Now Available to Pre-Order!

 

My debut children's book, My Daddy Is My Superhero, is now available to pre-order. It will be published by North Staffordshire Press in June 2018 (ISBN 978-1-9998703-4-8) in paperback form, to the dimensions of 25 x 25 cm, in full colour and perfect bound. 


The book was inspired by my experience of explaining my husband's brain tumour illness to my elder son, and is intended to help begin conversations surrounding serious illness and death with young children. I hope it will help many families who find themselves needing to start these types of conversations, or wishing to continue conversations they have already introduced to their children. 


At its core, my book is about the loving relationship between a little boy and his dad. It is a story about love, fun, beauty, loss, sadness, memories and celebration. I've tried to incorporate truth, with a dash of magic and imagination, into the essence of the book in a way that leaves a child feeling reassured that love and memories live on, despite the physical loss of a loved one. I hope the gentle words and voice I've used are something children and parents alike can connect with.


Of course, I am a mother who simply has written words from her heart, for her children. My words are a mother's words, not those of a child psychologist, grief counsellor, or anything else. My book is intended as a starting point for beginning conversations surrounding loss with young children, and I've created it as a simple gesture of love for my own. I chose to focus on beauty, life and celebration because it's what I feel will work for me and my own children as we reflect on the memory of their dad once that time comes in our life. My ultimate goal and wish is to reassure my children as I support them in their grief, and I hope my words will help other families out there, too. 


Thanks for reading,

Michaelagh Broadbent

Pre-Order My Daddy Is My Superhero

My Daddy Is My Superhero (ISBN 978-1-9998703-4-8) is priced at £8.99 + shipping. 


Please click the relevant payment button below (for either 'Shipping within the UK' or 'International shipping') to place your pre-order and you will then be taken to PayPal via an outside link. You can pay by card if you do not have a PayPal account - just choose the second option 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card.' If you are experiencing difficulties at any stage, please notify me.


Alternatively, for friends, family, neighbours and others who live close to us within our Edinburgh community, if you would like to purchase a copy from me directly (without the need for shipment), please speak with me or email me as cash payment can be accepted for this type of pre-order. 


For booksellers, the book will also be available via the large distributors. Please get in touch with me if this option suits you. 


The book will be available in limited supply via Amazon.co.uk in due course; however, direct purchase from my website or myself is more favourable.


Once you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email from me. The book will be sent to you immediately following the book launch on 2 June 2018, and I will notify you of dispatch at that time.


A portion of the proceeds from my book will be donated to Maggie's Centres. Thank you for your support!

Please choose from the shipping options below:

My Daddy Is My Superhero (for shipping within the UK)

£8.99

(£3.40 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card



Please click the payment button above to place your pre-order and you will then be taken to PayPal via an outside link. You can pay by card if you do not have a PayPal account - just choose the second option 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card.' If you are experiencing difficulties at any stage, please notify me.

My Daddy Is My Superhero (for international shipping)

£8.99

(£8.50 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card



Please click the payment button above to place your pre-order and you will then be taken to PayPal via an outside link. You can pay by card if you do not have a PayPal account - just choose the second option 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card.' If you are experiencing difficulties at any stage, please notify me.

"My Daddy Is My Superhero was inspired by my experience of helping my young son understand and adjust to his dad's brain tumour illness. It was written to help a child celebrate and commemorate a seriously ill or lost parent, and to support them in accepting their passing. I believe being able to hold on to positive memories is an important part of the grieving process, and this is what I have tried to achieve through my book.


This book is intended to act as a starting point for conversations with children about serious illness and loss. Although its subject matter is delicate, the story told within is full of love and beauty. The imagery, metaphors and simple language are meant to provide reassurance in a kind, familiar way. The text is written gently, complemented by illustrations that are bold and magical. 


Told through the eyes of a young child, this book celebrates the love between a child and parent in a positive and truthful way. It is the kind of love that is timeless and ever-present, and I hope others will find comfort in what I have written."