BP Gregory

Biography

Author and avid reader BP Gregory brings monsters, machines and roaming cities, insanity, betrayal and lust! With such tales you shouldn't always feel comfortable or safe.

Hailing from sober corporate beginnings she's been an archaeology student and a dilettante of biology, psychology, and apocalypse prepping. However, her love of frogmarching hapless characters through hell drew her to science fiction, horror and urban fantasy: all vehicles for peeling back screaming layers to discover what, if anything, lurks within. Do we each treasure some inviolate core of self, kept safe from our actions and choices? Would it matter if nobody saw it?

BP Gregory is the author of four novels including the recently released outback horror The Town, about a mysterious hidden town and those desperate souls who vanish seeking it. A stroll down life's eerie back alleys with a few fistfuls of short stories, and a novelette which was a messy love letter to her adolescence in the city round out the piece.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and is currently working on Flora & Jim, the frozen post-apocalyptic tragedy she's always wanted to write.

For sneak peeks, more stories, reviews and recommendations as she ploughs through her to-read pile visit bpgregory.com.

Smashwords Interview

As at August 2017 you have four novels as well as a cluster of short stories that seem to vascillate between science fiction, humour, and horror. Did you set out to be a genre writer?
I love to write about people. Both horror and sci-fi allow me to frogmarch characters through extreme situations. Peeling back their layers bit by bit to discover what, if anything, lurks inside. Do we each treasure some inviolate core of self, kept safe from our actions and choices? Would it matter if nobody ever saw it?
With such an interest in people, do you write about real life?
I never write about real life. I figure if I wanted reality, I could stand on a street corner and watch it.

But I'm always thrilled to hear someone complain, "You wrote about me!", even though they're dead wrong. Because that's the idea: you're supposed to identify, it's what makes the characters rich. A male friend once proudly claimed I based Simon from Only Skin on him, which horrified me to hear. That character's a real jerk.

Pretty much every novel finds its germ in something that's happened to me, however. Even if you need to dig a long way back to find it.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find BP Gregory online


Where to buy in print


Books

Flora & Jim
Pre-release—available October 14, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The world is frozen. The animals ascendant. And, locked in desperate pursuit of "the other father" across a grim icy apocalypse, Jim will do anything to keep his daughter alive. Flora & Jim is BP Gregory's fifth novel, scheduled for release late 2018.
White Picket
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00)
The starving folk in rags love gathering on my lawn to wait for me to get home. More every day. The author was always fascinated by what could be contained in a brief moment. This short urban fiction story is part of a suite of short science fiction, fantasy and horror pieces by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing. Includes bonus short story Abstract.
Hard Plastic Candy
Series: Automatons. Price: $1.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 170,990. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the Omnibus Edition of the novels Automatons and Something for Everything. Perhaps the world ended and we brought it on ourselves. Spanning hundreds of years, books one and two of Automatons are a stripping bare of the ways people stumble blindly down the same old paths, and how we find it so much easier to be humane to our technology than each other.
The Town
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 52,200. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Kate knows what she saw on the satellite footage: the burnt out remains of a town. But she was drunk, the evidence vanishes and nobody believes her. Determined to prove it at any cost she sets out into remote bushland and farms, exposing a slew of horrible urban legends, sinister locals, and the mystery of too many people who vanished over the years with nowhere to go.
Abstract
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It had only slowly dawned that he was in fact subsisting in a flat beneath General Fucking Broncawei, a war criminal. But once it had, every creak and shudder of the ceiling became especially ominous. This short urban fiction story is part of a suite of short science fiction, fantasy and horror pieces by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing.
Something for Everything
Series: Automatons. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Long ago humanity retreated into migrating cities, leaving the landscape to monsters. Within the safety of walls the caste of Surgeons are denied human touch to preserve their skills. A Surgeon must not be touched. The city can never stop. Comforting truths to live by. But the other cities have fallen silent. Fear stalks the streets. And John the Surgeon craves touch more than anything.
Lunchbox
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Do ghosts exist? Surely the city would be crawling with them by now ... Out on a drunken pub crawl, John and Charles are about to find out what happens when ghosts reach out from the icy walls and touch somebody. As seen on creepypasta.com in August 2015 this little horror is part of a suite of short stories, each its own maelstrom of human suffering and longing.
Orotund: Collected Short Stories Volume Two
Series: Collected Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A paroled monster, a prostitute and a policeman all see a little girl lost but this isn't the start of a joke. An isolated, frail old man trapped in his apartment; what possible threat could he pose to the sociopaths next door? Take a stroll down humanity's eerie back alleys and enjoy BP Gregory's newest science fiction, urban fantasy and horror short stories packaged together in Orotund.
Outermen
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 97,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00)
An oppressed world locked inside a shell, without a single star to wish on. Now the void beyond has spat back Michael Formir, splintered in mind and body. And he may have brought something terrible with him. Fear the sky with BP Gregory's latest science fiction / horror novel Outermen.
Glory
Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Students were discouraged from venturing into the park's public toilet. Of course they all knew, in whispers and titters, it was because of the hole. This cautionary horror is part of a suite of short science fiction, urban fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing. Contains disquieting (adult) themes.
Submerged
Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
An isolated, frail old man trapped in his apartment. What possible threat could he pose to the sociopaths next door? Except Brendan has his wife's foolish bravery to live up to ... This oppressive horror is part of a suite of short science fiction, urban fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing.
Mould
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.00)
My best friend was in Pompeii. And like everybody else on that fateful day she never left, leaving me orbiting helplessly within horror, reincarnation and the persistence of memory. As seen on creepypasta.com in 2014, this mournful little horror is the most obscure of a suite of short science fiction, urban fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory.
Strangers
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.20)
A paroled monster, a prostitute and a policeman all see a little girl lost, but this isn't the start of a joke. What can such a morsel do, when all that's left to rely on is the kindness of strangers? This short urban fantasy is part of a suite of short science fiction, fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing.
The Elevator Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00)
A well heeled lady almost misses an elevator, but she will desperately wish that she had. The Elevator Story, a horror of inadvertently dropping out of reality, is part of a suite of short science fiction, urban fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing.
Cacophony: Collected Short Stories Volume One
Series: Collected Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
In the dim swampland of his mind Boris Bulgaris has always dreamed of working with fast food. The government executes people who fly as "terrorists", but Guntarc knows he can escape his life amidst the clouds. A well heeled lady almost misses an elevator, and she will desperately wish that she had. Annotated with bonus snippets of background lore from the author.
Automatons
Series: Automatons. Price: Free! Words: 82,360. Language: Australian English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Perhaps the world ended, and we brought it on ourselves. But only Joyce noticed the whimper. And she might just be tits-out crazy. Intended for adult readers, science fiction / humour novel Automatons is a stripping bare of the ways people stumble blindly down the same old paths, and how we find it so much easier to be humane to our technology rather than each other.

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BP Gregory's favorite authors on Smashwords

David Blake
Latest book: Aware. Published July 20, 2014. (4.67 from 6 reviews)
Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Latest book: Aurealis #102. Published July 2, 2017.
Hertzan Chimera
Latest book: War World. Published September 23, 2015.
Jonathan Antony Strickland
Latest book: Things To Do When You Become A Zombie!. Published May 30, 2018. (5.00 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by BP Gregory

  • Lipstick on Feb. 07, 2013

    Forgotten what it's like to feel sexy? A little sweaty and short of breath after finishing racy hen's romp Lipstick, I simply can't wait for the release of Melbourne burlesque celebrity Ms Nichols' upcoming compilation of short erotic stories.
  • Sloughing Off the Rot on June 20, 2013

    What are we reading?: Sloughing Off the Rot, by Lance Carbuncle. Give me the short version: Wiped tabula-rasa clean, John embarks on a surrealist journey to not only rediscover, but literally recreate himself. Are you looking for something different? I mean, really different? Sloughing Off the Rot is a meandering lyrical re-envisioning of biblical allegory, pop culture, songs, catchphrases, states of mind and just plain linguistic fun. Lance Curbuncle writes with the supreme confidence of one who can hold a loose reign; swigning between wham and whimsy without ever relinquishing control. I was rather reminded of the first time I read Naked Lunch: how briskly staccato and yet still elastic and melting narrative suddenly seemed to feel. Although I enjoyed the skillful to-and-fro of the language, through no fault of its own the story didn't really click for me - the elements that light my fire tend to be fairly specific. Don't be dissuaded from picking this up, as there's an audience out there waiting to go crazy for this book. Favourite moment: Along the road, they encountered other men and boys. Santiago plucked an everlasting supply of worms from his bottomless bag and dropped them in the people's eyes. And the men and boys joined them and danced along the road, spinning and circling around John, as planets orbiting a sun."