“When family friend was tragically murdered, he left behind a wonderful wife and 11-day old daughter. I felt absolutely helpless and couldn’t imagine the pain they would be facing. I wanted to do something to help, and I offered to create an illustration for his daughter, hoping it might provide some comfort. My offer was accepted, and I created the illustration which now hangs in her bedroom. Shortly after creating this illustration, I wrote the story Love Never Dies to go with it which I shared online. The response was incredible, and I knew I needed to find a way to make it a book.
It can be hard to talk about difficult emotions, which only serves to isolate people with the pain they feel. I have always been incredibly grateful for people who openly share their experiences, and I truly hope that my books will help people to feel less alone and more connected when facing challenging emotions of their own. Since releasing Love Never Dies in February 2021, it has been picked up by PICU teams and several bereavement charities, as well as by many individual therapists. I have been incredibly moved by stories I’ve been sent about the impact it has had.” ~ Lorna Gibson, author & illustrator
Love Never Dies is self-published by Lorna Gibson and can be bought online at www.tootsdesign.co.uk