New Book Announcement: THE HUNGRY EARTH

From Publishers Lunch:


Announcement: “Giving the Devil His Due”

I’m proud to be a part of this project with so many great authors:

The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is proud to announce Giving the Devil His Due, their first charity short story anthology under their Read For Pixels program which will be published in partnership with Running Wild Press on September 1st, 2021. The anthology will feature sixteen stories in homage to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, one of the largest annual anti-violence against women events in the world. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of the anthology will go towards supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women programs, campaigns, and resources.

Giving the Devil His Due is inspired by award-winning Horror author Stephen Graham Jones’s story “Hell On The Homefront Too” about a battered wife who finally gets rid of her abusive war-hero-turned-zombie husband. The theme of the anthology is the comeuppance of men who commit violence against women and girls. With a Twilight Zone vibe, this anthology evokes the spirit of Rod Serling to tell compelling stories that will help get the conversation about violence against women started amongst book lovers and fandoms worldwide while sending a clear message that misogyny, toxic masculinity, and violence against women is unacceptable.

Edited by Rebecca Brewer, formerly of Ace/Roc (Penguin Random House), this anthology will feature sixteen major names and rising stars in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror today. Authors who have been confirmed to date include Christina Henry, Dana Cameron, Errick Nunnally, Hillary Monahan, Jason Sanford, Kaaron Warren, Kelley Armstrong, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Murray, Linda D. Addison, Maurice Broaddus, Nicholas Kaufmann, Nisi Shawl, Peter Tieryas, and Stephen Graham Jones.

“The Pixel Project is honoured to collaborate with sixteen authors, Ms. Brewer, and Running Wild Press to vault the awareness-raising side of Read For Pixels to the next level with this anthology,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “Violence against women is one of the most brutal, widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and yet there remains a wall of silence around it in many cultures and families. We believe that stories have the power to change the world by bringing this issue into the light and hope that the sixteen tales in this anthology will not only get people to think about the issue but also galvanise them to take action to stop violence against women and girls in their communities worldwide.”

“Running Wild is honoured to partner with The Pixel Project on such a fantastic collection benefitting such a worthy cause,” said Lisa Diane Kastner, Founder and Executive Editor, Running Wild Press. “It’s time we end violence against women. No woman or girl deserves to be treated with disrespect, malice, and harm. We’re kicking the devil in the butt and showing him the curb!”

Giving the Devil His Due will be available on all major bookseller platforms in the United States and its territories, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand on September 1st, 2021.

One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington

I’m honored to announce that my story “Whatever Happened to Solstice Young?” has been reprinted in the charity anthology One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington. Frank was a friend, a fellow Necon camper, and a highly regarded book reviewer. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated in Frank’s memory to the American Transplant Foundation.

Other authors in the anthology include Stephen King, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Chizmar, Christopher Golden, Jonathan Maberry, Jeff Strand, and many more. The paperback is out now, and the e-book should be available soon.

You can order a copy here. I hope you enjoy this tribute to a good man for a good cause.

New Edition of CHASING THE DRAGON Now Available!

Rising from the ashes of the ChiZine Publications scandal, the Shirley Jackson Award-nominated and International Thriller Writers Award-nominated Chasing the Dragon is now available once again courtesy of Crossroad Press!

“A tight, focused narrative…Chasing the Dragon is unlike any other novel I’ve read, and easily one of my favorite reads [of the year]. It is definitely worth checking out if you like fantasy, horror, stories about the darker side of things (cuz heroin addiction is pretty dark) and deep, unique character work.” Black Gate

Chasing the Dragon moves like a bullet. As blood-soaked and thunderous as a Sergio Leone western, and grimly referential to classic pulp horror, Kaufmann turns the screws and steadily escalates the tension. A gory, thoroughly rollicking thriller–not to be missed.” — Laird Barron, author of Blood Standard and Black Mountain

Chasing the Dragon is currently available as an e-book. A new paperback edition is coming soon, but you can buy the e-book right now from:



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Crossroad Press is also the publisher of my novel In the Shadow of the Axe and my collection Still Life: Nine Stories, and I’m thrilled to be working with them again to bring Chasing the Dragon back to life!



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