2016 – Year in Review

2016 has been pretty damn good writing-wise.

Since January, I’ve had my fifth novella and first novel published, two of my old novellas re-released, a short collection of Halloween stories published, and even a colouring book unleashed upon the unsuspecting public.

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The reception to all these publications has been, on the whole, really great and I’m most thankful to those publishers, peer reviewers, booksellers and readers who took a chance on me.  The horror fiction game is a very challenging one, but it’s also turned out to be a very satisfying.

Hollow HouseI think the top achievements this year were seeing my novel, Hollow House in print and securing re-publication of my 2013 novella, The Last Night of October, with Cemetery Dance. Hopefully it’s just the beginning.

The one aspect to my writing that I haven’t really excelled in this year was short stories. I’ve written very few and most of them, unfortunately, have been unsuccessful in securing publication. This is an area I know I need to work on, but for the foreseeable future novels will be my primary focus.

This year tlnoo-coverhas also been great in respect to making new connections with the horror community. I’ve worked with a number of authors and publishers to create book covers and internal art and it’s been a whole lot of fun. Did I mention I’m available for hire? 🙂

Working with the Australian Horror Writers Association and the US Horror Writers Association on their various projects, including StokerCon, has also been fantastic.Image may contain: one or more people and text

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2017 will see me hitting the keyboard and notebooks. I hope to finish my novel-length sequel to The Noctuary early in the year and begin a new series of novels, and maybe even engage in a collaboration.

It’s going to be a hard slog for this part-time writer, but it’s also going to be a blast. I hope you’ll continue to be along for the ride.

Until next year!

 

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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