• Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Women in Horror by Annie Neugebauer

    I’ve written for Women in Horror Month more times than I can keep track of anymore, and I’ve still scarcely scratched the surface. How could I, when women are such an expansive group—when horror is such a wide-ranging genre? I talk about feminism, history, and contemporary badasses I adore. I talk about books and movies and shows worth seeking out. I talk about my own experiences being both lifted up and quietly pushed to the side. How, then, have I never actually talked about women in horror as its own titular topic? Seems simple enough. So, what do I have to say about women in horror? I mined the depths…

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

    What We’re Reading #40

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here are a few book recommendations to make your day even brighter. Red Eye by Claire C. Riley & Eli Constant This is the worst flight ever! ** Rose is excited for her new adventure, but as her guilt grows, so does the tension on the plane. Sam thinks the worst thing about her week was her doomed wedding, she was wrong. ** When a red-eye flight from London to Los Angeles brings two strangers together, they have no idea that it’s the end of the bloody world! Rose, a British runaway, is ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Her hopes are high, her funds are…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Black History Month
    Guest Post

    Black History Month Guest Post: We Can be Better, Horror Peeps by R.J. Joseph

    I once attended World Horror Convention and a seasoned, white, male horror writer decided to convince me I should join the Horror Writers Association. That was cool. I appreciated that he felt HWA was a good organization to be a part of and I did want more information. The way he decided I should get this information was, “[I had] to meet Chelsea. She’s a great gal.” Of course, my blackity black, female senses started tingling. Gal? Okay. When he finally found “Chelsea” and me in the same place, he introduced us. “Chelsea” was, of course, another Black woman. And her name wasn’t even Chelsea. After she rolled her eyes in the…

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

    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…

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

    What We’re Reading #39

    It’s time to add more books to your pile! Who am I kidding? It’s always time to add more books to your pile. Here are a few recommend reads to get you started. Mary Shelley Makes A Monster by Octavia Cade All our monsters are mirrors. And when Mary Shelley’s monster—built from her life rather than her pen, born out of biography instead of blood—outlives its mother, that monster goes looking for a substitute. But all the monster really knows of women is that women write, and so the search for a replacement takes it first to Katherine Mansfield, and then to other women who know what mutilated things can…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Black History Month
    Guest Post

    Black History Month Guest Post:Dear Horror, Do you Love Me? Check Yes or No. by Jessica Guess.

    February is a bit of a chameleon of a month. It is a month of love, a celebration of women in horror and Black History Month. I am so pleased to have a guest post by Jessica Guess. If you identify as a woman and love horror, then February is your time to shine. As a black woman who loves horror, this month is especially significant because February has the distinguished honor of being both Black History Month and Women in Horror Month. Though this may seem like Christmas for black girl horror junkies like me, for a long time it was only a reminder that though I loved horror,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Burning Bright: How Women Poets Conquered Horror Poetry by Jennifer Barnes

    It’s been exciting to watch the discussion around Women in Horror Month expand over the years from why we need it, to how to support women in horror. It is now no longer possible to put out an all-male anthology or magazine without controversy, and we continue to see women horror writers publishing successfully.  One place where the success of women is most obvious to me is in horror poetry. As managing editor for Raw Dog Screaming press I have seen first-hand a sharply increased interest in horror poetry and it’s the female poets who are leading the charge. If you tally the winners of the Bram Stoker award for…

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

    What We’re Reading #38

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have our three weekly recommendations for you. Get ready to buy some books! The Festering Ones by S.H. Cooper A monster lurking in the mountain. A mysterious cult seeking a doorway. An otherworldly evil waiting to be unleashed. Faith York was a young girl when she saw her father dragged into the ground by a spider-armed woman, never to be seen again. Twenty years later, the events of that day continue to haunt her, and her need for answers has only grown stronger with time. After her estranged mother’s death forces her to return home, old wounds are reopened and Faith finally decides to face…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Everyday Horrors by Kathleen Kaufman

    When I was sixteen, my friend Emily was summarily dumped by her long-distance boyfriend.   Emily decided the best way to deal with her angst was to burn all his letters, pictures, valentines, and notes.  In an age before the internet, this amounted to quite a lot.   It was so decided that I, as her trusty sidekick, would accompany her to a local park, at night, alone, with a bag of sentimentally charged paper products and burn them in the barbeque pit, and Emily’s grief  and anger would be released back into the night sky.   It was going to be beautiful.     We pulled into the bottleneck parking lot (important to note for later…) and parked at…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    February 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her…