Saddle up! Weird West Stories to Celebrate Women In Horror Month

In honor of Women of Horror month, we’re highlighting women weird west authors whose works span from supernatural to extreme horror to the fantastical. These books, novellas, short stories and anthologies and graphic novels feature epic adventures, unsettling scenarios, intriguing magic and stark landscapes of the Old West.

Rachel Aaron – The Last Stand of Mary Good Crow

Emma Bull – Territory

Julie BozzaQueer Weird West Tales

Catt ColbornBiting the Golden Dust Canyon

Kelly Sue DeConnick – Pretty Deadly 

Gemma Files – A Book of Tongues 

Sarah Gailey – River of Teeth

KC GrifantMelinda West: Monster Gunslinger

Pamela JeffsThe Terralight Collection

Kenzie Jennings – Red Station

Nicole Givens Kurtz – Sisters of the Wild Sage: A Weird Western Collection

Catherine LundoffQueer Weird West Tales

V.S. McGrathThe Devil’s Revolver (4-book series)

Regina Garza Mitchell – Shadow of the Vulture

Christine MorganThe Night Silver River Run Red

TC Parker –  Salvation Spring (currently out of print)

Hailey Piper – Cruel Angels Past Sundown (forthcoming 2023)

Stephanie RabigOn Stolen Land 

Rebecca Roanhorse – Tread of Angels 

Tammy SalyerWeird West Otherworld Outlaws series

Catherynne M. Valente – Six-Gun Snow White 

More references:

Check out “5 Supernatural Westerns to Add to Your TBR” at The Horror Tree

Looking for more weird western book recommendations? Keep an eye out for upcoming titles releasing in 2023 at this frequently updated list:


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