Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MMP Celebrates Women in Horror Month: Rie Sheridan Rose

Mocha Memoirs Press has long since celebrated and embraced diversity in speculative fiction. Join us as we spotlight our talented female horror authors throughout the month of February. Follow us on twitter @mochamemoirs to get daily tweets and more.

Rie Sheridan Rose (@RieSheridanRose) is MMP's Editor-in-Chief. Here are her thoughts on the importance of horror and the women who write it.

It always amazes me that people seem to feel that horror is the province of the male. After all, one of the first great classics was Mary Shelley'sFrankensteinfirst published in 1818. 

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a psychological horror story that never fails to make me shudder...and it was written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892.

Shirley Jackson has been cited as an inspiration by Neal Gaiman, Richard Matheson, and Stephen King--who considers The Haunting of Hill House one of the most important horror novels of the twentieth century. My personal favorite is We Have Always Lived in the Castlewhich I first discovered as a girl.

Women have just as vivid imaginations as their male counterparts. Why shouldn't we write horror? If you think that women are too sensitive to face the darkness, you've never read Charlee Jacob, or Angeline Hawkes, or Mira Grant, or...you get the idea.

We've got a lot of good stories to get you started here at Mocha Memoirs! From short stories like "Bloody Rain" to series like Death's Cafe or Toil, Trouble and Temptation to anthologies like The Grotesquerie--written by some of those women in horror.

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