A Kettering man who took to writing during his recovery from a stroke is set to publish his first novel.
Adrian Brown, 52, will officially release ‘Sorry Was Never Enough’ at 7.30pm on September 28 at the Kino Lounge.
Adrian, who spent 27 years in the printing business, suffered a stroke in 2013 aged just 47 and first set about having a book published when he was in hospital.
He said: “When I was in hospital one of my sisters bought me a book and I read it and thought ‘I can have a go at that’.
“I’d always liked writing and had done a few bits of poetry but I’d never had the time for a book.
“When I had a stroke I suddenly had that time and the neurology people backed me all the way.
“I needed to exercise my brain after the stroke and this helped my recovery.”
The novel, a ‘suspense thriller’ published with Corby-based 3P Publishing, follows a rock band involved in a tragic accident.
Three friends swear an oath of silence that will have devastating repercussions on them and everyone around them.
Then, 50 years later, the death of a music journalist re-awakens something sinister.
But Adrian’s writing doesn’t stop at just the one book.
His second novel, ‘Rock Rebel Daddy Mummy’, is currently being edited, with third and fourth novels in production.
In his spare time he has also written two children’s books and has also turned his hand to poetry.
Rock fan Adrian, who moved to Corby in 1988 before moving to Kettering 15 years ago, will have 100 of the 166-page paperbacks of his first novel on sale at £6.99.
He said: “This is my first book and I’m proud of it.
“I always set out to have a book published and soon I can say I have.”
Adrian added that people who had read the book described it as ‘Spinal Tap meets the Omen’.
Since his stroke Adrian has worked in residential homes and volunteered for stroke groups.
He is due to start a job working for the NHS in Kettering soon.