Alex just spotted the work in progress sketches/book in my printer and asked if he could read it. “Of course” I said, so we sat down and he read it to me. When it came to the bit where we talk about spreading Martin’s ashes, and how it doesn’t mean that we will stop thinking […]
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! Thank you all so, so much for supporting my second book ‘What happened to Daddy’s Body?’ – it’s fully funded now, which is AMAZING, but every penny helps, and every penny will go towards the book. 7 hours left to pledge. :o) Check out the rewards on: http://www.bloomvc.com/project/What-Happened-to-Daddys-Body xxx
It’s so good to see the new book grow. Just been sent another sketch by the lovely Anna Jarvis, and, if I had any doubts about whether I needed to do this or not, I now know that I’m doing the right thing. I can’t wait to see it finished. It is, unfortunately, so needed. […]
After the huge crowdfunding success of “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” I am asking for your help again…. I used to love listening to stories at night in my bed, and my kids do the same today (albeit mine were on tape, and theirs are on CD! ;o) ) – How amazing would […]
Got the barcode, the lovely Anna is just finishing off the end papers, I will go through everything with a fine toothcomb, and we should hopefully go to print by the end of the week! OMG. It’s actually happening. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. And how appropriate it being my last […]
The experience of sudden death when someone is young is more common than we imagine. This book addresses this issue with courage, honesty and truthfulness. People search for resources in such challenging times. At Grief Encounter, we are delighted to add such an excellent book to our resources. It takes courage to share this difficult time in your life in such a clear, sensitive and open way. ‘Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?’ will be a valuable stepping stone in the journey of grief to share with other families whose parent dies suddenly and unexpectedly.Shelley Gilbert - Chief Executive Officer - Grief Encounter Project http://www.griefencounter.org.uk/
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