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
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.