Pierre van Blommestein
Pierre is not new to writing, perhaps just to writing in novel form. He has been involved in creative writing in documents, pamphlets and training materials all his adult life. He achieved Bachelor and Honours degrees in the Arts from Rhodes University in South Africa, as well as being an accredited Project Manager.
During his life, Pierre has done some interesting jobs - a minister of religion, IT project Manager, university lecturer, university chaplain and, most recently, a uniformed ambulance officer. All of these have contributed to the philosophy of life and experience that he brings to his writing.
His first published work, "Carry On Padre", is a memoir of his experiences as a chaplain in the South African army during the Apartheid era.
Pierre is currently working on his second writing project - "The Dream Chasers" - a historical novel set in 19th Century South Africa, a crucial time in a country with a fascinating history where the dreams of people shaped the future of the region.
Go to his website to see updates of progress on this book and other information about the writing process.
Where to find Pierre van Blommestein online
Where to buy in print
Carry on Padre - Memoir of an Army Chaplain in Apartheid South Africa
by Pierre van Blommestein
"Carry on Padre" is the inside story of a young man’s journey through National Service in Apartheid South Africa. This memoir reveals the doubts, fears and uncertainties that were all too common for many in South Africa of that era. What was the right thing to do? By doing National Service, did you condone official policies of discrimination?
"Very highly recommended" Peter Chapman, SADF Veteran.
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