Elke and Alex

Welcome to "Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?"

This book explains (sudden) death to very young children in a way they can understand for their age and stage of development.

It is based on our true story.

Upcoming TEDx Talk

Wow. After making my nervous debut as a public speaker at the recent WAY AGM (Widowed And Young) in front of 160 widows and widowers, where I received a standing ovation, and giving a talk yesterday in Glasgow at a workshop to increase awareness of child bereavement support within the educational and health sectors, organised […]

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“Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” nominated for prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal

I was so excited to find out that “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” has been nominated for two of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by children’s librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people while the CILIP Kate Greenaway […]

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“What happened to Daddy’s Body?” – Book No 2 progress update

Hello everyone! Just wanted to give you an update of where we are…. Unfortunately it is taking longer than we had hoped, but Anna is busy putting colour into all the b&w spreads. She is currently estimating that she’ll have completed all the spreads by the end of February 2014, after which there’ll still be […]

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Nelson’s Journey: Ryan Doubleday’s story:

nelson’s journey This is a very inspiring and moving guest post by Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey. I am sitting at my desk, reading probably the most incredible letter I have ever received. The words on the page are dancing around me, my eyes faltering because I cannot […]

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Ryan Doubleday from Nelson’s Journey

Felt so touched by this guest post on Ben’s blog (lifeasawidower.com), written by the lovely Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey (nelsonsjourney.org.uk), that I asked if it was okay to re-post it on here. They both said yes. Thank you! ♥ xxx http://lifeasawidower.com/2013/08/18/nelsons-journey/

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