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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)

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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On the Australasian Horror Writers Association

I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again: I wouldn’t be a published author if it wasn’t for the Australasian Horror Writers Association (AHWA). I happened across the AHWA online way back in 2009, just … Continue reading

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s October. That time of year when I go into full Halloween mode with creepy art and even creepier words. Being an Australian, (living in a regional city with about a population of about 70,000 people) where Halloween hasn’t really … Continue reading

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READ (Small Press) HORROR!

This week I heard the disappointing news that Dark Fuse Press was no more. This is the latest small press publisher to be forced to close down (Samhain Publishing closed in 2016), but there are still many small presses still … Continue reading

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Guest post by the Sisters of Slaughter!

Today, the Sisters of Slaughter, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason have hijacked my blog to talk about how they write together. Their latest novel, Those Who Follow, is out now from Bloodshot Books. Take it away ladies! STOP! COLLABORATION TIME! My … Continue reading

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Interview with reviewer Frank Michaels Errington

I’ve known Frank Michaels Errington professionally for several years now and there’s no doubt he’s one of the biggest fans of horror fiction. Frank is one of the most prolific readers and reviewers of horror and his review website, Horrible … Continue reading

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