Here’s a list of the Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast episodes aired in 2021! Listen to them all at a variety of podcast platforms including Podbean!Continue reading
JWN # 24: Mind as Monster (with Jeff Wood)
Tearing Down the Author-Reader Wall
I’m not just your seventeenth favorite horror author, I’m also a performing musician (or was, before the coronapocalypse).
MALINAE for the Holidays!
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!
Available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, audiobook, and a bookstore near you: https://joshsworstnightmare.com/malinae/
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…
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?
JWN #23: Sex and the Shadow (with Clare Castleberry)
On episode #23 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare, host Josh Schlossberg gets it on with Clare Castleberry, author of AZALEA HOUSE, as they expose biological horror’s original sin: sexual intercourse.
Stream or download on Podbean.
JWN Podcast #22: Potty Horror (with Jonathan Butcher)
On episode #22 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare, host Josh Schlossberg cops a squat with Jonathan Butcher, author of CHOCOLATEMAN, to get to the bottom of fecal matter in horror fiction.
Stream or download on Podbean or several podcast platforms!
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.Continue reading
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!
JWN Podcast #21: Eco-Horror (with Mike Marcus)
On episode #21 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare, host Josh Schlossberg tries saves the world with Mike Marcus, author of “Dark Nature,” through the subgenre of ecological horror fiction.
Stream or download HERE.