Dan Cotton

Dan Cotton


Dan Cotton spent the first fifteen years of his working life travelling the world in the Grey Funnel line (the Royal Navy). He then joined the world of commerce and pretty much carried on travelling as before. In the eighties He started a business that eventually listed on the Stock Exchange and delisted in 1989 after the crash of 1987. He didn’t make much money but he learned the hard way, about the underbelly of high end business operations and decided there were better ways to earn a crust. Twelve years in the IT world kept him going until he decided to do his own thing and start an art gallery with a picture framing service. In the event that he doesn’t make squillions from his writing, he will be still framing, painting and writing until he carks it. * It was in 2000 that he developed the irresistible urge to put fingers to keyboard and bash out a story that had been in his mind for at least 40 years. * Who is Dan Cotton? Sometimes, even he’s not sure. He’s one of those folk who, no matter where they are in the world, will always be mistaken for someone else: Imagine you are in an African port. You’re just eighteen and you’re suffering from self-inflicted amnesia (too much grog). Witnesses testify that you’ve committed an “offence”. You can offer nothing in your defence and the prize is seven days in solitary confinement. Not such a big deal you might think. If, many years later, you meet the person who actually committed the offence, you might wonder, what if that “offence” was murder. This actually happened to Dan and writing “Triptych” goes some way towards purging that demon. Having written nothing more than business proposals and letters, he started on his first manuscript in 2000. Realising he badly needed help, he joined the Katherine Susannah Prichard Writing Centre (WA). With encouragement and critique from KSP’s Thursday Night Group, he has been able to complete a trilogy comprising, “Triptych”, “Toxic Trade” and “The Temporary Terrorist”. The later books will be released over time. He has written a number of short stories, poems and drabbles. These are included in published group anthologies. In addition, he has two full length works in progress, in the speculative fiction genre. For eight years, He’s been a member of a team who compete annually in the Open Section of “Write A Book In A Day” [www.writeabookinaday.com]. This is a national competition aimed at improving child literacy while raising funds for children’s charities. Several of our entries have been winners, or highly commended, and have since been privately published. Not only is this a hard days slog it is one of the best ways of tightening ones writing and he wouldn’t miss it for quids.


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Dan Cotton spent the first fifteen years of his working life travelling the world in the Grey Funnel line (the Royal Navy). He then joined the world of commerce and pretty much carried on travelling as before. In the eighties He started a business that eventually listed on the Stock Exchange and delisted in 1989 after the crash of 1987. He didn’t make much money but he learned the hard way, about the underbelly of high end business operations and decided there were better ways to earn a crust. Twelve years in the IT world kept him going until he decided to do his own thing and start an art gallery with a picture framing service. In the event that he doesn’t make squillions from his writing, he will be still framing, painting and writing until he carks it. * It was in 2000 that he develo...


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