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2020 News:

My poem “Transubstantiation” appears in the HWA Poetry Showcase, available now in ebook and paperback  from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KftTNv

I read “The Angel’s Lair,” the short story that inspired my succubus/angel novels Lost Angels and Angelus Rose at Story Hour. Here’s the link: https://www.storyhour2020.com/

I’ve had a bunch of essays published online:

Unsafe Words, a collection of my horror/science fiction/dark fantasy short stories, came out on September 20! Don’t you love Lynne Hansen’s beautiful cover?

Publishers Weekly says: “Rhoads’s prose is effervescent, rendering her imagined worlds with nuance and the occasional dose of black humor. This carefully crafted collection makes an excellent showcase of Rhoads’s skill across a multitude of subgenres.”

There’s more info about the book here: https://lorenrhoads.com/writing/unsafe-words/

I read a couple of stories from Unsafe Words at Story Hour in August. You can watch the video on Facebook. I start about 29 minutes in, but you might enjoy RS Benedict’s story, too. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=744234116395899&extid=op7nr2BNpZaCuw6t

I read a snippet of “The Magic of Fire and Dawn,” another story from the book, for the San Mateo Public Library’s horror series. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/RNGCDqW2A58

Never bargained for you coverIf you’re looking for something spicy to read, my short story “Never Bargained for You” is available as a free ebook at Bookfunnel. Check out the succubus Lorelei on the prowl in the LA music scene of the 1970s: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/v8o5w54mzk

My story “Mr. Moonlight” has been accepted for The Sirens Call #50. Download a copy for free: http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_June2020.pdf


Angelus Rose, the sequel to Lost Angels, available in paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at Indiebound. In ebook, it’s on sale for the Kindle on Amazon, for the Nook at Barnes & Noble, on Smashwords in every format, and wherever ebooks are sold.

You can get a taste of the As Above, So Below series by watching the book trailer:


The Nebula Conference has been rescheduled for May 2021. My Office Hour answering questions about the Future of Death will take place then.

The First Annual Queer Book Fest in Sacramento, California has been postponed until 2021. I’ll post the new date when I have it.

My proposal to speak at the Association for Gravestone Studies conference in Austin, Texas has been accepted, but the conference has been postponed until next year.

The Powerhouse Comic Con has been rescheduled for next year.