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:

Kindle

Nook

Google Play

Smashwords

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!

Coming Soon…

This Friday, February 21st, is my birthday, but you get something special that day, too. Rising from the ashes on 2/21/2020…

E-book first, paperback down the road. Purchasing links will be posted as soon as it’s available.

COME JOIN US BY THE FIRE Gets Further Distribution

I’m thrilled to announce that after an exclusive period on Google Play, where it garnered more than 100,000 downloads, Nightfire’s inaugural audiobook horror anthology, Come Join Us By the Fire, which includes my original story “Spawning Season,” is now available for free on other platforms, including Spotify, Apple, Kobo, and Libro.fm!

Click here for more information!

2019 Awards Eligibility Post

I have two short stories that are eligible for awards consideration this year:

  1. “Coriander for the Hidden” – published in Interzone #280, March-April 2019, fantasy, 5400 words.
  2. “Spawning Season” – published in the audio-only anthology Come Join Us By the Fire (Tor/Nightfire), edited by Theresa DeLucci,  October 2019, horror/weird fiction, 2600 words (if that matters for audio).

If you’re interested in reading either of them for awards consideration, please email me at nick DOT kaufmann AT gmail DOT com. Or you can listen to “Spawning Season” for free here. Many thanks!

 

 

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