Meet Adam, a divorcee in his early forties who did not expect to be single and finds he no longer knows the rules of dating.
Meeting a number of unsuitable women Adam draws up rules that he hopes will improve his chance of finding the right partner but they are also designed to stop him from getting into challenging situations.
The rules are based on his experience and philosophical logic, which Adam believes are more pragmatic than simple emotion and impulse. Will his head rule his heart as he re-joins the dating roller coaster?
Adam Bachelor is the creation of Crawley writer, Nelson Brooks – a writer of poetry and short stories for more than 20 years, Rules for a Born Again Bachelor is his first novel.
Drawing on his experience of living and working in the City of London to write this male-take on the Bridget Jones Nelson Brooks, the pen name for author Dave Brooks explains how he arrived at this novel.
“I have been writing poetry for more than 20 years and a member of the National Poetry Society for the last eight. Although I had been drawn to poetry first, over the last few years, through both work and spare time activities I have produced an increasing amount of prose.’
“I have lived in Crawley for over twenty years and I am a huge fan of the town, the facilities and the beautiful countryside of West Sussex, some of which has inspired competition winning poetry” Dave says.
The idea was born five-years-ago when he was asked to produce the first two chapters of a novel for a part-time English and History degree. A year later he produced a draft of Rules for a
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Dave said: “Starting out as a novelist is about juggling a life and a day job until some form of income starts to flow. Train seats and tables willing, I have done a lot of my writing on the train over time. I am looking at more innovative ways to expand my readership. I tried a tie up with a football club mentioned in the book for instance.”
Not keen to rest on his laurels, after completing several part-time degrees and publishing his first novel, in addition to his full-time job Dave can be found blogging on information security
through story telling on www.theanalogiesproject.org and also about horse racing on www.hoofing-it.com, which is an attempt to visit every horse race track in the UK and Ireland over 5 years. He is currently at 21 out of 90!
“My second novel is written and currently being edited. It is not a sequel, but rather a murder and is entitled “The Perry Gene”. My intention is to write one book a year going forward (plans are already in place for some) and use the rest of my time on poetry and short stories.”
His biggest supporters and harshest critics are his wife and three children, who, he claims to challenge his every written word, which is exactly what every writer needs.
Find out more about the book, visit: www.adam-bachelor-rules.com