Am I really being taken to court for my book, MALINAE, being too scary?
Midwest Book Review on MALINAE!
“As Malinae evolves, the questions of sanity, insanity, horror, and reality create a compelling first-person narrative…thoroughly engrossing reading that incorporates twists and turns even avid horror readers won’t see coming.
“The astute descriptions of little daily changes that lead to bigger, life-changing situations will especially resonate with anyone who has lived with a loved one suffering from a degenerative condition that poses new changes and challenges on a daily basis.
“Malinae is especially recommended for fans of Lovecraft-style horror; but it’s also a special pick for those interested in supernatural-tinged fictional accounts of living with disability and the ravages of old age.”
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Lovecraft eZine’s Pete Rawlik gave a solid review of MALINAE!
“There are relatively few books in which the elderly function as protagonists, and Schlossberg not only makes you care for the pair of them, but also makes their plight and actions in the face of a personal apocalypse feel perfectly appropriate and natural.
“[A]n incredible book about growing old with the one you love…well-crafted and fine enough to be placed in my collection of cosmic horror…”
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Email Josh[at]JoshsWorstNightmare[dot]com for your autographed copy of the MALINAE paperback for $9.99 + shipping ($3 in the U.S.)!
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.
Dawn Shea with D&T Publishing had me on her podcast, D&T After Dark, to talk about MALINAE, biological horror, and how I don’t screw around with ghosts.
Cover for MALINAE, my novella by D&T Publishing. Art by Don Noble.
In a virtual launch event on Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m. (MT), D & T Publishing unleashes MALINAE, the debut novella by biological horror author, Josh Schlossberg.
RSVP via Eventbrite for Zoom link.
Ward Ayers, physically disabled and confined to his Jersey Shore home, can only watch in dismay as his beloved wife Malina slips further and further into dementia. Until he uncovers the dark force behind Malina’s decline and must plumb the depths of sacrifice and selfishness to reclaim his wife and preserve humanity’s future.
The 1-hour event will feature:
–Josh Schlossberg reading a brief excerpt from MALINAE and sharing the real-life inspiration for his fictional work’s exploration of Alzheimer’s disease.
–D & T Publishing editor, Dawn Ellis Shea, relating her experiences working as a nurse with dementia patients.
–Huntington Potter, Ph.D., Director of University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center, offering hope in the form of the latest scientific progress towards a cure.
The event will conclude with Q&A.
MALINAE will be available as an e-book from Godless.com on April 9, and as print and e-book through Amazon on April 23.
For more information, please visit JoshsWorstNightmare.com or DandTpublishing.com.