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F.G. Cottam

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in Southport, The United Kingdom

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November 2008

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Reading has always been a passion, mostly because it's a cheap and totally effective way of being transported to another world. The same is true of writing. You might be struggling to pay a bill or even to fill your car with fuel, but such mundane concerns only afflict your characters if you decide you want them to.
University was where I first thought seriously about fiction; encountering Hemingway's iceberg theory and Eliot's objective correlative and having the luxury of time to ponder on the mechanics of the novel.
My first writing was journalism and pieces for I-D, Arena and The Face brought me to the attention of mainstream magazine publishers. In the '90's I edited FHM when it still majored on sport and fashion rather than Hollyoaks s...more

Good news isn't what you expect at 5.30 on a Friday afternoon, unless it comes with the welcome approach of beer o'clock or a promising weekend weather forecast.

But it was at 5.30 yesterday that I learned the people running Bloomsbury Reader (both in Britain and America) are very taken with The Lazarus Prophecy. They're going to publish it both here and there. This means it will be out not jus... Read more of this blog post »
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Brodmaw Bay by F.G. Cottam
" I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I will definitely be checking out the author's other books. The story is well written, with several plot twists and plenty of creepy moments. I would highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys c... " Read more of this review »
The Colony by F.G. Cottam
" I cannot recommend the audio book enough!
It is brilliantly read by David Rintoul, He keeps the listener riveted waiting to hear what happens next.
I listen to Audio books in my car and admit to having parked in my driveway just to listen to anoth... " Read more of this review »
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The Memory of Trees by F.G. Cottam
" F.G. Cottam brings us another gothic thriller set in the wilds of Wales, where a Richard Branson-type billionaire hires an arborist, Tom, to re-forest his estate. Tom, who plans a child custody action, needs this job desperately, and is given cart... " Read more of this review »
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F.G. Cottam Really hope you enjoy it, Mark. Nothing beats a loyal reader!

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Mark Hi Francis! Hope you're well! Memory of Trees is available in the US now! Mine's shipping today :) Can't wait!

Martin Belcher Hi F.G. Just finished Memory of Trees. Absolutely creepy and fantastic. Loved every minute. Thanks for a great read. Left you a review on Goodreads and Amazon. Look forward to the next one! Best regards, Martin.

Martin Belcher Hi F.G. Just finished reading The Colony, WOW what a read! Loved it and left a review. I can't stop thinking about it. Brilliantly conceived story and depth of characters. Please write more soon......Best regards, Martin.

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F.G. Cottam My pleasure, Savannah.

Savannah F.G, thank you for the friendship.

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