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About Greg Chapman
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 a former 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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Robert W. Chambers’s classic work of weird fiction, The King in Yellow (1895), contained two stories that have exercised wide influence in the genre. “The Repairer of Reputations” introduced the world to The King in Yellow, a play in two acts, banned for its reputed power to drive mad anyone who reads its complete text. Another story, “The Yellow Sign,” used the experiences of an artist and his model to elaborate on the mythos of the Yellow King, the Yellow Sign, and their danger to all who encounter them. In those tales Chambers crafted fascinating glimpses of a cosmos populated by conspiracies, government-sanctioned suicide chambers, haunted artists, premonitions of death, unreliable narrators—and dark, enigmatic occurrences tainted by the alien world of Carcosa, where the King rules in his tattered yellow mantle. In Carcosa, black stars rise and Cassilda and Camilla speak and sing. In Carcosa, eyes peer from within pallid masks to gaze across Lake Hali at the setting of twin suns.
Bram Stoker Award-winner for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction!
Nightmares come to life in this comprehensive how-to guide for new and established authors…
Book two in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series picks up where the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Where Nightmares Come From left off.
It’s Alive focuses on learning the craft in order to take your story from concept to completion.
With an introduction by Richard Chizmar and cover art by Luke Spooner. Featuring interior artwork from horror master Clive Barker!
Table of Contents:
- Introduction by Richard Chizmar
- Confessions of a Professional Day Dreamer by Jonathan Maberry
- What is Writing and Why Write Horror by John Skipp
- Tribal Layers by Gene O’Neill
- Bake That Cake: One Writer’s Method by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale
- Ah-Ha: Beginning to End with Chuck Palahniuk and Michael Bailey (Discussing the Spark of Creativity)
- They Grow in the Shadows: Exploring the Roots of a Horror Story by Todd Keisling
- Sell Your Script, Keep Your Soul and Beware of Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Paul Moore
- The Cult of Constraint (or To Outline or Not) by Yvonne Navarro
- Zombies, Ghosts and Vampires─Oh My! by Kelli Owen
- The Many Faces of Horror: Craft Techniques by Richard Thomas
- Giving Meaning to the Macabre by Rachel Autumn Deering
- The Horror Writer’s Ultimate Toolbox by Tim Waggoner
- Sarah Pinborough Interview by Marie O’Regan
- Conveying Character by F. Paul Wilson
- Sympathetic Characters Taste Better: Creating Empathy in Horror Fiction by Brian Kirk
- Virtue & Villainy: The Importance of Character by Kealan Patrick Burke
- How to write Descriptions in a story by Mercedes Yardley
- “Don’t Look Now, There’s a Head in That Box!” She Ejaculated Loudly (or Creating Effective Dialogue in Horror Fiction) by Elizabeth Massie
- Point of View by Lisa Mannetti
- What Came First the Monster or the Plot? In Conversation with Stephen Graham Jones by Vince A. Liaguno
- Building Suspense by David Wellington
- Conveying Horror by Ramsey Campbell
- Unveiling Theme Through Plot: An Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” by Stephanie M. Wytovich
- Interview with Clive Barker by Tim Chizmar
- World Building (Building a terrifying world) by Kevin J. Anderson
- Speak Up: The Writer’s Voice by Robert Ford
- Writing for a Better World by Christopher Golden
- Shaping the Ideas: Getting Things from Your Head to the Paper or on Screen. Interview with Steve Niles, Mick Garris, Heather Graham, Mark Savage, and Maria Alexander by Del Howison
- On Research by Bev Vincent
- Editing Through Fear: Cutting and Stitching Stories by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
- Leaping into the Abyss by Greg Chapman
- Edit Your Anthology in Your Basement for Fun and Profit! . . . or Not by Tom Monteleone
- When It’s Their World: Writing for the Themed Anthology by Lisa Morton
- Roundtable Interview by John Palisano
- The Tale of the Perfect Submissions by Jess Landry
- Turning the Next Page: Getting Started with the Business of Writing by James Chambe
The issue is guest-edited by Tim Hawken.
Featuring fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Fiona L Renton, Naomi Hatchman, John Grey, Jane Brown, Jeff Clulow, Emma Nayfie, Jacqui Greaves, Erol Engin, Melanie Harding-Shaw, Claire Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Borella, PS Cottier, Geneve Flynn, Ron Schroer, Deborah Sheldon, Liz Simrajh, Louise Zedda-Sampson, Tabatha Wood, Martin Livings, Rebecca Fraser, Bronwyn Todd, Erin Munzunberger, Greg Chapman, Pauline Yates, & Tim Hawken.
Midnight Echo 16 showcases the talent of some of Australasia's most exciting authors of dark fiction and non-fiction working today.
THE WAY LOST by Kelley Armstrong
The kids in Franklin don’t ask questions. Each Halloween, one of them disappears into the forest. Dale promised his mother he’d never go into the woods alone. But the kids in Franklin also lie.
LA CALAVERA by Kate Maruyama
The Día de los Muertos Festival at the Hollywood Cemetery used to be ours. Now, without Jasmine, it’s only right that I go one last time in her honor—before I let her go for good. . . .
THE DEVIL’S DUE by Michael McBride
Pine Springs, Colorado, has prospered for generations by honoring its traditions and its promises. Then one man refuses to do his civic duty—and the price he must pay is fatally steep.
A THOUSAND ROOMS OF DARKNESS by Taylor Grant
Samhainophobia: an irrational fear of Halloween. Phasmophobia: an irrational fear of ghosts. For Anne, these terrors are more rational than she knows.
THE LAST NIGHT OF OCTOBER by Greg Chapman
Every year, one little boy wearing a grotesque Frankenstein mask comes knocking at Gerald’s door. Gerald has always managed to avoid him . . . until this year.
No one in Willow Street pays it any notice, not the disgruntled Campbell family next door, not Alice Cowley and her suicidal daughter, or Mr. and Mrs. Markham down the road. Not even Darryl, the loner at number seventy, who is abnormal himself, thinks much about it. It is just the old Kemper House, forgotten and abandoned.
Until it makes itself known.
When the stench of death wafts from Kemper House through Willow Street, and comes to the attention of recent resident and newspaper reporter, Ben Traynor, it starts a chain of horrors that brings Kemper House's curse into their own homes and leads others direct to its door. Kemper House not only haunts its neighbours, it infects them with an evil that traverses time and reality itself.
“A truly disturbing tale of horror and twisted minds. If you live on the same street as Hollow House – MOVE!” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Ghostwalkers and Patient Zero
"The real hauntings in Greg Chapman's compelling, unnerving Hollow House don't happen in the title structure, but in the finely-observed families surrounding it. This unusual, sometimes horrifying and sometimes tragic tale may well make you look at your own neighborhood in a whole new (dark) light. Highly recommended!" - Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Castle of Los Angeles
"With his debut novel, Greg Chapman takes the standard haunted house trope and puts it through a bloody ringer. Hollow House, an engrossing yet horrifying tale about that nondescript, near-to-condemned house-next-door we have all encountered at some point in our lives, joyfully reeks of the dark memories of Poe and Lovecraft. A first-rate thriller, don't read this one alone, or in the deep of night, because that creak you hear might be more than just the old bones of your house settling. Yes, it might be much more." Brian W. Matthews, author of Forever Man, Revelation, and The Conveyance.
"A real page-turner, packed full of powerful horror imagery..." - Mark Smith-Briggs, Chronos Award-winning author
"As pure a slice of American Gothic as you will ever find, with Robert Bloch and Stephen King never far away." - Glam Adelaide Magazine
"Hollow House is much more than a simple haunted house story...this is a dark and gruesome tale, with an ever-increasing creep factor." - Frank Michaels Errington, Horrible Book Reviews
"Hollow House is Chapman's first novel. It promises much, and it delivers on its promises. Traditional yet unconventional, familiar in details yet eerily different and twisted, it does something entirely different with the Bad House...and makes it much Worse." - Collings Notes
For three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to torture and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the witch hunters' methods; who profited; the brave few who protested; and how the Enlightenment gradually replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. Famed witch hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum, and Matthew Hopkins, England's notorious "Witchfinder General," are covered as are the Salem Witch Trials and the last executions in Europe.
WITCH HUNTS RECEIVED THE BRAM STOKER AWARD® FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A GRAPHIC NOVEL AT THE WORLD HORROR CONVENTION IN NEW ORLEANS ON JUNE 15, 2013.
By exploring the literary trope of the carnival and the grotesque, and how the state of cultural and political affairs dictate the monsters created within fiction and film, The body Horror Book is designed to educate, terrify, intrigue, and beguile, if you dare to enter the rabbit hole....
“Insightful and downright entertaining, e Body Horror Book pierces the tenuous membrane between ction and reality, exposing the fears we all have in common ... the horrors in icted on the human body.”
– Bob Pastorella, author of www.thisishorror.co.uk
“If you only have time to read one book... make sure it’s this book.”
– Brendon Meynel, President.Australasian Horror Writers Association Inc.
"Fascinating and accessible, the Body Horror Book is a strikingly diverse exploration of horror that is interested not simply in getting under your skin, but also in nding out just what you’ve got hiding under there."
– William Tea, Ginger Nuts Of Horror
‘...a solid and thought-provoking production.’
– Tabula Rassa Mag
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Kirsten Imani Kasai
John Paul Fitch
Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc
Robert N Stephenson
Tales Of The Lost Volume II: A Covid-19 Charity Anthology
Edited by Bram Stoker Award Winner Eugene Johnson and Steve Dillon
We lose many things during our time in this universe. From the moment we are born we start losing time, and loss becomes a part of our life from the beginning. We lose friends (both imaginary and real), loved ones, pets, and family. We gain stuff and lose stuff, from our socks to our money. We can lose our hope, sanity, passions, our mind, and perhaps even our soul! In the end when death finds us, we end up losing everything... Don't we?
Loss is part of who we are. We can't escape it. We learn from it, grow from it, and so much more. Some of the greatest stories ever forged come from loss. Within this book is some of those stories.
Featuring stories and poetry by an amazing lineup including:
Tim Waggoner * Lisa Morton * Neil Gaiman * Joe Hill * Heather Graham * Christopher Golden * Tim Lebbon * Christina Sng * Vince Liaguno * John Palisano * Kaaron Warren * Chris Mason * Greg Chapman * Tracy Cross * Stephanie W. Wytovich * Alexis Kirkpatrick * Ben Monroe * Lucy A. Snyder and Matthew R. Davis.
Edited by Bram Stoker Award Winner Eugene Johnson and Shirley Jackson award nominated author Steve Dillon. Coming in 2020 from Plaid Dragon Publishing in association with Things in The Well. With cover art by the brilliant Francois Vaillancourt, and interior art by the amazing Luke Spooner.
Money raised by the anthology will go to benefit the Save the Children Coronavirus response.
"Tales of the Lost 2 could be called "Tales of the Dark Heart!" From a coming home story that ends in a not-so-typical cemetery scene to a couple of ultimate sacrifices driven by love, this is a book filled with stories to tear at your heart while making you shiver. There are macabre jack-in-the-boxes and soul-stealing virtual reality games and an apocalypse vision of a mother's love the likes of which I've never read before. These are stories of love and longing and selfless giving and aching loss ... with frequent visits from the monstrous things that inhabit the night. This is a volume of horrific heart and chilling beauty."
- John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant and Voodoo Heart
"Comprising unnerving tales of loss from horror's best-loved writers, LOST 2 is haunting, uncanny, and deeply disquieting. Prepare to lose sleep while reading this one." - Lee Murray, award-winning author of INTO THE ASHES.
Copyright Plaid Dragon Publishing © 2020
Published by Plaid Dragon Publishing in association with Things in The Well.
Midnight Echo magazine is released in a limited print edition and in digital format (epub, mobi, and PDF), and contains more than 100 pages of horror (or dark) fiction, poetry, art, comics, book releases, and more! Visit us at www.midnightechomagazine.com
Edited by Daniel I Russell, Midnight Echo Issue 7, the taboo issue, features all new fiction by Graham Masterton, Lee Battersby, Andrew J McKiernan, and more, disturbing art by Joshua Hoffine, Jason Paulos, and Greg Hughes, interviews with Joe R Lansdale, Graham Masterton, and Joshua Hoffine, the comic series Allure of the Ancients by Mark Farrugia and Greg Chapman, and a special tribute to Paul Haines.
130 pages of fiction, art, interviews, book releases, and more!
So if you like your addictions, your fetishes and all the other things you’ve been told not to like, slip on your latex gloves and take a peek inside. We’d love to indulge in your secret pleasures…and terrors.
Table of Contents:
Commode by Shaun Hamilton
Driven by Anthony Ferguson
Saturday Night at the Milk Bar by Gary Kemble
Symmetry Fades by Rick McQuiston
The Hunting Room by Kia Groom
Brand New Day by G. N. Braun
Dead Inertia by Eric Blair
Just Some Good Old Boys Sitting Around the Fire Talking Shit by A.J Brown
Parlour Party by Michael Penkas
The Case of the Kissing Corpse by Jack Skelter
My First Horror Show by Ed Higgins
I Like to Share by Ron Jon
Ghosts of You by Lee Battersby
See Jane Mesmerised! by Tom McLaughlin
The Final Degustation of Doctor Ernest Blenheim by Andrew J. McKiernan
What the Dark Does by Graham Masterton
A Slice of Life - A Spot of Liver by Paul Haines
(comic) Allure of the Ancients – The Key to His Kingdom by Mark Farrugia and Greg Chapman (not available in MOBI or EPUB formats)
(poetry) Cat by Michelle Scalise
(poetry) Pain and Pin Me Sweetly, My Love by Kurt Newton
(poetry) Pleasure Me by Bec Mirr
(art) Greg Hughes
(art) Jason Paulos
(art) Joshua Hoffine
(interview) Graham Masterton
(interview) Joe R Lansdale
(Interview) Joshua Hoffine
"DAUGHTERS OF THE VEIL" - A young woman discovers the death of her twin sister was not suicide, but something much more sinister.
"OCTOBERVILLE" - When Tom Crane crashes his car into a tree he heads to the nearest town, only to find that Octoberville has a very unhealthy obsession with Halloween.
"HELL-O-WEEN" - A group of demon children go Trick or Treating in Hell, meeting some of humanity's worst along the way. (Originally published in 2009).
"THE END OF HALLOWEEN" - Death looks upon the Earth to find no one celebrates Halloween anymore.
Midnight Echo 17. The official magazine of the Australasian Horror Writers Association, featuring short fiction, poetry and non-fiction from some of Australasia's best writers of dark fiction. Issue 17 includes:
Editorial Greg Chapman
La Belle Morte Sans Merci by Kat Clay
Smothered, Still and Silent by Deborah Sheldon
Feathers by Chris Mason
Hand and Heart by Geraldine Borella
Restless by D.I. Russell
The Fruits of Labour by Mark Towse
The House Contrition Built by Rebecca Fraser
Fearful Symmetry by Stephen Dedman
The Hole in Emily’s Heart by Michael Hughes
Universe, Devoured by Pamela Jeffs
Visitation Rites by Matthew R. Davis
The Lighthouse by Claire Fitzpatrick
The Tub by J. Ashley-Smith
Test of Death by Michael Botur
Animal Parade by Dani Ringrose
Lunch by Joseph A. Pinto
Crybaby Bridge #25 by Gary A. Braunbeck
Stillegeist by Martin Livings
I Want to Go Home by A.J. Brown
Tourist Trap by Richard Farren Barber
Blood and Bone by Robert Mammone
Exposure Compensation by Alan Baxter
Stinson Way: A Southern Gothic by Jacob Lambert
A Little Peace by Rebecca Fung
Mother's House by Greg Chapman
Allure of the Ancients; The Key to His Kingdom - story by Mark Farrugia, illustrations by Greg Chapman
From the Vault: Benson’s Flutter For a Fortune - written by Arthur Bayldon, adapted by Pete Kempshall, illustrated by Colin Wells and edited by Mark Farrugia
An interview with Victor Miller
AHWA Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition winners -
It’s Always the Children Who Suffer by Alan Baxter
Darker by Zena Shapter
Moonlight Sonata by Tim Hawken
A Word from the AHWA President - Geoff Brown
Tartarus - Danny Lovecraft (poetry column)
Pix and Panels – Mark Farrugia (comic column)
Black Roads, Dark Highways #5 – Andrew McKiernan (column)
Celluloid Nightmares – Mark Smith-Briggs
Historica Horroris - Nathaniel Buchanan (new column on real-life hauntings!)
Sinister Reads (all the latest releases from AHWA members)