Nick is a bestselling author of horror, thrillers, and science fiction novels and short stories. His work has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and the Dragon Award. A popular guest on professional panels, podcasts, and festivals, Nick speaks about the process and business of writing and publishing; film, TV & pop culture; and strange and unusual science. His speaking style blends facts, humor, and an engaging personality that educates and entertains creative and corporate audiences.

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On Writing and Publishing”

• The Coming AI Publishing Apocalypse (Moderator)

• The Business of Writing: IP, Agents, Submissions, and Contracts

• Writing and Submitting in the Face of Rejection

• Choose Your Reality: Writing in the Science Fiction Genre

• Crossing Literary Streams: Blending Blood-Curdling Horror with Science Fiction

• Runaway Prose: Writing Fast-Paced Stories and Novels (Online Course Teacher)

“On Film, TV, Pop Culture”

• Endless Darkness, Endless Chaos, Endless War: The Cosmic Horror of the Warhammer Universe

• It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Writing Superheroes in the 21st Century (Moderator)

• Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Classic and Contemporary Film & TV

• The Jewish Tradition in Weird Fiction: Jewish Horror Stories

• TV Anthology Horror Through the Ages

• Horror Novels for the Non-Horror Reader

• The Healing Power of Horror

“On Strange-But-True Science Facts”

• Co-host of Spooky Science Lab podcast (ongoing)

• Strange and little-known science facts about the natural world

• Weird Science or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Research

• The Fungus Among Us: From Ambergris to Yuggoth, an A to Z of Fungal Facts and Fictions


Boskone • The House of Know • LitReactor (online teaching) • Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival • Milford Readers and Writers Festival • NecronomiCon Providence • The Northeastern Writers Conference (NECon) • Philcon • Readercon • Scares That Care Charity Weekend • World Fantasy Convention • World Horror Convention

Bring “Big Nick Energy” to your audiences


Email nick.kaufmann@gmail.com
Phone Number 917-453-9412
LinkedIn @nicholas-kaufmann

Podcast, radio, and video interviews

The Healing Power of Horror
The Alchemy of Wellness

Weird Science with Nicholas Kaufmann
Jason's Weird Reads

Spooky Science Lab with Nicholas Kaufmann and Dave Wellington
Russ's Rockin' Rollercoaster

“Spectral Violinist” with Sci-Fi/Horror Author Nicholas Kaufmann
Sasha Graham's Ghost Stories by the Fire

Music and the Savage Beast
The Midnight Shop of Shadows

Nicholas Kaufmann – It’s In Your Soul
Real Chills Podcast

From Ambergris to Yuggoth: The Fungus Among Us Panel from NecronomiCon 2022
The Outer Dark Podcast

Nicholas Kaufmann and The Stone Serpent
Jason’s Weird Reads

Friday Conversation: Leanna Renee Hieber, Nicholas Kaufmann & PD Cacek
Steve Talks Books

The Jewish Tradition in Weird Fiction Panel at NecronomiCon 2022
The Outer Dark Podcast

Organic Transformations (with Nicholas Kaufmann)
Josh’s Worst Nightmare

Live Reading and Q&A
Galactic Terrors

Fungi with Nicholas Kaufmann!
Ghoulish Podcast

Live Author Chat – Nicholas Kaufmann
Dark Between Pages

Friday Conversation: Nicholas Kaufmann (The Hungry Earth)
Steve Talks Books

Nicholas Kaufmann Interview
Jason’s Weird Reads

Nicholas Kaufmann, Part One
The Adam Messer Show on WRUU 107.5 Savannah

Nicholas Kaufmann, Part Two
The Adam Messer Show on WRUU 107.5 Savannah

Spooky Stories: Talking Horror with James Chambers, Nadia Bulkin, Nicholas Kaufmann
Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster

Who Goes There?/The Thing From Another World
The Literary License Podcast

Nicholas Kaufmann
The Horror Show with Brian Keene

Interview with Nicholas Kaufmann
Sword & Laser