New and Coming Soon

Upcoming Events:

I don’t have much scheduled for next year yet, but I will be speaking at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California on September 16, 2018.

I plan to attend FogCon, BayCon, and WorldCon next year and hope to attend the Association for Gravestone Studies conference in Connecticut. I don’t know yet if I’ll be presenting at any of them, but fingers crossed.


199Cemeteries_1A199 CEMETERIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE came out from Black Dog Books on October 3, 2017. It should be in bookstores everywhere or on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Ranging across 49 states and 56 countries, I look at one of a kind artwork, tell ghost stories, poke into history, and highlight 199 cemeteries, grave sites, houses of worship, and national treasures that everyone should see before they die.

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die was featured in the New York Times’ Open Book column!

A partial list of press & radio for 199 Cemeteries is here.

WYWHere - CoverThe revised edition of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL is finally out.  It includes updated text, a bibliography, and an index. More details are available here.

“Guardian of the Golden Gate,” as Alondra story about suicides and the Golden Gate Bridge, just appeared in STRANGE CALIFORNIA in September 2017. The story appears alongside Seanan McGuire, Tim Pratt, and Chaz Brenchley.

My first Grave Fascinations column appeared in September’s Horror Writers Association newsletter.

My Headstone of the Month column on began with Emperor Norton in September.

“Something in the Water,” an Alondra story about San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences, has sold to Occult Detective Quarterly for an upcoming issue. More details as they’re announced.

Earlier this year, “The Drowning City” was reprinted in BEST NEW HORROR #27 — alongside Neil Gaiman, Storm Constantine, and Gemma Files!  I can’t tell you how excited I am about that.

I have an essay about reading my own work in Self-Promo Stories: Authors’ Boldest, Cleverest, and Wackiest Strategies to Sell their Own Books, edited by Valerie Frankel, which you can read for free from Smashwords:

ANGELUS ROSE, the sequel to LOST ANGELS, was supposed to be out in November 2016. I’m not sure what its new release date will be.  It got derailed when I was approached to write 199 Cemeteries.  Months later, I’m trying to reschedule Angelus Rose. I don’t want to release it until I can promote it properly.

12 Responses to New and Coming Soon

  1. Another congratulations to you! Peace and love to you, Loren!

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  2. owlwoman says:

    Wow – so much happening! It’s giving me a prod to step up a gear. Or several… 🙂

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  3. Congratulations, Loren! So much good news! 🙂


  4. Loren Rhoads says:

    Thanks, Barbara! It’s getting to be my favorite time of year.


  5. Carol Baldridge (CB) says:

    As a librarian (now retired), I thought I’d read through all the horror authors, but somehow missed Loren Rhoads. Good thing I now have time on my hands — seems like I’ve got some catching up to do! Looking forward to your visit to The Writers Chatroom on October 8th!

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  6. Pat says:

    As a history buff I read with interest an article on your new book. When you come to San Diego later this month be sure to visit the Mt Hope cemetery. It contains the graves of many of San Diego’s founding fathers & mothers.
    If you have time the National Cemetery on Point Loma has graves from the Spanish Am War to present. Enjoy 😎


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