Sporting Tales

Hi, and welcome to this page. I'm Guy Cook and Sporting Tales tells you about my fiction. I've just released the novel Culture Man on Amazon (May 2017), and also published a short story, The Overarm Dog, back in November 2012. The loose link between the stories is a sporting element (a swimming race or a tennis tournament), although this doesn't take centre stage—like any story they're about human dreams, actions and challenges. Both are available as paperback or Kindle eBook. There will be more stories to come....

The Overarm Dog

The Overarm Dog is a short story of about 30 pages, which gave me the chance to learn about writing and the process of getting published on Amazon. It's a tale of action, suspense, romance...and a dog learning the front crawl. How could you resist that?

The UK Amazon link is www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AFZG26Q and the US link is www.amzn.com/B00AFZG26Q (Kindle Editions). To select the Paperback click on Paperback in the Formats box. You'll also find it on Goodreads at www.goodreads.com/book/show/21140351-the-overarm-dog.

For more details and a full list of all the locations you can find it, see The Overarm Dog details.


Culture Man ... now available

Culture Man is a full-length novel of 230 pages. It's set in Winchester and tells the story of a reluctant superhero using his powers to win the local tennis tournament. But ... a supervillain is stalking Winchester and stealing its culture, and he gets drawn in. Of course you also have action, suspense and romance!

The UK Amazon link is www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07179KFNZ and the US link is www.amzn.com/B07179KFNZ (Kindle editions). To select the Paperback click on Paperback in the Formats box. You'll also find it on Goodreads at www.goodreads.com/book/show/35267183-culture-man.

For a bit of fun, look at the Word Cloud of the book. It uses phrases from the book and description to create a picture—clicking in the middle will take you to the Amazon (UK) page.

For more details and a full list of all the locations you can find it, see Culture Man details.

Blog

You can check out my Sporting Tales (and other investigations) blog, which is a foray into factual writing. There will be posts in a variety of areas such as sport, literature, science and politics. I expect this to make me world famous.

Media Links

OnlineBookClub.org – for a review of Culture Man

Review queue for the On Writing blog site – with Culture Man on the list, albeit a little way down. For actual reviews on the site (and author interviews), see here.

This is my fifteen-minute radio interview on Radio Solent's Nick Girdler show from 9 July 2017.

Author Links

Check out authorly progress and updates on the Facebook page.
See the Twitter page for insightful and sporadic tweets!
Here's my UK Amazon author page and here's the US author page, where you can see my profile and also access all the books.

Email me at guy@sportingtales.co.uk.