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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)

Guest Post: Hollow House by Greg Chapman

Originally posted on Author, editor, caffeine-addict, wannabe ninja:
Today, good friend and fellow scribe, Greg Chapman, is here to talk about his debut novel Hollow House, and the characters that call Willow Street home. I was lucky enough to get an advance…

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Author Interview: Monique Snyman

Today, I’m speaking with fellow Omnium Gatherum scribe, Monique Snyman, from Pretoria, South Africa about her new novel, Muti Nation. Muti Nation: What inspired this cool-sounding story? I sometimes Skype with a friend in England who’s rather fond of unexplained … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Brian W. Matthews

I’ve interviewed fellow scribe Brian W. Matthews about his novels, why he writes and what horror means to him. He’s also a teensy bit shy. Seriously, he’s a top writer and you should all check out his Forever Man series … Continue reading

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Guest post: Lee Murray “At the Edge”

Award-winning author and editor Lee Murray has hijacked my blog to talk about the killer cross-Tasman anthology she edited with Dan Rabarts, At the Edge. Down here in the Antipodes, we’re all immigrants of sorts. Either pushed or jumped from … Continue reading

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Hollow House – available to pre-order!

The digital edition of my debut novel, HOLLOW HOUSE, is now available to pre-order from Amazon for $3.99!    READ THE FIRST FOUR CHAPTERS ON GOODREADS!

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The Happening(s)…

No, it’s not the M. Night Shyamalan movie (thank the gods) But 2016 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me (despite the odd spanner in the works). Here’s a few exciting things in the pipeline. Torment … Continue reading

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Horror – food for thought, or just mindless entertainment?

Controversial opinion: Horror fiction should make you think rather than purely entertain. Not to say that horror fiction can’t be action-packed, but to me horror fiction’s strength comes from its exploration of psychology. I love to create flawed characters and … Continue reading

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Hollow House cover reveal!

***UPDATE: HOLLOW HOUSE TO BE PUBLISHED 25 JULY, 2016!*** The plans for Hollow House have been unveiled with the release of the cover art for my debut novel! I put the wraparound art together with feedback from Omnium Gatherum publisher, … Continue reading

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“The Bone Maiden” a finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards

Some pretty cool news today with the my short story, “The Bone Maiden”, named as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards, short fiction category! I’m sharing nominee space some very cool authors and friends, including Martin Livings, Pandora … Continue reading

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Novella “Torment” to be re-released by Lycan Valley Press

Some further good news is that Canadian press, Lycan Valley Press will be re-publishing a new illustrated edition of my first novella, Torment this year! Originally published in 2011, Torment is a creepy supernatural tale, blending together the exorcism and haunted house … Continue reading

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