Lee Ness writes both fiction and non-fiction books and non-fiction articles. His first book The Sports Motivation Master Plan passes on the experience of many years coaching athletes in multiple sports. His second book, Growth: Using the Mindset Model for Sporting Success, is a mini-book aimed at parents, coaches and athletes but is now included in the 3rd Edition of the Masterplan.
Lee's articles appear in Athletics Weekly, on speedendurance.com and on stack.com. Lee is Chairman at City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club.
He has written two historical novels set in Ancient Greece and three espionage thrillers.
D.E.M. is an acronym for Deus Ex Machina. This is a latin term for 'A god outside the machine' as Wikipedia terms it: The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object.
An espionage team including two young hackers, a grizzled veteran and a stunning but dangerous operative form the Deus Ex Machina. A team that intervenes in situations without being seen. But their escapades lead them into great danger and perhaps they aren't the only D.E.M. in the game.
Set in Ancient Greece around 440 BC, Olympian follows the life of Alexander, a half-Athenian and half Thracian. Alexander's development over his early teens is formed by tragedy and trial, but his path inevitably leads him to the Olympic games, the pinnacle of sporting achievements and a sporting manifestation of the wars and conflicts across the Greek city-states.
He was known as Eidolon - in Ancient Greek literature the name means an apparition, phantom, ghost. It is the name given to the world's most feared assassin. No-one knows who he is, where he comes from, what he looks like or even how to contact him.
Rachel, Cam, Deborah and Dave are on the run. They are being hunted by person or persons unknown but they do know they are in grave danger.
When they are eventually tracked down, they are offered a stark choice. Execution or a mission. Their freedom in return for a task.
Quid Pro Quo
Athens 438 BC
Alexander has survived the Siege of Samos and been sent to a military academy as a cadet.The battles with the Athenian army are nothing to what he faces in the Academy.
With his life in danger from all sides, Alexander must draw on everything he has learned just to survive, but is survival enough?
All Alexander wants to be is an Olympian. But, when his hoplite father is recalled to war, Alexander tries to follow and becomes trapped aboard a troop ship.
His life spins out of control when they make port. The seemingly benign state of Samos overthrows the mighty Athenian army and tragedy strikes.
No good turn goes unpunished!
When Rachel is spurred to use her computing skills to find an abducted boy, she has no idea that it will bring her to the attention of an anonymous vigilante. Is the vigilante what he seems and what does he want with Rachel? As she gets drawn deeper into his world she tries to find out more about him only to put herself and her friends in grave danger.
Lee Ness’ Sports Motivation Master Plan helps you create your own route map to success. From picking your dream and learning from the greats through getting motivated and dealing with obstacles, the Master Plan is there for you no matter what your sport.
If you want to be the best in your sport, no matter what it is, then you need the Sports Motivation Master Plan.
This mini-book will describe the mindset, how to use it as an athlete, as a coach and as a parent/guardian.
The impact of mindset, and the simple language or semantics we use for praise, have an incredibly profound effect on sports development. As a general rule of thumb, kids who develop a growth mindset have more chance of being successful in the long term, both in sports and in life.