Books

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

May 28, 2022
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 , ,
In April 2009, my 34-year old husband Martin suffered a fatal heart attack. No family history, no previous symptoms. He... Read more

(Child) Grief doesn’t go away…

February 6, 2021 ,
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

“Is it still okay to have cuddles?”

February 5, 2021
Sorry I’ve been so quiet – Charlie Meyer Illustration and I have been working away in the background on my... Read more

Children’s books explaining cancer – UPDATE

February 6, 2020
As you may or may not know, I have written two new children’s books. The first explains cancer and cancer... Read more

My first ever podcast is live!

November 15, 2019 , ,
I am sooooooo excited that my first ever podcast is live. Thank you Kylie from EGG for giving me this... Read more

“Benny’s Hat” – a beautiful book about a sibling’s death to cancer

November 4, 2019
Benny’s Hat Text by Juliet Clare Bell Illustrations by Dave Gray Published by Pomelo Pip in 2017   Benny’s Hat... Read more

Book recommendation – “Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center

October 15, 2019 ,
  I stumbled across this beautiful book via Brené Brown’s website, and, to be honest, wasn’t sure about downloading it... Read more

“Mummy, my heart is too small…”

December 12, 2018 ,
As you know, I was widowed in April 2009, when my 34-year old husband Martin had a fatal heart attack.... Read more