Eric Kiefer


Eric Kiefer is an award-winning wordsmith, a modern-day troubadour and a 15-year factotum.

Apparently, the dude has a way with words. His debut novel “The Soft Exile” was named as one of the “Books We Loved in 2012” by the East Bay Express, and his journalism has won commendations that include half a dozen New Jersey Press Association awards and a New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists award.

He has written for the North Jersey Media Group,, The London Sunday Times, and Fiction Vortex, as well as on many bathroom walls across America.

Kiefer is also a unique and entertaining musician who specializes in a one-man-band, singer-songwriter style of performance. He’s appeared at various events, bars and venues such as The Crossroads in New Jersey, the Purple Moon Pub in Vermont, the Red Light Café in Atlanta and the First Rutherford Anti War Rally.

Kiefer’s discography includes his funk-folk tinged debut album, “The Spectre and the Dozer,” as well as the full-length zombie concept album, “The New Zeitgeist: Songs From The Zombie Apocalypse” and its accompanying e-book, “The New Zeitgeist: A Tale From The Zombie Apocalypse.”

Kiefer’s additional projects include his poetry/music mashup, “Spoken Word For The Doomed.”

The wordsmith and troubadour is equally as proud of more than a decade of blue-collar work experience, which includes jobs at almost a dozen local gas stations, fast food joints and supermarkets, as well as gigs as a mall Christmas elf, a highway road flagger, a kennel attendant and a pancake-house waiter.

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Your Seed For The Moon: A Graphic Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Graphic novel, Fiction » Fantasy » General
“Your Seed For The Moon” is an R-rated retelling of the classic fable of the Man In The Moon. An unabashed love story (albeit a creepy one), the graphic novella follows the crew of The Leviathan – a mighty spaceship – on their desperate quest to save their oil-fueled world from extinction by stealing a secret power… the heart of the moon. (Art: Carlo Boirard / Story: Eric Kiefer)
The Soft Exile
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Soft Exile chronicles an idealistic, young American’s decision to join the Peace Corps after an aborted suicide attempt. He spends two years in the fabled lands of the Mongolian desert-steppe, searching for redemption and an alternative to modern American life, all the while lusting for an answer to a question that will either doom or save everything… “What is the value of a good deed?”
The New Zeitgeist: A Tale from the Zombie Apocalypse
Price: Free! Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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Zombies. Survival. Music. Revolution. This is The New Zeitgeist: A Tale from the Zombie Apocalypse. Designed to be read in a single sitting, the 16,000 word novella chronicles the origin story of Ray Bukowski, a fictional songwriter who spends the zombie apocalypse trapped inside a New York City recording studio.

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