Chris Cook


Chris Cook lives on the Sussex coast in England where some of his stories are set. He has travelled the world lecturing in 36 countries from Brazil to Japan and all stations in between.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I generally write best early in the morning. When the juices are really flowing I awake with a head ful of ideas and lay them down on the page. I try to plan out milestones to hit along the way and once I have finished my first draft I like to read it on an e reader and make changes as I go.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
This would have been at school but I am sad that I have only ever read a handful of novels because only special ones seem to grab me.
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Where to find Chris Cook online


Zen And The Art Of Art.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Zen and the art of art takes you through a journey of discovery of how to view and make art the Zen way. There are so many advantages of a Zen viewpoint on art that your mindset will be transformed into a better artist instantly. Even if you have never thought of creating art before this guide helps you to retrain your brain into the brain of an artist.
The Memories of Charles Wyatt
Price: Free! Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
These assorted memories and fragments are a collection of the memories of Charles (Chas) Wyatt. I cobbled them together from extracts he sent me over the years and thought his 100th birthday would be the perfect time to release them.
Zen And The Way To Overcome ALL Adversity.
Price: Free! Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression
This guide helps you to plan and think your way out of Adversity using ancient Zen techniques. Adversity can come from many directions and at many times into our lives. I am not even going to try to list adversities but to show you how with Zen you can just build a way out of them Now.
Zen And The Art Of Survival
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Healthy aging
In this book we will will demonstrate how an understanding of Zen and Zen meditation can give you an advantage in a survival situation. WHatever it is Zen gives you the tools to make the best choices as fast as possible to give yourself the best chance of survival.
Vita and Virginia Woolf and Sackville-West
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,430. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Vita and Virginia Woolf and Sackville-West - two of the early 20th centuries most accomplished authors, friends and lovers. This book follows the relationship of two of the early 20th centuries most accomplished authors, friends and lovers. It details their background, their meeting and the way their relationship grew and flourished using contemporary diary entries and letters.
Monks House and the Woolfs 100 years on.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,870. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / Eastern
This book details the history of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's house in the peaceful Sussex hamlet of Rodmell England. Monks House dates back to the late 1500's and had been a carpenters home for around 100 years, the village millers house for around 100 years and Leonard and Virginia's for around 50 years.
Bowled Over
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,860. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
John arrives in a small port town on the coast, intent on saving what is left of his considerable fortune. In an attempt to keep occupied and build a new life he joined the local bowls club which started a dreadful chain of events. Soon three murders descended on the sleepy seaside town bowls club triggering the police to suspect the newcomer.
The Dark Arts Of Lawn Bowls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bowling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
This book introduces the reader to the many dark practices abounding in the game of bowls. Once you know they are there and how to spot them you can easily guard and protect yourself against them. Don’t get caught out without even knowing, be ahead of the game and win more shots and ends than ever before. It contains ancient secret knowledge which can improve your game in many ways.
Zen And The Art Of Winning Lawn Bowls
Price: Free! Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bowling, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Zen is a simple ancient technique for calming the mind and soul. It is perfect for gaining control and cutting through the fears and tribulations of Lawn Bowls In this book we learn about the many advantages of Zen and how to put them to use on the bowls green in your favour to reduce the pressure of the big shots. Zen can also be employed for all aspects of lifestyle but particularly lawn bowls a
70+ Professional Cruise Photography Tips.
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
This book is filled with hints and tips from the professionals to make your cruise photography better. Even if you have cruised hundreds of times ALWAYS read this book before you go each time as a check list and inspiration to take better photographs.
The Essence Of Bloomsbury - The Bloomsbury Group
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
The Bloomsbury Group or Set—were a group of English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Many of them met at Cambridge University and lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury. They influenced literature, aesthetics, criticism, and economics, feminism, Pacifism and sexuality
How To Make A Living From Quizzes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
This book gives you all the information you need to make a living from Quizzes. Making them up, reading them and answering them. It takes you though all the stages of planning a great quiz and the philosophy of the questions.
Think Your Way Out Of Adversity
Price: Free! Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
This guide helps you to plan and think your way out of Adversity. Adversity can come from many directions into our lives. Many situations can give us worry and tension on many levels. This guide is not for specific adversity but just help to climb your way out of any adversity.
70++ Professional Mobile Cell Phone Photography Tips
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
A set of tips from long time professional photographer Chris Cook to help you get the most from your mobile cell phone photography.
Love To Be.
You set the price! Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The second book in the Sylvanus Kent Victorian detective series.
How To Win And Make Money From Quizzes
Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Free enterprise
This book takes you through the life cycle of a quiz. It will teach you how to answer questions more thoughtfully and how to squeeze those extra points out of the quizmaster. You will also learn the secrets of being a successful Quizmaster and how to run a successful and profitable quiz night.
To Be Beside.
Price: Free! Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The first book in the Sylvanus Kent series. The story is set in Brighton Sussex England in 1841.
Secrets of Professional Photographers
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
Sixty plus secret of Professional Photographers. This book contains more than sixty secrets of professional photographers. It will introduce you to the mind set of the Professional; and help you to take more and better photographs. It will inspire you.
Write And Publish An EBook In A Month (Or Less)
Price: Free! Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
A day by day step by step guide to writing and publishing your own eBook for the world to buy and read. This guide is written by experienced eBook self publisher Chris Cook and breaks the whole process into simple and understandable bite size chunks. If you ever ever wanted to be a published author this is the easiest way to do it.
Virginia Woolf, Monks House And The Bloomsbury Set.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and inspirational authors of the 20th century. She was intimately linked with Monks House in Sussex and the members of the Bloomsbury set particularly Vanessa Bell (her sister). The Bloomsbury set were equally inspirational in Post impressionist painting and interior design. This book follows the story of Virginia, Monks House and the Bloomsbury set fro
Where The Time Goes.
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 119,200. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
John lived on the edge but he didn't expect solo cave diving to lead to this. His 21st Century dive took him back 100 years to the trenches of World War One. He is sent over the top and spends the rest of the book trying to unwind the events of that day. This takes him through a complex web of relationships and exciting adventures in time.
The Seaside Trilogy
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 83,240. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Brighton Trilogy is the first 3 “Sylvanus Kent” Stories in one anthology covering his first 6 months in Victorian Brighton. They are:- To Be Beside is a detective murder mystery novella. Love To Be Two magical treasures protected by curse Two strangers who fear for their life “Beside the Seaside” Unlock the clues to a secret location before the treasure is spirited away

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