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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

I AM GRAVITY

Category: Creative nonfiction picture book
Publisher: Tilbury House
Date: Fall 2023

I AM LIGHT

Category: Creative nonfiction picture book
Publisher: Tilbury House
Date: TBD

I Am Smoke

I AM SMOKE

Category: Creative nonfiction picture book
Publisher: Tilbury House
Format: Hardcover (36 pages, 9 x 11″)

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2 PIRATES + 1 ROBOT

Category: Science fiction picture book
Publisher: Kane Miller Books
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 11 x 9″)

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HOW THE SQUID GOT TWO LONG ARMS

Category: Tall tale picture book
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 8.5 x 11″)

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GOOD EGG AND BAD APPLE

Category: picture book
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 7 x 10″)

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ALICE’S MAGIC GARDEN

Category: Fantasy picture book
Publisher: Familius
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 11.4 x 9.4″)

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CAP’N REX & HIS CLEVER CREW

Category: picture book
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 8.5 x 11″)

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LRCcover72smallLITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH

CategoryFairy tale picture book
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 8.5 x 11″)

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MabelCover72smallMABEL AND THE QUEEN OF DREAMS

CategoryUrban fantasy bedtime picture book
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 8.5 x 11″)

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impsmallWHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY

CategoryFantasy picture book
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 7 x 9″)

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MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES

CategoryFantasy picture book
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover (32 pages, 7 x 9″)

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CHILDREN’S SHORT STORIES

  • “Cheating Death” young adult horror story in THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE anthology (Blackstone Publishing, April 2023)
  • “The Seventh Son of Cerro Corá” young adult horror story in THEIR GHOULISH REPUTATION anthology (Dark Lake Publishing, 2022)
  • “Libbie and Dewey’s Excellent Adventure” young adult sci-fi story in THE LIBRARIAN anthology (Air & Nothingness Press, 2022)
  • “The Magic Backpack” middle grade fairy tale in Metastellar, 5/3/22
  • “When Curiosity Saved the Cat” middle grade horror story in WIMBLEDON COMMON anthology (Black Hare Press, 2022)
  • “Bar Mitzvah on Planet Latke” middle grade sci-fi/humor story in COMING OF AGE: 13 B’NAI MITZVAH STORIES anthology (Albert Whitman & Co, April 2022)
  • “Pay the Piper” fractured folk tale (Highlights for Children, TBD)
  • “Born to Dance” nonfiction story (Highlights for Children, TBD)
  • “Maria & Maslow” sci-fi story, with Livia Blackburne (Highlights for Children, Nov. 2020)
  • “A Proper Party” story (Ladybug, April 2021)
  • “A Haughty Spirit in the Fall” Halloween poem in CANDY CAPERS charity anthology (Raven and Drake Publishing, 2021)
  • “The Castle on the Loch” young adult gothic horror story in CASTLE OF HORROR IV anthology (Castle Bridge Media, 2020)

ADULT SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS

  • “Bards of a Feather” adult fairy tale in TROUBADOURS AND SPACE PRINCESSES charity anthology (Hemeline Publications, 2024)
  • “Three Little Porcinians” adult fairy tale in A HERO OF A DIFFERENT STRIPE charity anthology (Hemelein Publications, 2023)
  • “The Repairwoman” adult sci-fi story in THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT anthology (Water Dragon Publishing, 2022)
  • “Guardians of the Grünwald” adult fractured fairy tale in SUPERSTITION anthology (Redwood Press, 2022)
  • “Not on My Watch” adult cosmic horror story in LOLcraft anthology (Dragon’s Roost Press, 2022)
  • “Norsemen Cruise Line” adult cosmic horror story (Dracula Beyond Stoker Magazine, issue 1, 2022)
  • “Caleb the Courageous” adult steampunk story in CATSTRUCK charity anthology (Tenth Life Cat Rescue, 2022)
  • “Heart of the Dragon” adult steampunk fantasy story in PHANTASMICAL CONTRAPTIONS anthology (JayHenge Publishing, 2022)
  • USSF: Sailing the Deepest Sea” adult nonfiction essay (Metastellar, 2022)
  • “The Ghosts of Enerhodar” adult military horror story in LITERALLY DEAD: Tales of Halloween Hauntings anthology (Alienhead Press, 2022)
  • “Guests for Dinner” adult urban fantasy story in CASTLE OF HORROR VIII (Thinly Veiled 1980’s) anthology (Castle Bridge Media, 2022)
  • “A Vampire, an Astrophysicist, and a Mother Superior Walk into a Basilica” adult fantasy story in THREE TIME TRAVELERS WALK INTO… anthology (Fantastic Books, 2022)
  • “Unbreakable” fractured myth story in MUSINGS OF THE MUSES anthology (Brigid’s Gate Press, 2022)
  • “The Case of the Murderous Alien” adult steampunk story in SPIRIT MACHINE anthology (Air and Nothingness Press, 2022)
  • “Log of the Starfreighter Demeter” adult horror/sci-fi story in BEYOND anthology (Great Void Press, 2022)
  • “The Troll Sons of Grýla” adult fantasy story in THE HAUNTED QUILL anthology (Megara Publishing, 2021)
  • “Was Hellboy’s Prince Nuada Actually Tolkien’s Fëanor?” nonfiction essay (Interstellar Flight Press and TheOneRing.net, 2021)
  • “Alien with a Bad Attitude” adult sci-fi/humor story in STRANGELY FUNNY VIII anthology (Mystery and Horror LLP, 2021)
  • “Demon Hunter Vashti” adult horror story in THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR (Denver Horror Collective, 2021). “A superior anthology,” says Publishers Weekly. Horror Tree gives the anthology 4 out of 5 “ravens”. Awarded an IPPY Bronze Medal by the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
       
  • “A Supreme Leader’s Work Is Never Done” adult political satire in dyst Literary Journal (RoseyRavelston Publishing, 2021)
  • “Sweet As Honey” adult fairy tale mashup in UPON A TWICE TIME anthology (Air and Nothingness Press, 2021)
  • “The Crowe Family” adult urban fantasy story in CASTLE OF HORROR V (Thinly Veiled 1970’s) anthology (Castle Bridge Media, 2021)
  • “Norsemen: The Best Netflix Series You Haven’t Seen” nonfiction essay (Interstellar Flight Press, 2021 and Best of the Year Three anthology)
         
  • “The Kelpie of Loch Ness” adult contemporary fantasy story in IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE IV anthology (Sinister Smile Press, 2021)
  • “Four Fab Physicists” adult sci-fi/humor short story in STRANGELY FUNNY VII anthology (Mystery & Horror LLC, 2020)
  • “Gluttony” adult horror/humor short story in CLASSICS REMIXED fractured fairy tale anthology (Left Hand Publishers, 2019) & in Metastellar, 12/31/21
     

ADULT FLASH AND MICRO-FICTION

  • “The Greater Good” and “Eat Prey Love” adult sci-fi drabbles in PLANETSIDE anthology (Shacklebound Books 2022)
  • “Misadministration of Justice” course descriptions in NAFALLEN UNIVERSITY 2022-2023 COURSE CATALOG (Madness Heart, 2022)
  • Silmarillion haiku in TheOneRing.net‘s the Great Hall of Poets, 2022
  • “Swarm of Drones” adult sci-fi poem (Utopia Science Fiction magazine, 2021)
  • Poisoned Stew to Go” adult fantasy/humor flash story (Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine, 10/31/21)
  • Hobbit haiku in TheOneRing.net‘s the Great Hall of Poets, 2021
  • “Zombieland Walden” adult horror drabble in DARK MAGIC anthology (Eerie River Publishing, 2021)
  • “Zombie Boarding School” adult horror flash story in SCHOOL’S IN anthology (Black Hare Press, 2020)

EDITING

  • WINK young adult fantasy anthology (Brigid’s Gate Press, 2024)
  • THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE young adult horror anthology (co-editor with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Blackstone Publishing, 2023) – stories by Mylo Carbia, Stacia Deutsch, Sarah Beth Durst, Henry Herz, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, Jane Yolen, Christine Taylor-Butler, Susanne Lambdin, Dee Leone, Emily McCosh, Steve Pantazis, Lissa Price, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jo Whittemore.
  • COMING OF AGE: 13 B’NAI MITZVAH STORIES middle grade anthology (co-editor with Jonathan Rosen, Albert Whitman & Co, 2022) – stories by Sarah Aronson, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Barbara Bottner, Stacia Deutsch, Debbie Reed Fischer, Debra Garfinkle, Henry Herz, Alan Katz, Nancy Krulik, Stacie Ramey, Jonathan Rosen, Melissa Roske, Laura Shovan, Jane Yolen.
  • BEYOND THE PALE adult dark fantasy anthology (Birch Tree Publishing, 2014) – stories by Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip, Jane Yolen.

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  • FREELANCE EDITORThe Serpents of Eden adult fantasy novel (Running Wild Press), Sun Loves Clouds picture book

OTHER PROJECTS

NORSEMEN forever

 

SIX DEGREES OF SAURON
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  • Henry co-developed with LOTRprojectfree web application that applies Six Degrees of Separation to the characters of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion. The Dark Lord is closer than you think!

JOSH HERZ PROJECTS

  • LEGO diorama “Zombie Apocalypse” was featured in the Creative Endeavors section of the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Cicada Magazine
  • Poem “Mom” was featured in Sept 2014 in Highlights for Children
  • Warhammer  diorama “Band of Brothers” was featured in the Creative Endeavors section of the Jul/Aug 2014 issue of Cicada Magazine
  • LEGO diorama “The Doorways of Life” was featured in the Creative Endeavors section of the Mar/Apr 2014 issue of Cicada Magazine

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