Be Sure You Want to Know

Earlier today I posted a graphic on Facebook instructing people on how they can best help their favorite indie authors on Amazon. The gist of the graphic was these six easy steps.


I thought, and still think, that it is a pretty cool graphic.

Then a friend asked the hypothetical question, “What if I don’t like the book?”

That made me scratch my head for a second and then I told him that if it’s one of my books I would prefer he not negatively review it but if he did I would hope that he would be fair. I have received more than a few negative reviews but I respect the ones that are fair and constructive as opposed to the …


… type.

Reviews help, reviews make me happy, reviews are the Crack of my writing world. But in the immortal words of the amazing Will Wheaton, fuck you I love him, “Don’t be a Dick.”


Josh Hilden

When I was born on August 3, 1976 in the great state of Michigan the hills shook and the sky was swept with fire. These were portents of the greatness for my future that was written in the stars ... I'm still waiting for that greatness. My name is Josh Hilden and I am many things. I am a husband, a father, a son, a friend. These are all important things but at my core I am an artist and the medium that I work in is words. I am a writer of Horror, Science Fiction, Drama, and Role Playing Games. I worked for Palladium Books ( and Third Eye Games ( before striking out on my own and founding a small press publishing company Gorillas with Scissors Press ( I also work for Fat Goblin Games ( In the everyday world I can be found spending time with my family and friends. I have been married to my lovely wife Karen since 1996 and we have six amazing children. We tend to be a family of unabashed geeks and gamers who were geek before geek was chic. If you are really interested in me I am very active online with a personal and a writing blog along with a plethora of social media outlets. If you have any questions or just want to chat hit me up!