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Livia York

Author / Poetess / Public Speaker / Professional Musician / Singer

Book launch - RISE_ the Abused Child of

Born in Rome, Italy in 1942, Livia York moved to Australia in 1958 and raised two children as a single mother.

After a successful “Brady Bunch Family Situation” with her second husband and soul mate of 48 years Glenn, and 35-year career as a Financial Advisor, without any training or intention Livia has become a published author, poet and motivational speaker.

For the last ten years Livia has been living on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland.

The loss of her 51 year old daughter to cancer in 2012 was the turning point for Livia to become a writer. After nursing her daughter for three years, through her grief and guided by her deceased daughter’s spirit, Livia wrote her first book at age 73.

She wrote the book over a period of eleven months, for 6-8 hours at the time, only at night, by using the middle finger of her right hand to type 141,501 words, one letter at the time because, in her own words, “When I arrived in Australia I was too old to go to school, I can’t spell or type”.

The first book ‘RISE: The Abused Child of the Phoenix’ is Livia’s true family story: “A very personal account of her ancestors and her own life experiences” received the prestige “Readers Favourite Five Stars” award within six months of publication.

Due to her own experience in her first marriage, Livia has a desire to ensure that domestic violence can be addressed and stopped. She has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines for her passion to want to continue the conversation on DV. She is known for popular blogs and podcasts in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the USA.

Her recent collections of poetry narrated by a number of poets around the world have also met with world acclaim, and being awarded for her poetry.
At age 74 her first ever poem, titled ‘Ode to the Phoenix’, was selected as the equal first prize winner of a poetry contest run by a popular FB group, facilitated by a published author and poetess of international standard in the USA.

Livia, with her musician husband Glenn who has been a professional musician for over 40 years, they are known as “THE YORK’S”. Livia’s musical FB posts attract over 25,000 views at any one time.

Livia is poised to publish her second book, as well as a third one in the New Year, plus her poetry book is also in the making.  Livia is active in the writing communities in Australia, regularly presenting Public Speaking events; always busy engaging with numerous people via social media.

She is very passionate about supporting other poets and authors.

FB: Livia York / Livia York Author / Livia York poetry group

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Mob: 0401850098

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