• 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…

  • LOHF Giveaway
    Giveaways

    Giveaway: House of Furies Series by Madeleine Roux

    We are excited to partner with Wunderkind PR and HarperTeen to offer one lucky LOHF reader the entire House of Furies trilogy by Madeleine Roux! Be sure to check out each of these books (including the final book in the series Tomb of Ancients!) as well as the details on how to enter the giveaway. House of Furies (House of Furies #1) After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
    LOHFReadalong

    The Winter People Readalong: Week 4

    This is our final week of reading and discussing Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People. Thank you so much to everyone who read The Winter People with us this month, and a huge thanks to Audra for guest hosting the readalong with us! If you missed out on our previous discussions, be sure to check out week 1, week 2, and week 3 of our readalong. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. What are your overall thoughts of The Winter People? Tracy: The book started out great! The first section we read was…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    May 2019: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated the theme of motherhood as well as Latino Book Month throughout the month of May. Authors Violet Castro, Kristi DeMeester, R.J. Joseph, Ann Dávila Cardinal, and Gemma Amor shared amazing guest posts. Gloria McNeely 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 May) below! Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #2 What We’ve Been Reading #3 What We’ve Been Reading #4 What We’ve Been Reading #5 What We’ve Been Reading #6 Podcast Episodes Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
    LOHFReadalong

    The Winter People Readalong: Week 3

    We are now 75% through The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. Be sure to check out week 1, week 2, and the full readalong schedule. Spoiler discussion ahead! 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. After reading this section, have your opinions changed on whether or not Gertie was murdered? Who do you think is responsible for her death? Lilyn: I think she was murdered but not sure on the whodunnit. Tracy: I still think Gertie was murdered. Signs point to dear old Dad but I’m willing to be there’s…

  • 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…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
    LOHFReadalong

    The Winter People Readalong: Week 1

    We have reached the end of week 1 in our community wide readalong of Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People. We will be reading The Winter People through June 2 so you still have time to jump in and join us. (Check the full readalong schedule for all of the details.) We are very excited to welcome Audra as our guest host for the readalong. Be sure to check out and follow her Instagram at Ouija & Audra. Please be aware this week’s discussion post will contain spoilers for our first section of the readalong. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
    LOHFReadalong

    Kick Off: The Winter People Readalong

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to kick off the Community Wide Readalong of The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon today! West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that…

  • Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #2

    Recently, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team have been enjoying the following: Husk by Rachel Autumn Deering In this all-too-real work of horror fiction, Rachel Autumn Deering explores the mind of a young man who is struggling to cope with the effects of post-war stress, drug addiction, self-doubt, and loneliness as they manifest themselves into his deepest, darkest fears. Kevin Brooks returns to his rural Kentucky hometown after a three-year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has lost the grandparents who raised him, his lifelong best friend, and his trust in the government he once proudly served. When Kevin meets a kind, young girl named Samantha, he thinks his luck…

  • Mourning Jewelry by Stephanie Wytovich
    Book Reviews

    Mourning Jewelry by Stephanie M. Wytovich Review

    Mourning is the new black…  The tradition of Victorian mourning jewelry began with Queen Victoria after the death of her husband, Prince Albert. Without photography, mementos of personal remembrance were used to honor the dead so that their loved ones could commemorate their memory and keep their spirits close. Ashes were placed within rings, and necklaces were made out of hair, and the concept of death photography, small portraitures of the deceased, were often encased behind glass. Mourning jewelry became a fashion statement as much as a way to cope with grief, and as their pain evolved over the years, so did their jewelry.  But what about the sadness and…