Author Gary Bower would love to visit your group!
Schools • M.O.P.S. • Conferences • Libraries Wherever children are loved and valued!
Schools! Gary Bower entertains with highenergy, as he waters the creativity of PreK – Upper Elementary imaginations. His humor and engaging PowerPoint presentations will make your students hungry to read, write, illustrate, and create some FUNderful word-play.
Gary's Powerpoint presentations include:
How an IDEA Becomes a BOOK (15 minutes)
The FUNDERFUL WORLD of WORDPLAY (20 minutes)
Each author session may include either Powerpoint presentation, both of them, a short author reading from one of his books, Q & A, or any combination of these to suit your students' and teachers' needs. Sessions normally run about 45 minutes for upper-elementary, a little less for lower-elementary, according to your preference. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to purchase books at a discounted price and have them autographed by the author. To find out cost, available dates, etc., please fill out the "For More Information" form and press submit. There is no obligation, and your info will not be shared with anyone else.
Parent Groups! Gary Bower speaks at many M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) groups each year, as well as men's meetings, libraries, writers' groups, homeschool conferences...anywhere adults care about kids. Gary is primarily a storyteller,with the humorous antics of his 12 children and 23 grandchildren to draw from. His talks are very encouraging as he finds practical parentingtips in God's time-tested parables and proverbs. If you would like to see laughter and tears shuffled together to deal parents a playable hand, Gary is the right Bower for your group!
Some of Gary's popular topics for Mom's Groups include:
Shaping Your Child's Heart thru Storytime
The Power of THE FAMILY BLESSING
Teaching Little Ones about Heaven
Managing Sibling Rivalry
Making Your Holidays Rich (When You Aren't)
The Emerging Hero in Your Child
Gary shares in a natural, "non-preachy" way using down-to-earth stories (of failures & successes), drawing from years of experience, and offering non-threatening suggestions for facing the common daily struggles of parenting. To find out cost, available dates, etc., please fill out the "For More Information" form and press submit. There is no obligation, and your info will not be shared with anyone else.
Seasons of life: Witnessing one of our 12 children's wedding vows.
Since 2001, Gary Bower has spoken to thousands of people in hundreds of assemblies, classrooms, and small groups. He believes that a powerful way to a child's heart is through a story. All of his many beautiful picture books — some whimsical, some moving and thought-provoking — are engaging, memorable, and timeless.
Gary is a former youth & children's pastor, a very involved father and grandfather, and a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ. He is always looking for creative ways to use words and pictures to cultivate deep faith and strong character into young lives. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and has written for several publishing companies, including Tyndale House, Worthy Kids, Kregel Publications, David C. Cook, and others. He enjoys sports, yard work, Italian foods, travel, and of course, any and all word games.
Gary & Jan Bower's ever-growing family meets every year at a beautiful Bible Camp in Northern Michigan.