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    Shelf Edition: Audra & Ouija

    This month our guests for Shelf Edition are Audra and Ouija, or you may know them as @ouija.doodle.reads! Audra is an avid bookworm and editor who spends the rest of her free time watching horror movies and kickboxing, and Ouija is a goldendoodle with a nose for good fiction, haunted houses, and tennis balls.  Book title links will bring you to the book page at Goodreads. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  My favorite discovery of this year has been The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark. Though it isn’t a new book, it captured me so completely that when I finished reading it, I turned right back to…

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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Alex from Hey Little Thrifter

    This month we’re talking with Alex from Hey Little Thrifter for the LOHF Shelf Edition! Alex is a reviewer, booktuber, and bookstagrammer. She is passionate about vintage books, and even has a blog and booktube review series just to talk about vintage horror by women called Nightmare Queens! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Last year I read my first Kathe Koja novel, The Cipher, and it blew me away. I fell in love with her writing and it became an instant favourite! This year I followed it up with Bad Brains and that one was just as amazing, so even though I’m late to the Koja party…

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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Gloria McNeely

    This month, we have our first writer for Shelf Edition! Gloria McNeely is an Irish horror writer, reviewer, bookstagrammer, and horrorlesque performer to boot. Currently querying her own demon possession novel, she’s always looking for more books to review on her dark fiction blog. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Yes, I’ve recently picked up some horror anthologies edited by women that I’m excited to read. ‘Irish Ghost Stories’ edited by Rosemary Gray, and ‘Phantoms’ edited by Marie O’Regan. I think we look for stories written by women a lot and forget to support women who edit anthologies, publish horror etc. Recently I’ve read ‘Something Borrowed Something Blood…

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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Jen

    Here’s another segment of Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! LOHF team member Jen is showing off her books this time. Jen is a blogger, bookstagrammer, and reviewer with tons of great recommendations! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Yes! I just read and loved The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling (see our LOHF review here). I also recently enjoyed Carrie Laben’s A Hawk in the Woods. What LOHF books do you have on your TBR? This month I’m planning to read Second Lives by P.D. Cacek, Last Things by Jacqueline West, and The Invited by Jennifer McMahon. Where do you find recommendations? Are there any LOHF books…

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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Cassie

    It’s time for another Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time we’re chatting with Cassie Daley, who has some of the most eye-catching shelves on social media. Cassie is a reviewer, blogger, Etsy artist, and also reps for A Stranger Dream and Abominable Book Box. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I’m also always going to recommend this forever, but INTO THE DROWNING DEEP (and the prequel novella, ROLLING IN THE DEEP) by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) are two of my absolute favs of the last couple of years. I’m super into ocean related horror, and the mermaidesque creatures in these books are so creepy and…

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    LOHF Shelf Edition: Mindi

    Happy Women in Horror Month! It’s time for another session of Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time Mindi Snyder (@gowsy33) is joining us to show off her LOHF books. Mindi is a reviewer, bookstagrammer, member of the Nightworms review team, and rep for A Stranger Dream and PS Publishing. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Last year I discovered Gwendolyn Kiste, and I adore everything she writes! The Rust Maidens is one of my absolute favorite books of 2018. I also love Caroline Kepnes. Providence is another favorite 2018 release. And Christa Carmen’s collection Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked is fantastic. I’m really looking forward for more…

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    Women in Horror Month: Caitlin Marceau CEO of Sanitarium Publishing

    For Women in Horror Month we wanted to spotlight some of the women that are working in the Horror Fiction industry. The first Woman we would like to spotlight is the CEO of Sanitarium Publishing Caitlin Marceau. Toni talked to Caitlin CEO of Sanitarium Publishing about the publishing industry. Can you give a little background to your literary journey to become CEO of Sanitarium Publishing? My journey with Sanitarium has actually been a crazy, full-circle, ride. I was first published in Sanitarium Magazine, back in 2014 when Barry Skelhorn still owned it, with a piece called “Stuck.” It was the first horror story I’d ever written, the first one I…

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    Author Spotlight: Gwendolyn Kiste

    Bio Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others. A native of Ohio, she currently resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can also find her online…

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    Author Spotlight: Meg Hafdahl

    Author Bio Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl was raised in both British Columbia and Minnesota. A member of the esteemed Horror Writers Association, her female driven horror stories have been produced for audio by The Wicked Library, and have appeared in anthologies such as Spider Road Press’ Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror. Her first short story collection, Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabre was released by Inklings Publishing in 2015. Twisted Reveries Volume II: Tales from Willoughby arrived in 2016, and Meg’s debut horror novel, Her Dark Inheritance, released in March 2018. She is also the co-host of the podcast Horror Rewind and a regular…

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    Author Spotlight: Chris Chelser

        Author Bio I was once a lawyer and a business consultant, until the monsters under my bed insisted my lifetime habit of writing horror stories should be a fulltime one. I thought it best not to argue with those teeth. Since then, I have published several psychological paranormal horror novels, with more on the way. I live in the Netherlands with my family. Contary to most writers I have no pets, but my son does very convincing impressions of puppies, kittens, and the occasional pterodactyl. Blog: Click here for Chris’s Blog Twitter: @chrischelser Interview Hi Chris!! Thanks for taking the time to speak to me today.   My…