The memoir of a courageous woman on a quest to find love and places to belong

aaw-3d-cover-newAccidental 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.

Accidental Aid Worker was launched on 1 November 2015. It is a self funded and self publishing project by Sue Liu and Zulu Communications. By purchasing a copy of the book or ebook from our shop, you will be supporting community projects. – Please visit the shop for more information. 


This is the tale of a woman who bravely opens doors and thus has astounding adventures and enlightenments. All in the context of what can only be called an adventure story and an extraordinary life. – Thomas Keneally

Accidental Aid Worker is an epic memoir, which touches many sensitive aspects of life, with which we all can identify.  This unique journey is indeed rich, with memorable characters, events and sensitive reflections. – Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO 

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Workshop 1: Author profile, brand, marketing and self publishing essentials.

Sue Liu presents author brand and marketing workshop

All writers who aspire to publish work need to be business aware and marketing savvy. Self-published author and marketing professional Sue Liu delivers insights into the realities and expectations of authors when considering traditional and self-publishing.

When: Saturday 9 September
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: TBC

What people said about Sue’s workshop:

Loved it. Sue presented with such enthusiasm and verve. A nice mix of what needs to be done with the personal journey. – Alice

Well prepared and executed with enthusiasm. Easy to follow step-by-step guidelines on how to. Practical work handouts and very useful. A very constructive and helpful talk – Thank you Sue. Loved it. – Gwen

Very informative and delivered with humour and enthusiasm. Definitely recommend it. – Maree

Real, hard-hitting, in a positive, direct way- Very refreshing. – Kate


Individual and group mentoring work sessions – click here for more information Mentoring short



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