Elke, Alex and Olivia

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..

*** Looking for an illustrator for two children’s books – ***

Hi, I’m Elke. I’m (one, two, three…..) okay, we could be here a while. 😉   For those of you who don’t know me, I am Elke, professional graphic designer, and author of “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” and “What Happened to Daddy’s Body?” – both fully illustrated children’s books explaining (sudden) death […]

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Talk at the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Conference now online

If you have a spare 40 minutes, please do watch my talk at the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Conference in Dublin in November 2016. Online now at Elke Barber’s Talk at the ICBN conference 2016 Happy New Year everyone! xxx

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Child grief is like jumping in and out of puddles…

You know how they say that child grief is a bit like jumping in and out of puddles, while for us grown ups, it’s more like wading through a muddy river… Well, Olivia seems to have jumped into one of those puddles a couple of days ago, and is still bouncing about in it. (She […]

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Kids’ Talk…

Just boxing up my leftover books and one of Olivia’s friends (7 1/2) asks Olivia what I am doing. Her reply: “Oh, she wrote books about my Daddy dying and the questions that my brother asked her. Then she packages them up and sends them to people who want them.” – friend: “Your Mum writes […]

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Happy birthday Alex!

Happy birthday my little boy – 11 already… Can’t believe this is your 8th birthday without your daddy… Love you millions… xxxxx

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