From two acclaimed experts in the genre, a new series of supernatural stories showcasing forgotten female horror writers.
“…an absolute must-own for those interested in the women who helped shape the horror genre…Weird Women ultimately works because of the stories and authors Klinger and Morton chose. They present a cross-section of the women who published during the time period, focusing on tales that are not only well-written but are also genuinely creepy. They also provide a brief bio for each author so that you can learn more about the incredible women in this collection…I cannot recommend it enough if you are a fan of tales of the strange and unusual.”
iHorror.com Book Review 8/4/20
“This enchanting book contains 21 short stories in the horror supernatural genre all written by women… One anticipates a second volume to complement this excellent first set. VERDICT: A feast of entertaining (and often scary) reads. Highly recommended for those interested in literature of the horror and supernatural variety.” – Library Journal, August 1, 2020 (starred review)
“Morton and Klinger refute the popular misconception that the early horror genre had few female writers—in reality, as they show, women writers were forerunners of the genre…Feminist and horror-genre readers will jump on this compelling and spooky collection…” Booklist (starred review), August 2020
“Women throughout history have been the chroniclers and agents of change, and in these stories, their fears about the world are limned with staggering detail. Weird Women gives a real glimpse of horror, written by authors who truly experienced it.” – Bookpage, September 2020 issue
“Curated by best-selling and award-winning anthologists and horror fiction aficionados Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger, Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers, 1852-1923 presents a brilliant and wide-ranging selection of stories…This collection will be a valuable resource for scholars in the field who continue to explore and unpack the cultural and historical significance of weird stories.”
– Supernatural Studies