3Q’s Special – Greg Chapman keeps it pretty drab!


Real special 3Q’s here today! Since I first read Greg Chapman’s novella ‘The Eschatologist’ (I read it titled as ‘The Followers’), I was hooked. ‘Netherkind’ is still one of my favorite novels EVER and everything he puts out is bleak and dark. Couple that with how phenomenal of a cover artist is, and Greg is a force to be reckoned with. I’m truly honored that he did the cover for my release ‘An Endless Darkness: The Novellas,’ and if you thought that cover was amazing, wait until you see the cover he did for my next novel.

I’m so happy and honored to have Greg today as my 3Q’s Special guest!

Please, do welcome Greg!


Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try to write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?

Greg: These days my writing time is pretty sporadic. Earlier this year I took three months off from my day job (which is also writing) to work on two new short story collections I’ve got coming out from IFWG Publishing in the next year or so. But when I do write I grab a notebook and venture into a quiet space and write longhand. Eight handwritten pages usually gives me about 3000 words so that’s what I aim for.

Steve: If you started a series and for some reason had to have another author finish it, who would you choose?

Greg: Matthew Tait. He’s a fine writer and is probably one of the few author mates of mine who truly understands my fiction.

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!

Greg: As I say I am currently working on a couple of new short story collections, but Crossroad Press recently re-released three of my novels – Hollow House, Netherkind and The Noctuary: Pandemonium. Every author says this, but I poured my heart and soul into these novels. Hollow House is a broad strokes character study of people’s pain and an empty house that feeds on them, Netherkind is my attempt at making readers see an anthropophagic monster as a messiah and The Noctuary mythos is just dark madness – a love letter to my all-time favourite author, Clive Barker. They’re early works, but I love them all the same. I especially wish Netherkind had more readers. If you like bleak horror that looks at the ugly side of the human experience then my books might be for you. I also recently guest-edited an issue of Midnight Echo Magazine that contains some fantastic fiction by some of Australasia’s best horror writers. It was a real privilege.

Steve: Bonus Question! If they made a movie about your life, what actor or actress would you suggest they get to play you?
Greg: Haha. That would make for one pretty drab movie, but if I had to choose, I’d say Martin Freeman would be great for it.


Great choice, though! Martin is a fantastic actor!

Thank you so much for doing this Greg!

To find more of his work – both written and artistic – check the links!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Greg-Chapman/e/B004Q7PCRE/

Author website: https://darkscrybe.com/

Cover Artist website: https://dark-designs.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkscrybe

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