Closet has been embraced by readers. The book is on its second printing, and has received starred reviews. “We knew there would be so much crossover appeal, that queer readers and writers would be interested in it, and horror lovers, and people who just love to read really excellent nonfiction,” says editor Joe Vallese.
“We thought it was time to bring something to New Jersey. I think some people worry that calling themselves Jersey-based comes with some kind of liability.”
Harvey quit his dead-end 9-to-5 during the pandemic and began making bagels. This week, he’ll have a grand opening for his bagel shop, Harvey’s Handrolled Bagels, in Montclair.
Jasorka illustrated and reimagined a found employee handbook for Castle Dracula, which offered a dungeon boat ride and a walk-through attraction with torture scenes, a mad scientist’s lab and more.
“I’ve always been a fan of that sort of barstool storytelling, those very fleeting sort of moments where you have to be there in the moment to hear it.”