Morbid February Wrap-up

FrightMareThe chief highlight of this last month was the publication of Fright Mare: Women Write Horror, which includes my Alondra story “Sakura Time.”  The story was inspired by my trip to visit dollmakers in Tokyo, as well as by Japanese ghost stories like The Ring and Dark Water. I reviewed the book yesterday, if you’re interested.

Also exciting is that nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery, and the Macabre, the Poe-inspired anthology edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, has advanced to being officially nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Anthology this year.  The voting takes place in March and the awards will be given out in Las Vegas in May.

nEvermore contains my story “The Drowning City,” in which Alondra faces a decades-long vendetta in Venice. You can order your own copy of the book from Amazon.

This morning, Carl Slaughter’s interview with me about grimdark, violence in space opera, Mary Sues and kick-ass heroines went up on SFSignal.

Nina D’Arcangela was kind enough to feature me on her Spreading the Writer’s Word blog for Women in Horror Month.

David Owain Hughes featured my favorite Hammer Horror-style scene from The Dangerous Type on his blog for Women in Horror Month.

The Dangerous Type — and a giveaway of the audiobook of No More Heroes — were featured on the Queer Sci Fi site.

Other than that, I’ve been working hard to get Lost Angels (the updated version of As Above, So Below) ready for publication next month.  More about that very soon!

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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2 Responses to Morbid February Wrap-up

  1. Just picked up Fright Mare! Excited to read your story!

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