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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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:…

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    Interviews

    Project Q&A with Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart

    We work hard at Ladies of Horror Fiction to showcase incredible writers and creators in the horror fiction genre, which doesn’t always limit us to ladies-only anthologies. We recently became aware of DEATH IN THE MOUTH, a BIPOC-led project currently seeking funding. DEATH IN THE MOUTH is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. It will feature twenty prose stories spanning from the distant past to the far future, real and fictive worlds, all while exploring new and unique manifestations of horror. Death in the Mouth Official Kickstarter Page Although unique here in that the anthology itself will include a mix of…

  • The Year of the Witching Readalong
    Interviews

    Q & A with Alexis Henderson | The Year of the Witching

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is hosting a readalong of The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson over on our Goodreads group. The readalong is taking place throughout the month of December so you still have time to join in and discuss it along with us. We were given the opportunity to send over our burning questions to Alexis Henderson, and she gave us the inside scoop on The Year of the Witching, her process, what she’s reading, and what’s next! Here is what she had to say: If The Year of the Witching had a playlist, what would be on it? “Seven Devils” by Florence + the…

  • Interviews

    Author Spotlight: Madeleine Swann

    Please join us in welcoming Madeleine Swann to Ladies of Horror Fiction! Team member Tracy was excited to ask Madeleine some great questions and we think you will dig the answers! Madeleine Swann’s novella, The Vine That Ate The Starlet, was published by Filthy Loot. Her collection, Fortune Box (Eraserhead Press), was nominated for a Wonderland Award. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and podcasts including Splatterpunk Award nominated The New Flesh: A David Cronenberg Tribute. LOHF: Please tell the readers a bit about your most recent release, the novella The Vine that Ate the Starlet. Most enjoyable part of writing? Favorite characters? Madeleine Swann: New York in…

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    Author Spotlight: Nico Bell

    Bio Nico started her writing career as a Christian fiction writer under a different name. She was a semi-finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writer Genesis Contest, a finalist in the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Music City Melody of Love Contest, a finalist in the Splickety and My Book Therapy Flash Fiction contest, and a finalist in the RWA Great Beginnings Contest. Her flash fiction has been featured in Splickety, and Spark. Her love of psychological thrillers and twisted plots led Nico into the world of weird fiction where she unleashed her unsuspecting characters. Her stories have been published in several collections including The Second Corona Book of Horror…

  • Stephanie Wytovich Book Pile of Poetry
    Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Stephanie M. Wytovich

    Our February guest for Shelf Edition is another of our favorite Ladies of Horror Fiction authors, Stephanie M. Wytovich! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I’m positively obsessed with Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series, and I’m currently in the midst of reading The Migration by Helen Marshall and I love it so far. I will also happily plug Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson. What LOHF books do you have on your TBR? Oh, this list is truly endless, but to share a couple: Benny Rose, The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper; Doll Crimes by Karen…

  • Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Author Sarah Read

    Our December guest for Shelf Edition is one of our favorite Ladies of Horror Fiction authors, Sarah Read! Sarah is an author and librarian. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  So many! Of course The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, because of course. Sara Tantlinger’s The Devil’s Dreamland and To Be Devoured were both incredible. Julie C Day’s The Rampant was also gorgeously dark. Alma Katsu’s The Hunger ticked all my horror and history-loving boxes. Danielle Kaheaku’s In Extremis was beautiful and full of dread. And Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage was one of my favorite reads last year. What LOHF books do you have on your TBR?…