Hellooooo, just popping in to let you know that I will be speaking at the Grampian Child Bereavement Network Conference on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 9:30am – 4:00pm at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen #supportbereavedchildconference2016 (flyer attached) if anyone is interested. xxx
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..
Hi all, just popping in to let you know that I will only be able to sell our books directly until the 20th of next month (June 2016). After that, Jessica Kingsley Publishing will have sole publishing and distribution rights. (Except for the German one.) That also means that our books won’t be available for […]
Last night Alex had a massive, massive panic attack. He was back there, at the caravan park, with his dying dad. Kept getting flashbacks. Couldn’t breathe, couldn’t talk, sobbed, kept hitting himself in the chest with his mouth wide open like a fish out of water… At one point I wasn’t sure whether he was […]
This lovely feedback made me cry. Properly. It is so moving when someone shares their story and thanks us for our books. Means the absolute world. I would like to share (with permission of the writer – names blanked out to respect their privacy): “We got 2 new books today, thanks to a post I […]
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 […]
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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