Wherein I Ride Side Saddle at the Rodeo!


It has been a month since my last Journal entry. Doesn’t sound like a big deal until you consider that at this time last year I was making daily posts and destroying my relationship with some (many) members of my family.

So Josh, you ask, what the hell have you been doing this last month?

Well reader I have been making 3, count them 3, fucking revisions of “Shores of the Dead Book 1: The Rising” for J. Ellington Ashton Press. The process has been interesting in the best ways. At first I had to fight my urge to get mad at the notes I was getting. You have to remember folks that the last time I let somebody review and note my work (excluding Third Eye Games) was when I wrote Dead Reign and “Sold” it to Palladium Books. The experience was hell and I will never sugar coat it.

That is not me being a whiny bitch by the way it’s just the truth.

But the people at JEA (Catt, TL, Susan, and everyone else) have been amazing at holding my hand and making sure that I know that this is all polish and that I deserve to be where I am these days. I am lucky that I decided to submit to them and I am grateful that Stephanie made the offer.

Now other matters.

I am working on a Cthulhu Mythos story for an anthology. The great thing about this is that I was asked to submit to this book before they opened the submissions to the public. Anyone who knows my work knows how heavily I was influenced by Mr. Lovecraft.

*Snoopy Dance*

I have decided that I am going to turn, actually am turning, “Summer Camp of the Dead” into a serialized story. The first episode will be released in September. Not sure which week it will start on but it will be on a weekly release schedule. After that I will be releasing another serialized series, “Welcome to West Lake” this is Mayberry RFD meets The Twilight Zone, or maybe it’s Eerie Indiana.

So that’s it for today kids. I’m busy, I’m happy, and I am tired!

Somebody send me a refreshing alcoholic beverage!!!

- 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 (www.palladiumbooks.com) and Third Eye Games (www.thirdeyegames.net) before striking out on my own and founding a small press publishing company Gorillas with Scissors Press (www.gwspress.com). I also work for Fat Goblin Games (www.fatgoblingames.com). 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!