They’d Rather Eat Their Own ____

Reader reviews are one of the most fundamental ways we authors have of getting our books out into the world. Tragically, we have a harder time getting readers to write those reviews than we do convincing them to eat their own ____ (at least some people have a fetish for that).

But, Josh, I hear you thinking, we’re not all losers like yourself with nothing better to do. You think it’s easy for us to come up with some fancy review?

First of all, mean. And second, who the heck’s talking about anything fancy?

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JEWISH HORROR 101: Virtual Celebration of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR | Sunday, Nov. 28

On the first night of Hanukkah, November 28 at 5 pm PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET Denver Horror Collective hosts “Jewish Horror 101,” an hour-long virtual Zoom event celebrating the publication of the award-winning small press’ third horror fiction anthology, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, available online and at bookstores across the U.S.

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Whether it’s pirate rabbis or demon-slaying Bible queens, concentration camp vampires or beloved, fearless bubbies, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR offers you twenty-two dark tales about the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people, selected by award-winning editor and horror author Josh Schlossberg, with a foreword by Rabbi John Carrier and introduction by Molly Adams of the Jewish Horror Review.

“Jewish Horror 101” will feature five anthology authors revealing secrets about famous and lesser-known creatures from Jewish folklore and mythology appearing in their stories, including the golem (Simon Rosenberg), Lilith (Molly Adams), the dybbuk (John Baltisberger), mazzikim (Emily Ruth Verona), the alukah (Michael Picco), and the Watchers.

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THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR Is Out Today!

THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, the fiction anthology I edited for Denver Horror Collective, is available today, Halloween, in print and e-book through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Godless.com, and your local bookstore (check Indiebound.org to see if they have it, and if not, ask them to order it)!

While I was lead editor for TERROR AT 5280’ (Denver Horror Collective, 2019), and did copy edits for CONSUMED: TALES INSPIRED BY THE WENDIGO (Denver Horror Collective, 2020), this is the first and only anthology I’ve edited alone and I’m excited to unleash it upon the world!

As I’ve said before, the hardest part of putting together this anthology about the history, culture, and folklore of my people—the Jews—was rejecting the dozens of excellent stories that didn’t quite make it into the book. The ones that did, however, cover a vast territory of Jewish horror from the expected—golems, dybbuks, demons—to the unexpected. And, believe it or not, the process has given me a deeper appreciation of my own heritage.

Before even being released, the book has already been getting great reviews, including Publishers Weekly, “the bible of the book business,” calling it a “superior anthology.” Plus, I was just on Colorado Public Radio with one of the authors, Lindsay King-Miller, to talk about the inspiration behind it.

I really think horror readers are going to love THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, as well as those coming from a Jewish background or who are simply interested in learning more about the culture. And even those for whom horror isn’t their cup of tea I suspect will enjoy many of the lighter stories.

So I hope you pick the book up today and please be sure to leave a review when you’re finished!