Madeleine was nine when she first realised that people could die; she was reading a book where the character lost a parent. Little did she know then that her own mother would die just three years later, changing her world forever.
Over 20 years later, she can still remember the loneliness that surrounded her. It's what prompted her to write this book: a guide for coping with the loss of a loved one.
Bringing together stories of loss, advice from doctors, counsellors, authors and others as well as Madeleine's own experience, this book offers practical tips and incredible comfort, telling readers everywhere: you are not alone, and you will find your way.
Madeleine Davies is Deputy News Editor and a reporter and features editor for the Church Times, roles which have seen her interview hundreds of people from Bishops to Colombian human rights defenders to Syrian refugees in camps. She has also contributed to other outlets including Reform, Guardian Online, BBC Radio 4 Sunday and Greenbelt. Madeleine is a trustee for Follow Embrace, a charity partnering with Middle East Christians as they bring hope to all who face poverty and injustice. Previously, she worked for a breast cancer charity, an issue close to her heart as she lost her mother to the disease when she was twelve.