First Time Dad


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Markus Keinhorst’s debut book FTD (First Time Dad) was developed from a desire to record the key events leading up to his son Max’s birth and first year milestones. The notion that it may enlighten anticipating and new fathers, or parents, during an exciting and nervous time in their lives developed the as he recorded significant events and magical moments. The book is written to highlight potential expectations for new fathers and also introduce topics with ‘real’ life examples. It does not tie itself to any particular style or research; it is a simple, yet refreshing account of the milestones within the 21 month period of pregnancy and the first birthday. The desire to write the book came from fatherly love nothing more and nothing less and therefore it asks and answers questions about becoming a first time Dad and looks to point the reader in potential directions to explore questions and parenting styles for themselves. New parents do not need the added pressure of ‘right and wrong’ ways to bring a baby into the world, this book aims to show that using and trying multiple avenues will allow them to find the right style for their particular situation.

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A honest and real account of being a new parent








Markus Keinhorst


Markus Keinhorst grew up in Leeds, England and has a twin brother and two young brothers. Following a year of travel in Australasia with his future wife Katrina, they moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2008 and now call it home. In 2011 Markus became a father and believes that being a parent is one of life’s major gifts and miracles. As a sport enthusiast, Markus enjoys playing a range of sports but in particular both Rugby League and Rugby Union and takes advantage of living close to a number of ski resorts including Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. He enjoys reading various authors, but his favourites include Lee Child, Stephen Leather, Jack Higgins, Andy McNab and Chris Ryan..