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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Women in Horror Month

We are smack dab in the middle of Women in Horror Month.

As a woman in horror, I am a big supporter of their mission-- "WiHM expands opportunities for filmmakers, artists, and fans by raising awareness about the changing roles for women through filmmaking, writing, events, and networking."

They have done an excellent job promoting their events, specifically a listing here of the bloggers who are really driving the promotion.

In my new book, Chapter 3, "Horror 101: A Crash Course in Today's Tales of Terror," I have an entire section called, "Ladies of the Night," where I profile the contribution of women in horror. Too often they get left out. I could not profile everyone, but writers like Alexandra Sokoloff, Sarah Langan, Deborah LeBlanc, Sarah Pinborough, and Lisa Morton are key authors in horror, regardless of gender.  If you are not reading their books you are missing out on some great horror.

So support a female horror writer this month, or any month really.  Head on over to the WiHM site for more details.

You can also support this particular woman in horror (me) by pre-ordering my new book here.  I have seen the eGalley, so I know it is just about ready to go to press.  You have until March 1 to use the coupon code at the top of this blog to get $5 too.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the support! ;) I would love to check out your book for review in my feminist horror zine AX WOUND: Gender & The Horror Genre!

    Hearts & Butchers,
    Hannah, WiHM Founder/Director of Operations