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About darkscrybe

I am a dark fiction author and artist from Central Queensland, Australia. I've penned four novellas: Torment, The Noctuary, Vaudeville and The Last Night of October. I also illustrated the Bram Stoker Award-winning graphic novel, Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times.


Hello and Happy Halloween! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween because I sure did! Here in Australia, Halloween is starting to take hold. For the past four years my family and I have put a yard haunt display on … Continue reading

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More than monsters

Horror has been much maligned. Regarded as little more than “blood and gore” with no true message. Shock for shock’s sake. This couldn’t be any further than the truth. The horror genre is slowly seeing a resurgence of respect on … Continue reading

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Horror Fiction: A bleak and depressing look at truth

Today’s guest post comes from horror author Greg Chapman, who recently released Pandemonium through the incredible Bloodshot Books. Greg’s essay deals with why his work may considered bleak or depressing and the importance of the truth when it comes to … Continue reading

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Hollow House re-opened!

A bit of news I’ve been keeping to myself that I am now able to share! THUNDERSTORM BOOKS in the US is releasing a limited edition of my Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, Hollow House! The special ‘Black Voltage Series’ signed … Continue reading

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Interview with author Jason Franks!

Fellow dark scribe Jason Franks has a new novel out – Faerie Apocalypse from IFWG Publishing Australia. If the title doesn’t make you want to read it then there must be something wrong with you. I tracked Jason down and … Continue reading

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Midnight Echo Issue 12 unleashed!

Originally posted on Australasian Horror Writers Association:
The new edition of Midnight Echo Magazine is here! Midnight Echo #12, edited by Shane J Cummings and Anthony Ferguson contains short stories and non-fiction by some of Australasia’s leading horror authors. The issue…

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Seven years later…

They say seven is THE magic number. So it’s fortuitous then that the sequel to one of my first published works, The Noctuary, has been released exactly seven years to the day since the original first appeared on the scene. … Continue reading

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