For writers and readers who like it dark. We talk about our horror and other dark-themed books. In-depth literary analysis of dark fiction. Conversations with authors, editors, and other industry professionals. Hosted by Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera. We have interviewed Paul Tremblay, Ellen Datlow, Josh Malerman, Grady Hendrix, and more. New episode every other Monday. Subscribe, listen, and leave us a review.
2020 Halloween Special | Ghost Stories
Lisa and Mackenzie discuss their own views on the supernatural—does it exist? Are ghosts real? Lisa tells the story of an unexplainable experience she had while camping in the Anza Borrego desert in California. Mackenzie shares her creepy haunted house story and a chilling discovery inside the house’s window seat. In addition to sharing these inexplicable real-life experiences, we also have an exclusive message from two very special guests.
LOTF 62: Alma Katsu on Writing Historical Horror
In this episode, we talk to Alma about her childhood years as a voracious reader and her early writing life. She also shares stories about growing up in a spooky (maybe haunted?) old home and how that sparked her infatuation with darker tales. We loved hearing about her fascinating career in intelligence as well as why she decided to follow her writing passion. We learned so much in this conversation with Alma, and we think you will, too.
LOTF 61: Daniel Kraus on Posthumously Collaborating with George A. Romero
In this episode, we do something a bit more special. Daniel walks us through what it was like to collaborate posthumously with the late great George A. Romero to write The Living Dead. It is a breathtaking story, with many surprising twists and turns. Did Romero reach across time and space to help Daniel write this book? We don’t have the answer to that, and neither does Daniel. Listen to the episode. Hear Daniel share his story.
LOTF 60: Jessica Guess on 90s Horror, Cirque Berserk, & Pursuing Dreams
In this episode, we spoke with Jessica about her early writing life and experiences growing up with horror movies. She shares how horrible professor tried to crush her writing dreams and why it’s important to her now to uplift her own college students. She talks about creating A Black Girl’s Guide to Horror, intersectionality in horror, writing Cirque Berserk, and the importance of flipping (often racist) genre tropes.
LOTF 59: Tropisode 6 | Camping with Sadie Hartmann aka "Mother Horror"
This episode of Ladies of the Fright is brought to you by Boneyard Soup Magazine. Boneyard Soup is a horror and dark fantasy magazine, specializing in the Weird, the Morbid, and the Macabre. It publishes original short stories and features terrifying artwork. Boneyard Soup’s mission is to represent the horror genre’s diversity by curating many kinds of ghoulish and horrifying stories and by supporting new and talented writers. Boneyard Soup is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund its first year of issues and to connect with new readers. Backers who pledge at least $12 will receive a year’s subscription. This Kickstarter runs until September 23rd. Follow this link to support Boneyard Soup Magazine.
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For our sixth tropisode, we're talking CAMPING with Sadie Hartmann, aka “Mother Horror.”
Sadie Hartmann aka Mother Horror reviews horror for Cemetery Dance and SCREAM Magazine. She is the co-owner of the horror fiction subscription company, Night Worms. She lives in Tacoma, WA with her husband of 20+ years, where they enjoy perfect weather, street tacos and hanging out with their 3 kids. They have a Frenchie named Owen.
When we gave Sadie a choice of tropisode topics, she was quick to hop on this one. We had a great time chatting with her about the camping trope in horror!
Camping Group Read
"The Troop" by Nick Cutter
Camping Book Recommendations
Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer
Fat Camp by James Sabata
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
The Ritual and The Reddening by Adam Neville
The Ruins by Scott Smith
Camp Slaughter by Sergio Gomez
Kill River by Cameron Rubique
Camping Movie Recommendation
Blair Witch Project
Friday the 13th
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LOTF 58: 2020 Summer Scares 3 | Ronald L. Smith and J. Scott Savage
We are thrilled to bring you this round-table style conversation in our third installment of the 2020 Summer Scares initiative, in which we chat with each of the authors from the young adult category: Ronald L. Smith and J. Scott Savage.
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I first discovered Ladies of the Fright through their feature on an episode of the Books in the Freezer podcast. I’ve been listening for months and I love every episode. Lisa and McKenzie have a fresh and unique take on all things horror and dark fantasy. I recommend this podcast to everyone!
These lovely ladies are rad to listen to, follow, and stay interested! They are killing this genre, which happens to be my fav!
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