Signing off… on another novella!

Very excited to reveal that I have signed a contract to publish a new horror novella with Damnation Books!

The Noctuary is scheduled to be released in e-book format on December 1, 2011 with the paperback edition to follow shortly after.

The idea for The Noctuary came about during my mentorship program with Aussie horror author Brett McBean in 2009.

Here’s a bit of a blurb on The Noctuary, which means “Night Diary” or “Night Journal”:

Struggling writer Simon Ryan’s life has gone to Hell.

Shadows are pouring into his reality and his words are not his own anymore. He has been chosen to become a scribe for some of the worst creatures of the Underworld – the ones whose sole purpose is to torment human souls – The Dark Muses.

As Simon writes he falls deeper into the abyss and before long he has no sense of what is real. With the help of another scribe, old and mutilated, Simon comes to discover that his writing can mould people and places – that he can write things out of existence.

To become a scribe Simon has to pass a test and the Muses offer him a chance to rewrite his horrible past. All he has to decide is how the story ends…

The Noctuary is much darker territory than my first novella Torment, which was also published by Damnation Books on March 1. 
The paperback edition of Torment is for sale now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Booktopia in Australia. The e-book version can be purchased direct from the publisher at
Stay tuned as more information comes to hand!

About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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2 Responses to Signing off… on another novella!

  1. Scott Tyson says:

    Sounds intriguing, Greg. Keep me informed.

    Well done!

  2. I love the cover art.

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