• 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
    Reading Recommendations

    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
    Reading Recommendations

    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
    Guest Post

    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,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction

    Choose Our Next Readalong + Giveaway Winner!

    Thank you so much to everyone who joined in as we read The Between by Tananarive Due. Books are even better when read with friends!! Giveaway Winner As a thank you to those who were able to participate in the discussions on the LOHF website, we randomly selected one winner from the readalong discussion posts. The winner of the giveaway is Meredith L! Meredith, please reach out to us with a current address so we can send you a copy of Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things #1) by Gwenda Bond. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad.…

  • The Between by Tananarive Due

    The Between Readalong: Week 3

    This is our final week of reading and discussing Tananarive Due’s The Between. Thank you so much to everyone who read The Between with us this month! If you missed out on our previous discussions, be sure to check out the week one and week two discussions of our LOHF 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.Would you shelve The Between as horror? Why or why not? Tracy: I would shelve it as horror – there are enough elements to classify it as such for me Emily: Yes, I would, especially because…

  • The Between by Tananarive Due

    The Between Readalong: Week 2

    We have more questions than answers with this week’s section of The Between, but we are loving the story Tananarive Due is crafting. If you are just now joining us, we are up to chapter 23 in our discussion this week. You can click here to see last week’s discussion if you’d like! (If you want to hop in, we are finishing up The Between for a final discussion next Sunday.) 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 do you think the significance of the children’s names have to what’s happening in…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Strangers” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt for “My Emotions”, you can view it by clicking here. (Opens in a new window.) This one was interesting. Just seeing who people considered “Strangers” in books for the prompt was insightful. View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 24 is 'Strangers' and I had no idea what to do(I feel like I've used all my books😲) until I remembered this book I read last year and photographed for a book round-up post on my regular Instagram.😱 back before I decided to stop annoying my nonreading friend with books 😳 👥 Anyways, Strangers reads like a Horror movie, but it's actually a suspenseful thriller,🤷…