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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Women in Horror: Ania Ahlborn and This is Horror

Again I am pulling double duty with this post. In honor of Women in Horror Month I am letting you know about a female horror author AND also pointing you to a great resource.

This is Horror is a British based horror site. From their About page:
Their podcast and book reviews are particularly helpful to librarians, especially those who are not big fans of horror themselves.  Today, I want to use their current podcast guest, Ania Ahlborn to illustrate why.

Ahlborn’s work is a great example of horror that works very well in public libraries. Her novels are chilling. They drip with dread and terror but do not have graphic violence. She would be a great crossover author for your readers who like intense female driven suspense like Chelsea Cain or Karin Slaughter as long as they don’t mind a supernatural element.

Now you may not have been aware of her before this and that’s okay because This is Horror is. They not only have this review of her most recent book, The Devil Crept In [it also received a star in PW] but they also have her as a guest on their podcast.

In this episode she talks about her work and her path from self publishing to now being under a major publisher. Like all of the This is Horror author interview podcasts, Ahlborn’s episode allows listeners to understand horror and a person who writes it, in the process giving you insight into why fans love it.

So give this podcast episode a try. Read the review of Ahlborn’s latest novel. And consider popping back over to This is Horror throughout the year to learn about more authors and titles that might be just right for your library’s horror collection.

And don’t forget to add some titles by Ahlborn to your collections. Your patrons will thank you.

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