The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two

The Haunted Mansion Project: Year TwoThe Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two by Loren Rhoads

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another case where I’m biased: I edited this for Damnation Books after the second Haunted Mansion Writers Retreat in 2012. However, if you like your ghost stories inspired by some real-life ghost hunting, this is the book for you. Real horror writers faced real horrors, then transmuted those experiences into poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. My favorite facet of the book is that you can see how the same event inspired several authors.

I won’t select a favorite this time, because that would be like choosing one of my children over another.  I do however what to mention that this book gave me bad dreams while I was editing it — not because the task was unpleasant or the authors difficult to work with, but because it triggered my PTSD from staying twice in the house.  Some of these stories are really scary.  Luckily, some of them are also funny.

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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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