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Helen Ellis is a New Zealand researcher, writer, anthropologist and a veteran of Distance Grandparenting. Three of her four children and five of her six grandchildren live 16 to 30 flight hours away in America, England and Scotland. In her research she asked the question: "How is distance grandparenting for you?" As a Distance Grandparent of more than 20 years, she has well and truly got the T-shirt. Her book, Being a Distance Grandparent - a Book for ALL Generations, combines that experience with her extensive global research. Helen feels passionately that Distance Parents and Distance Grandparents deserve a voice and has single-handedly and doggedly taken on that role. Her goal is to support each generation to understand how it is for the other. "With understanding comes empathy and this can only do good as we all gingerly navigate the oftentimes challenging social phenomenon of distance families," she explains. This is the first of a three-book series about distance families - each publication focussing on a different generation (grandparents, sons and daughters and grandchildren). Helen encourages all generations to read all three books.