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F.G. Cottam

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Reading is a cheap and totally effective way of being transported to another world. The same is true of writing. Mundane concerns only afflict your characters if you decide you want them to.
University was where I first thought seriously about fiction; hearing about 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 starlets and weather girls. Then I launch-edited the UK edition of Men's Health magazine and then came to the conclusion that i
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F.G. Cottam A novel called The Lucifer Chord about a rock-god heavily involved with the occult prior to his mysterious death in 1973 when his band were the bigges…moreA novel called The Lucifer Chord about a rock-god heavily involved with the occult prior to his mysterious death in 1973 when his band were the biggest and most outrageously decadent in the world. In the present day, there's a persistent belief among hardcore Ghost Legion fans that musical rituals orchestrated in his lifetime by Martin Mear can bring him back.(less)
F.G. Cottam Yes. It's written, though it hasn't yet got a title. Lassiter and Fortescue are involved, as is Ruthie Gillespie and of course, poor bedraggled Rachel…moreYes. It's written, though it hasn't yet got a title. Lassiter and Fortescue are involved, as is Ruthie Gillespie and of course, poor bedraggled Rachel Ballantyne. I think it's scheduled to come out late January or early February but will post something on Goodreads when I have a firm date. Pleased you enjoyed Dark Resurrection, Kara.(less)
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Thought I'd post some musings on publishing, from a purely personal perspective. Over the past 20 years I've been the author of 17 published novels, 18 if you include the novelisation of a film. So I feel reasonably well qualified to do this.

I wrote four novels as Francis in the early noughties. They were historical fiction, set in or around WW2. So when I began the novel that would become The Hou Read more of this blog post »
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Helen Thanks for adding me! :)


message 6: by F.G.

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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