Author: Accidental Aid Worker

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. This is a moving and real account of one woman’s drive to survive and support others while masking battles of her own.  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.


Valuable insights into the daunting world of publishing

This workshop gave me valuable insights into publishing a book and the realities of the industry. Sue was very engaging and inspiring, providing helpful insights into the daunting world of publishing, self-publishing and self-promotion.


Engrossing and emotive talk

Sue Liu kindly accepted an invitation from St Ives Probus Club to talk about her life, and in particular her Aid Work. Club members were enthralled with her emotive talk and saluted her bravery, her energy, and her compassion for people who found themselves in dire and tragic circumstances. Sue illustrated her talk with small excerpts from her book and a powerpoint presentation. Members had many questions for Sue, the hallmark of an engrossing talk.

Di Goodsir - St Ives Probus Club

This autobiography just had to be written

This amazing woman has lived four lifetimes of an ordinary woman and, in doing so, has made a huge difference to many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives.  All I can say after reading Sue’s story is, ‘What a woman!’. She shows us how one person can make a difference in this world, and I am in awe that she has been able to accomplish so much. An inspiring book.  

Chris Gibbons & Di Morrissey

Professor Marie Bashir said…

Accidental Aid Worker is an epic memoir, which touches many sensitive aspects of your life, with which I can identify. This unique journey is indeed rich with memorable characters, events sensitive reflections.

Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Thomas Keneally said…

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

Workshops: UPDATE: 1 April 2020 – Face-to-face workshops are now on hold due to COVID-19:


  • Author Brand and Marketing and publishing essentials – Sue delivers insights into the realities and expectations of authors when considering traditional and self-publishing – find out more .
  • Creative Self-Expression – NEW WORKSHOP COMING SOON

Please contact Sue for further information


Author Talk: The Power of Connection and Community

Sue’s author talk, The Power of Connection and Community, has been presented at over 50 libraries, community groups and  high schools in NSW. Find out more about Sue’s author talkswooshArtist: Wildcard-Sue

Australian Wildlife Illustrations by Sue Liu – Wildcard-Sue. You never know what you’re going to get next! See all the illustrations, buy cards and prints from our shop AND discover  how you can get these critters on over 66 items! 


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