Never Enough, 2016 edition

Every year I recap the writing triumphs and disappointments of the previous twelve months. Every year I feel like I’ve never done enough. This year, that’s certainly true.



After getting all three parts of my space opera trilogy out last year, I had great plans for this year. Instead, I managed to get the revised Lost Angels out in April.  I’m pleased with how it turned out, but I really hoped to finish Angelus Rose and get it out last month — and that just didn’t happen.  I’m not sure when it will really be coming out now.  That’s probably my chief disappointment of the year.

Short fiction publications:

flight-coverMy very short story “The Rush of Wind” appeared in the Flight anthology, published by Mischief Corner Books in September. One of 110 LGBQT stories in the book, my piece is about Ariel and Raena from the In the Wake of the Templars trilogy.

An Alondra story called “The Fatal Book” appeared in the May issue of New Realm magazine.

An Alondra story called “Sakura Time” came out in February in FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HORROR, edited by Billie Sue Mosiman.

Short fiction sales:

sunset view with palms in Santa monica, California

An Alondra story called “The Drowning City,” which appeared in NEVERMORE! TALES OF MURDER, MYSTERY, AND THE MACABRE, will appear in BEST NEW HORROR #27, edited by Stephen Jones.

“Guardian of the Golden Gate,” another of my Alondra stories, will appear in the STRANGE CALIFORNIA anthology. The book should be out early next year, but no date has been set yet.


I fell into a new cemetery column online at Gothic Beauty. The first three essays — about Highgate Cemetery, Singapore’s Fort Canning Park, and Madison’s haunting Forest Hill Cemetery — are up now.

I got my first piece up on Mental Floss in October:  Eight of the Most Fascinating Cemeteries You Can Visit.

screen-shot-2016-12-26-at-12-55-54-pmAn essay about San Francisco’s lovely columbarium and the Chapel of the Chimes appeared SEARCH magazine in the fall.

An essay about the Wave Organ appeared SEARCH’s Spring issue.

You can read both of them for free at


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 Never Enough, 2016 edition

  1. You are one of the busiest writers I know! All the best to you in 2017!

  2. Spinsters And Son says:

    You are still the hardest working writer I know. Good job.

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