• Guest Post,  Interviews

    Teresa Visits the 1st Ever Ghoulish Festival!

    Ghoulish Festival 2022 by Teresa Ardrey When Max Booth III announced his idea to do a festival dedicated to the love of all things horror, I was interested and excited. I hadn’t been to a convention since 2019 and Ghoulish was the first one that I thought might be worth trying to venture out into the public after being in lock down for so long. I still struggled with going, though. It would be the first trip I have made that didn’t involve being at a friend’s or family member’s house. But, then the list of special guests, vendors, and panelists was announced and I knew it was going to be…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: TC Parker

    We are thrilled to welcome writer TC Parker to the June 2022 Shelf Edition! Where I Buy Books My reading tends to be a mix of physical titles I buy online, Kindle copies I can read on my phone when I’m waiting for my kids to fall asleep… and books I pick up second-hand at charity shops and stores I happen to walk past. The latter choices especially tend to be quite eclectic; I’m reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo at the moment, and I’m pretty sure I’d never have picked it up, had I not seen it in my local branch of Age UK… Recent Favourite LOHF Titles…

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    Shelf Edition: K.P. Kulski

    Please welcome Women in Horror Author K.P. Kulski to the May 2022 Shelf Edition! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I definitely need to talk about J.A.W. McCarthy. Her recent collection Sometimes We’re Cruel, and Other Stories is everything dark and unsettling. I loved every minute of it. The way McCarthy tells a story is like having a foreboding presence in the room with you, watching as you pour over the words, what an experience. Tortured Willows is a deeply moving work for me. The poetry collection from four fabulous dark poets: Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Geneve Flynn, and Lee Murray. A collection steeped in sorrow, fury,…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #132

    We have three recommended reads for your tbr pile today! Our team members review books by T.C. Parker, Hailey Piper and Sonora Taylor. We’re sure you’ll find something new to love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Hummingbird by TC Parker There’s a storm brewing in Gallow: angry parents, protests at the school, a new priest up at the church with some very clear ideas on sin… and an unfamiliar face in the cottage on the edges of the village, carving sculptures out of skin and bone. It’s a powder keg. Even before the protestors start disappearing… Jodie doesn’t want trouble – just to be left alone…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #131

    We have three recommended reads for your tbr pile today! Our team members review books by Kanae Minato, Sara Tantlinger, and April-Jane Rowan. We hope you find something new to love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Penance by Kanae Minato The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma. When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emily by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emily is found murdered hours later. Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren’t able to accurately describe the stranger’s appearance to the police after the Emily’s body was discovered. Asako,…

  • Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Victoria Moore

    We are bringing back Shelf Edition! This month Victoria Moore brings us her #Shelfies to celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day on April 30, 2022. She is the owner of Whitty Books Bookshelves in Tulsa, OK. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? We have a Horror Lit Book Club at the shop and we only read books by authors of a marginalized gender, so I read a lot of LOHF books. Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin, The Grip of It by Jac Jemc, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr, The Cipher by Kathe Koja, White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi, The Good House…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #130

    We have three recommended reads for your tbr pile today! Our team members review books by Sarah Andersen, Premee Mohamed and Emily M. Danforth. We hope you find something new to love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Fangs by Sarah Andersen A love story between a vampire and a werewolf by the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics. Elsie the vampire is three hundred years old, but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets Jimmy, a charming werewolf with a wry sense of humor and a fondness for running wild during the…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #129

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our team members review books by Kirby Kellogg, Alexis Henderson and Gemma Files. We hope you find something you’ll love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Trampled Crown by Kirby Kellogg Valerie Barnes is tired. Tired of wrangling snarky teens through their math lessons, tired of helicopter moms with no respect and even less kindness, and – most importantly – tired of hearing about Canary Lane High’s upcoming homecoming dance. She’s been planning it for months and promises, if only to herself, to give the kids a night they’ll never forget. But when strange things start happening…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #128

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our team members review S.A. Barnes’ latest release and two recent books you may have missed by Isabel Yap and Jennifer Soucy. We hope you find something you’ll love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes Titanic meets The Shining in S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn’t yet ended. A GHOST SHIP.A SALVAGE CREW.UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS. Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #127

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our recommendations include Laurel Hightower’s latest release and two recent books you may have missed by Monica Vogel and Lindsay Merbaum. We hope you find something you’ll love! Please click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Below by Laurel Hightower HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO HELP A STRANGER? While driving through the mountains of West Virginia during a late-night snowstorm, a recently divorced woman experiences bizarre electrical problems, leaving her with little choice but to place her trust with a charismatic truck driver. But when an unexplainable creature with haunting red eyes gets between them, she is…