• Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
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    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…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
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    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 celebrates Women in Horror Month
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    Guest Post: Drinking From the Devil’s Cup by V. Castro

    Tables come in all shapes and sizes, but every table has finite places. What are you supposed to do when that table is occupied, and no one wants to give up their seat? Do you sit on the floor and hope to hear from a distance what is being said?  Do you try to interject as loud as your voice will carry despite gazing at a row of backs? Maybe someone in a seat will hear what you have to say.  Do you try to wedge yourself between two seats, hoping there is enough space for your body before the ones seated become too uncomfortable with your proximity as you stand…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Women In Horror Month

    It is Women in Horror Month!!!

    February is one of our favorite months. It is still cold and the days are short. But our favorite reason is that it is Women in Horror month!! It is a month to celebrate women who are making amazing horror content. This includes movies, TV shows, books, and art. The LOHF has a lot of content planned for the month from AMAZING women authors and articles written to highlight the achievements that women have contributed to the horror community. Never heard of Women in Horror Month (WIHM) keep reading! What is WIHM? Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative focused on encouraging supporters to learn about and showcase…

  • Stoker Awards

    Preliminary Stoker Ballots Are In!!!

    Awards season is upon us and the LOHF is really excited!! Just have a look at this list of amazing books by women that have made it to the preliminary round in the Stoker Awards. Superior Achievement in a Novel S.P. Miskowski – The Worst Is Yet To Come (Trepidatio Publishing) Lee Murray – Into the Ashes (Severed Press) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Gemma Amor – Dear Laura (Independently Published) Melissa Prusi and Steven Hopstaken – Stokers Wild (Flame Tree Press) Michelle Renee Lane – Invisible Chains (Haverhill House Publishing) Rachel Eve Moulton – Tinfoil Butterfly (MCD X FSG Originals) Sarah Read – The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: On Our TBR
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    8 Days of Halloween: On our TBR

    With so many amazing books being released every month our TBRs are overflowing! Check out what is on our TBRs at the moment!! Dreamfall – Amy Plum Dreaming Darkly – Caitlin Kittredge The Furies – Katie Lowe The Haunted – Danielle Vega Remember Me – Chelsea Bobulski The Tenth Girl – Sara Faring The Toll – Cherie Priest The Twisted Ones – T. Kingfisher The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw The Beauty – Aliya Whitley Tinfoil Butterfly – Rachel Eve Moulton Whispers in the Dark – Laurel Hightower Wilted Lilies – Kelli Owen Reception – Kenzie Jennings Dark Carnival – Joanna Parypinski The Dead Girls Club – Damien Angelica Walters…

  • 8 Days of Halloween Spooky
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    8 Days of Halloween: Spooky

    The LOHF team loves lists! Every day until Halloween we’ll be posting a list with Halloween recommendations. Today we are giving our recommendations for books that are spooky!! Four & Twenty Blackbirds – Cherie Priest The House Next Door – Anne Rivers Siddons Apart in the Dark – Ania Ahlborn The Between – Tananarive Due Come Closer – Sara Gran The Good House – Tananarive Due Mary: The Summoning – Hillary Monahan Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi The Carrow Haunt – Darcey Coates The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson The Lingering – SJI Holliday If you have any recommendation please let…

  • Banned Books Week
    Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week September 22nd – 28th

    It is that time of the year again to celebrate books that have been banned or challenged. To be perfectly transparent, I can’t believe that in this day and age books are still being banned or challenged. Just this week on my twitter feed it was announced that Harry Potter was banned by a Roman Catholic High School In Nashville, Tennessee. Their reasoning behind the ban was that the spells and curses were real. I just want to ruminate on that for a second. The spells and curses from a work of fiction are real. That is absolutely mind boggling. That in the 21st century we are still dealing with…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Witches
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    Guest Post: Derivation of Hag by Kathleen Kaufman

    Derivation of Hag By Kathleen Kaufman At San Diego Comic Con, the awesome Brendan Reichs joked that “I wrote a book about my mom and named it Hag.”    He wasn’t wrong, the reaction to the title has sparked immediate and sometimes negative reactions.  We think of Hag as an insult, an ugly old woman, an unwanted creature, witch with a wart on the end of her nose.   It’s all around not something you want to be called.    Or is it?  The derivation of Hag goes back and back.   It is one of very few words that have no masculine form, it is a distinctly female term, used all the way back in the thirteenth…

  • 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,…