• LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    July 2019: Monthly Recap

    July was a really busy month for the Ladies of Horror Fiction team! We moved servers this month so we had to work extra hard to meet our goals and celebrate our theme of Creatures! Thank you so much to our awesome guest post contributors Lee Murray, Betty Rocksteady, and Renee Miller, and to Audra and Ouija for showing us their shelves. We also received stories submissions from Sonora Taylor, Hailey Piper, Alyson Faye, and Chris Chesler. You ladies are amazing! This month announced our partnership with Steve Stred and the first annual LOHF Writers Grant! Be sure to check out all of our posts from this month including how…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight July 2019

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in July as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Wilder Girls by Rory Power It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction presents Stories of Horror
    Stories of Horror

    LOHF Present Stories of Horror: Jungle Harvest by Chris Chesler

    Welcome to part 2 of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Presents Stories of Horror: Creatures. Tonight it is my great privilege to present Jungle Harvest by Chris Chesler.  I want to thank everyone for their submissions for Creature. There were truly some fantastic stories. Before we get started with Jungle Harvest I want to let you know a bit about Chris Chesler. About Chris Chesler Chris has been writing dark fiction with a silver lining for some 20 years now, but has worked as a financial and legal business consultant before becoming a fulltime writer.  She lives in a study somewhere in the Netherlands where she writes unless coaxed out…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Creatures
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Be Careful What You Wish For: The Legend of the Wendigo by Renee Miller

    Horror writers have many options when it comes to “scaring” our readers. We can take the real, the surreal, and the totally impossible and (if we’re lucky) use any or all of it to make a reader feel mild discomfort or outright never-turning-the-lights-off-again terror. I think the combination of physical and psychological horror can be pretty effective in keeping a reader off-kilter, which is why I love monsters. They give a “face” to the unknown. The difficulty is in making that face scary. It’s not real, and we all know it, so how do we get the reader to believe in it enough to scare them?  For me, the first…

  • LOHF Writers Grant
    LOHF Writers Grant

    2019 LOHF Writers Grant

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is proud to announce our new partnership with Steve Stred and the LOHF Writers Grant. Letter from Steve Stred Hey, gang! Hope all is well! My name is Steve Stred, and I’m an indie author. You may have seen me kicking around, either from my releases, my guest posts on Sci-Fi & Scary, Ink Heist, Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews, or over at my usual haunt, Kendall Reviews. Heck, you may even recognize me from pictures on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook of my super large behind trying to frequently ride/fit in small objects as me and my son goofily play! Whatever the reason, hello again,…

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

    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…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #13

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team have been reading up a storm. Here are a few of our recommended reads. Skull Nuggets by Amy M. Vaughn Forato House is looking for test subjects: Are you between the ages of 21 and 61? Are you depressed, anxious, unfulfilled? Join us at our state of the art residential testing facility where we have perfected trepanation, the ancient art of drilling a hole in the skull to achieve a permanently higher state of consciousness! But that’s not all! We are currently seeking individuals who wish to eradicate their neurophages. Through our proprietary process of injecting hallucinogens directly into the frontal lobe, you can…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Creatures
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Creatures in Horror: From the Weekly World News’ Batboy to Phosphorescent Alien Goop By Betty Rocksteady

    Creatures in Horror: From the Weekly World News’ Batboy to Phosphorescent Alien Goop By Betty Rocksteady My first introduction to horrific creatures was in The Weekly World News, that tabloid magazine from the 80s and 90s featuring weirdo cryptids and Fortean phenomenon. My papa always referred to the mag as just “the news,” so as a kid I was convinced all these creatures were completely real. Actually, I’m still notcompletelyconvinced that those strange beings don’t lurk in hidden corners of the earth. There are a few distinct types of creatures that tend to pop up in genre fiction and I think they all highlight different fears. Secret earthly beings that…

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

    What We’ve Been Reading #12

    Check out what titles the Ladies of Horror Fiction team have enjoyed recently! Bunny by Mona Awad Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort–a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other “Bunny,” and seem to move and speak as one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies’ fabled “Smut Salon,” and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door–ditching her only…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction presents Stories of Horror
    Podcast Episodes,  Stories of Horror

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Presents Creatures

    A month ago Toni put out the call for Women Horror Authors to send their creature stories. Needless to say it was hard to pick. But pick we did. I hope that everyone enjoys Salty Air, Daisy and Run Ruby Run. Salty Air By Sonora Taylor Sonora Taylor is the author of Without Condition, The Crow’s Gift and Other Tales, Please Give, and Wither and Other Stories. Her short story, “Hearts are Just ‘Likes,’” was published in Camden Park Press’s Quoth the Raven, an anthology of stories and poems that put a contemporary twist on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Taylor’s short stories frequently appear in The Sirens Call, a bi-monthly horror eZine. Her work has…