Arthur Montgomery wakes up one day in a prison and in a hole staring into the chambers of death and despair. He´s awakened by the screams of a son without a father figure or mentor. Steven Montgomery is forced to peer into life with a brawling bias and bitter disposition of his father´s incarceration. Sometimes it´s easier to dream than to wake up and live, but sometimes...and this time... living out dreams make us forget about the many nightmares that lurk in the back of our minds. Things pushed aside in order to cope and live life at ease. Wake up call is a modern day parable about goals and values one would exchange over the value of their own soul. ...Steven travels on a road to riches building bigger barns to harbor his fruits. Until he is compelled to say soul be at ease...eat, drink and be merry. This is the account before the rooster wakes up and crows a message, calling unto the Steven to arise for a new day. The day before he here´s..."You fool, this night your soul will be required of you!" This book captures the relationships and struggles of a young man´s drive, ambition, and dreams in overcoming day to day trials and tribulations. It ultimately unfolds into a reality check that nobody could see coming. An awakening of how life and the pursuit of happiness could be your greatest failure or your greatest triumph.
Doug Matthew Brooks is an African American writer born in the city of Huntington, West Virginia. He was educated in Huntington, WV where he received his High school diploma from Huntington High School in 1994, a business management degree at the Huntington Jr. College and attended Marshall University for his bachelor degree in English/Writing. It was in high school that he first acquired a love for writing poetry and plays. He began writing his first novel, Before the Rooster’s Wake in 1995.