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Farewell 2020 and welcome 2021 to new year resolutions of rebuilding. Loved watching the fireworks from a friend's balcony. We all made our resolutions. My professional resolution is launching ‘Heroes of the Secret Underground’ and starting my new book series. My personal resolution to share time with family, friends and book lovers. Sending COVID-safe hugs to you. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy new year, Susanne. I hope it is a special one for you and you achieve all your dreams. 🥰
Great photos, Susanne! Happy New Year! Xx
May all these dreams come true for you Susanne! 🥂🍾
Happy new year!
Happy New Year Suzanne 🥰
Happy New Year and new adventures gorgeous Susanne 💕
I am spending the first day of the year reading the book. With coffee and gingerbread. It’s wonderful. 🙌🏾
Wishing you all the very best in 2021, dear Susanne.
Happy New Year from Saigon Susanne. Wishing you health, happiness and joy in 2021.
Danger danger in paradise! I met my nemesis and jumped out of the water on a river houseboat with squishy kids and family. Not fond of the jelly fish which had LOTS of friends! Lots of jelly fish. Loving a few days in the bush. Also saw flying fish, a baby stingray, endless waterfalls .... and jelly fish! So my new story begins ... 'I didn't notice the jelly legs when ...' - YOU FINISH THE LINE! Be creative.
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Sweet water jelly fish ?
New Year Eve's resolution - 2021 will be the year of the authorized hug -“A hug is always the right size.” Winnethepooh.
So the hugs for 2021 so far are - CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch published their inaugural anthology with the works of brilliant author & illustrator friends to celebrate Book Week. Celebrating my new book 'Heroes of the Secret Underground' at Somerset Storyfest March 2021. Sketch & Scribble with SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand where kids authors & illustrators create. The result of the Inaugural SCBWI Narrative Picture Books Awards. Thankyou Copyright Agency. 2021 is the year of rebuilding.
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We can do it!!!! In the last frontier on earth, the best of humanity can save life together. An Australian expeditioner is sick in the Davis research station in Antarctica.
In a dangerous international effort, the Australian, United States and Chinese Antarctic Programs are working to get him out.
"I am hopeful that Antarctica in its symbolic robe of white will shine forth as a continent of peace as nations working together there in the cause of science set an example of international cooperation." ― Richard E Byrd
My amazing writing friends who went on a literary berth to the Antarctica to promote understanding are Jesse Blackadder (Author) and Hazel Edwards. My health barred me from applying sadly.
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When will we ever learn Out of great strife Comes innovation Common efforts Collaboration reach Impossible goals ...
We should know this. The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic infected around 500 million people —about one-third of the world—and killed an estimated 50 million victims. People were ordered to wear masks, schools and businesses were closed. It ended 1920 due to humanity developing immunity but traces of the virus still exist in some flu strains. They had no tracing then. No vaccines like today developed by brilliant researchers and heroes like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and so many who care about others more than themselves.
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Susanne Gervay You might be interested in my book which was published in 2007, but is still available in print and in E-book. Let me know if you would like a copy. Best wishes.
Yes it was a horrific pandemic .Historians Conveniently wiped it clean from collective memory .
I wish we had a SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand ‘Sketch & Scribble’ where we could sit in front of this magnificent scene of the resilience of our bush in the fires. Just draw & write discovering more & more wildlife, flora & fauna. The koala crying breaks my heart. A must see Art Gallery of NSW - winner of the Winner of the Trustees Watercolour Prize - artist Julianne Ross Allcorn. Part of the Archibald exhibition. Closes 10 Jan 2021.
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Winner of the Trustees Watercolour Prize not the Wynne which was won by another most wonderful artist
Thank you xx
Friends play a BIG part of my life. See how HUGE they are Art Gallery of New South Wales .Exciting catch-ups before the festive season with writers like Michelle Orelle, Ramona Davey Gemma Patience Lindsay Lewis, Amanda Mark ... from SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch, Society of Women’sWriters NSW - Art Gallery of New South Wales - brilliant creative organisations.
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I hope we can have a festive catch-up SOON . . . . . if not before Christmas, then early 2021. xxxxx
Love this 💓
Writers rock Archibald Prize celebrating powerful leaders for human rights - indigenous with Bruce Pascoe and his books ‘Dark Emu’, climate advocacy with Tim Flanagan, NO to racism with footballer AFL star Adam Goodes and human rights with Behrouz Boochani who was a refugee interned in Manus islands . The most significant Archibald portraits ever - writers can change the world.
Artists - Craig Ruddy, Tianli Zu, Vincent Namatjira, Angus MacDonald
You can visit it until 10 Jan 2021!
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Guess the kids authors & illustrators hanging out! Such a relief to see each other and end the year with laughing, talking too loudly, sharing so much - love this community sooo much. Yahoo!
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How wonderful you can be together ❣️ We can only dream of such a situation...
My heart shivered today at Bankstown Public School. These beautiful kids were so grateful for the gift of books through Books in Homes Australia. They sung and clapped. I addressed them - lucky me! So they laughed and clapped some more. Hundreds of kids from this diverse area shared their ideas with me - do know what they want? A little girl said 'No more War.' Another said. 'End to corona.' Another said.' Save our environment.' I LOVE them so much. Then I got another thrill. The Principal Ben Walsh is my BIG fan. He's taught 'I Am Jack' to kids from year 3-6 forever! Thankyou to the Assistant Principal Brooke Beynon who organised it - she's wonderful.That you to the incredibly supportive staff too.
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I love Books In Homes.
I love doing these. The kids are so excited to get their books.
I worked out of Bankstown Community Health AND the diverse backgrounds, socio-economic and cultural differences MADE it a ground where a thirst for all things especially education was palpable!!! We'll done Susanne!!!! 📚 💌📖💌
Thank you Susanne for your visit today to my children school (Bankstown Public) .. you made their day and kids didn’t stop talking about you
Heart in the pandemic with Indian & Australian writers sharing story for inclusion. Join me at the FB launch 2nd Dec 4.30 pm with High Commissioner of India of Aussie Summer ananthology of friendship. www.Facebook.com/events/671739043733063
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Nadia L King Author ❤️
Hi everyone - secret - I am NOT in this video clip - but hey, my brilliant brilliant friends are - Deborah Abela Cate Whittle Oliver Phommavanh and Fiona C Lloyd - Writer - so where am I? Supposed to be making a video for Words on the Waves Writers Festival coming to you on long weekend June 11-12th 2021 - post covid - YEAH!!!! There'll be more friends - and yes!!! I'll be speaking this time with amazing writers like Wai Chim, Dub Leffler, Kirli Saunders - Bindi, Sue Whiting, author, Yvette Poshoglian Author, Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration, Liz Anelli Illustrator Sarah Davis - a heap of the best ever kids' creators. Grrr .... back to making a video clip.
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We are the coolest authors & illustrators in town! Celebrating at Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch high tea the Lady Cutler Award awarded to Libby Hathorn. Some of the stars who were hamming it up - Jess Black Katrina McKelvey, Nat A Moore Max Hamilton Victoria Mackinlay Serena Geddes Liz Anelli Illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration ... and lots of other amazing creators.
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So good to see you all
I’d love you to join the fb launch 4.30 pm on 2 DEC to launch Aussie Summer - stories connecting Australia & India. High Commissioners India &Oz launch innovative website MOSAIC. Register- www.Facebook.com/events/671739043733063
In the pandemic Australian & Indian writers created story for friendships in a digital platform called MOSAIC. It is a gift ty be launched by the Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell OA with introduction by Consul-General of India Manish Gupta.
Speakers will include Sharon Rundle (Editor), Indranil Halder (editor), and me! Stories by Libby Hathorn, Libby Sommer - Author Gwen Bitti, Meenakshi Bharat, Devika Brendon, Pippa Kay Author, Manisha Jolie Amin - Dancing to the Flute, Anne Benjamin Amit Dasgupta Avijit Sarkar and a wealth of writers.
Dip in to MOSAIC. Click the stars and uncovers stories.
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Celebrations - winning against covid - we're partying with Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch with the new Lady Cutler Award recipient - Libby Hathorn! But there's more - the kids' authors & illustrators are coming out to share their latest brilliant books with teachers, librarians and book lovers Rydges World Square Hotel, Sydney. Look out for talented duo Belinda Murrell & Kate Forsyth, Nat Amore, Liz Anelli Illustrator, Sonia Bestulic, Jess Black, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration Elizabeth Mary Cummings Amelia McInerney Author Victoria Mackinlay Katrina McKelvey Julie Anne Thorndyke ..... even me ... Susanne Gervay
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Writers get the cool role of mentoring writing mates. Loved being part of my friend Andrew Kwong's 15 year journey of writing the brilliant memoir 'One Bright Moon;' published by HarperCollins Books Australia - it is a best seller! So proud of Andrew. The review by another writing friend Devika Brendon captures the resilience and courage of the Cultural Revolution in China. Such an important book of who we are.
Andrew was part of the brilliant Oz-SEAsia/Indian anthologies with Sharon Rundle, Meenakshi Bharat Roanna Gonzales, David Malouf, Libby Sommer - Author ... & ...Susanne Gervay (me). Last anthology is 'Glass Walls' published by Orient Blackswan Private Limited India.
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Thank you 🙏🏾 Susanne Gervay ❤️ - I first met Andrew Kwong when Sharon Rundle and Meenakshi Bharat launched the first Anthology in their series of publications of short stories on challenging issues of our times. That first Anthology, on Terrorism, called ‘Fear Factor’, was published almost 10 years ago! Can you believe it?! I was honored to have my short story ‘Packing Heat’, in that story collection, along with you and Roanna Gonsalves. And it was a great experience this year reading and reviewing Andrew Kwong’s memoir, ‘One Bright Moon’. 🙏🏾
Remember the beautiful Hughenden Hotel, where the first Anthology was launched, Sharon Rundle Roanna GonsalvesMeenakshi BharatLibby SommerBem Le HunteJulia Mackay Sunil Badami? So gorgeous, and such a lovely place to stay, with the warm welcome of Susanne Gervay and Jamie Ruben. Remember the lovely hotel restaurant, ‘Vincent’? I had the best coq au vin I’ve ever had there! And coffee ☕️ and breakfast overlooking the terrace on Queen Street. So many jewelled memories. 🥰
I love the Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services to children's literature. I was so proud when I received that award, but there are others. 2 p.m. Sunday 21st Nov Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch is acknowleding the extraordinary author and poet Libby Hathorn with her award. Authors and illustrators are coming out from covid to cheer and preent on our new books. I'll be speaking, but there'll be Nat A Moore Kate Forsyth Belinda Murrell Liz Anelli Sonia Bestulic Childrens Author Elizabeth Mary Cummings Jess Black Victoria Mackinlay Amelia McInerney Author Katrina McKelvey - children's author Julie Thorndyke, Louise Park Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration Peter Mcinnis ... a feast of authors. You can still book for High Tea and us! Booking details on the attachment.
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Trim the famous black cat who circumnavigated Australia with Captain Matthew Flinders 1799 at State Library of New South Wales welcomed us to the ARA Historical History Novel Prize with a purse of $60,000. Hung out with brilliant writers & publishing industry! Elisabeth Storrs Author, Sophie Masson Catherine Jinks who was shortlisted with winner, Mirandi Riwoe. Diane Murray, Kate Forsyth Linda Funnell and lots of stars. What a night!
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Thanks Susanne Gervay was so good to have you there with us
Thanks Susanne! It was a terrific night!