Membership & Awards

The Paramental Appreciation Society, photo by Tracy Ingle

The members of the Paramental Appreciation Society: Loren Rhoads, Lilah Wild, Claudius Reich, and Seth Lindberg. Photo by Tracy Ingle.

Current Membership

TBD Writers Group since July 2017.

SFWA Active Member since March 2015.

Horror Writers Association Active Member since 2002.

Association for Gravestone Studies since July 1999.

Former Membership

Broad Universe, 2014 – 2019.

Paramental Appreciation Society, 2005 – 2011.

Persephone Writers Organization, 2005 – 2009.

Norton Writing Circle, June – September 2005.

Red Room Writers Society, 2004 – 2006.

San Francisco History Association, 2001 – 2005.

Flint Writers’ Club, 1980 – 1986.
•     Vice President, 1982 – 1983.
•     Secretary, 1980 – 1981.

Writing Awards

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction in 2018.

“The Fox and the Foreigner” was long-listed for the British Science Association Award, January 2008.

“Still Life with Shattered Glass” took 3rd place in the Fiction Contest at the 2005 World Convention, judged by Cemetery Dance and Flesh and Blood magazines.

“The Energizer Bunny at Home” won the Death Equinox ’98 Fiction Contest.

Editing Awards

bramstokerfinalistmedallionMorbid Curiosity #9 was nominated by the Horror Writers Association for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction, 2005.

Morbid Curiosity won the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Award for the Most Nightmare-Inducing Local Magazine, 2004.

Morbid Curiosity won the Idiot Savant for Most Intellectually Evocative at Death Equinox ’98.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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