Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday! This week, for Waiting on Wednesday, I’m featuring a nonfiction book that I’m very excited about! Those of you following me for longer will know how much I love horror. And since I love Mary Shelley, Daphne du Maurier, and (more recently because of the Netflix original TV adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House) Shirley Jackson, I’m super excited about the book that I’m featuring for Waiting on Wednesday this week!
⤖ About Waiting on Wednesday ⬻
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted [by] Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.
⤖ My Waiting on Wednesday Pick ⬻
Title: Monster, She Wrote
Authors: Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson
Genre: Feminism, Horror
Publisher: Quirk Books (Penguin Random House Canada)
Date published: September 17, 2019
Weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.
Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein; but have you heard of Margaret Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier? Have you read the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era? Or the stories of Gertrude Barrows Bennett, whose writing influenced H.P. Lovecraft? Monster, She Wrote shares the stories of women past and present who invented horror, speculative, and weird fiction and made it great. You’ll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Coltor, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today’s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). And each profile includes a curated reading list so you can seek out the spine-chilling tales that interest you the most.
⤖ About Lisa Kröger ⬻
Lisa Kröger is a writer who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where she enjoys a life of reading, writing, and scaring the wits out of her husband, who doesn’t fully understand her love for all things horror. Sometimes she uses her Ph.D. in Gothic literature to teach, but mostly she uses it to write horror stories–and to raise two of her own little monsters, her sons. Follow her newest work on Facebook and Twitter. Member of the Horror Writer’s Association. She’s also a host on the Know Fear podcast, a biweekly cast that dissects the horror genre. Visit the Know Fear website for more details. www.knowfearcast.com
⤖ About Melanie R. Anderson ⬻
Melanie R. Anderson is an assistant professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Her book Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison (Tennessee Press, 2013) was a winner of the 2014 South Central MLA Book Prize. She co-hosts the Know Fear Podcast (knowfearcast.com).
⤖ Let’s Chat! ⬻
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MY WAITING ON WEDNESDAY POST! WHICH UPCOMING BOOKS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE ONE THAT I PICKED THIS WEEK TOO? OR HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT IT BEFORE THIS POST? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!