• Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: K.P. Kulski

    Please welcome Women in Horror Author K.P. Kulski to the May 2022 Shelf Edition! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I definitely need to talk about J.A.W. McCarthy. Her recent collection Sometimes We’re Cruel, and Other Stories is everything dark and unsettling. I loved every minute of it. The way McCarthy tells a story is like having a foreboding presence in the room with you, watching as you pour over the words, what an experience. Tortured Willows is a deeply moving work for me. The poetry collection from four fabulous dark poets: Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Geneve Flynn, and Lee Murray. A collection steeped in sorrow, fury,…

  • 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…

  • Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Gabrielle S. Awe

    For this month’s Shelf Edition, we’re checking out the shelves of Gabrielle S. Awe! Gabrielle is the writer and narrator of the popular podcast Stories in the Dark. She has previously published a collection of stories from the podcast titled “Stories in the Dark: The Horror.” She lives in Texas with her husband, nephew, two cats, and a house full of books and Funko Pops, where she alternates between writing dark fiction and YA Fantasy – because it is a writer’s job to both show the world its own darkness and also to give it hope. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas was…

  • 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?…

  • Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Sam

    This month, our guest for Shelf Edition is Sam from The Literary Hooker! Sam is a bookstagrammer, blogger and reviewer for Sci-Fi & Scary. She also co-mods the Grim Readers Book Club on Goodreads. When she’s not reading, she’s probably cross stitching and/or watching trashy TV. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  Two that I’ve read this year and absolutely loved were To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger and Soon by Lois Murphy. Both books packed an enormous emotional punch for me but were still intensely disturbing and scary. I love horror that can make me cry and then have me jumping out of my skin within a…

  • Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: Jess

    This month, our guest for Shelf Edition is Jess, who is @ghoulishspirit on social media. Here’s some info from her: Hi, I’m Jess, a 35-year-old stay at home mom with 3 kids, 2 girls and a baby boy (14, 9, and 16 months). I am successfully turning my little ones into mini bookworms as well. I’m an avid horror lover, coffee junkie, movie buff, music enthusiast, and animal lover who likes to style and decorate her dwellings like the Addams family abode. But don’t be fooled because I love color, glitter, and sparkles EVERYWHERE!!!! Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  I recently discovered horror poetry while reviewing some…

  • Ouija & LOHF books
    Guest Post,  Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    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…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    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…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    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…