Jennifer Anne Gordon interviews me on her Let’s Scare Jennifer to Death podcast about the comforts of horror fiction, my depiction of a character with Alzheimers in MALINAE, editing THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, and pushing through the darkness into the light.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “social proof” in the writing world. Especially after my novella MALINAE won Horror Authors Guild “Novella of the Year,” and the anthology I edited for Denver Horror Collective, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, just qualified for the Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot.
MALINAE, my cosmic folk horror novella from D&T Publishing, and THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, the anthology I edited for Denver Horror Collective, together at last in Denver Westword! (even if it was several weeks ago)
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah—or like me, a good old-fashioned blood sacrifice to bring back the sun—my cosmic horror novella, MALINAE by D&T Publishing (winner of “Novella of the Year” at Horror Author’s Guild 2021 Baba Yaga Awards), makes a great gift!
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…
But, Josh, I hear you thinking, we’re not all mountain hermits 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?