• What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #106

    We’re back with our review round-up featuring three recommendations that we hope you’ll check out! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender…

  • LOHF Writers Grant
    LOHF Writers Grant

    2021 LOHF Writers Grant Recipients

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is honored to announce the recipients of the 3rd annual LOHF Writers Grant: Antonija MežnarićAriell CacciolaCaitlin MarceauCatherine LundoffChelsea DavisChristina SngEva RoslinJules GachsKatalina WattMarissa JamesNaching T. KassaNicole Givens KurtzStephanie M. WytovichSumiko SaulsonT.L. Bodine Many thanks go out to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Ben Walker, S.H. Cooper, Sonora Taylor, Cemetary Gates Media, T.C. Parker, Matt Brandenburg, and anonymous donors for their incredible generosity in funding this year’s grants. We are so privileged to be teamed up with each of you!

  • LOHF Team Feature

    Current Team Favorites: Book Edition

    Today we’re bringing recommendations in the form of recent favorites from our LOHF team members & reviewers. Although our “current favs” are constantly changing as we read more and more wonderful books, we loved the idea of a small check-in every now and then to rave about some of the really awesome things we’ve been reading – we’d love to hear your recent favorites, too! We’ll have another post soon featuring our current favorite horror films directed by women, so stay tuned! Alex’s Pick: The Between by Tananarive Due Released: 1995 | Pages: 304 When Hilton was just a boy, his aged grandmother saved him from drowning by pulling him…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #105

    It’s time to topple those tbr piles again! We offer up three new recommendations because we know everyone needs more books! Inheriting Her Ghosts by S.H. Cooper Inheritance often comes with strings attached, but rarely are they as tangled as those hanging over High Hearth. When Eudora Fellowes learns she’s the sole heir of her estranged great-aunt’s seaside manor, she believes it will be the peaceful escape she’s longed for. What awaits, however, is a dark legacy shrouded in half a century of secrets, and it doesn’t take long before Eudora realizes she’s not the only one to call High Hearth home. Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop Cassie’s Teaser Review…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    September 2021 New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month here and on Bookshop.org. You can also check out the releases for the year here. Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add them to our lists! Bodies Full of Burning: An Anthology of Menopause-Themed Horror edited by Nicole M. Wolverton Menopause can be hell. With Bodies Full of Burning, Nicole M. Wolverton has selected 16 stories which show how deadly the change of life can be. From state-sanctioned surgeries to transformative encounters with mythical creatures; strained relationships to fiery vengeance,…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #104

    It’s time for a mid week pick-me-up! Here are a few of our most recent recommendations. The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop Audra’s Teaser Review This Shirley Jackson award-winner blends the surreal and grotesque with the mundane, uncovering truths about…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight August 2021

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in August as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee For fans of Wilder Girls and Ninth House comes a dark, twisty, atmospheric thriller about a boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past. Felicity Morrow is back at Dalloway School. Perched in the Catskill mountains, the centuries-old, ivy-covered campus was home until the tragic death of her girlfriend. Now, after a…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: The History Behind POISON PRIESTESS by Lana Popović

    In the late 1600s, noblemen and women at the glittering court of Louis XIV, the Sun King, began dropping like flies. Of course, court was always a dangerous place to be, with no end of intrigue, conspiracies, and relentless jostling for the King and Queen’s mercurial favor. The kind of snake pit where those who endured knew to watch their backs, even in the company of “friends.” But as the infamous affair of the poisons began sweeping through the aristocracy, so many influential players dropped dead—many of mysterious, gruesome symptoms, others seemingly out of the blue—that rumors ran wild. The court was rife with whispers of seances, divinations, the peddling…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #103

    We have a nice mix of recommendations for you today! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants…

  • Guest Post

    Project Q&A with Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart

    We work hard at Ladies of Horror Fiction to showcase incredible writers and creators in the horror fiction genre, which doesn’t always limit us to ladies-only anthologies. We recently became aware of DEATH IN THE MOUTH, a BIPOC-led project currently seeking funding. DEATH IN THE MOUTH is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. It will feature twenty prose stories spanning from the distant past to the far future, real and fictive worlds, all while exploring new and unique manifestations of horror. Death in the Mouth Official Kickstarter Page Although unique here in that the anthology itself will include a mix of…