THE HUNGRY EARTH Available for Pre-order!

My new novel, The Hungry Earth, coming October 5th, is now available for pre-order!

Sakima, New York, a sleepy, idyllic city nestled in the Hudson Valley, a place where everyone knows each other, families look after the highly prized community garden, and the crime rate is so low that Dr. Laura Powell, the police department’s medical examiner, spends most of her time tending to her own private medical practice.

That changes drastically the day a local high school student is found dead, an apparent suicide. Called in to perform the autopsy, Laura uncovers a strange growth inside the body, composed of a mysterious substance she can’t identify. Enlisting the aid of her scientist ex-boyfriend, Booker Coates, Laura launches an investigation that leads to a horrifying discovery.

Something deadly has taken root in Sakima, an organism whose toxic influence spreads like a disease through the population, dangerously altering minds and dominating wills, a ruthless intelligence that demands obedience. As more and more townspeople fall under its control, forming violent mobs to seek out those who remain uninfected, Laura and Booker must find a way to stop it before they become its next victims. But how can they stop something they don’t understand?

With The Hungry Earth, Nicholas Kaufmann, co-author of the bestselling horror novel 100 Fathoms Below with Steven L. Kent, launches a chilling new series of science thrillers featuring Medical Examiner Laura Powell.

“Nicholas Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is required reading for anyone who loves tightly plotted horror. It’s a gleeful throwback to the best body horror of the ’80s, updated with a modern premise. His best work to date. Devour it, before it devours you!” – Sarah Langan, bestselling author of Good Neighbors

I’m very excited about this one! You can pre-order the e-book edition at AmazonBarnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, and Apple Books! Pre-order the paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookseller!

Update: The Hungry Earth is now available on NetGalley!

Exclusive Cover Reveal for THE HUNGRY EARTH!

This Is Horror has got the exclusive cover reveal for my novel The Hungry Earth, coming this October! (And look for pre-orders to open on Monday.) See it here!

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.



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