Nicholas Kaufmann

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Nicholas Kaufmann is the Bram Stoker Award-, Thriller Award-, and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of numerous books and stories. He has also written extensively in non-fiction, including monthly pop culture columns on horror and dark fantasy for the popular websites Fear Zone and The Internet Review of Science Fiction, and a chapter on plotting short stories in the Writers Digest book ON WRITING HORROR. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.

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Nicholas Kaufmann Hi, Bookworm! I'm so glad you loved the Trent series! It always makes me happy to hear from readers who enjoy my work. In response to your question, I…moreHi, Bookworm! I'm so glad you loved the Trent series! It always makes me happy to hear from readers who enjoy my work. In response to your question, I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that the first two books in the Trent series did not sell well at all. In fact, they sold so poorly that the publisher doesn't want to publish the third. Now here's the good news: You can help them change their mind by telling all your friends to read the Trent series. If we get those sales numbers up, there's a much better chance of the third one coming out! Thanks for your question, Bookworm, and keep reading!(less)
Nicholas Kaufmann Hi, Jami! Thanks for asking. Goodreads didn't alert me to your reply, so I'm glad you've reprinted your question here. I have indeed been giving…moreHi, Jami! Thanks for asking. Goodreads didn't alert me to your reply, so I'm glad you've reprinted your question here. I have indeed been giving self-publishing the third volume a lot of thought! I don't know if I would crowd fund it--I've never done that--but it's looking increasingly like the only way the trilogy will be completed (or continued into a longer series, for that matter). I'm glad you like Philip, by the way! He's my favorite character!(less)
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Good News for “The Fire and the Stag”

I’m thrilled to announce that my story “The Fire and the Stag” is included in Ellen Datlow’s extended recommended reading list for The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 11!

“The Fire and the Stag” appeared in Black Static #63, which you can pick up here.

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Paul Tremblay's tour-de-force story collection is a must-read, not just for existing Tremblay fans (the good news for those who've read his previous, small-press collections is that there's only a small amount of overlap here), but also for fans of s ...more
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“You're telling me a shape-shifting demon just walked out onto Fifth Avenue and blended in with the crowd?" I asked. "Hailed a fucking cab after tearing everyone to pieces down here?”
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“It’s not as easy as it looks to come back from the dead.”
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“The Mad Affliction's arm shot out of the cage, grasping for me. I jumped back. His long, ragged talons swiped the air in front of me.

"Free me!" the Mad Affliction cried. He grasped for Bethany, but she backed away, too. "Free me and know the living nightmare that is unending madness!"

"You're not doing yourself any favors," I told him.”
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“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.”
Anatole France

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
Stephen King

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