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I just wanted to write a quick post to inform you guys of something awesome. Starting tomorrow and for five full days the first volume of the Shores of the Dead Series (The Rising) will be FREE on the Kindle.


I have been hard at work on the final rewrites of book three (The Final Stand) over the last week. It will be released on May 1st. I have also been working on the short story anthology (Interludes: Tales from the Shores of the Dead) which still needs to be edited and assembled for a tentative August release.

Hopefully before Gen Con.

That’s it kids just a quick update. Also don’t forget to check out this week’s Free Story Friday offering. It is a finished chapter from my next book “Summer Camp of the Dead”.


   - Josh


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!