• Profile: Hailey Piper

    Hailey Piper is the author of horror books The Worm and His Kings, Queen of Teeth, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Benny Rose, the Cannibal King, and The Possession of Natalie Glasgow. She grew up the haunted woods New York and now lives with her wife in Maryland where she haunts their apartment making spooky noises. In addition to the works listed on Goodreads, she’s a contributor to Daily Science Fiction, The Arcanist, Flash Fiction Online, Dark Matter Magazine, Planet Scumm, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, and more. Find her on Twitter via @HaileyPiperSays or at www.haileypiper.com.  Featured Work New York City, 1990: When you slip through the cracks, no one is…

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    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They might have been there all along.  And if…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters by Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #113

    Today several of our team members are sharing their recent and recommended reads. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ The Gold Persimmon by Linsday Merbaum Clytemnestra is a check-in girl at The Gold Persimmon, a temple-like New York City hotel with gilded furnishings and carefully guarded secrets. Cloistered in her own reality, Cly lives by a strict set of rules until a connection with a troubled hotel guest threatens the world she’s so carefully constructed. In a parallel reality, an inexplicable fog envelops the city, trapping a young, nonbinary writer named Jaime in a…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #112

    Welcome to our latest review round-up! We hope you find a new favorite. Please click either tag above to read our previous recommendations. How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison Who doesn’t need to know How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend? From the first African-American to receive the HWA Bram Stoker award, this collection of both horror and science fiction short stories and poetry reveals demons in the most likely people (like a jealous ghost across the street) or in unlikely places (like the dimension-shifting dreams of an American Indian). Recognition is the first step, what you do with your friends/demons after…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    November 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 our Bookshop.org page. You can also check out the releases for the whole year here. Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add them to our lists! A Conjuring for All Seasons: An Anthology of Witch Lore featuring Hailey Piper, Stephanie M. Wytovich, K. P. Kulski, Donyae Coles, and Gaby Triana A Conjuring for All Seasons contains five dark novelettes from five practicing witches. Four seasonally themed tales based around important Wiccan celebrations join a Hoodoo story concerning…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: All That’s Fair, S.H. Cooper Also nominated: Bluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, V. Castro Best Debut Winner: The Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson Also nominated: Beneath the Rising, Premee MohamedCatherine House, Elisabeth ThomasFairest Flesh, K.P. KulskiLakewood, Megan GiddingsThe Return, Rachel Harrison Best Graphic Novel Winner: The Low, Low Woods, Carmen Maria Machado (art by Dani) Also nominated: Devil Within, Stephanie Phillips, art…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction. “Unkindly Girls,” Hailey Piper “Unkindly Girls” by Hailey Piper appeared in Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik | Published August 31st 2020 by Grindhouse Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon To learn more about Hailey Piper, visit Hailey Piper’s profile in the LOHF Directory. Congratulations to Hailey Piper and the 2020 nominees for Best Short Fiction: “Carreg Samson,” Catherine McCarthy (Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium)“The Clockmaker,” Sonora Taylor (Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2)“The Cucuy of Cancun,” V.…