It’s Feb­ru­ary again, and we all know what that means – Women in Hor­ror Month! This year, we’ve got the debut of Bil­lie Sue Mosiman’s FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HOR­ROR, an anthol­ogy of twenty sto­ries by top-​notch female authors th5168XzBCqL. SX331 BO1204203200 at puts to rest once and for all the notion that men some­how writer hor­ror ‘better.’

As author and anthol­o­gist Mosi­man points out, “Women have been writ­ing great hor­ror since Mary Shel­ley came out with Franken­stein,” yet there are still a few who think only male authors can deliver when it comes to the gory, the grue­some, and the grotesque. Not so! Girls kill, too (and some­times do a lot worse).

Among the ter­ri­fy­ing tales in FRIGHT MARE, you’ll find “Sakura Time” by Loren Rhoads, a won­der­fully creepy story of a man under the spell of a dead woman’s dolls; in Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s “The Whole of the Wide­ness of Night”, you’ll meet a tor­mented girl who pays a ter­ri­ble price for tak­ing revenge on her broth­ers; and in “Snow Angel;” by Amy Grech, a father strug­gles with an unthink­able decision.

My story “Dead Mes­sen­gers” fea­tures an Anglo who goes by the name of Raimundo and falls under the sway of some inter­est­ing New Age beliefs, includ­ing those of “a crazy preacher-​lady who thinks you can fuck your way to God.” Maybe he can, maybe he can’t, but Raimundo’s sure going to try. Check out FRIGHT MARE to see how it all works out for him.

Look for FRIGHT MARE in Kin­dle and paper­back ver­sions at Ama​zon​.com.

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