Today’s post was part of a month long series celebrating and investigating women creating horror, past and present as part of the international Women in Horror Month celebration. You can see all of the great events by checking out

 Today is pretty much just a list, a list of women horror writers That I have read and enjoy coupled with the ones I have heard about and want to read. You may also realize just how many books I read at the same time… I may have a problem…

NAH! Bring me more books!

 But before I get into list city, I did want to tip my imaginary hat to one of the founders of Gothic horror, Mary Shelley. Author of Frankenstein and a constant inspiration to me personally. If you would like to read a little bit more about her check out the Birthday Bio post I did on her: Horror Celebrity birthday: Mary Shelley

Femma-Horror Writers I’ve been enjoying the work of

(in generally alphabetical order)

A.F. Stewart – Canadian fantasy/horror writer. I’m currently reading her book Killers and Demons II  I also frequent her blog and plan on reading a lot more of her work.

Clarissa Johal –  Paranormal/Gothic/Romance Writer. I just read her book Struck and you can read my review of it or watch the review if you’d like.

Joanna Parypinski – Horror author – I’ve been reading Pandora now that I’ve finished the video excerpt for it over on Haunting TV. I also make sure to check in on her website/blog from time to time.

Julianne Snow – Canadian Horror writer, editor – writes some of my favorite zombie genre fiction – I’m currently reading Glimpses of  The Undead and  I keep and eye out for her Siren’s Call E-Zine – the new one is coming out with a special selection of female authors for Women in Horrror Month.

Kelly Sue Deconnick – Comic writer – I just finished reading issue 1 of Pretty Deadly and my volume 1 edition should be coming into DJ Comics this Wednesday. I can’t wait!

Mary Shelley – ❤ – Need I say more?

Nina D’Arcangela – Flash fiction, writer, blogger, editor – I read her short story Bent Metal, frequent her many blogs, make sure to catch the newest Siren’s Call E-zine and as I mentioned in a previous post geek out over her flash fiction.

Femma-Horror Writers that I want to read (in no particular order what-so-ever):


Anne Rice

    – Because she changed how the pop culture world views vampires forever. Also, “Interview with a Vampire” holds a special place in my heart because the first production designer I worked with was the PD on the film version.  So I’ve watched her film adaptations, but I haven’t read it yet.

Caitlin R. Kiernan – The Drowning Girl Sounds cool

Kathe Koja

        <— It’s stupid that I haven’t read her book “

The Cipher

    ” yet. It’s kind of a big deal.

Sarah Pinborough

        – because –

MayhemCharlee Jacob

        – because  –

Dread in the Beast

Lisa Tuttle

        – because –

Ghost Stories by Women

Marly Youmans

       – because:

A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage

      although it drives me nuts that this is one of the few books that I can’t get digitally. Meh! Let my kindle consume everything!

Catherynne M. Valente  – because – Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness

 Gemma Files

        – because I love the work that

Nightmare magazine

       puts out and because

The Worm in Every Heart

    sounds amazing.

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