Tiffany Papageorge, Author




Loss presents itself in our lives not to take away but to transform.

—Tiffany Papageorge


A Message from the author

We will experience loss in many ways, both big and small, throughout our lifetimes. What if loss didn’t just happen to us? What if it led us to our compassion, understanding, and empathy? I believe it is one of our greatest teachers and if not shut down has the power to lead us to the depth of who we are.

Children most often have little to no frame of reference when it comes to loss in their lives. By giving them and the adults in their lives a gentle way to begin the conversation takes this very natural and normal human experience out of the shadows and into the light where connection and healing can happen.

Children have been called “the forgotten grievers.” I am their advocate. Join me.

Tiffany's Bio

Tiffany Papageorge is an author, speaker, and certified grief worker. She works with parents, teachers and mental health professionals whose mission it is to find new ways to reach and engage children who are dealing with the issue of loss. Her extensive theater background spans a 25-year period, and includes work with CBS, Disney, and The Sundance Institute. Tiffany earned her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater. She is a member of the Healing Story Alliance, the National Storytelling Network, SCBWI, and SAG-AFTRA.  She and her husband, Paul, live in Los Gatos, California, with their three children. 


speaking engagements

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Keynotes and Corporate Talks

You can invite Tiffany Papageorge to come speak at your school or organization, conference or event, to do readings, workshop facilitations, staff training, and inspirational lectures. She has spoken for such prestigious organizations and events as Head Start, The National Alliance of Grieving Children, The Utah After School Network, and throughout Pennsylvania for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. For more information, please email us.



Bring Ms. Papageorge and her heartfelt, powerful,  and moving My Yellow Balloon Live! to your fundraising event.

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Winner of the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for best writing

Presented annually to family-friendly books that inspire imagination and creativity and helps support childhood literacy and lifelong reading.


Tiffany Papageorge at 18 months old with her yellow balloon


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