Robert Cooke


I’m a Writer, Theatre Practitioner and avid traveller from Suffolk, England. Having trained at Middlesex University in Theatre Arts I have worked and performed in a number of capacities from Lighting Designer to Stand-Up Comic. My debut play ‘The Box’ was Highly Commended in the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2014. My first novel, ‘Darkest Peru’, came into being as a result of a 6 week backpacking journey around Peru that resulted from a growing frustration of working and paying rent in London. I’ve recently released a novella entitled ‘The Indescribable Library Of Oddments’ based on an ongoing storytelling project. I’m currently starting work on the follow up to these two books tentatively titled ‘The Vault Of Horrors’.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
How to choose! I'm a big fan of Douglas Adams, one of the few authors I've laughed out loud reading. Generally if I'm reading I stray towards the fantasy genre and the work of authors such as Robert Jordan, Steven Erickson or Trudi Canavan. There are many authors I could choose though!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to travel as much as I can, I find seeing new places helps inspire my writing and broadens my world view. When not travelling I like to play tennis or read a good book. I'm also a big fan of interesting board games and have a growing collection that I play with friends.
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The Indescribable Library Of Oddments
Price: Free! Words: 25,340. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
In an old caravan at an English country fair a mysterious storyteller shares tales of ghosts, monsters and forgotten places. Throughout the day though our narrator cannot help but wonder: who is this man and where did he get such a strange collection of objects? He is, however, content just to listen and transport himself, for a time, from the troubles of today and his recent past.
Darkest Peru
Price: Free! Words: 84,960. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Biographical
A struggling actor embarks on an unwise adventure into the Peruvian wilderness in search of a hidden Inca temple. His need to escape 'real life' sees him negotiating the towering Andes and sprawling Amazon basin, fending for himself in a land growing more dangerous by the minute. Alone in the wild he is left with ample time to contemplate why he ever thought it was a good idea.

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