Goddess Seeker


Fiction - Sports
256 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2021
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Author Biography

C.S. Talbott continues pursuing his endurance goals and adventures. Talbott is previsualizing and creating his latest writing projects including additional novels and screenplays and sitcoms.

Talbott has completed numerous triathlons since 2004, highlighted by five full-distance Ironman finishes in St. George, Utah; Las Vegas; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. He dreams of ultimately qualifying for, and competing in, the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Talbott has also completed 20 marathons including Boston, Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

A self-proclaimed “Nike Freak,” Talbott has purchased nearly every type of Nike product during the sneaker giant’s storied history. While attending the 1972 Olympic Trials at Eugene’s Hayward Field with his dad, Ted, the pair were introduced to Nike founder Phil Knight, immortal Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, and Steve Prefontaine, America’s greatest running legend. Talbott has been hooked on the Nike culture ever since.

Talbott is an avid supporter of Oregon Ducks' Athletics and a University of Oregon Lifetime Alumni Association member. He is currently living and working in Atlanta with his wife, Jenny. They have six kids and three grandkids.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman for Readers' Favorite

C.S. Talbott’s Goddess Seeker is an inspirational story for pursuing dreams. Steven Jenny was a fan of the famous runner Prefontaine and a loyal Nike supporter. When Steven went to Jogger’s Bar, he heard, “See; find J.” He then was approached by Jenny Seeker. They discovered they shared the same interests in literature, and she left her email on a napkin. He pours his heart out in an email only to have his hopes crushed. He becomes determined as a Goddess Seeker and receives the message “Pre says Three.” Steven begins a quest to start a marathon event in honor of his idol and wants Nike to be a sponsor for his idea.

Goddess Seeker deserves a 5-star rating for the motivational message C.S. Talbott delivers. Steven encounters major setbacks but never loses sight of his dream. He finds three more Jens, and he connects with them all on different levels. I found myself fuming over how he was led on by several of his love interests. I admire his determination in achieving his goals. He faced hardships financially that would have made many give up, and it was this tenacity that I found inspiring. The red notebook containing his story was brilliant, and I hoped that the “Master” of Nike would recognize his dream as a major accomplishment to support. I would recommend this book to adults that can dream of possibilities. The engaging dialogue and Steven’s narrative of his experiences are complemented by a solid plot and well-developed supporting characters.