I was able to trick the esteemed publication, Shoutout Colorado, into thinking I’m a successful author, editor, and publisher. Read all my dirty lies below.
Interviewed on Let’s Scare Jennifer to Death Podcast
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.
Bloody Good Reads Podcast
Mark Goddard had me on his Bloody Good Reads podcast to talk about my three favorite folk horror books and what warped my psyche enough for me to start writing horror.
MALINAE + THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR in Westword
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)
What’s So Scary About Colorado? These Six Authors Have the Answer
No idea how I snuck into this Westword (Denver’s alt-weekly) article featuring five well-known Colorado horror authors–including Steve Rasnic Tem and Stephen Graham Jones–but I’ll take it!
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.”
Harass Me on Colorado Festival of Horror Live & Undead | Friday, May 21 @ 5 pm (MT)
Tune in and harass me on Friday, May 21 at 5 pm MT, when I talk about biological horror, my novella MALINAE, and Denver Horror Collective on Colorado Festival of Horror Live & Undead!
(Originally scheduled for last week but the host was bitten by a demon!)
Uncomfortably Dark Reviews MALINAE
Candace Nola with Uncomfortably Dark calls MALINAE, “a disturbing story that masterfully weaves a large helping of horror into an already terrifying take on aging and Alzheimer’s.”
Read the full review here.
I’m Bad at Interviews…
Candace Nola from Uncomfortably Dark emailed me several excellent interview questions about my horror writing and I had to go and ruin everything.
Don’t believe me? Here are a few quotes from the interview.
UNCOMFORTABLY DARK: What made you want to become a writer and when did you first begin writing professionally?
JOSH: I had no choice in the matter. The demons that incubated and hatched in my head demanded an outlet, and I was powerless to resist. I’m no more a professional writer than a hostage is a professional captive.
UNCOMFORTABLY DARK: What most inspires your ideas for your stories, real-life, bits of dreams or something else?
JOSH: A chemical imbalance, I’m assuming.
UNCOMFORTABLY DARK: What legacy would you like to leave behind?
JOSH: A general sense of unease.
Burial Plot Podcast Ep.2: Josh Schlossberg of Denver Horror Collective
Joy Yehle and Brenda Tolian had me on their new horror fiction podcast, BURIAL PLOT, to talk about the origins of Denver Horror Collective, worshiping viruses as gods, and the inspiration behind MALINAE.