• 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…

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    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,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Celebrating Black History Month: Previous LOHF Readalong Books We've Loved by Black Authors
    Black History Month,  Reading Recommendations

    Previous #LOHFReadalong Books We’ve Loved

    February 1st marks the start of Black History Month, an annual celebration and observance of the struggles, contributions, and achievements of Black people throughout the course of US history. Although the official event ends on March 1st, it’s important to acknowledge this important history year-round. “There is no American history without African American history,” said Sara Clarke Kaplan, executive director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C. “The Black experience, she said, is embedded in “everything we think of as ‘American history.” NPR.org We on the Ladies of Horror Fiction team believe in reading, supporting, and boosting Black voices ALL YEAR LONG, with a specific focus…

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    LOHF Celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth on Instagram

    In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team is showcasing Black women horror authors all month long on Instagram. Below you can find our posts from the second half of February. Be sure to check out the first half of the month if you missed it! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A…

  • Black History Month

    LOHF Celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth on Instagram

    In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team is showcasing Black women horror authors all month long on Instagram. Below you can find our posts from the first half of February. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post…