Podcast and Mind Meld

Attention, people who enjoy listening to other people talk! Have you been dying to hear my interview with the fine folks at Sword & Laser but didn’t want to be annoyed by those pesky visuals of us actually talking? (I don’t know why that would be. I mean, I may not be all that, but Veronica and Tom are lookers!) Well, anyway, good news, humans! The interview is now available as a podcast for your earholes! Listen to it on the treadmill, during your commute, or while just staring blankly at the living room wall!

In other news, I’m part of a Mind Meld over at SF Signal today. This one is called “What Book Would You Like to Experience Again for the First Time?” Want to know which book I chose? Click on through and be amazed!

Stories Appearing in Two Anthologies

Two anthologies are hitting the shelves this month, and I’ve got stories in both of them!


First, Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War!, which includes my story “The Sorcerer’s Apprenticebot,” is out now in a new “rack-sized” paperback format. The more convenient size and lower price tag of $9.99 should make this a more attractive choice than the original oversized, $17.99 paperback. You still get Fabio Listrani’s amazing illustrations for each story, too, except now they’re in black-and-white instead of full color. Not a bad trade-off, though.


Next, a brand new anthology called All-American Horror of the 21st Century: The First Decade 2000-2010, edited by Mort Castle, who also edited the award-winning Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury. This one includes a reprint of my story “Under the Skin,” which was first published in City Slab #7 in 2005. This looks to be a very good anthology. That cover art, on the other hand…

Get ’em while they’re hot!


Here’s Something That Happened at the World Fantasy Convention

Big, backslapping congratulations to my good friends Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi of ChiZine Publications (publishers of Chasing the Dragon!) for winning the British Fantasy Society’s PS Publishing Independent Press Award for Best Small Press! Woohoo!

Many hearty congrats also to my friends Helen Marshall for winning the BFS’s Sydney J. Bounds Newcomer Award for Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications) and Robert Shearman for winning the BFS’s Best Collection Award for Remember Why You Fear Me (ChiZine Publications)!

It’s all CZP, all the time!


The November issue of Locus is on magazine shelves now and features a review of Dying Is My Business! The review isn’t currently online, only in the magazine, so I can’t link to it. But here’s a snippet:

Kaufmann…combines elements from myth, fairytale, horror, and even ’30s film romance and detective stories, for an imaginative, appealing take on urban fantasy that seems uniquely suited to New York City, past and present.

I love it! Also, a 1930s detective story-style hat tip to Nick Mamatas for letting me know about the review.



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