This post originally appeared on RA for All Horror on February 1, 2017
It's here once again...Women in Horror Month... 8!
From their "Get Involved" page here are some ideas on things you can do to promote woman in the horror industry this month at your library:
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Of course I am doing number 7 right now, but public libraries are uniquely suited to do most, if not all of these things. At the very least you can screen a few movies and put up s display.
To help you get started, here are the books by women in horror which I reviewed or included in columns over the last year with links to all the details.
- Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
- Otherworld Chills by Kelley Armstrong
- The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh
- The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
- Nightmares: A New Decade in Modern Horror edited by Ellen Datlow
- Bite by K.S. Merbeth [This title also was singled out by Booklist as one of the best adult books for young adults from 2016.]
- The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carl Oates
- The Broken Hours: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft by Jaqueline Baker
- Security by Gina Wohlsdorf
- We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson
- Mayan Blue by the Sisters of Slaughter
- Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
And I would be remiss not to mention one of the last year's most critically acclaimed biographies, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life [which I own but have not read yet.]
You can also use the tag "Women in Horror" from this blog to pull up many more posts from any year.
These are all titles that will work with a public library audience. They range from dark thrillers to historical fiction about horror writers to psychological suspense to paranormal romance and of course, to straight out horror. Women, just like men, create a huge range of "horror" content.
If you need professional support in order to add them to your collections, all of those links are to pieces written by me and published in either Booklist or Library Journal. So they are legit titles that you can back up with professional reviews. No more excuses. Get on it and add them to your collections so readers of all sexes can enjoy them.
Besides keeping up with the ideas and events being compiled on the Women in Horror official page, I hope to have time to post 2x a week this month to point you to some of the best content and authors from a library perspective. So I will be curating it for you if you don't have the time.
I also have a copy of Kaaron Warren's latest novel, The Grief Hole that I will be reviewing soon. Hint she's really good. Oh, and one of her stories was in the Datlow book mentioned above.
Let's start celebrating.