2017 marks the 8th annual Women in Horror Month!!
I'm reading the Bram Stoker Award-winning Sunglasses After Dark, by Nancy A. Collins, to celebrate the 7th Annual Women in Horror Month. If anyone would care to join me in reading this novel, which is considered a modern classic of the vampire genre, you can grab it on Amazon in Kindle format for just $1.99.
If you're all set for reading this month, you should still check out what Women in Horror Month is all about. There are tons of events tied to the celebration and a massive blood drive.
(Originally posted on io9 by Shaenon Garrity)
H.P. Lovecraft was maybe not the most woman-friendly writer out there. His works teem oleaginously with many things, but not prominent female characters (although Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat and Mother of a Thousand Young, remains an inspiring role model for evil girls everywhere). But change is coming to the mythos: She Walks in Shadows, an upcoming anthology from Innsmouth Free Press, features an all-woman roster of 25 writers and almost a dozen artists writing and illustrating female-centric Lovecraft stories.
Some of the writers re-envision Lovecraft’s fiction from the viewpoint of his female characters, including Mother Hydra of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” Lavinia Whateley of “The Dunwich Horror,” Marceline of “Medusa’s Coil,” and even the landlady from “Cool Air.” Others feature original characters. Contributors were asked to avoid “the Asenath effect,” i.e., making every story about badass sorceress/antiheroine Asenath Waite, no matter how tempting it might be.
She Walks in Shadows is now available for preorder at $2 off the $15 cover price.