• Ladies of Horror Fiction
    Instagram Challenge,  LOHFReadathon

    One Year Anniversary! Readathon and Challenge

    We are celebrating our one year anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our quest to spotlight all of the amazing women who are writing and contributing to the horror genre. We love what we do here, and we look forward to many more years of celebrating the ladies of horror fiction. New Team Member We are constantly expanding our efforts here at the Ladies of Horror Fiction. As we head into year two, we are so excited to announce a new member to the LOHF team. Audra Audra is going to contribute articles to the Ladies of Horror Fiction website so…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    Five Things We Learned from the #LadiesOfHorrorFiction Instagram Challenge

    We learned several things doing the challenge that was the first step in getting Ladies of Horror Fiction established. We thought we’d take a minute to reflect. Posting a new picture for a prompt every day is a pain in the butt and many of us salute you all who do it regularly. (Seriously, how do you have enough books to do a post every day?! Let alone the motivation!) As we suspected, lots of people hadn’t heard of many of the women that were suddenly being brought to attention. What surprised us was how happily eager everyone was to learn more and to read more! We all went into…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge,  Reading Recommendations

    The “Dark” Recap

    We are finally here at the penultimate recap post from our first Instagram challenge!  This week we are sharing highlights from your “dark” posts and it was such an awesome week!  If you missed last week’s “underrated” post then you can go check it out here! View this post on Instagram “Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. “ -Groucho Marx . . #ladiesofhorrorfiction-Dark: This is a short story collection I haven’t read yet, but looked good so I picked up the second book as well . . I was tagged by @dreaming_of_eutony for #spellthedayinbooks. I tagged…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Underrated” Recap

    We are winding down the Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram recaps. Only a couple more left! If you missed last week’s prompt of “Weather” you can check it out here. So many authors and books in this challenge are underrated which is one of the reasons we started Ladies of Horror Fiction.  There are sooooooo many amazing and talented ladies out there writing some incredible horror books that are underrated. Hopefully you’ve already been adding tons of new names to your TBR lists but here are some more that we want to highlight from the recap of our “Underrated” prompt. View this post on Instagram “We should make a list…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Weather” Recap

    It seems the weather has been acting crazy everywhere for the past couple of months.  It’s been snowing more than normal.  It’s been drowning people with loads of rain.  It’s been scorching hot and unbearable to walk outside.  You name it, Mother Nature has been doing it.  But let’s check out some of our favorite LOHF books that encompass something weather-related! In case you missed it, don’t forget to see our recap last week where we show some highlights from the “VILLAIN” prompt! View this post on Instagram Day 28 of #ladiesofhorrorfiction challenge: Weather ❄ . This one still resides on my #tbrpile but I've heard great things. Sounds like…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge,  Reading Recommendations

    The “Villain” Recap

    Who is the first villain that pops to mind when you think of books? For a lot of us it could be Lord Voldemort, Sauron, Randall Flagg, Dracula, and so on.   But thanks to this prompt we were able to find out about so many others! (Psst: Miss last week’s recap of “Heart”? Check it out here.) View this post on Instagram My next Night Worms read sounds *super* interesting. The promo on the back says… “Bridget Jones meets the Exorcist” 😂😂😂 I gotta say, ‘nuff said ✋🏼 This book is also for the #ladiesofhorrorfiction prompt today “villain”. That wicked antagonist being cancer. Eff cancer. Our main character in this…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Heart” Recap

    The recap from last week was all about your ‘Recommendations’ so take a second to go check it out if you missed it! Did we change the challenge on you all with all this talk of “hearts” and whatnot?  Absolutely not!  Horror books can have a little heart in them and still be horror!  See some of our favorites from this prompt below. View this post on Instagram “Oh! Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Recommendations” Recap

    This whole challenge has been great for recommending different books written by female horror authors, right?  But we know there are a lot of books that may not fit with a certain prompt, so this week we are recapping “recommendations” to make sure that no book has been left behind! (If you did get a bit left behind, and missed our “strangers” recap, check it out here.) View this post on Instagram Recommendation. I’m going with Shirley Jackson here. The Haunting of Hill House is one of my favorites. It’s held up well and I think it’s a must read for any horror fan. We Have Always Lived in the…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Strangers” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt for “My Emotions”, you can view it by clicking here. (Opens in a new window.) This one was interesting. Just seeing who people considered “Strangers” in books for the prompt was insightful. View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 24 is 'Strangers' and I had no idea what to do(I feel like I've used all my books😲) until I remembered this book I read last year and photographed for a book round-up post on my regular Instagram.😱 back before I decided to stop annoying my nonreading friend with books 😳 👥 Anyways, Strangers reads like a Horror movie, but it's actually a suspenseful thriller,🤷…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “My Emotions” Recap

    When it comes to “My Emotions,” there are different things that can affect us and make us ecstatic, angry, or cringe.  Emotions can be our biggest ally or our most dreaded enemy.  But here we are stirring up all the things for a look-back on this prompt to bring out all those emotions again! View this post on Instagram Today’s #ladiesofhorrorfiction prompt is my emotions. I think this title about sums it up. #book #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookaddict #bookaddiction #bookish #horror #thriller #emotions #bibliophile #spinebenders #toberead #bookishcanadians #bookobsessed A post shared by Rodney Mercer (@rodthebookworm68) on Aug 23, 2018 at 4:36am PDT Rodthebookworm68 shared with us A Dark and Twisted…