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About Sue Liu
Sue lives in Annandale, Sydney, Australia with her enormous brown Burmese cat, Moet. She's 'Chiefette' of her own businesses and marketing consultancy, Zulu Communications, a writer, author and self-publishing consultant.
A passionate advocate of community and humanitarian focused work, Sue leads people to opportunities to help connect and support people in need. For fun she loves to travel, explore, scuba dive, experience life and celebrate all things creative. Sue is an artistic little soul and a fanatic feline lover, who finds solace in the garden.
Accidental Aid Worker is Sue's first book. She is currently writing the sequel, a book of travel adventures and plans for a few more quirky tales that may feature Moet the brown Burmese.
Find out more at www.accidentalaidworker.com.au
The memoir of a courageous woman on a quest to find love and places to belong. Accidental Aid Worker is the travel memoir of the adventurous Sue Liu who stumbles into voluntary aid work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami during the civil war conflict in Sri Lanka. She teams up with a tour guide, a Catholic priest and a community of refugees and so begins a ten-year obsession with helping people in need.
Through tragic events, Sue meets the larger than life Geraldine Cox and spreads her generosity to help orphaned children in Cambodia. This is a moving and real account of one woman's drive to survive and support others, while masking battles of her own. Along the way, Sue loses her grip on life and embarks on a harrowing journey through mid-life crisis, disconnection and chronic depression. She is forced to face inescapable truths about herself in order to navigate her way to the woman she really wants to be.
Sue shares her most vulnerable moments with warmth and bare honesty, alongside epic travel adventures and quirky tales involving; priests, nuns, a rabbi, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, a tuktuk accident, refugees, orphaned children, surgeries, fishing for marlin and at times, spontaneous singing and dancing with children. This heartwarming and thought-provoking story will make you laugh, bring you to tears, inspire a thirst for travel, a yearning to give back and pause for thought about what really makes us all tick.