• Profile: J.S. Breukelaar

    I am an expat author living in Sydney, Australia where I teach literature and writing at Sydney University and Western Sydney University. My second novel, Aletheia, was a 2018 Aurealis Award finalist and my first novel, American Monster was shortlisted for the 2015 Wonderland Award. My new collection of short stories, Collision:Stories, is available here and everywhere and has earned advance praise from Angela Slatter, John Langan, Kathe Koja, Stephen Graham Jones, and others and has been reviewed at the New York Journal of Books. Vol 1: Brooklyn, Hellnotes and elsewhere. You can find my short fiction, essays and poetry in Black Static, Juked, Unnerving, Lightspeed, Gamut, The Nervous Breakdown, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, and in anthologies like Welcome to Dystopia,…

  • Book Reviews

    Collision by J.S. Breukelaar

    A collection of twelve of J.S. Breukelaar’s darkest, finest stories with four new works, including the uncanny new novella “Ripples on a Blank Shore.” Introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Relish the gothic strangeness of “Union Falls,” the alien horror of “Rogues Bay 3013,” the heartbreaking dystopia of “Glow,” the weird mythos of “Ava Rune,” and others. This collection from the author of American Monster and the internationally acclaimed and Aurealis Award finalist, Aletheia, announces a new and powerful voice in fantastical fiction. Goodreads | Meerkat Press | Amazon | Better World Books Emily’s Review “What entranced him about earth were its shenanigans.” Collision was my introduction to J.S. Breukelaar,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor Also nominated: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling Also nominated: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Winner: Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch Also nominated: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Best Novel Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Collection. Little Paranoias by Sonora Taylor Is it a knock on the door, or a gust of wind? A trick of the light, or someone who’ll see what you’ve done? Little Paranoias features twenty tales of the little things that drive our deepest fears. It tells the stories of terror and sorrow, lust at the end of the world and death as an unwanted second chance. It dives into the darkest corners of the minds of men, women, and children. It wanders into the forest and touches every corner of the…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees and Honorable Mentions

    Over the past two weeks, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees and honorable mentions: Nominees Best Collection Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingThe Luminous Dead, Caitlin StarlingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeChoking Back the Devil, Donna LynchThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Collision: Stories by J.S. Breukelaar A collection of twelve of J.S. Breukelaar’s darkest, finest stories with four new works, including the uncanny new novella “Ripples on a Blank Shore.” Introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Relish the gothic strangeness of “Union Falls,” the alien horror of “Rogues Bay 3013,” the heartbreaking dystopia of “Glow,” the weird mythos of “Ava Rune,” and others. This collection from the author of American Monster and…

  • Stoker Awards

    Preliminary Stoker Ballots Are In!!!

    Awards season is upon us and the LOHF is really excited!! Just have a look at this list of amazing books by women that have made it to the preliminary round in the Stoker Awards. Superior Achievement in a Novel S.P. Miskowski – The Worst Is Yet To Come (Trepidatio Publishing) Lee Murray – Into the Ashes (Severed Press) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Gemma Amor – Dear Laura (Independently Published) Melissa Prusi and Steven Hopstaken – Stokers Wild (Flame Tree Press) Michelle Renee Lane – Invisible Chains (Haverhill House Publishing) Rachel Eve Moulton – Tinfoil Butterfly (MCD X FSG Originals) Sarah Read – The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio…

  • 2019 LOHF Releases

    These are all of the new releases we discovered in 2019. January 2019 Haunting of Henderson Close, The | Catherine Cavendish | Jan. 10 Contrition | Deborah Sheldon | Jan. 15 Murder on the Sapphire Bay (Soul Seekers #6) | Alice J Black | Jan. 15 The Company of Death | Elise Hanson | Jan. 17 Anonyma | Farah Rose Smith | Jan. 24 Last Ones Left Alive | Sarah Davis-Goff | Jan. 24 February 2019 The Bone Weaver’s Orchard | Sarah Read| Feb. 1 Black Blade (Reaper Born #2) | H.G. Lynch | Feb. 3 More Deadly than the Male | Ed. Graeme Davis | Feb. 5 Suspicious Minds…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Short Stories
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Short Stories

    Short stories are kind of like potato chips, once you start you can’t stop. These bite sized stories come with a bite. Whether; it is an anthology or a collection the LOHF has you covered. Sing Your Sadness Deep – Laura Mauro Mouthful of Birds – Samanta Scweblin trans. by Megan McDowell Sleeping with the Monster – Anya Martin Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked – Christa Carmen Garden of Eldritch Delights – Lucy A Snyder Collision – JS Breukelaar The Samhanach and other Halloween Treats – Lisa Morton Dead Girls and Other Stories – Emily Geminder Everything That’s Underneath – Kristi DeMeester And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe – Gwendolyn…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
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    June 2019: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated Pride Month throughout the month of June. Authors Hailey Piper, Alice Collins, and J. Danielle Dorn shared amazing guest posts. Alice also joined Toni on an episode of the Ladies of Horror Fiction podcast. Alex from Hey Little Thrifter shared her LOHF shelves with us as well! If you missed any of these posts during the month, be sure to check them out (and the rest of our daily posts from June) below! Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #7 What We’ve Been Reading #8 What We’ve Been Reading #9 What We’ve Been Reading #10 Podcast Episodes Episode 7 Horrific MotherhoodJoin Toni as she…