Features Week July Day 2: Bo Chappell

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been enjoying writing about as long as I can remember, but I was first published in 2013 in a Doctor Who collection of fan essays called “The Doctor and I”.


What inspired you to become a writer?

Just being a lonely kid in the eighties swimming around in the most imaginative material. Cartoons, comics, video games, movies, toys. All these things were reaching insane heights, and I was smack dab in the middle of it. I wanted to be creative too. So, drawing and writing have been with me pretty much my whole life.


Are you published anywhere?

Yeah, besides the previously mentioned collection, I have two books out. One is “Year 47”, a survival horror western, and the other is a children’s book about monsters called “Once You Get To Know Me”. I’m also featured in the horror-writers.com anthology “Dreams of Desolation”, which I was fortunate enough to have done the cover for as well.


Year 47:



Once You Get To Know Me:



Dreams of Desolation:



Which of your written pieces is your favorite?

Year 47. So much of me is invested in that book, and if it was the only book I had ever put out, I’d still be happy. https://amzn.to/2l8brGQ


In what genre do you write?

I’ve mainly been in the horror genre, but I’d really like to branch out more because I enjoy other genres just as much, if not more.


What is the most challenging part about being a writer in the genre you’ve chosen?

It’s either trying to convey fear or unease so your reader feels it, or facing the underbelly of the fan base who try to define what horror is to the point it becomes a toxin of exclusivity.


What writer(s) do you look up to?

Paul Dini, Charlie Kaufman, Alan Moore, Max Brooks, Grant Morrison


Do you have any funny stories about your writing adventures?

I’m pretty boring actually. As a writer, I should have more anecdotes, right. *Sigh*

I will share that I went out to lunch with my folks not too long ago, and out of the blue, my mom simply stated, “You’re an author.” as if it had just occurred to her. It was cute, and it made me feel special.


Is there anyone you’d like to promote?

Man, so many of my community friends have so much going on to promote. I admire all of them. But let’s go with the newest and go with “The Grey Rooms”. It’s a new horror anthology podcast with an amazing production that I getting ready to launch. The first episode is available now. http://thegreyrooms.com


Where can we find you on social media?

You can pretty much find me anywhere as @infrafan or my site bochappell.wordpress.com

Bo is an amazing author and an entertaining follow on Twitter. Check out his work and support your local internet friends!!

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