qantas all the way.
Sounds about right
I feel your frustration Susanne. We have to get to the airport here in Saigon 3 and a half hours before a Jetstar flight otherwise the queue is just about out the door and down the road! 🥴🥺😣
Jet-bleagh!!! Can’t stand them.
Yep and this airline has won service awards
I refuse to fly with those boofheads. No service, no interest in providing service.
Pls pls dont fly with them. Book much in advance , they are hideous
Is t it mad when u need drop your bag Stupid
Ready to fly to Brisbane for the SCBWI Queensland 2019 State Conference where I'll be in Q & A with my publisher Lisa Berryman HarperCollins, running an auction for Room to Read Australia with the incredibly talented Serena Geddes' art from the picture book 'Gracie and Josh' and doing critiques for new work. Catching up with Ali Marketing Manager from EK Books. Had to share this comic - I'm the worst ever at sending my work to publishers before it's ready. Publishers/editor have a fit when they read it! So congratulations to those writers who are getting critiques so you work is as good as it gets- it's the pathway to publication!
It's hot in Queensland!!!!!
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Thanks for a wonderful conference. Was an honour to be invited
Hope you have a great time Susanne. It was 37 yesterday and not meant to get to that today so hopefully it will be bearable!
Have a great time!!! Your travel itinerary is impressive!
You are a powerhouse!!
Welcome Susanne 🥰
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Love this splash of red, in a small inner city park. To remember 11 November, Armistice Day and those who served for democracy. ‘War is not brave, but men are brave in war and in peace.’ (quote from ‘The Cave’)
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I am sharing this from my personal FB, because I'm celebrating, that at last ,'Elephants Have Wings' is truly available. Anna Pignataro is extraordinary in capturing mindfulness and what the world can be, if we show children the way.
As a kids' author, who's not Harry Potter, it's never about money. It's about creating a safe place for young people and all of us to find hope for the future.
Really appeciate you sharing this. Thankyou to Daintree Books - who writes 'So pleased to be distributing this beautiful picture book by Susanne Gervay. Wonderful, magical images, with just a hint of Chagall.'
Maybe we can get some harmony and peace happening. How good would that be!!!
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Love Anna Pignataro’s illustrations. Just beautiful! 💕
Beautiful image and message.
Susanne is it in bookshops or available online?
It looks just wonderful ❤️❤️❤️
Let choirs of wombats sing and bandicoots dance!!!! it's published!!!!
Yes, this painting is extraordinary, as is the message in the book.
Wonderful Susanne. 🍃
Gorgeous image! Beautiful message. Congrats Susanne 😊
Hurrah 🐘 I love this book 💕
One of Dalajaa’s fav books. Gift to us from you via Sharon. Please come to Alawa Public School here in Darwin to talk to the students if you can. Ms Cartwright is the principal. Ms Donna Harding is the Vice Principal. Students here do not have the same opportunities to hear from children’s authors. Next time you fly to Europe, Sydney-Darwin-Singapore-Europe
With the drought our wildlife are wandering into roads in search of water and food. This little wombat didn’t make it but I wanted to remember it. Thank it for being part of our bio diversity and the star of stories like ‘Diary of a Wombat’. As writers we travel the country.Love our wildlife - except for snakes. I'm scared of them. Support our farmers who are doing it hard as well as our wombats.
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I love wildlife and wouldn't harm anything... Even the spiders love staying at my place..lol I found a snake in my backyard...couldn't get a snake catcher that wanted to come out...I had people say...Il kill it..I said no... It actually doesn't bother me..as long as it leaves me alone..I will do the same.. red belly black snake... I even got the police evolved... They said we are busy, we have people in custody it's the long weekend..I said I know..could hear commotion at the station. I said What about my snake? He gave me a number.. thank you to the Senior Constable at the lakes entrance Police Station..you are a champ..he even give me a call back if that number doesn't work...I called him back..we need more officers like him.
Sad but memorable photo. Thank you for honouring another life taken by careless humans. Let us share our earth with all sentient beings.
A sad image. We're so sheltered from reality in the cities. 😢 Thank you for the reminder, Susanne.
I went to Dover today, down the Huon - a bit over 200 k there and back - and there was so much roadkill. Tassie is already the roadkill capital of the world, but I've never seen it so bad. Mostly wallabies and possums. Just awful.
So very sorry to see such loss of wildlife....thank you for honouring this little soul....om mani padma hum om mani padma hum
Leonard Cohen moves me to the core. He has passed away 2 years ago, but his music, lyrics, philosophy and poetry live on. His just released song is - 'Happens to the Heart' - so he continues.
I am dedicating my new book to him, coming out in July 2020 by HarperCollins Children's Books Australia
Thankyou Leonard for sharing your life journey and wisdoms.
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Briliant concept and connection Susie x
Fantastic and congratulations ❤️
Love his music so much.
Such much looking forward to read your book Susanne, Leonard Cohen is very special to me too♥️
Love his music too.
Me too. Especially his last album.
Huge Cohen fan here Susanne Gervay, so thank you!
It is so much fun to enter wombat heaven! Yep, the front door has a wombat! Yep, the window has a wombat. Yep wombat books and illustrations are in nooks and crannies. I spied big bags of oats for ... the wombats. Well Jackie French is truly the wombat Queen - ‘Diary of a Wombat’ and the subsequent books are really part of Jackie’s life. Illustrated by the talented Bruce Whately. It is sort of nice to know her books are a pathway into her passion for AUSTRALIAN wildlife. Jackie and her husband have made most of their bush land a protected conservation area. Is that beautiful or what?
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Here’s the tricky question. Where there’s a wombat, who will you find? Guessed? The brilliant honorary wombat, & acclaimed author Jackie French!!! I visited Jackie in her wombat retreat and discovered the wombat burrow right under Jackie’s house in the bush!
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I was very excited the first time I saw it as well
How cool Susanne! Someone should write a book about this! (Ha ha)
KKari Townsend 😊
I know I am short. How come? This is a VIP moment but this shortie can’t be a VIP. But love heading SOCIETY . The new committee SCBWI ACT (and surrounds) Private Group is in the process of change to the amazing old committee. I adore them - and I am speaking at their professional day for SCBWI Canberra. These kids writers and illustrators write books that make us laugh and cry and think. Thankyou Nicole Godwin Grace BryantShaye Wardrop Cate Whittle .
Welcme to the new and wonderful team led by Shelly Unwin with Mitch Frost, Catherine Meatheringham, Krys Saclier Stories, Sarah Baker .
Thankyou to Tania McCartney for the incredible support too.
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If I waa there I would be honoured to stand in shortness beside you 😂
Gorgeous, gorgeous ladies! Wish I could be there with you all today!
Great photo xx
Great photo! 😃☀️👍🏻
The best of us are short!
Great photo! Such happy faces!
Goodness me you are short! Makes me feel tall!
Lucky you’re so cute. Great pic x
The best things come in the smallest packages 🎁
Today was so much fun! Thanks for all the wisdom and inspiration.
Short but sweet♥️
Not short - clever! xxxx
You're tall in my eyes 😍
I used to be short. Then I moved to Israel, and suddenly I am (relatively) tall.
Won’t show you the kangaroo on the road. Too awful. Its fur is in my wheel. With the drought they jump onto the road looking for water. My new car is wrecked- but so sad for the kangaroo. I swerved. It didn’t. Shaken, but fine on the road to CANBERRA for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Conference.
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Glad you are ok. Sorry for the roo too. His happns so often on country roads and even more so now with the drought..
I can imagine how shook up you are Suzanne. The same thing happened to us years back. We can just be thankful the Roo didn't come over the bonnet and through the windscreen.
So glad you’re safe, Susanne! Hope you can shake off the yucks from it.
Ouch!!! Sorry about your car and the poor roo - but best not to swerve to avoid them unless you have been able to slow right down first. Swerving could see you in a ditch, over a cliff or rolled ... they are thick on the ground up here in Qld at the moment, desperate for any green pick they can find 🙁
Glad that you're okay Susanne - sorry about kanga but it's hard when they leap out in front of you x
Thank goodness you're okay Susan. So sorry for the roo though & for the shock it must have been to you.
Oh, you’ll be really shaken up as well! Take care.
So glad you're ok Susanne! Cars are easier to repair x
Travel safely, lovely lady. So sad I'll miss you tomorrow!
Oh no! So glad to hear you’re ok Susanne x
Tragic.😞So glad you’re safe.
Sending you a hug beautiful lady x
Take care Susanne Gervay, the roos down our way sure are hungry, we need rain, sorry you collected one, but the main thing is you are ok. Sad I will miss you tomorrow, I'll be at the CKT launch in Sydney, have a great day.
It's devastating when this happens. Glad you are ok.
Oh noooooo!!!! Glad you’re ok!! ❤️😘😘😘😘
I'm glad you're ok! <3
Oh I’m so glad you’re okay!!!! Poor kangaroo 🦘 XX
Oh my god, I was just coming to check your page - and voila look what I see. Oh Suze - I am/we are just so bloody relieved you are ok - if not seriously shaken. So sad for the roo - and that you had to go through this. Much love and see you soon. I hope you have had plenty of help getting out of this predicament!
Hi Susanne Gervay glad to hear you are ok. Not sure if you or anyone in your fb community has heard of this, but there's a great little inexpensive device we should all have on our vehicles to help stem the wildlife carnage we have on our roads. It's called the 'sonic animal guard'. They cost under $10 and mount unobtrusively on your car. We have 2 mounted on the grill of the chook-mobile for my Australian tour. We have done 30,000 km in the last 12 months and will do at least that again this year touring SA and WA. We have not dodged any wildlife in all this time. The device spins with the wind and emits a whirrung noise that only animals can hear. Like any device I have no doubt they are not perfect and the best way to avoid wildlife is for all of us to take 10kms/hr at least off our driving speed, particularly at dawn and dusk. I am certain though in our experience it has helped as the roos seem to either stay where they are or hop away from the road as we come past. A trickle also told me to be extra careful in the wind as all the noises from the wind (tree limbs snapping etc) spook the roos, so they are already very edgy and more likely to hop in any direction. Hope this helps you and everyone else and of course our precious wildlife ❤🐓
So sorry to hear - same happened to Sophie a month ago. I wax shocked to see so many dead animals beside the roads in NSW at the moment. Big hugs
Oh NOOO! What a stressful incident! Hope you're OK and not too shaken. 💙
Awful for you and for kangaroo. I hit hit a kangaroo on the road to Canberra once and have never forgotten its poor heart beating under my hand until it died.
Oh no! Kangaroos seem to be attracted to moving vehicles. They do it here too and there’s plenty of rain. Glad you’re ok x x
Poor roo... and poor you! What a shock that must have been. Glad you’re safe at least. Take good care of yourself!
Oh my goodness!! That’s not the welcome to Canberra we were hoping for! Glad you’re ok, but your poor car and the poor roo 😢
Thrilled to have 'Glass Walls' stories of tolerance and intolerance published by Orient Blackswan Private Limited launched at the Short Story Festival, in Melbourne. I was privileged to endorse this very special anthology including the works of Bruce Pascoe David Malouf, Libby Sommer - Author Adelaide, Debra, Roanna Gonsalves Vashti Farrer and other incredible authors.
The collection of Indian and Australian stories invite cross cultural friendships and discussion. The award winning author Rosie Scott has left a legacy of her stories in the previous anthologies. She is deeply missed.
The editors Sharon Rundle and Meenakshi Bharat are in Sydney to do more events and are staying with me. So we'll be talking a lot of literature. Meenakshi is running a workshop on Wed at the Women's Club - bookings through Society of Women Writers.
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Thankyou to Hazel Edwards for celebrating my very special nomination for the international Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's books. I am so honoured to represent Australia together with my amazing authors and buddies Ursula Dubosarsky and Melina Marchetta, and the incredible Indigenous Publisher Magabala Books and The Literature Centre .
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation
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Big big congratulations Susanne. What great recognition of your work. As well as all other nominees. All the very best xxx
Wow Susanne That's fantastic news!!! Hearty Congratulations!!
Congratulations Suzanne! How exciting!
Congratulations Susanne! So excited for you. XX
Such wonderful and well deserved nomination Susanne ❤️❤️❤️
Wow! Congratulations Susanne! Amazing work! So well deserved. We’re so lucky to have your work to share with our students ❤️
That's fantastic. Congratulations Susanne X
Such fabulous news!!! Huge congratulations 😍
So fabulous! And very well deserved xx
Congratulations Susanne! That’s incredible!
Congratulations Suzanne. You reserve it!! 🤙🌷🌷🌹🌹
Wow! Congratulations Susanne Gervay! An incredible honour. ❤️
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness--what glorious news - huge congrats, darling one! xox
So happy for you, Susanne.
So absolutely deserved. You are a treasure Susanne Gervay ❤️
Go Susanne! Congrats on the nomination
How wonderful! Best of luck!
Susanne! What beautiful news! Congratulations! xx💜💜
Well deserved Susanne, you outstanding person!!
How marvellous! 👏
Awesome news Susanne Well deserved .
Terrific! How wonderful Susanne Gervay Author!
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Soooo excited when the film clip of Alice Miranda was splashed across the cinema screen!!!!! I gave a little gasp. It's SO hard to get a film up and my friend has done it. The fabuous Jacqueline Harvey's Alice Miranda is finally coming to the screen - the launch is 9 November at 10.30 EventCinemas Bondi Jct!!!!
Jacquie is so loved in the SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand community and a buddy!!!!!!
Fabulous kids author and scriptwriter was on the script writing team too - Alexa Moses
So much fun and a must see!!!!
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Love being part of the CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch committee. The award winning picture book creator Antonia Pesenti presented her beautiful picture book ‘Summer Time’. Other authors there were Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Patricia Vida Bernard and new author Scott Francipane with his dog book. Plus the amazing committee of Sue, Morag, Jo and the President of the CBCA NSW Liz - the joy of sharing books.
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