9 Female Horror Authors You Should Read This Women in Horror Month

9 Female Horror Authors You Should Read This Women in Horror Month

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In case you haven’t heard, February is Women in Horror Month, a celebration that’s now in its eleventh year. This annual event is a perfect opportunity to highlight all the amazing female-penned horror that should promptly make its way to your bookshelf. Because I trust you already know all about The Haunting of Hill House and Frankenstein, I’ll spare you that refresher course. Instead, this list is all about the female horror authors still out there writing today. And just to be clear: these are authors you should be reading year-round, not just in February. This month, however, is an ideal time to start expanding that To Be Read pile. 


Kat Howard

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Larissa Glasser

Larissa Glasser

Cina Pelayo

Cina Pel novel

Victoria Dalpe

parasite-life

S.P. Miskowski

the-worst-is-yet-to-come

V. Castro

hairspray-and-switchblades

doungjai gam

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Eden Royce

spook-lights

Carrie Laben

a-hawk-in-the-woods

So those are nine female horror authors to get you started this Women in Horror Month. However, this is far from an exhaustive list. Who are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!  


Gwendolyn Kiste is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can also find her online at Facebook and Twitter.


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5 thoughts on “9 Female Horror Authors You Should Read This Women in Horror Month

  1. Please read horror author Meg Hafdahl! Her short story collections (Twisted Reveries Volumes 1 and 2) and her novels (Her Dark Inheritance and Daughters of Darkness) are female-driven, featuring complicated female characters.

  2. Check out Theresa Derwin, her collection Monsters Anonymous featured, amongst other things, a haunted vibrator. One to watch out for in the future, that’s the buzz.

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