Sandi Gamble Author Talk

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Sandi Gamble will present her memoir "Broken - An extraordinary story of survival by one of Australia's Forgotten Children" at Avid Reader Book Store (193 Boundary Road, Westend Brisbane) on the 12th of December, 2016 at 6PM-8PM. Question time will follow. There will be light refreshments on the night at 6PM sharp. Wendy Millgate Editor will be MC on the night. Bookings are essential for catering so call 07 3846 3422 to book your seat.

Broken is the profound and extraordinary story of author Sandi Gamble, formerly known as Beverley. As a past St Aidan’s orphanage inmate, Sandi is one of over 500,000 Forgotten Australians. These Forgotten Australians lived abused and neglected in orphanages and other ‘care’ homes across Australia in the Post World War Two era.

Through Broken Sandi hopes to reach those suffering abuse and let them know that they can overcome any adversity, so long as they are prepared to make changes in their lives. Change is not easy but Sandi’s story, Broken, is an example of how she made changes in her own life, inspiring others who need to make similar changes in their own lives.

One reader discovered that her daughters were being abused as she recognised some of their behaviours, connecting them with behaviours she read about in Broken.

One aim of Sandi’s, when writing Broken, was to find and connect with others who have suffered abuse, particularly those from St Aidan’s and to form a support network, as those who have suffered abuse can be stronger together.

Sandi has spoken about her experience at Inspiring Logan Women in 2015 and Broken has been featured in the Bendigo Advertiser during a series of articles about St Aidan’s. Broken was also featured in an early October edition of the South City Bulletin.

“Sandi pulls no punches as she uses the power of writing to introduce a small girl desperately seeking love and security; a young woman feeling abandoned in a refuge where there should have been support and affection, but provided neither…“ – Senator Claire Moore, Shadow Minister for International Development & the Pacific, former Minister for Women
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By: Sandi Gamble