Interview with editor and writer Loren Rhoads

Found an old interview with me…

Black Sunday Magazine

Interview with editor and writer Loren RhoadsWhere did your interest in the macabre come from?

I grew up on a farm outside of Flint, Michigan, so the combination of raising animals to eat and watching a big city die made me a bit morbid — plus my family’s farm is down the road from the graveyard where members of my family are buried.

What is your opinion of the western world’s outlook on death?

I am so immersed in studying cemeteries that I forget sometimes that “normal” people don’t arrange their vacations around the graveyards they want to visit. For instance, I went to Rouen in June pretty much just to see the Aitre Saint Maclou, which is the last surviving medieval ossuary square in Europe. The atrium began as a plague pit in the 14th century and served as a graveyard up until 1781. During that time, people were buried in a mass grave until…

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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. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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3 Responses to Interview with editor and writer Loren Rhoads

  1. Yes, great interview! Always nice to learn more about you. Cheers! Oh, good photo too!

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