Join Sarum College Bookshop for a morning with Salisbury author Pam Pointer and teacher and author David Gatward, authors of Help! I’m a New Mum! and Help! I’m a New Dad! – books of honest shouts and whispers to God about all things baby.
Tuesday 27 March, 11am to 12 noon
There will be displays of beautiful children’s books, for babies to teens, ideas for baptism presents and Easter cards.
Pam Pointer, is the author of a number of non-fiction books, plus two books of poetry. She also writes meditations, features and columns for various publications. She has broadcast Morning Thoughts for BBC Wiltshire, and enjoys speaking engagements in churches and with small groups.
Pam’s latest book, Help! I’m a New Mum!, published by Kevin Mayhew, is a book of honest shouts and whispers to God about all things baby – from labour to love, from panic to peace, from smells to smiles. The prayers are not always polite but they’re real and will prove a good companion for any new mum.
Pam is married with three adult daughters, three sons-in-law and five grandchildren. Her interests include photography, bird-watching, country walking, watching sport – particularly tennis, rugby and cricket – and keeping fit.
Pam blogs each week on her website.
David Gatward is an award-winning author with a national reputation as a creative writing tutor and motivational speaker, working with primary and secondary schools across the country. A qualified teacher and highly-experienced editor, David has worked in a wide range of child-centred fields, including an outdoor activity centre, children’s publishing, and Ofsted. He now divides his time between writing and visiting schools.
Fatherhood is a wondrous, insane, frustrating, bonkers, frightening, messy, upsetting, terrifying, all-consuming, life-affirming, blessing. Help! I’m a New Dad! is a collection of prayers from those first few months of welcoming a new life into the world. Honest, real, filled with laughter and tiredness, frustration and joy, the end result is the same: sharing what it is to be a dad with our own heavenly father.