Recurring Nightmares

Apparently we dream anywhere between 4 to 6 times a night. I wonder how many of those dreams are of the dark kind, but we simply don’t remember them? What if they’re nightmares we SHOULD remember, but they’re hidden from us?

I think there might be a story in that ;P

The worst nightmare I had was only a few months ago. I was in a room, in a compound owned by a group of cultists, and I was about to be initiated into their coven. The initiation involved me losing a hand. It was a vivid, yet fleeting vision, but I remember waking up, my heart racing as I slowly tried to reconnect with reality. It took me a long time to fall back to sleep I’ll tell you.

Funny thing is, I very rarely have nightmares and I think this is what gives me the ability to write horror. I daydream a lot, which in turn, conjures up many a story idea.

Which brings me to the topic of this post.


Black Beacon Books has announced the release date for my debut collection, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares – SEPTEMBER 19, 2014!

If you are interested in seeing what nightmares I can conjure up, then this collection will have 24 tales that aim to ensure you never sleep again, including my novella, Vaudeville, originally published as an e-book in 2012, but released in print for the first time in this collection.

My publisher, Cameron Trost has created a launch event page over on Facebook. The launch is only a virtual one, but I might have a more formal launch a little closer to Halloween.

Trosty is encouraging people to purchase a paperback upon the September 19 release and then get their photo taken with it while wearing their favourite Halloween costume. There might even be a prize in it for one lucky winner!

So please, head over to the launch page and join up and also keep an eye out on my Facebook author page for interesting tidbits on the stories within the collection.

Oh, and by all means share some of your nightmares here in the comments – I’d love to hear them >:P

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 Recurring Nightmares

  1. Joseph Pinto says:

    Awesome! I look forward to getting it, Greg!

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