About Me

Tom Coote My original plan in life was to become an international rock megastar. Unfortunately, nobody understood my art. After around ten years of playing guitar in failed heavy metal groups, I eventually went to university, as a mature student, to read Third World Studies. After this also failed to get me anywhere, I started to teach myself programming and eventually won a studentship to take an MSc in Information Technology.

The map below highlights over 120 countries that I have visited so far. My future travel wish list includes Tibet, Mongolia and Yemen.

My first travel book Tearing up the Silk Road was published by Garnet Publications in August 2012. More recently, my second book Voodoo, Slaves and White Man's Graves: West Africa and the End of Days was published via Wicked World. In the future, I intend to visit many more countries, write a best selling novel, and become an intergalactic time traveller.

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Full Length Books

Tearing up the Silk Road

Two Globes A 100,000 word travelogue detailing a journey from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus.

Click here to view more details and the original book blurb for the back cover. You could also check out some of my initial ideas for book cover designs, view the final printed cover and check out the slide show.

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Voodoo, Slaves and White Man's Graves

My second full-length travel book revolves around an overland journey through Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali.

The book is now available in both print and eBook editions. Check out the West Africa Photo Gallery to view some pictures from this journey or view the full print version of the book cover.

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Free eBooks

Turkmenbashi's Land of Fairy Tales

A Short Break in Libya

To Camels from Cows: Algeria Overland

All of these short eBooks are available for free in a variety of formats for use on such eReaders as Kindle, Nook and Sony Touch. After downloading the books in Kindle, Epub, RTF, PDB or PDF format, they can then be copied over to the eReader of your choice.

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Contact Me

If you would like to get in touch, then you can me email me at tom@tomcoote.net