This is hard to write, but I think it's a long time coming. I'm taking a sabbatical from the writing world effective immediately.


What does this mean exactly?


As of right now, my ongoing series (Shores of the Dead, Frankenstein, Summer Camp of the Dead, Bunny Bunni & Bobby, Rifts Threads, and The Preserve) are all on indefinite hold. There are a few works in the editorial pipeline at the moment which will be released this year, but as of now, all writing has been suspended indefinitely. I apologize to all the fans of these works, and I promise I will eventually get back to them. I love the worlds I’ve created, and I don’t want them to die.


Now for a brief and I’m afraid less than satisfactory explanation.


The last two years have been hard on me between the failure of my company and personal issues that do not need to be aired in public I am shot. I have no more energy or passion to give to my work. Everything I’ve tried to write over the last two years, with the exception of the few things I’ve published, have been subpar and embarrassing. I’ve never claimed I was a great writer, but I’ve always loved the work I’ve done… until now.


Simply put family, medical, and professional issues have culminated and forced me into this decision.


I just want to take a final moment to thank all of my readers, peers, and supporters. You’ve all been amazing over the last five years, and I hope to return to this world as soon as possible.



-          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!