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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.
 
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This year for our annual Halloween Special, we thought we’d bring you a conversation about our own spookiest experiences. 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 with her friends in the Anza Borrego desert in California. …
 
We want to remind you that we have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons Eli Ryder and Kerry Cox at the Satanic Panic level, and Bjorn Svartalfson, Jocelyn Codner, Nina Nahvi, Jason M., S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We offer cool rewards at every tier, including early, ad-free episodes; bonus writt…
 
We want to remind you that we have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons Eli Ryder and Kerry Cox at the Satanic Panic level, and Bjorn Svartalfson, Jocelyn Codner, Nina Nahvi, Jason M., S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We offer cool rewards at every tier, including early, ad-free episodes; bonus writt…
 
We want to remind you that we have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons Eli Ryder and Kerry Cox at the Satanic Panic level, and Bjorn Svartalfson, Jocelyn Codner, Nina Nahvi, Jason M., S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier (and we’re getting to reva…
 
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 kind…
 
We are so excited to return as the official podcast for 2020 Summer Scares! This episode is our third installment of a series covering the 2020 Summer Scares library summer reading program. The Horror Writers’ Association has partnered with Book Riot and Library Journal to curate the Summer Scares reading list, which includes three books each in th…
 
We are so excited to return as the official podcast for 2020 Summer Scares! This episode is our second installment of a series covering the 2020 Summer Scares library summer reading program. The Horror Writers’ Association has partnered with Book Riot and Library Journal to curate the Summer Scares reading list, which includes three books each in t…
 
We are so excited to return as the official podcast for 2020 Summer Scares! This episode is our first installment of a series covering the 2020 Summer Scares library summer reading program. The Horror Writers’ Association has partnered with Book Riot and Library Journal to curate the Summer Scares reading list, which includes three books each in th…
 
We want to remind you that we have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor, Eli Ryder, and Kerry Cox at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahvi, Bjorn Svartalfson, Jocelyn Codner, and S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every…
 
We want to remind you that we have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor, Eli Ryder, and Kerry Cox at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahvi, Bjorn Svartalfson, Jocelyn Codner, and S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every…
 
We want to remind you that we have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor, Eli Ryder, and Kerry Cox at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahvi, Bjorn Svartalfson, Jocelyn Codner, and S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every…
 
Welcome to Ladies of the Fright, a podcast for writers and readers who like it dark. We engage in literary discourse that is honest, smart, and irreverent. I’m one of your hosts, Lisa Quigley. Mackenzie: And I’m your other host, Mackenzie Kiera. Before we get into today’s episode, we want to remind you that we now have a Patreon! We would like to g…
 
In what is becoming an annual Ladies of the Fright tradition, we discuss our second MOVIE, Midsommar to close out the year. And as a special treat, we brought Bob Pastorella back on the show as a guest host! While this is our final recorded episode of 2018, we are releasing it in early January to make up for the fact that we'll be taking a podcast …
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, Nina Nahli, Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson, and S. Velos at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting …
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli and Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of whic…
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli and Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of whic…
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli and Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of whic…
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli and Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of whic…
 
This episode of Ladies of the Fright is brought to you by Inkshares. This October experienceViolet, the second novel of Stoker-nominated Kill Creek author Scott Thomas. Violet follows Kris Barlow, who after the death of her husband returns to a long-abandoned lake house. She soon finds that the town of Pacington, Kansas is not as it seems, and that…
 
This episode of Ladies of the Fright is brought to you by Inkshares. This October experience Violet, the second novel of Stoker-nominated Kill Creek author Scott Thomas. Violet follows Kris Barlow, who after the death of her husband returns to a long-abandoned lake house. She soon finds that the town of Pacington, Kansas is not as it seems, and tha…
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli and Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of whic…
 
Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli at the Demon Possession level. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcas…
 
Don't forget we've finally launched a Patreon! Special shoutout to our higher tier patrons, who you can find on twitter at: @S_M_Fedor, @theeliryder, and @NathanBlixt. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to every single patron. And when…
 
Don't forget we've finally launched a Patreon! Special shoutout to our higher tier patrons, who you can find on twitter at: @S_M_Fedor, @theeliryder, and @NathanBlixt. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to every single patron. And when…
 
Don't forget we've finally launched a Patreon! Special shoutout to our higher tier patrons, who you can find on twitter at: @S_M_Fedor, @theeliryder, and @NathanBlixt. We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to every single patron. And when…
 
It's difficult to put into words what a rewarding experience it was to host the panel "Why Does Horror Matter? An Exploration of the Relevance and—Dare We Say—Necessity of Horror in a Tumultuous World" featuring panelists Stephen Graham Jones, Kathryn E. McGee, Becky Spratford, and Gabino Iglesias this past May at Stoker Con 2019. It was incredibly…
 
In this special BONUS episode, Lisa & Mackenzie sat down with Kathryn E. McGee in their hotel room on the last morning of Stoker Con 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI. They were surrounded by empty wine glasses, bottles, coffee cups, and water bottles—a sure sign of a great weekend. Show Notes: More Kathryn on the LOTF podcast: LOTF 03 Stoker Con 2018 Highl…
 
Did you know that we've started a patreon that includes lots of cool rewards at every tier, including special bonus content? Check it out! And grateful shout out to our higher tier patrons, who you can find on twitter at @S_M_Fedor, @theeliryder, and @NathanBlixt. In episode 37, we chat with author Ray Cluley. The conversation celebrates his novell…
 
Did you know that we've started a patreon that includes lots of cool rewards at every tier, including special bonus content? Check it out! And grateful shout out to our $10 patrons, who you can find on twitter at @S_M_Fedor and @theeliryder. This episode is our THIRD installment of a series covering the Summer Scares library summer reading program.…
 
First things first: we have finally started a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to S.M. Fedor, who has joined the Patreon at the $10 level. Find him on twitter at S_M_Fedor. If you’re interested in our Patreon, check it out over at patreon.com/ladiesofthefright. We would be thrilled to have you join us at any level, and we are offer…
 
First things first: Ladies of the Fright podcast is honored to have been nominated for Nonfiction Podcast of the Year in the 2018 This Is Horror Awards! Voting is open until Monday, 4.29.2019. If you enjoy what you do, considering throwing us a vote—and don't forget to check out the other excellent nominees in each category! Also, Mackenzie and Lis…
 
Ladies of the Fright podcast has been nominated for Best Horror Nonfiction Podcast for the This Is Horror 2018 awards! What an unbelievable honor. Enjoy this short minisode from us to you, loyal listeners and new guests alike. We are so happy to be doing this thing that we love, and even happier to know that it's bringing joy to others as well. If …
 
In this episode, we talk about the first two books in Katherine Arden's Winternight Trilogy: The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. The third book, The Winter of the Witch, was out in January. We don't include that one in our discussion because we didn't want to risk spoiling anything with it being so new. Speaking of spoilers: we …
 
Summer Scares reading list, which includes three books each in the Adult, YA, and Middle Grade categories. Joining us today is Carolyn Ciesla, Dean of Learning Resources and Assessment at Prairie State College and the liaison for the adult Summer Scares picks. The adult picks for 2019 Summer Scares are: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones (William Mor…
 
You may remember that we talked about Victor’s book The Changeling back in episode LOTF 17. Our conversation with Victor was so interesting and thought provoking. We talked about exposing kids to horror, persistence in writing, not being an asshole, and the forthcoming anthology A People’s Future of the United States that Victor co-edited with John…
 
In LOTF 30, we chat with Kat Howard about her writing process, breaking writing rules, her experience with writing residencies like the Clarion Workshop, what it’s like to write a comic, and SO much more! Kat is the author of the novels Roses and Rot and the Alex Award winning An Unkindness of Magicians. Her short fiction collection, A Cathedral of…
 
In this episode, we are chatting with Eli Ryder and John Flynn-York, the editors of Automata Review! This conversation is special to us, because we all met in our MFA program. We talk about what they’re doing with the magazine, and learn all about Automata’s origins, first year, future plans, and so much more!…
 
In this episode—our last of 2018!—we discuss our first MOVIE, Hereditary. And as a special treat, we brought on Bob Pastorella as a guest host! Bob Pastorella is the author of the weird crime novella, Mojo Rising, and the zombie western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’. Bob is featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet Anthology, The Booked. Anthology,…
 
In this episode, we chat with author Dino Parenti. This interview is extra special because not only is it Dino’s first podcast interview, but when Mackenzie interviewed him a couple years ago for Gamut it was his first interview! So we are keeping this cool streak going. We get into so much cool stuff with Dino in this chat. We talk about his early…
 
In this episode, we chat with author and artist Betty Rocksteady. We cover creepy twenties cartoons, writing garbage first drafts, mining dreams for stories, and her new novella, The Writhing Skies. Betty Rocksteady writes sex scenes that shouldn’t exist and is obsessed with 1920s cartoons. The Writhing Skies combines both. Learn more and check out…
 
In this special Halloween episode, we are thrilled to bring you our second Tropisode! Today’s episode is all about Haunted Houses. As you know, with these episodes we invite a guest with some expertise on the trope we’re exploring. Today, we’re happy to welcome Kathryn E. McGee BACK to the show. Our listeners might remember Kathryn from LOTF 03, in…
 
In this episode we chat with Michael David Wilson, the founder, editor in chief, and podcast host over at This Is Horror. Michael has done amazing work to promote the horror genre and has provided an invaluable resource for writers at all stages of their careers. In this conversation, we take a deep dive into his early writing (you won’t want to mi…
 
In this episode we chat with Sadie Hartmann, also known as “Mother Horror.” Sadie is a prolific reader and book reviewer, who is generous with her support of authors and passionate about the promotion of the horror genre. We also talk about how her involvement in the Bookstagram community evolved over time, the creation of the Night Worms, her work…
 
In this episode, we reconvene with author Grady Hendrix to discuss his new novel We Sold Our Souls (out tomorrow, September 18!) We talk about his forthcoming movie The Satanic Panic (as well as the actual “Satanic Panic”,") what it was like to help choose the top 100 horror stories for NPR this past summer, and of course, conspiracy theories, the …
 
In this episode we discuss Rachel Autumn Deering’s Husk, an “all-too-real work of horror fiction, Rachel Autumn Deering explores the mind of a young man who is struggling to cope with the effects of post-war stress, drug addiction, self-doubt, and loneliness as they manifest themselves into his deepest, darkest fears.” In the story, “Kevin Brooks r…
 
In this episode we’re chatting with author Julia Fine. We talked about her new novel in episode 16 and we are so excited to have her on the show. A little about Julia: Her debut What Should Be Wild is out now from Harper Books. She earned her MFA at Columbia College Chicago, and has taught writing at Columbia College and DePaul University. She's cu…
 
In this episode we’re discussing Victor LaValle’s The Changeling, which is about “One man’s thrilling journey through an enchanted world to find his wife, who has disappeared after supposedly committing an unforgivable act of violence, from the award-winning author of the The Devil in Silver, Big Machine and The Ballad of Black Tom." Show Notes Mac…
 
Mackenzie and Lisa discuss What Should Be Wild, the debut novel by Julia Fine. Book description: In this darkly funny, striking debut, a highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia—an utterly original novel with all the mesmerizing power of T…
 
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