• Profile: Tananarive Due

    Tananarive Due (tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder’s groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator Steven Barnes wrote “A Small Town” for Season 2 of “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access. A leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    October 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! Finches by A. M. Muffaz Every family has a ghost story. This gorgeous and lyrical debut by A.M. Muffaz shares a family’s story about their ghosts in an abandoned house in a Malaysian village. Grandmother Jah is determined to return to her estranged husband’s house years after a brutal murder. Her children and her…

  • 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…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    Load Up Your TBR: Women’s History of Horror

    This month, we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month, and of course, that means we’re celebrating the LOHF way: it’s time to stack up your TBR! This list is all about a Women’s History of Horror, highlighting books written by (and books that feature) women who pioneered the horror, sci-fi, and other speculative genres. If you’re interested in learning more about women in horror throughout the ages, check out our previous post outlining the history of the genre and the women who created it here. Now on to the books! Happy reading! You can also view this list on our Bookshop.org page. If you purchase any book through our Bookshop, we…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction

    Help us Choose Our February Readalong

    Each month we post a poll for our Goodreads group members to select the next month’s readalong book. The February poll ends Jan 12, 2021 11:59PM PST. If you haven’t joined our Goodreads group yet, be sure to join up and vote! Poll Let’s vote for our February 2021 read! Root Magic My Sister, the Serial Killer Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall Fledgling Lakewood My Soul to Keep Cirque Berserk Beloved 2 comments · show results · invite friends The February readalong will take place over in our Goodreads group throughout the month of February.

  • New Releases—2021

    Here is where you’ll find Goodreads links and release dates for as many novels from our Ladies of Horror Fiction as we can possibly find. Are you a LOHF and have a book coming out? Drop us a line in the comments and we’ll make sure to add your book in! These are listed in release date order. (Be aware that some may be re-releases or new editions.) Anthologies Note: You may see anthologies on here with a male editor. We are still listing these books because they contain stories by women. Title (Links to Goodreads) | Author/Editor | Release Date January Bloodline | Jess Lourey | Jan. 1 Taiping…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations

    Guest Post: Dysfunctional Families in Horror Fiction by Nico Bell

    We’re thrilled to have Nico Bell join us today to share her picks featuring dysfunctional families in horror fiction! The holiday season is around the corner, and that means families will be gathering to celebrate and reconnect. For some, this is a joyous occasion, met with anticipation and delight. For others, this is a time filled with dread, anxiety, and a whole lot of Zantax. But before you write off your family as dysfunctional, take a look at these twisted relationships, and remember—it could always be worse. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage If you haven’t read Baby Teeth, now is the time! For fans of We Need to Talk About…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Horror Adjacent
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent: Apocalypse Fiction

    I know we’re all living through a semi-apocalyptic event right now, but they do say fight fire with fire. So, reading books about the apocalypse or post-apocalypse could be just the ticket. Seeing how the worst did happen in these books and how people (mostly) made it out the other side makes me feel better and perhaps a bit more prepared—at least emotionally if not with a stockpile of toilet paper. The apocalypse is definitely territory (terrortory?) well-populated by horror novels, but there is also a softer side to the apocalypse. These horror-adjacent apocalypse reads are less interested in zombies eating brains and more interested in ruminating on the nature…

  • Interviews

    Author Spotlight: Nico Bell

    Bio Nico started her writing career as a Christian fiction writer under a different name. She was a semi-finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writer Genesis Contest, a finalist in the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Music City Melody of Love Contest, a finalist in the Splickety and My Book Therapy Flash Fiction contest, and a finalist in the RWA Great Beginnings Contest. Her flash fiction has been featured in Splickety, and Spark. Her love of psychological thrillers and twisted plots led Nico into the world of weird fiction where she unleashed her unsuspecting characters. Her stories have been published in several collections including The Second Corona Book of Horror…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Horror Media Created by Black Women

    We’ve compiled a list of horror media created by Black women. This list is not complete, so please feel free to add suggestions in the comments. We have not read / watched / listened to all of these but will link up our reviews where we can. This is a starting point and we’d love to see it grow and welcome all suggestions. #blacklivesmatter NOVELS Minion (the Vampire Huntress Series) – LA Banks Necromancy – Darlene Black  My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite | Audra’s Review | Emily’s Review | Laurie’s Review Fledgling – Octavia E. Butler Kindred – Octavia E. Butler | Audra’s Review Parable of the…