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    Episode 6 Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

    Join Toni as she talks about Mary Shelley’s life and the many themes of Frankenstein. The latest in LOHF news and Horror Community News. Mary Shelley Mary Shelley was born Mary W. Godwin in Somers Town, London on August 30th 1797. She was born to philosopher, novelist and journalist William Godwin and feminist philosopher, educator and writer Mary Wollstonecraft. Unfortunately, she lost her mother to childbed fever 10 days after she was born. Mary spent the first four years of her life with her father and nurse Louisa Jones. In 1891 Mary’s father married Mary Jane Clairmont, a local widow, who had two children of her own. Mary Godwin had…

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    Stories of Horror: Part 2 of The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

    Recap of Part One of The Lady’s Maid’s Bell Our main character Alice Hartley was in the hospital for typhoid which if you didn’t know is a awful sickness. After her release due to her physical appearance she was having trouble getting work as a ladies maid. During a chance meeting she is offered a position in the country. That is when things take a weird turn. The work is easy and her mistress is accommodating but there is a dark shadow which begins to cloud her days. From seeing a woman that no one knows to footsteps outside her door poor Alice fears that she is losing her grip…

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    Episode 5: Santa’s Horrific Sidekicks

    You know Rudolph, Dasher and Dancer but what about St. Nicks other sidekicks? Join Toni as she talks with author Kira McKinney about some of the horrific sidekicks of St.Nick found throughout the world. St. Nick’s Other Sidekicks Krampus Who is Krampus Origins of Krampus Krampusnacht Gryla Who is Gryla Icelandic History of Gryla and her family Gryla and the Icelandic Sagas Hans Trapp Who is Hans Trapp Who was the real person behind the legend of Hans Trapp Toni Chats Horrific Horror Legends with Kira McKinney Kira McKinney is a writer of fantasy, horror, fiction, and poetry. She loves to explore the dark, the twisted, the strange; the underbelly…

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    Stories of Horror: Edith Wharton and The Ladies Maid Bell.

    We have a new series on the LOHF podcast, Stories of Horror. Stories of Horror is a spotlight an original lady of horror fiction with a reading of a story that is out of copy right. Up first is Edith Wharton….She is truly a badass. Edith Wharton Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones in New York on January 24, 1862. She was born into a rather well to do family and spent her formative years traveling through Europe where she developed a love for languages. During a prolonged covalence from typhoid a 9-year-old Edith was introduced to a books of ghost stories by some playmates that would cause her…

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    Episode 4: Fairytales and Horror

    Fairytales are the original horror stories. Join Toni as she talks fairytales and horror with her guest J. Lincoln Fenn. The Evolution of Fairytales The fairytales that we all grew up hearing evolved from the stories that were told to children over 300 years ago. So lets take a short trip through the evolution of Fairytales The Horror in Fairytales Charles Perrault Jack Zipes (I also own a copy of The Original Folk and Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm) Were fairytales for children? The Thin Line Between Fairytales and Horror Parent’s changing the plot of Fairytales   Toni Chats Fairytales, Horror and The Nightmarchers with J. Lincoln Fenn Fenn began her horror…

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    Episode 3: Folklore and Horror with a Super Special Guest

    In Episode 3 Toni gets to to talk to one of her favorite authors about how folklore and horror intersect; as well as horror books with a folklore element by women. Jen from Book Den stops by to talk about the Rebecca read along. Finally Toni talks about her current reads and new releases.   Folklore and Horror Folklore can range from art to stories that are passed down orally but how does horror and folklore intersect. Just to make sure everyone is on the same page folklore can include urban legends and fairytales but I decided to focus on each one in their own episode. Definition of Folklore Folklore…

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    Episode 2: The History of Halloween and 2 Urban Legends featuring Women

    I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has listened to the LOHF podcast!!! The support that we have received from the horror community has been staggering and we really appreciate it. Episode 2 delves into Halloween – from its beginnings to present day. And if that’s not enough, join Toni as she discusses intriguing urban legends including weeping widows (like La llorona) and Resurrection Mary ( and other vanishing hitchhikers). Finally, a recap of her current reads and recent LOHF releases round out an episode you won’t want to miss. If you are interested in purchasing any of the books listed in the show notes please…

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    Episode 1 of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Podcast

    In the inaugural episode, Toni introduces you to the Ladies of Horror Fiction organization and the podcast. Take a short journey through the history of horror fiction, learn about our upcoming readalong, get some new release recommendations for October, hear what Toni is currently reading, and get some details regarding the dumpster fire that is Nocturnal Readers Box. You can now read a transcript of this episode Ladies in Horror Fiction Ladies of Horror Fiction Mission Statement Lisa Morton’s 2013 Study Regarding Published Woman in Horror HWA Roundtable 15 Sexism in Horror What Constitutes Horror Have you ever wondered what actually constitutes horror? Annie Neugebauer’s Handy Dandy Horror Infographic  History…