• Jen's Photo of Sundail by Catriona Ward
    LOHFReadalong

    May 2022 Readalong Selection

    For the May #LOHFReadalong, the members of the Ladies of Horror Fiction discord group selected Sundial by Catriona Ward. Sundial is a new, twisty psychological horror novel from Catriona Ward, internationally bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street. You can’t escape what’s in your blood… All Rob wanted was a normal life. She almost got it, too: a husband, two kids, a nice house in the suburbs. But Rob fears for her oldest daughter, Callie, who collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends. Rob sees a darkness in Callie, one that reminds her too much of the family she left behind. She decides to take Callie back…

  • 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:…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #129

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our team members review books by Kirby Kellogg, Alexis Henderson and Gemma Files. We hope you find something you’ll love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Trampled Crown by Kirby Kellogg Valerie Barnes is tired. Tired of wrangling snarky teens through their math lessons, tired of helicopter moms with no respect and even less kindness, and – most importantly – tired of hearing about Canary Lane High’s upcoming homecoming dance. She’s been planning it for months and promises, if only to herself, to give the kids a night they’ll never forget. But when strange things start happening…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  National Poetry Month

    National Poetry Month: Guest Post by Eva Roslin

    We’re continuing our celebration of National Poetry Month here at LOHF HQ, and we’re loving all the recommendations and reviews we’ve been tagged in so far! In addition to book recommendations, we have a lineup of great interviews and guest posts with some wonderful women currently writing in the poetry genre. Our first of these is today’s guest post from author Eva Roslin discussing what it’s been like for her to break into the genre, and her feelings on writing poetry in general. You can also follow Eva over on Twitter at @EvaRoslin. I’m not sure if it’s because the way poetry is taught at least in most Western nations…

  • National Poetry Month

    Reading Poetry for Beginners: A Guide for People Who “Don’t Read Poetry”

    Poetry is one of my favorite things to read and has been for as long as I can remember, so naturally, poetry books end up being things I recommend a lot to other people. With those recommendations, I’ve noticed that people not already familiar with reading those types of books kind of balk at the suggestions. Sometimes the people I’m suggesting these collections to tell me they “don’t read poetry”, and it’s usually for one of two reasons: They “don’t know how” to read poetry (or say they feel like they’re ‘doing it wrong’), OR They’ve tried it and honestly just do not like poetry. Now just to be totally…

  • National Poetry Month

    Team Favorites: Dark Poetry Collections We’ve Loved

    We’re just over halfway through National Poetry Month, and we’ve LOVED seeing everything you’ve been reading! Several of our team members are avid poetry readers, so being able to share our love of the genre with all of you for an entire month is such a highlight (even though we’re totally still gonna keep sharing them throughout the rest of the year, too!). Today, we’ve got another big round up of some of the Ladies of Horror Fiction team’s favorite dark poetry collections for you—let us know if you see any favorites here! Poetry Collections We’ve Loved & Would Highly Recommend: About the Book: Hold your screams and enter a…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #128

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our team members review S.A. Barnes’ latest release and two recent books you may have missed by Isabel Yap and Jennifer Soucy. We hope you find something you’ll love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes Titanic meets The Shining in S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn’t yet ended. A GHOST SHIP.A SALVAGE CREW.UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS. Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #127

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our recommendations include Laurel Hightower’s latest release and two recent books you may have missed by Monica Vogel and Lindsay Merbaum. We hope you find something you’ll love! Please click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Below by Laurel Hightower HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO HELP A STRANGER? While driving through the mountains of West Virginia during a late-night snowstorm, a recently divorced woman experiences bizarre electrical problems, leaving her with little choice but to place her trust with a charismatic truck driver. But when an unexplainable creature with haunting red eyes gets between them, she is…

  • National Poetry Month

    If You Liked That, Try This: Dark Poetry Collections to Match Your Favorite Horror Themes

    For anyone not in the know, April is National Poetry Month! We love celebrating our favorite folks writing poetry as much as possible, and April allows for a month-long celebration of one of our favorite ways to consume spooky, visceral fiction. We’ve got some great content planned for you this month, starting off with this fun list of dark poetry collections to check out if you normally read these other specific horror themes & tropes. If you’ve got any recommendations for us or decide to add any of these to your TBR shelves, we’d love to know! And remember to tag us & use the #NationalPoetryMonth tag in your posts…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    April New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month here and on our Bookshop.org page. You can also check out the releases for the whole year here. If you buy books through our Bookshop.org links below or from our page, we get a percentage of the sale, which helps our volunteer team continue our efforts to promote LOHF! Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add them to our lists! Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso Piper’s fall was no accident. Did someone want her dead? It’s up…