Sunday, October 4, 2020

September 2020: Monthly Recap

Thank you so much to the entire community for helping us celebrate our anniversary throughout the month of September!

Thank you again to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Andrew Cull, Cemetary Gates Media, Sonora Taylor, S.H. Cooper, Ben Walker, and anonymous donors for their incredible generosity in funding this year’s grants. And thanks also go out to Nico Bell for taking part in our interview; Jo Kaplan, Lana Popovic, Ellen Avigliano, and Jennifer Anne Gordon for allowing us to host your amazing guest posts; and Gabrielle S. Awe for showing us your shelves this month! September was such a wonderful anniversary month, and we are so grateful to you all.

If you missed any of our announcements, reviews, or special guest posts, you can find them all below!

News and Announcements

LOHF Two-Year Anniversary Celebration!
The Ladies of Horror Fiction team kicked off our two-year anniversary celebration!

September 2020 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.

LOHF Writers Grant

2020 LOHF Writers Grant Recipients
The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is honored to announce the recipients of the 2nd annual LOHF Writers Grant

The Ladies of Horror Fiction hosted the following movie nights each Friday night:


What We’re Reading #63

What We’re Reading #64

What We’re Reading #65

What We’re Reading #66

Special Topics and Guest Posts

Author Spotlight: Nico Bell
An interview with Nico Bell! Her debut novel Food Fright was released in March 2020 and is available at Amazon. She will also be publishing and editing a horror anthology entitled Shiver due early 2021.

Guest Post: Haunted Women, Haunted Houses by Jo Kaplan
The first haunted house story that truly unsettled me was Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It’s also the story I keep coming back to, again and again, to better understand haunted house stories as a peculiarly feminine type of horror.

Horror Adjacent Reads in Translation
Audra is back to preach about the joys of horror adjacent reads again! This time she is exploring translated books.

Guest Post: Countess Bathory the Early Years by Lana Popovic
When I started writing YA speculative fiction, my one rule for myself was to stay firmly rooted in the present. […] But then there was Countess Bathory, glimmering dark and inviting on the periphery.

Guest Post: How To Survive A Horror Movie
We posted a special guest post from horror reviewer Ellen Avigliano! You may have seen Ellen around Twitter and Instagram promoting horror for Dead Head Reviews and spreading joy, Supernatural gifs and book love like nobody’s business!

Shelf Edition: Gabrielle S. Awe
For this month’s Shelf Edition, we checked out the shelves of Gabrielle S. Awe! Gabrielle is the writer and narrator of the popular podcast Stories in the Dark.

Guest Post: Creativity, Agoraphobia and Isolation by Jennifer Anne Gordon
At the height of the most powerful creative work of her life, Shirley Jackson suffered from intense agoraphobia. […] In my past, I too have also suffered from this affliction, this all-encompassing fear to leave the house.

YA/MG Horror Spotlight September 2020
Check out the books that were released in September as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing.

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