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    The LOHF Congratulates the Shirley Jackson Award Winners

    The Shirley Jackson awards highlight the years outstanding achievement in the genres of psychological suspense, horror and dark fiction. The nominees are judged by authors, editors, critics and academics. Novel: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Sarah Rose Etter Sarah Rose Etter is the author…

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    What We’re Reading #33

    It’s time to buy yourself some new books! Here are a few recommendations to get you started. Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke White brings with it dreams of respect, of wealth, of simply being treated as a human being. It’s the one thing Walter will never be. But what if he could play white, the way so many others seem to do? Would it bring him privilege or simply deny the pain? The title story in this collection asks those questions, and then moves on to challenge notions of race, privilege, personal choice, and even life and death with equal vigor. From the spectrum spanning despair and hope in…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
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    June 2019: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated Pride Month throughout the month of June. Authors Hailey Piper, Alice Collins, and J. Danielle Dorn shared amazing guest posts. Alice also joined Toni on an episode of the Ladies of Horror Fiction podcast. Alex from Hey Little Thrifter shared her LOHF shelves with us as well! If you missed any of these posts during the month, be sure to check them out (and the rest of our daily posts from June) below! Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #7 What We’ve Been Reading #8 What We’ve Been Reading #9 What We’ve Been Reading #10 Podcast Episodes Episode 7 Horrific MotherhoodJoin Toni as she…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
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    The Winter People Readalong: Week 2

    Today we are wrapping up week 2 of The Winter People readalong. If you are just now joining us, be sure to check out our week 1 discussion and the full readalong schedule. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions for this section, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. Do you think Gertie was murdered? If so, who might have done it? Lilyn: I don’t know if I think she was murdered or not. Is it murder if the murderer wasn’t in his right mind? She didn’t just fall down the well, no. Jen: I’m not sure what to…