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4 Lesbian Horror Writers to Keep on Your Radar

Updated: May 7, 2021

By Tiffany Pennywell

Are you a fan of horror or the supernatural? Have you been scourging the internet dark void looking for those in your LGBTQ+ community who can spin a masterful tale? Here's a list of four lesbian authors who fall within these categories:

1. Jewelle Gomez

Jewelle is an American author and activist. She is the author of the double Lambda Award winning novel "The Gilda Stories." Her novel takes readers on the journey of a black lesbian vampire, beginning in 1850 Louisiana. Find out more online at

2. Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen is the author of "Her Body and Other Parties." Within this short-story collection, Carmen uses science-fiction and horror to expose the truth of modern parables. Learn more about the author here.

3. Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette is the British author of "The Daylight Gate," a retelling of the events surrounding the famous Pendle witch trial in England of 1612. Jeanette weaves dramatic fiction into the historical events while also looking at the influence of religion and social views. You can find for information about Jeanette here.

4. Paula D. Ashe

Paula is an American horror short story writer. You can find her work in collections such as "Four Ghosts," "Songs of the Raven," "Hell," and others. Paula is not afraid to tread the underbelly of darkness in her stories. This allows for a wide range of horror material for her work. You can read more about her and her work here.

Tiffany Pennywell is a writer and poet from Shreveport, Louisiana. Tiffany is the author of "My Downward Spiral," "Window to my Soul" and "Face and Embrace Yourself". She has also co-authored a horror/fiction book series entitled "Seemingly Strange and Unusual Tales." You can find all of their work available to purchase here.

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