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Q. What is the genesis of The Club Rules?
A. As a divorced 37 year old male I found myself back on the market and having to traverse the night club and bar scene. I’d go out with buddies of mine and inevitably they would get into trouble by ‘breaking the rules’. I started to write down these rules foe guys but soon realized there was a parallel set for ladies as well. The combined set of rules became The Club Rules: Boys & Girls / Pubs & Clubs.
Q. How long have you been working on this project/book?
A. I’ve been jotting notes starting back to 2006. Wow, that’s a long time! For several years they were just a few scattered notes and ideas in my head. In 2009 I started to get serious and look for a female co-author. At that time I actually started an official project folder and got more serious. It was kind of like a part-time job with no pay, but good benefits.
Q. How did you meet Kimberly D. and ultimately decide to bring her into the project?
A. It took me awhile to meet Kimberly and find the perfect female co-author. Let me count, I must have spoken with or gone through at least eight other co-authors before I got to Kimberly. Just when I thought I had the perfect partner in crime, she would drop out. [I got one ‘break-up text in the middle of the night. I was so bummed; it actually felt like a relationship break-up.] I met Kimberly at a bar, imagine that, and just knew she was the one to co-author with me. Kimberly was cute, smart (Literary Degree) and knew how to work the club scene. A perfect combination. Kimberly D. and I finally settled in and started working on The Club Rules towards the end of 2009.
Q. How did you and Kimberly work together and balance each other out?
A. Sorry Forrest, Kimberly D. and I certainly are not ‘peas and carrots’. Perhaps we’re more like oil and water. I am the established, organized person with a creative steak while Kimberly is the unorganized, tortured soul with creativity out of this world. Hell, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, or so they say. We are polar opposites when we come together the final product is a strong one.
Q. If you could recommend one ‘golden’ Club rule, so to say, what would it be?
A. Simple, just be yourself and have fun! Life is too short to worry excessively about what others think. Don’t use a pick-up line, don’t obsess about what to wear, don’t sit on your ass at home. Get out, be yourself and just have a little fun!
Q. Is either of you embarrassed by your stories? Any regrets?
A. Hell no! It is all part of life. We live, we learn, we grow. No one was hurt in the making of this book, except perhaps our pride a little. If you can’t laugh at yourself then who can you laugh at? We don’t take ourselves too seriously and just wanted to have a little fun, while helping others. Mission accomplished.
Q. What is your favorite story from the book?
A. All of them! Seriously, you are asking us to choose between children here. We love authenticity and that is the theme throughout this book. We may raise a little hell, say a few bad words, sleep around a little too much, but hey, at least we are authentic! Each of the stories is like its own bottle of wine. Each represents an experience that will live within us forever.
Q. What is next?
A. Can you say sitcom! I picture a very gritty sitcom where the entire setting is within a club. This would be a raunchier version of Friends or Seinfeld. Perhaps like Entourage, but with an even edgier attitude. Each episode would begin with a cool new song to highlight a new artist. The personalities would be such that we can all relate to them. Sure, it’s 2am and they are partying up a storm, looking for some action, but by day they are just like us, they have responsibilities and families. I’ve also got some ideas for two follow up books, even spicier than this one. But, we’ll just keep that under wraps for now