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Susanne Gervay is an award winning writer published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, with her story included in ���Fear Factor Terror Incognito��� with Sir Salman Rushdie, David Malouf, Thomas Keneally published by Picador India and Australia.Her children���s and young adult novels are recognized for their relevance to social justice and include I Am Jack, a rite-of-passage book on school bullying; Butterflies recognised as Outstanding Youth Literature on Disability; The Cave, exposing youth male culture awarded the Society of Women Writers Biennial Book Award. Susanne���s books are endorsed by organizations including Room to Read, bringing literacy to the children of developing countries, the Children���s Hospital (Westmead) Sydney, Life Education Australia, The Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Her young adult novel, set against the background of youth music is a unique combination of text and music where lyrics, songs, film are integrated into story. That���s Why I Wrote This Song is a collaboration with her song writer-singer daughter Tory, who wrote the music that drives the book.I Am Jack has been adapted into a play by the award winning MONKEYBAA Theatre and is being performed in major theatres in Australia and internationally ��� Am Jack is tanslated and published in Vietnam, South Korea, Indonesia, USA and Australia with proposals in South America, India and other countries.She���s on the board of the NSW Writers Centre holding the youth portfolio, Chair of The Sydney Children���s Writers & Illustrators Network at The Hughenden, co-head of Society of Children���s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia & New Zealand, has been awarded The Lady Cutler Award for Distinguished Services to Children���s Literature and Professional Achievement Award for Literature from University of Technology Sydney. ; the video cliips check out Susanne���s youtube channel:-