• Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    October 2019 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! The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show. When Mouse’s…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight September 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 September as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Witches
    Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Recommends: Witches

    It is that time of the year again. When the leaves starting changing colors and the wind holds the promise of the Autumn that is coming. (Who I am kidding I live in the desert. It is still hot). Children are getting ready to pick out their Halloween costumes. As a little girl I was always a witch, which is probably why I associate Autumn with witches. This month we are paying homage to the wonderful Autumny witch. Hag by Kathleen Kaufman Bunny by Mona Awad Catfish Lullaby by A.C. Wise The Good House by Tanarive Due Grimly Jane by Elle Alexander A Hawk in The Woods by Carrie Laben…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Witches
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: W is for Witching: An Analysis of the Hawthorne Name and Identity by Stephanie M. Wytovich

    W is for Witching: An Analysis of the Hawthorne Name and Identity  By Stephanie M. Wytovich The Salem Witch Trails took place in February of 1692 and lasted until May of 1693. This bout of hysteria began in a small colony in Massachusetts due to the accusations of Elizabeth Paris, Ann Putnam and Abigail Williams, all of who started having fits and unexplainable episodes that evoked suspicion of the supernatural. Eventually, these girls informed two judges—Johnathan Corwin and John Hathorne—that their illnesses were caused by the afflictions of three women: Tituba (a slave), Sarah Osborne (an elderly woman), and Sarah Good (a beggar). Now most of us know the escalation…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    September 2019 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! No One’s Home by D.M Pulley For fans of The Haunting of Hill House comes a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies. Margot and Myron Spielman move to a new town, looking for a fresh start and an escape from…

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

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight August 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 August as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. New Releases Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one’s own space, and the power of secrets Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over. In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Body Horror
    Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Recommends: Body Horror

    August is body horror month here at the LOHF. The team has put together a list of recommendations of amazing body horror books. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste Bunny by Mona Awad Something Borrowed, Something Blood Soaked by Christa Carmen Cruel Works of Nature by Gemma Amor The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester Geek Love by Katherine Dunn Wilder Girls by Rory Power Love For Slaughter by Sara Tantlinger Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt Like Jagged Teeth By Betty…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Translation
    Women in Translation

    Women in Translation Month: Horror Edition

    August is Women in Translation month. It is a celebration of stories written by women that have been translated into English. The role of translation in a literary context is to take the story from its original language and translate it into English for publishing in the English speaking countries. That sounds amazing, right? We would be able to read all the amazing stories from around the world. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case. When you really start to look at the numbers, they are dismal. Only 3% of the books published in the United States are translated stories. Whereas, in Europe that number is 10 times higher. Now, before…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Body Horror
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: This Undeniable Skin: The Grotesque and Lovely Wonders of Body Horror by Gwendolyn Kiste

    This Undeniable Skin: The Grotesque and Lovely Wonders of Body Horror by Gwendolyn Kiste Flesh. Sinew. Bone. Muscle. Nails. Blood. These bodies we occupy are simultaneously beautiful and horrifying. It’s so strange to me how much work is happening within this cage of my bones at every moment. All the heartbeats I never have to coax. All the breaths I never remember taking. It’s at once life-affirming and a little intimidating how much goes on without me ever having a say in it.  This is part of the reason why body horror has long fascinated as well as repulsed me—in the best possible way, of course. From my first viewing…

  • 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…