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Dave's work has been described as "enthralling and profound" (Angel Editing) and "well-constructed, dramatic scenes" (Tindal Street Press), what do you think?

    

Dave was motivated for many years to write a novel, and "For Nil Consideration" was his "enthralling and profound" debut.

An avid reader of many genres, Dave's influences are wide-ranging; from Bill Bryson to Robert Rankin. Dave has had great success as a railway engineer, with several award winning papers to his name - it is this talent for writing that Dave has now turned to the world of fiction. Dave prodominately uses his childhood as a background to his work; the Sheraton Moss series of books are based around his real childhood upbringing in Stockton-on-Tees.

His latest fictional book is a collection of short supernatural stories, one of which is based in the Sheraton Moss estate, called "Dr Iain Ropner's Casebook of Strange Events and Unusual Phenomena".

The next Sheraton Moss book will be entitled Every 7th Wave and should be due out in 2015.

Dave has also had published six railway engineering papers; his latest engineering paper, concerning the evaluation of utitlising High Output machinery and was published by the Permanent Way Institution (PWI) in late 2012.

Dave was made a Fellow of the PWI in 2014.

 

NEWS FLASH

Dave has just completed a textbook for the PWI on 'Geotechnics for Track Engineers', which is due to be published in January 2015.



Accomplishments: Dave has won 4 awards for his engineering papers:

2009 PWI Gold Award;

2006 PWI Silver Award;

2005 Mott MacDonald Ltd Group Best Paper; and

2004 Presidents First Award (PWI) for the advancement in knowledge and professionalism in the rail industry;
     



Books

Dr Iain Ropner's Casebook of Strange Events and Unusual Phenomena by Dave Brooks
Dr Iain Ropner's Casebook of Strange Events and Unusual Phenomena is the first instalment from the parapsychologist, Dr Iain Ropner. This casebook comprises of six "case studies", based on paranormal events throughout the United Kingdom. The cases detailed within cover such subjects as hauntings, clairvoyance, and precognition....
  

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For Nil Consideration by Dave Brooks
The first in a series of books based around the fictional Sheraton Moss estate in Teesside... only this story actually happened! Based on the real life events of a traumatised teenager, this book will take to the darker side of family life....
  

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Geotechnics for Track Engineers by Dave Brooks
A comprehensive guide to geotechnical engineering for railway track engineers....
  

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Poetry

World
 by Dave Brooks
Written many years ago when I was a emotional teenager, and used recently in my novel For Nil Consideration....


Sleepless
 by Dave Brooks
We've all been there - the night just wont let you rest. Poem also appears in my novel For Nil Consideration....


Bluesy
 by Dave Brooks
This poem also appears in my novel For Nil Consideration....


A Messy Room
 by Dave Brooks
I wrote this many years ago when I first started working - I was in a guest room of a pub, the noise from below was unbearable. I've also used this in my novel For Nil Consideration....



Articles

High Output Evaluation Review: Introducing HOVAR
 by Dave Brooks
Dave has developed a method to facilitate engineers decision to use High Output track machinery as part of the renewals process....


Level Crossing Profile Assessments - Introducing NAPIER
 by Dave Brooks
Dave has developed a method of assessing level crossing (Nairn's) profiles in accordance with HSE guidlines....


Route Signage
 by Dave Brooks
History, present use and future aspirations for speed signage throughout the rail infrastructure in the UK. Written by Ron Summner, Russell Smith and Dave Brooks. This paper was awarded t...


Detailed Through Alignment Design
 by Dave Brooks
A detailed look at the Detailed Throught Alignment Design project on the West Coast Main Line (UK). Written by Dave Brooks and Peter Roberts. ...


TARQUIN II
 by Dave Brooks
A review of the TARQUIN assessment carried out on Route 7 of the WCRM project. This paper shows the process to be approximately 95% accurate. Written by Dave Brooks. This paper was awarded the...


TARQUIN
 by Dave Brooks
Track And Ride Quality Investigation - A detailed paper discussing the process involved in the award winning track assessment process. TARQUIN was originally developed for Route 12 of the West Coast R...


Links

authorandengineer
Dave's website regarding his fiction and non-fiction work.


Lulu
Link to Dave's debut novel.


Additional information

For Nil Consideration published in 2007. Dr Iain Ropner's Casebook of Strange Phenomena and Unusual Events published 2009. The Conquest of Curthose - the first book in the White Cloud Trilogy is dcurrently on hold. Every 7th Wave - 2nd Sheraton Moss novel due to be published in late 2015. PWI textbook due to be published in January 2015.

 
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