Women Horror Authors You Should Know

In continued celebration of Women’s History Month, I wanted to share my favorite women horror authors and some of the titles they have gifted to the world of horror. Check out these authors and find something new (or classic) to add some chills to your reading list.

If you want to see the full list of my favorite horror novels and stay up-to-date on my latest reading adventures, connect with me on Goodreads (link in the Social page)!


Lauren Beukes

Known for: The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters

Daphne du Maurier

Known for: Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel

Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire)

Known for: Feed, Into the Drowning Deep, Parasite, Middlegame

Shirley Jackson

Known for: The Lottery and Other Stories, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Alma Katsu

Known for: The Hunger, The Deep

Jennifer McMahon

Known for: The Winter People, The Night Sister, The Invited

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Known for: Certain Dark Things, Mexican Gothic

Anne Rice

Known for: Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles), The Wolf Gift, Pandora

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Known for: Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus)


Until next time,


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