• LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    April 2022: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated #NationalPoetryMonth this April with fun features, listicles, interview, guest posts, and more! Check it all out below. News and Announcements April New Releases Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. May 2022 Readalong Selection For the May #LOHFReadalong, the members of the Ladies of Horror Fiction discord group selected Sundial by Catriona Ward. Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #127 What We’ve Been Reading #128 What We’ve Been Reading #129 What We’ve Been Reading #130 Special Topics #LOHFReadathon Team Favorites from #WomenInHorrorMonth Our team is sharing their favorite reads from…

  • Interviews,  National Poetry Month

    Writing Poetry in the Dark: A Spotlight Interview with Stephanie M. Wytovich

    In continuation of our celebration into April’s #NationalPoetryMonth extravaganza, we’re honored to have had the chance to sit down with Bram Stoker-award winning author Stephanie M. Wytovich to talk about Raw Dog Screaming Press’ upcoming WRITING POETRY IN THE DARK, a craft book for speculative poets, by speculative poets. We’ve featured Stephanie and her books on the Ladies of Horror Fiction blog before, and our team members are huge fans – we can’t recommend her writing enough! Read what she had to say during our chat below: Interview with Stephanie M. Wytovich Cassie: How have you personally seen poetry change & grow within the horror genre over the years? Stephanie:…

  • National Poetry Month

    Reading Poetry for Beginners: A Guide for People Who “Don’t Read Poetry”

    Poetry is one of my favorite things to read and has been for as long as I can remember, so naturally, poetry books end up being things I recommend a lot to other people. With those recommendations, I’ve noticed that people not already familiar with reading those types of books kind of balk at the suggestions. Sometimes the people I’m suggesting these collections to tell me they “don’t read poetry”, and it’s usually for one of two reasons: They “don’t know how” to read poetry (or say they feel like they’re ‘doing it wrong’), OR They’ve tried it and honestly just do not like poetry. Now just to be totally…

  • National Poetry Month

    Team Favorites: Dark Poetry Collections We’ve Loved

    We’re just over halfway through National Poetry Month, and we’ve LOVED seeing everything you’ve been reading! Several of our team members are avid poetry readers, so being able to share our love of the genre with all of you for an entire month is such a highlight (even though we’re totally still gonna keep sharing them throughout the rest of the year, too!). Today, we’ve got another big round up of some of the Ladies of Horror Fiction team’s favorite dark poetry collections for you—let us know if you see any favorites here! Poetry Collections We’ve Loved & Would Highly Recommend: About the Book: Hold your screams and enter a…

  • National Poetry Month

    If You Liked That, Try This: Dark Poetry Collections to Match Your Favorite Horror Themes

    For anyone not in the know, April is National Poetry Month! We love celebrating our favorite folks writing poetry as much as possible, and April allows for a month-long celebration of one of our favorite ways to consume spooky, visceral fiction. We’ve got some great content planned for you this month, starting off with this fun list of dark poetry collections to check out if you normally read these other specific horror themes & tropes. If you’ve got any recommendations for us or decide to add any of these to your TBR shelves, we’d love to know! And remember to tag us & use the #NationalPoetryMonth tag in your posts…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    February 2022: Monthly Recap

    February is a big month in the books for our team in terms of celebrations! Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Library Lovers Day all fall in February, and we had a blast boosting, sharing, and talking about books by Black & Asian authors especially. If you missed any of our posts, announcements, or reviews, you can find them all listed below! News and Announcements February 2022 LOHF New Releases Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. March Women in Horror Month Readathon Announcement We’re celebrating WiHM in March – join…

  • Black History Month

    If You Liked That, Try This: Horror Book Recs Written by Black Women

    In continuation of our celebration of Black History Month, I wanted to try something new! I love seeing those “if you like that, try this” lists or YouTube videos, so I decided to make one of my own. The formula is simple: “if you like this non-horror book genre, try this horror book.” So, these recs are perfect to share with your non-horror reading friends. Although this list of recommendations is for everyone, it may be particularly helpful for those of you who love to read horror with elements of other popular genres. These “genre-defying” titles often fall into even more categories than the horror + ______ examples below, which…

  • Black History Month

    Celebrating Black History Month: YA & Middle Grade Recommendations Spotlight

    Many of us horror fans have something in common when it comes to our starts in the genre: we were little horror lovers first, our fear of the dark juxtaposed with both our love and curiosity of it as small children hiding under the covers, flipping through our pages. In honor of the current generation of young readers interested in creepy things, we’ve rounded up a few team favorites in YA and middle grade horror written by Black women. Honestly, these aren’t only great reads if you’re young—our team is full of grown-ups, and we couldn’t get enough! Share this list with a young reader in your life today, and…

  • Black History Month

    Celebrating Black History Month: Novel & Novella Spotlight

    Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, today we’ve put together a handful of our favorite novels & novellas by Black women writing in the horror genre. See what the team has to say about these fantastic reads below, and then add them to your TBR lists if you haven’t already gotten to ’em! Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess The summer of 1989 brought terror to the town of Shadows Creek, Florida in the form of a massacre at the local carnival, Cirque Berserk. One fateful night, a group of teens killed a dozen people then disappeared into thin air. No one knows why they did it, where they went,…