Articles by Elke Thompson

Why you should talk to yourself like you would talk to your children or best friend…

June 25, 2022 Published by ,

I have a nemesis. Running. As long as I can remember, I haven’t been able to do it. Even at... Read more

Poetry Slam: “Oh, Hello Demons…”

June 15, 2022 Published by ,

  Oh hello demons, You’ve come out to play­­, Shouting abuse in my head, Trying to make me crumble and... Read more

Poetry Slam – “Perfection doesn’t exist…”

May 29, 2022 Published by ,

  Perfection doesn’t exist No matter how much you persist, There will always be that thing That’s not quite right... Read more

‘Is it still ok to have cuddles?’ won in three categories at the Story Monsters Approved Awards!

May 28, 2022 Published by ,

Exciting news! “Is it still ok to have cuddles?” earned the seal of approval in the Picture Books, Family Matters... Read more

“Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” and other questions children might ask in the days following the (sudden) death of a loved one – and how to answer them.

April 15, 2021 Published by , , ,

In April 2009, my 34-year old husband Martin suffered a fatal heart attack. No family history, no previous symptoms. He... Read more

drawing by Anna Jarvis showing Alex and Olivia with a family picture and a toy coffin

(Child) Grief doesn’t go away…

February 6, 2021 Published by , ,

It is so important to remember that grief doesn’t go away. Adult grief doesn’t; child grief doesn’t. And children don’t... Read more

Elke Thompson new cancer book sample spread

“Is it still okay to have cuddles?”

February 5, 2021 Published by ,

Sorry I’ve been so quiet – Charlie Meyer Illustration and I have been working away in the background on my... Read more

Hang in there…

March 28, 2020 Published by ,

Today I was meant to speak at the WAY Widowed and Young AGM. I am gutted that this had to... Read more

Children’s books explaining cancer – UPDATE

February 6, 2020 Published by ,

As you may or may not know, I have written two new children’s books. The first explains cancer and cancer... Read more

The day my plane didn’t crash…

November 23, 2019 Published by ,

As I sit here, replaying yesterday in my head, I am filled with emotion and deep, deep gratitude. I feel... Read more