Wait. Women write horror? Oh, the...horror.
Seriously, though, February is Women in Horror Month, and as a woman and a writer of horror, I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the many fabulous female authors working in the genre.
And yes, there are many.
Here are links to a few works I highly recommend. This is not a comprehensive list, but a taste, if you will, of what is out there.
Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
For Emmy by Mary SanGiovanni
Theatre of Curious Acts by Cate Gardner
Engines of Desire: Tales of Love and Other Horrors by Livia Llewellyn
Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan
Demons edited by John Skipp Hey, wait a minute. That's not a woman! I know, but the anthology contains a short story by Mercedes M. Yardley, a phenomenal writer who is most definitely a woman.
The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan
And last, but not least, one of the many anthologies edited by the brilliant Ellen Datlow:
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 3 edited by Ellen Datlow
That list should keep you busy for a while, right? Perhaps I'll even be able to convince some of them to do a guest post on the blog in the coming weeks.