A Look Into Horror With Bookstagrammer Of The Week: @spookishmommy

Meet Bookstr’s Bookstagrammer of the week, @spookishmommy. Dip your toe in the horror genre with her guidance, and see what makes her Bookstagram pop!

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Meet Bookstr’s Bookstagrammer of the week, Ashley, Instagram handle @spookishmommy. Dip your toe in the horror genre with her guidance, and see what makes her Bookstagram pop! Fun fact, she’s the co-owner of the horror book subscription company @Night_Worms, and also runs a monthly true crime book club on Instagram to satiate her love for the genre.


Why did you start your Bookstagram? I started my Bookstagram about 5 years ago when I was a newly stay-at-home mom. I was looking to make friends and do something creative. 

Where are you from? I’m from Gig Harbor, Washington! It’s a small city about 45 minutes from Seattle. You should move here. Just kidding, don’t. Just kidding again, you should. It’s amazing here


What do you want your Instagram to bring to the world? I want to share HORROR with everyone. It’s a genre that has so much to offer. Horror isn’t purely gore. Although that’s definitely available if that’s what you like. There’s also haunted houses, coming of age, grief horror, vampires, and tons more.

What does your Bookstagram mean to you? My Bookstagram is actually very special to me. It really gave me a place to be creative and explore new hobbies and interests. I’m also super thankful for all the friends I’ve made.

What’s Your Special Approach to Content? I just stay true to myself and post things I genuinely like and want to share with people.

Lists Of Favorites By @spookishmommy

Favorite Bookstagrammer: @mother.horror

Favorite Authors: Ania Ahlborn, Tananarive Due, Shirley Jackson, Stephen Graham Jones, Stephen King, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Chad Lutzke, V. Castro

Favorite Books:

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

The Good House by Tananarive Due

When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

Goddess of Filth by V Castro

The Rotting Within by Matt Kurtz

Favorite Bookstore: Her local indie bookstore, Invitation Bookstore in Gig Harbor.


Her TBR List:

Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez

Come With Me by Ronald Malfi

Queen of Teeth by Hailey Piper

If you’re in the mood for some dark and spooky vibes, her Instagram is the place to be.

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