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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

I Am Smoke

I AM SMOKE

Category: Creative nonfiction picture book
Publisher: Tilbury House
Format: Hardcover (32 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 (Blackstone Publishing, 2022)
  • “Bar Mitzvah on Planet Latke” middle grade sci-fi/humor story in COMING OF AGE: 13 B’NAI MITZVAH STORIES (Albert Whitman & Co, March 2022)
  • “Pay the Piper” fractured folk tale (Highlights for Children, TBD)
  • “Born to Dance” nonfiction story (Highlights for Children, 2021)
  • “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 (Women Running From Houses) anthology (Castle Bridge Media, 2020)

ADULT SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS

  • “Three Little Porcinians” adult fractured fairy tale in A HERO OF A DIFFERENT STRIPE (Hemelein Publications, 2023)
  • “The Case of the Murderous Alien” adult steampunk story in SPIRIT MACHINE (Air and Nothingness Press, 2022)
  • “The Troll Sons of Grýla” adult dark fantasy story in THE HAUNTED QUILL (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.
  • “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) anthology (Castle Bridge Media, 2021)
  • “Norsemen: The Best Netflix Series You Haven’t Seen” nonfiction essay (Interstellar Flight Press, 2021)
       
  • “Log of the Starfreighter Demeter” adult horror/sci-fi story in BEYOND anthology (Great Void Press, 2021)
  • “Swarm of Drones” adult sci-fi poem (Utopia Science Fiction magazine, 2021)
  • “Zombieland Walden” adult horror drabble in DARK MAGIC anthology (Eerie River Publishing, 2021)
  • “The Kelpie of Loch Ness” adult contemporary fantasy story in IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE IV anthology (Sinister Smile Press, 2021)
  • “Zombie Boarding School” adult horror short story in SCHOOL’S IN anthology (Black Hare Press, 2020)
  • “Witches’ Brew” adult horror short story in HEXED anthology (Iron Faerie Publishing, 2020)
  • Fallen Angel” adult fractured fairy tale short story (Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine, 10/14/2020)
  • Out, Damned Virus” adult humor drabble (Daily Science Fiction, 9/17/2020)
  • “Four Fab Physicists” adult sci-fi/humor short story in STRANGELY FUNNY VII anthology (Mystery & Horror LLC, 2020)
  • “Zombie Oliver Twist” adult horror drabble in 100 WORD BIGGER ZOMBIE BITES 2 anthology (Reanimated Writers Press, 2020)
  • “O Captain” adult horror drabble in OCEANS anthology (Black Hare Press, 2020)
  • “Leviathan” adult horror drabble in FORGOTTEN ONES anthology (Eerie River Publishing, 2020)
  • “Lend Me Your Arms” and “All the World’s a Shipwreck” adult horror/humor drabbles in 100 WORD ZOMBIE BITES anthology (Reanimated Writers Press, 2019)
  • “The Zombie Brigade” adult horror/humor drabble in APOCALYPSE anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Ghost Father” adult paranormal/humor drabble in BEYOND paranormal anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Sins and Virtues” adult dark fantasy/humor drabble in ANGELS fantasy anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Forbidden Love”, “Blind Date”, and “Zombie Sonnet 43” adult horror/humor drabbles in MONSTERS dark fantasy anthology (Black Hare Press, 2019)
  • “Gluttony” adult horror/humor short story in CLASSICS REMIXED fractured fairy tale anthology (Left Hand Publishers, 2019)
  • WRITING ARTICLES

ANTHOLOGY EDITOR

  • THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE young adult horror (co-editor with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Blackstone Publishing, 2022) – 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 #ownvoices (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.
  • BEYOND THE PALE adult dark fantasy (Birch Tree Publishing, 2014) – stories by Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather (Zac) Brewer, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip, Jane Yolen.

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OTHER PROJECTS

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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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