Thanks to Tom Piccirilli (not a woman, as you may have guessed by the name, but one of my favorite authors), I came across this article from Apex Publications. Check out the list of female authors writer Robert Brouhard mentions:
"Some of the great women authors that Cemetery Dance has published outstanding horror writing from include (in random order): Daphne Du Maurier, Rain Graves, Gemma Files, Julianna Baggott, Nancy A. Collins, Lucy Taylor, Lisa Morton, Elizabeth Voss, Sarah Langan, Melanie Tem, Nancy Holder, Barb Hendee, Anke Kriske, Lisa W. Cantrell, Janet Fox, Kim Antieau, Lisa Lepovetsky, Holly Newstein, Elizabeth Voss, Sophie Littlefield, Lisa Tuttle, Elizabeth Massie, Karen Heuler, Sarah Monette, Charlee Jacob, Loren Rhodes, Michelle Scalise, Sèphra Girón, Sherry Decker, Nancy Kilpatrick, Yvonne Navarro, and Elizabeth Engstrom."
Way to go, CD!
This would be a great time for me to mention some of my favorite women in the field.
Vuckovic first came to my attention as a contributor then editor-in-chief of Canadian horror magazine Rue Morgue. She's gone independent now and released Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead in 2011 and will have Vuckovic's Horror Miscellany out this fall. In between, she is applying everything she's learned about horror to her own films, including The Captured Bird, Self-Portrait and the now-filming The Guest.
Seriously, what would horror--or English-language literature in general--be without Frankenstein? My world, and yours, would be quite different, I'm sure. If nothing else, I'd have one less T-shirt and wouldn't have been able to buy my son a plush Frankenstein's monster.
You will find this amazing woman's horror stories under the name CC Geddes. She had a story in the anthology Robert Bloch's Psychoes for crying out loud. I was lucky enough to participate in a workshop with Geddes when I lived in Henderson, Nevada. Along with Judith Harlan, Geddes started Lucky Bat Books which you should check out.
After directing music videos for Madonna, including Like a Prayer, Lambert helmed Pet Sematary and its sequel. Awesome, right?
I could go on and on, but I'd rather give you a turn. Who are your favorite Women in Horror?