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Susanne Gervay Author

Yep, this is a weird photo with little heads, but check out the window - Book Trail Press - new press that published ‘One Hole Idea’. Keep looking and you’ll see the best team ever - the brilliant team that created the picture book- authors Paul and Beth MacDonald authors, illustrator Nathaniel Eckstrom Illustration, designer Amy Dowd and editor Sue Whiting and missing is Zanni Louise Author - launched at The Children's Bookshop

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Yep, this is a weird photo with little heads, but check out the window - Book Trail Press - new press that published ‘One Hole Idea’. Keep looking and you’ll see the best team ever  - the brilliant team that created the picture book- authors Paul and Beth MacDonald authors, illustrator Nathaniel Eckstrom Illustration, designer Amy Dowd and editor Sue Whiting and missing is Zanni Louise Author - launched at The Childrens Bookshop 

Paul Macdonald  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand  Childrens Book Council of Australia

Yeah I found the photo! My photos are a mess, but it just flicked up. I was presenting at the IBBY UK conference in London where I heard the wonderful Bart Moeyaert speaking. Of course I met him and took the opportunity to get a happy snap! Now he's won the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

We have sort of 'met again' - as I was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award with Bart and outstanding Australian authors Melina Marchetta, Morris Gleitzman Ursula Dubosarsky ... and the The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

www.alma.se/en/Nominations/Candidates/2019/

Bart Moeyaert is a Flemish author, who lives in Antwerp, Belgium, and made his debut in 1983 at age 19 with the award-winning novel Duet met valse noten (Off-Key Duet). His latest novel, Tegenwoordig heet iedereen Sorry (Everyone’s Sorry Nowadays), was published in 2018. Moeyaert has written more than 50 titles, including picture books, YA novels, and poetry. In addition, Moeyaert writes television screenplays and stage plays, and teaches creative writing. His work has been translated into more than 20 countries.

Congratulations Bart Moeyaert

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Yeah I found the photo! My photos are a mess, but it just flicked up. I was presenting at the IBBY UK conference in London where I heard the wonderful Bart Moeyaert speaking. Of course I met him and took the opportunity to get a happy snap! Now hes won the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

We have sort of met again - as I was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award with Bart and outstanding Australian authors Melina Marchetta, Morris Gleitzman Ursula Dubosarsky ... and the The Indigenous Literacy Foundation 

http://www.alma.se/en/Nominations/Candidates/2019/

Bart Moeyaert is a Flemish author, who lives in Antwerp, Belgium, and made his debut in 1983 at age 19 with the award-winning novel Duet met valse noten (Off-Key Duet). His latest novel, Tegenwoordig heet iedereen Sorry (Everyone’s Sorry Nowadays), was published in 2018. Moeyaert has written more than 50 titles, including picture books, YA novels, and poetry. In addition, Moeyaert writes television screenplays and stage plays, and teaches creative writing. His work has been translated into more than 20 countries.

Congratulations Bart Moeyaert

Hazel Edwards  Deborah Abela Author  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Fans of SCBWI IBBY Australia  IBBY NZ, Childrens Book Council of Australia Belle AldermanImage attachment

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Fun photo , keep snapping 😎

Celebrating after raising funds for WestWords -bringing the western Sydney community together through the arts - supported by actor Sam Neill who wasn’t eaten by a dinasaur in Jurassic World Movie and ABC’s Richard Glover and actor Bryan Brown the rough diamond of Aussie movies ... and kids authors - we were there because reading, writing, identity and creativity matters. That’s why ‘I love you’ is blasted in rice, no less!! Western Sydney rocks ! Kids authors rock. ... See MoreSee Less

Such a validating night in Conversation Club with Wendy Searle in discussion with Tom Carroll surfing champion who overcame drug addition to advocate for men’s health and become a role model for boys. Yeah Tom! Proud to support this event because it has to be No to youth male suicide! Check out YA books that help - it was so hard to write 'The Cave' to do that.
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Such a validating night in Conversation Club with Wendy Searle in discussion  with Tom Carroll surfing champion who overcame drug addition to advocate for men’s health and become a role model for boys. Yeah Tom! Proud to support this event because it has to be No to youth male suicide! Check out YA books that help - it was so hard to write The Cave to do that.
Angophora House Pty Ltd Lifeline Australia  Beyond Blue  Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Surfer  Surfing Surf Life Saving Australia

Find my pinhead at the back - ha ha - next to writer Sue Murray- another pinhead - at the launch of the launch of the beautiful picture book at The State Library of New South Wales- ‘Miss Franklin’ written by Llibby hathorn and illustrated by talented Phil Lesnie - inspired Miles Franklin whose works are in the library - I love a Sunburnt county ....’ Hachette SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Angophora House Pty Ltd Libby Hathorn Phil Lesnie Kinokuniya Sydney Liz Bowring Sue Mirow Elizabeth Mary Cummings Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Wendy Jane ... See MoreSee Less

Find my pinhead at the back - ha ha - next to writer Sue Murray- another pinhead - at the launch of the launch of the beautiful picture book at The State Library of New South Wales- ‘Miss Franklin’ written by Llibby hathorn and illustrated by talented Phil Lesnie  - inspired Miles Franklin whose works are in the library - I love a Sunburnt county ....’ Hachette SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Angophora House Pty Ltd  Libby Hathorn Phil Lesnie  Kinokuniya Sydney  Liz Bowring  Sue Mirow  Elizabeth Mary Cummings  Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Wendy Jane

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A lovely happy morning celebrating a very special book with friends 🎉🥰

A lovely happy morning celebrating a very survival book with friends 🎉🥰

Congratulations Libby! Can’t wait to get my hands on this amazing piece of literature and share it with my students! I can think of many adults who will love it too 👏

Congrats great photo.

Great pic. Wish i could have been there. Well done to Libby!

The book looks gorgeous!

I opened my copy of ‘The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses’ illustrated by the talented Marjorie Crosby-Fairall - and look what I found inside. The publisher hid it from me in the proofs with a different dedication- I am not a ‘superhero ‘ but it brought a little tear to my eye - ‘For Susanne, superhero to many.’ I loved collaborating with Marjorie Crosby-Fairall on this book 💖 u Marjorie.

PS My dedication is to two little superheroes I love.

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I opened my copy of ‘The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses’ illustrated by the talented Marjorie Crosby-Fairall - and look what I found inside. The publisher hid it from me in the proofs with a different dedication- I am not a ‘superhero ‘ but it brought a little tear to my eye - ‘For Susanne, superhero to many.’ I loved collaborating with Marjorie Crosby-Fairall on this book 💖 u Marjorie. 

PS My dedication is to two little superheroes I love.

EK Books Anouska Jones  Anouska Jones - Writer  Deborah Abela Author KIWI-SCBWI  Fans of SCBWI  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand  Lisa Berryman HarperCollins  Angophora House Pty Ltd HarperCollins Childrens Books Australia

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A perfect dedication Marjorie Crosby-Fairall - so special, so true ❤️ to you both

How beautiful, Susanne, and absolutely true! xx

That is gorgeous and you are a hero to the many kids, writers and illustrators you inspire and help.

How wonderful and deserved

Oh that is fabulously fabulous - congratulations to you both. You are both true inspiration.

the perfect dedication to you Susanne Gervay

YES you are! In the midst of final preparations for a killer conference, you take time to show Vivian Kirkfield and I your favourite spots in Sydney. Always gracious, nurturing, & an amazing author. I'm hnored to be able to call you my friend.

That is a perfect dedication! Yes it is definitely true xoxo

I love that dedication, definitely one of my superheroes 🙂

You are our super hero, Susanne. xxx

Very precious 🤗

One of the nicest surprises I've ever collaborated on 😊

Ditto what Maria Marshall said, my dear Susanne Gervay...you care so much about others...and never seem to think of yourself. And that is pretty SUPER, if you ask me. 😉 Congratulations on this beautiful book!

Beautiful and yes, don that cape Susanne Gervay, you deserve to x

So beautiful - and true!

You’re my super hero!

How very special 💗

Susanne Gervay no truer words have been said , you are are hero to many and so wonderful to have it in print ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌸

OMG love this! Yes, I only met you IRL for the first time at the conference but I could tell pretty quickly that you're the real deal! Now to get the undies on the outside 😜👏

Hiw gorgeous! 💜💜💜

That’s the sweetest thing ever!

So true x

We think so too!!

Definitely a superhero.

YOu are a superhero.

We won a golden ticket to Roald Dahl‘s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - and weren’t sucked into the chocolate fudge maker or blown up into blueberries or shrunk to fit inside a handbag - we ate ice cream and imagined- just like Charlie! A writer’s dream!

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We won a golden ticket to Roald Dahl‘s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - and weren’t sucked into the chocolate fudge maker or blown up into blueberries or shrunk to fit inside a handbag - we ate ice cream and imagined- just like Charlie! A writer’s dream! 

Hazel Edwards  Angophora House Pty Ltd  Capitol Theatre  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand

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So magical. We laughed so hard every time the ‘redheads’ appeared. Riotous fun!

Susanne Gervay remember that you have a Golden Ticket to my show anytime. 😊🧙‍♂️

We're going next month, was it good Susanne?

Cool 😎

❤️🧡💛

So much joy to launch Serena Geddes’s beautiful book ‘ROSIE and Rasmus’ -Serena was also the illustrator for our ‘Gracie and Josh’ a picture book about kids and resilience for Variety NSW - a charity that supports kids with special needs - ah, the joys of being a kids’ author. I launched 'Rosie and Rasmus' published by Simon & Schuster at The Children's Bookshop on Election Night!

Variety - the Children’s Charity NSW & ACT_Paul Collins; Paul Macdonald
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So much joy to launch Serena Geddes’s beautiful book ‘ROSIE and Rasmus’ -Serena was also the illustrator for our ‘Gracie and Josh’ a picture book about kids and resilience for Variety NSW - a charity that supports kids with special needs - ah, the joys of being a kids’ author.  I launched Rosie and Rasmus published by Simon & Schuster at The Childrens Bookshop on Election Night!

Variety - the Children’s Charity NSW & ACT_Paul Collins; Paul Macdonald
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Passing the 🍊 rock was strange in the light as I was thinking of a crazy new picture book. It got oranger and oranger as I approached ... an alien for sure. Next picture book!

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Passing the 🍊 rock was strange in the light as I was thinking of a crazy new picture book. It got oranger and oranger as I approached ... an alien for sure. Next picture book!

Pearl Beach, New South Wales Jen McVeity  Hazel Edwards

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where is it Susanne Gervay Author

Uncle Max from the Gadigal people spread love and welcome at the smoking ceremony at the launch of the Forest Lodge Child and Family Health Centre. I felt the love as I read stories to the children. Thankyou to the centre for inviting me to be part of this.

NSW Health Angophora House Pty Ltd NSW Aboriginal Land Council NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service Sydney Local Health District: Community and Events Gadigal building - Koori Radio 93.7fm (www.gadigal.org.au)
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Uncle Max from the Gadigal people spread love and welcome at the smoking ceremony at the launch of the Forest Lodge Child and Family Health Centre. I felt the love as I read stories to the children. Thankyou to the centre for  inviting me to be part of this. 

NSW Health Angophora House Pty Ltd NSW Aboriginal Land Council  NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service Sydney Local Health District: Community and Events  Gadigal building - Koori Radio 93.7fm (www.gadigal.org.au)

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A beautiful photo

What I am doing? I am reading for the launch of the amazing family and community health centre this morning at Forest Lodge - expect an indigenous smoke ceremony, readings, face painting and celebrations of services for kids and families - speech pathology, baby health, psychology ... everything. Come along. Free barista coffees too.

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What I am doing? I am reading for the launch of the amazing family and community health centre this morning  at Forest Lodge - expect an indigenous smoke ceremony, readings, face painting and celebrations of services for kids and families - speech pathology, baby health, psychology ... everything. Come along. Free barista coffees too. 

NSW Government  Family and Community Services NSW  Gladys Berejiklian

I have to put this photo up with the brilliant author Christopher Richardson - fantasy author and Korean historian and philosopher and great guy. The only issue is that I look like a midget next to him at Newington College literature festival.

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I have to put this photo up with the brilliant author Christopher Richardson - fantasy author and Korean historian and philosopher and great guy. The only issue is that I look like  a midget next to him at Newington College literature festival.

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Suzie, You look just great beside a beanstalk! Great pic! xxxxx

High heels Susanne!

Have fun 😘

2 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

I have the smartest student at Newington College Festival being my guide. He is a passionate reader! Love that - and he’s supporting Room to Read Australia here with me.
I have spoken to wonderful students and also heard powerful speakers too. My mind expanded listening to Christopher Richardson on North Korea where I was confronted with the brainwashing of kids and the demonisation of Americans where the target at games was a caricature of President Obama. Scary. This is a festival of reading and thinking!
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Listening to Zohab Zee Khan at Newington College literature festival. A cool poet. Love his poetry of inclusion and rapping.

I bet you can't imagine who the ear belongs to? My clever trick photography - it is the ear of .... wait for it .... Mark Smith, Author mega successful fantasy writer.

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Listening to Zohab Zee Khan at Newington College literature festival. A cool poet. Love his poetry of inclusion and rapping.

I bet you cant imagine who the ear belongs to?  My clever trick photography - it is the ear of .... wait for it ....  Mark Smith, Author mega successful fantasy writer.

Childrens Book Council of Australia  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand

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Didn't know Zohab was going to be at Newington, as well. He's been to HK a couple of times . . .

One of my favourite authors Oliver Phommavanh who eats hamburgers, is very funny and his books are just soooo good. Love being at Newington College literature festival with him. Just one cool dude! We are both Room to Read Australia ambassadors too with Tristan Bancks Author who gave the launch address, advocating for education of kids in SEAsia and Africa!

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One of my favourite authors Oliver Phommavanh who eats hamburgers, is very funny and his books are just soooo good. Love being at Newington College literature festival with him. Just one cool dude!  We are both Room to Read Australia ambassadors too with Tristan Bancks Author who gave the launch address, advocating for education of kids in SEAsia and Africa! 

Jennie Orchard  Jodi Mullen  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand  KIWI-SCBWI

Room to Read Australiar opens the Newington College literature festival with Tristan Bancks hilarious award winning author and fellow ambassador for Room to Read treaching 16 million kids in the developing world with literacy. Fabulous

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Room to Read Australiar opens the Newington College  literature festival with Tristan Bancks hilarious award winning author and fellow ambassador for Room to Read treaching 16 million kids in the developing world with literacy. Fabulous

 Jennie Orchard Deborah Abela Author Jodi Mullen  SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand

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Fabulous indeed !!!

Oh WOW! Yes, just fabulous. So thrilled to think of so many ambassadors at Newington this week.

ooooh MR Tristan Bancks Author !

So many Room to Read ambassadors sharing why they are passionate about literacy and gender equality in education. Newington will certainly be the next school to join the World Change Challenge and help raise funds for Girls' Education.

Very exciting and everyone welcome for the OPEN DAY of the New Forest Lodge Childcare and Family Health Centre, in Sydney. There'll be storytelling and I'll be reading too as well as speaking at the opening. There is craft activities all day - celebrating community and health care for families.

Where: 300 Bridge St Forest Lodge - starts at 10 am. SAt 11th May!

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Oh that's gorgeous, Susanne and Marjorie. What a team!

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