I was honoured to have been asked to speak at the Child Bereavement UK conference “Getting Bereavement Right for Every Child” in Edinburgh this week. It was a great day, and wonderful to see so many people involved. Amongst other speakers, we got to listen to the amazing young person Jack McIntyre, who shared his […]
This is our true story...
Both books are based on our true story.
"Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?" explains (sudden) death, while "What Happened to Daddy's Body?" explains cremation, burial and spreading the ashes in words very young children can understand.
They also reassure children and their families that it's okay to be sad, but that it's okay to be happy, too..
Hello everyone, sorry for not having posted for ages, but life has been really busy (when is it ever not?!…) ;o) Just to let you all know that the TEDx talk I gave in Muenster, Germany, back in May is now available online. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD-1X6pf-34 Please do watch, and share. Thank […]
So, wow…. I gave my TEDx talk in Muenster, Germany, last Friday, and the response was overwhelming. Keep your eyes peeled for an app in English and in German, as the wonderful Joerg Rensmann from #infomantis heard our story and offered to help. I am so excited, stunned, speechless, grateful, and everything in between! The […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Elke and Alex have managed to address much of what a very young child struggles with when someone they love dies very suddenly. Using his own words, it touchingly describes how 3 year old Alex felt when faced with the very grown-up situation of having to get help when his Dad had a fatal heart attack. Finding a book on sudden death suitable to be read with a pre-school child is very difficult, this one fills the gap admirably.Jill Adams, Bereavement Services Team, The Child Bereavement Charity
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