February’s Finale: Four Female Ghosts and Why They’re Scary


Just to show you how into this ghost thing I am…that’s me. The other features in the photo were added by my sister-in-law Maureen Schoonover.

I’m very thankful I could participate in the New England Horror Writers’ Women in Horror Month blog series! “Wandering Women: Four Types of Female Ghosts and Why They’re Scary” examines why creatures like La Llorona, the churel, preta and the noppera-bo send us running for the hills. You can read it here: http://nehw.blogspot.com/2017/03/women-in-horror-month-finale.html

“Wandering Women” is the final installment in the February series. The other six posts are here:

Part 1: Morgan Sylvia examines identity in Go Ahead. Make My Day.

Part 2: E.A. Black tells tales of her experiences with E.A. Poe in Baltimore (can we say “girl after my own heart?”)

Part 3: Elaine Pascale explains How WIHM Saved This Final Girl…

Part 4: Juss Stinson offers advice for fledgling horror writers.

Part 5: April Hawks shares thoughts on Women in Horror month and the horror writing community.

Part 6: Christa Carmen addresses February’s Women in Horror Month as a platform to explore the dreaded question: Do you believe in writer’s block?  



About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

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