On episode #51 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast, host Josh Schlossberg gets gnawed on by Rebecca Rowland, author of the novella ROCK OF AGES from TABLE FOR 3: A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY, as they tuck into the topic of cannibalism in horror fiction.
JWN #50: THE BIOLOGY OF WITCHCRAFT (with Rosemary Thorne)
On episode #50 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast, host Josh Schlossberg gets ensorcelled by Rosemary Thorne, author of EL PACTO DE LAS DOCE UVAS, as they unravel witchcraft’s fictions and facts.
Celebrating Small Press Horror
I don’t know about you, but when I want a beer, I almost always go for a microbrew. Not only do they taste better to me, not only am I supporting a small business, but because craft brewers are free to experiment with a diversity of flavors, they’re far more likely to create my favorites.
Now, I’m not here to rail against the popular mass-produced breweries, and I’ll even drink one if it’s the best option around. While it may not always suit my particular palette, at least I know what I’m getting.
I feel the same way about horror fiction. While over the decades I’ve enjoyed authors whose books have been published by large mainstream publishing houses, my favorites these days tend to come from small and indie presses.
Indie Horror Heroes
Some folks may wonder how I choose guests for my obscure podcast, Josh’s Worst Nightmare, where I, benighted author Josh Schlossberg, survey the dark landscape of biological horror.
Truth be told, there’s an arcane ritual with a rabid fox’s saliva, stingers from a hundred wasps, and the first spring growth of an ancient mountain spruce. But that’s all just to silence the demons in my head. My real decision-making process is a lot simpler: I invite on the writers I see uplifting others in the indie horror community.
JWN #49: PARASITES (with Daemon Manx)
On episode #49 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast, host (organism) Josh Schlossberg and Daemon Manx, author of MANX-IETY, fall prey to horror fiction’s biological and supernatural parasites!
“There is No Zombie Outbreak!” in EIDOLATRY DIGITAL #1
My short story about people in denial of the zombie apocalypse–“There Is No Zombie Outbreak!”–can be found (for free download!) in EIDOLATRY DIGITAL #1 from PsychoToxin Press.
JWN #48: Elf Horror with Brian Asman
On episode #48 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast, host Josh Schlossberg gets caught inside a fairy ring with Brian Asman, author of RETURN OF THE LIVING ELVES, as they dissect elves in horror fiction.
JWN #47: Immunity (with Douglas Ford)
On episode #47 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast, host Josh Schlossberg gets jabbed by Douglas Ford, author of THE INFECTION PARTY AND OTHER STORIES OF DIS-EASE, as they try to pick up the concept of immunity (both biologically and metaphorically) in horror fiction.
Putting Rejection in Perspective
For those writers who’ve gotten short fiction rejected (aka every writer), I recently learned something that might help put it all in perspective.Continue reading
JWN #46: Venomous Creatures (with Jeff Oliver)
On episode #46 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare Oddcast, host Josh Schlossberg hunts for an antidote with Jeff Oliver, author of VENOMOUS WORDS, after they’re bitten and stung by poisonous organisms.