A few months shy of celebrating the 1st birthday of the release of my book, Accidental Aid Worker, was another occasion to celebrate.
Legendary Australian author, Tom Keneally, and celebrated community advocate and former NSW Governor General, Professor Dame Marie Bashir both provided heartfelt words for me about my precious book. These worlds grace the cover of the new edition of Accidental Aid Worker, which is now at 3rd reprint.
Professor Bashir kindly launched the edition at an author talk at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts on 20 September, 2016. In the company of a community of supporters and 70 keen readers, she spoke about her own experiences in Cambodia, and the power of connection and community, before providing her reflections about my story.
This is the video of the introduction and speech by Professor Bashir.
Part of my brain doesn’t compute that this happened. I’m thankful for the photographic evidence and that their words are immortalised in ink on my new cover. As you can see above, Tom also signed my copy of my book.