“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

 

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-publishing project by Sue Liu and Zulu Communications. 

ISBN: 978-0-9941727-4-7
Published: November 2015

Publisher: Zulu Communications

Distributor: Woodslane Pty Ltd

 

Sue Liu and Moet the Brown BurmeseAUTHOR BIO: SUE LIU – Accidental Aid Worker

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. Sue is an energetic community leader and has been recognised by fellow writers, industry experts and readers for her efforts and achievements, as a new, self-published author. Sue has also been acknowledged as an emerging voice and one worth listening to in the education sphere.

Through her efforts with her first book, Accidental Aid Worker, Sue has received acclaim and accolades from literary legends and leaders, including Tom Keneally, Di Morrissey, The Honourable Professor Dame Marie Bashir and the State Library of NSW. Professor Bashir launched the 3rd reprint of the book and her words, as well as Tom Keneally’s, are on the cover!