DENVER WESTWORD: What’s Scary? Josh Schlossberg on MALINAE, Denver Horror and More

I blackmailed Westword, Denver’s alt-weekly, to write a piece about me, and they fell right in line.

It wasn’t the pandemic that provided the inspiration for Denver horror author Josh Schlossberg’s new novel, Malinae, a yarn of biological horror about growing old…and perhaps growing in terrifying ways, too. But the pandemic did provide the time in which he could write it.

“The book’s biggest overlap with the pandemic is the isolation the protagonist experiences, cooped up in his house thanks to a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis and unable to participate in the activities he used to take for granted. And, as many of us have learned over the coronapocalypse, the long-term effect of isolation is an increasing alienation with humanity as a whole,” Schlossberg says. “Or maybe that’s just me.”

READ MORE at Westword

Monsters of D&T: ELDER HORROR on July 29

A knife to the brain takes out a zombie. A stake to the heart finishes a vampire. And a silver bullet puts down a werewolf. But the only way to beat old age is to, well, die.

In the first of its “Monsters of D&T” virtual events on Thursday, July 29 at 5 pm PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET, D&T Publishing’s Dawn Shea hosts three authors whose new books examine aging—aka “elder horror”—in very different ways.

Summer Feaker (HAVEN MANOR TRILOGY), Josh Schlossberg (MALINAE), and Mark Towse (NANA) will read briefly from their latest works, share their takes on the elder horror subgenre, and reveal their greatest fears of getting old.

Reserve your free ticket now via Eventbrite!

Table of Contents for THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR

I’m terrified to announce the table of contents for THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, the anthology I’m editing for Denver Horror Collective, due out Hanukkah 2021.

Introduction by Molly Adams
“Eighth Night” by John Baltisberger
“The Hand of Fire” by Daniel Braum
“Welcome Death” by JD Blackrose
Foreword by Rabbi John Carrier
“The Last Plague” by KD Casey
“On Seas of Blood and Salt” by Richard Dansky
“Bar Mitzvah Lessons” by Stewart Gisser
“The Wisdom of Solomon” by Ken Goldman
“Bread and Salt” by Elana Gomel
“Forty Days Before Birth” by Colleen Halupa
“Demon Hunter Vashti” by Henry Herz
“Catch and Release” by Vivian Kasley
“How to Build a Sukkah at the End of the World” by Lindsay King-Miller
“Phinehas the Zealot” by Ethan K. Lee
“In the Red” by Mike Marcus
“The 38th Funeral” by Marc Morgenstern
“The Horse Leech Has Two Maws” by Michael Picco
“Same as Yesterday” by Alter Reiss
“The Rabbi’s Wife” by Simon Rosenberg
“Ba ‘Lat Ov” by Brenda Tolian
“The Hanukkult of Taco Wisdom” by Margret Treiber
“The Divorce From God” by Rami Ungar
“A Purim Story” by Emily Ruth Verona