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‘A treasure trove of dark dreams and sinister sorcery’ –The Times

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f g cottam paranormal author occult the colony

‘Creating convincing contemporary ghost stories is far from easy in the cynical, secular 21st century … but F. G. Cottam’s intelligent, atmospheric writing carries the conviction that surely sustained MR James back in the days of gaslight and fog.’

Phil Rickman, bestselling author of the Merrily Watkins series 

F.G. Cottam is the award-winning novelist responsible for nine paranormally themed thrillers including The House of Lost Souls, The Lazarus Prophecy and The Waiting Room.

His stories are atmospheric, imbued with a gathering sense of dread and made convincing  by a detailed knowledge of history and folkloric myth.  His books have been translated into 14 languages and his most recently completed project is a trilogy inspired by his most popular novel of occult mystery, The Colony.


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May 13 2017

          The first-person narrator of my novella The Boston Artefact is a bisexual 30-something woman. I don’t write much in the first-person. That said, I did it with Michael Aldridge in The Going and the Rise and with Martin Stannard in Dark Echo. And obviously I do it in those sections […]

April 23 2017

      Happily immersed in vintage Stephen King, listening to the audiobook of It and re-reading The Shining. This experience is taking me back to the mid-1980s when I first got through these mighty tomes. Involuntary memory is a curious phenomenon, I’m recalling all sorts of ancillary stuff from that period which I thought […]


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