Fellow author, Michael Amos ("Homeland" and "The Rocktastic Corduroy Peach") interviewed Dave a number of years ago. The interview can be found here. As long as his health remains stable, Dave is aiming for several previously unpublished works of fiction to become available as eBooks sometime in the not-too-distant future.

A Gift To Die For
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Welcome to the website of David Cook.

We are pleased to announce that the thriller, A GIFT TO DIE FOR is now published as an eBook. A GIFT TO DIE FOR can be downloaded from most online ebook sellers including Amazon Apple Kobo SCRIBD Barnes & Noble

Dave turned to writing fiction after a long career in IT journalism. Over the years he has written user guides, features, and reviews for some of the UK's leading computer magazines including Personal Computer World, Practical PC, PC Advisor, PC Network Advisor and others. Most of his articles have appeared in the printed press, though some work may still be available online.

PLENTY LONG ENOUGH won the 2003 Darklines award in the USA, around the time A GIFT TO DIE FOR was published as a paperback.

Image: Atelier Sommerland

Dave has been married to Denise for over 46 years. They have three lovely daughters, a remarkable son-in-law, and four very talented grandchildren - more of one of them in a moment. Okay, we're presuming the youngest grandchild is going to be talented. He's only four at the moment.

Dave and Denise's youngest daughter, Victoria, is an actor/comedian. Victoria plays crazy weather girl, Davina Wave, in CBBC's BAFTA-nominated comedy series, DNN.

Victoria presented a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Newcastle until four years ago. After taking time-off to have a baby, she is now a regular on CBBC's All Over The Place and THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK along with several other programmes on BBC TV. The end of 2018 has seen Victoria move away from children's TV to concentrate on grown-up comedy with the BBC. Victoria is presently honing her writing skills and production capabilities on several up-and-coming TV shows.

Victoria's blog will be updated with the latest news sometime in the new year (when she remembers to update it!).

Congratulations are in order for our oldest grandson, Callum. At the ripe old age of 24, Callum is not only a FA level 2, Youth Mod 2 working towards 3, Grassroots Coach, School Sports Co-ordinator and qualified Gym Instructor, he has just started up his own Sports Coaching company. Further information and how to book lessons can be found at ExelCoachingNE.





We are delighted to announce that Dave's next eBook will be a collection of short stories, all with a crime or supernatural theme. Since all stories will be linked in some way to the Devil, the book will naturally be called DEVIL GAMES. Included will be a slightly longer version of the award winning PLENTY LONG ENOUGH. DEVIL GAMES will be available to download from online eBook sellers by the end of 2018.