Reading this Weekend in Oakland

20690266_10154863174084607_4793022969558804264_oI’m joining Rebecca Gomez Farrell to celebrate the release of her first book on Saturday, August 26 at 4 p.m.  It’s my first visit to the Octopus Literary Salon at 2101 Webster St @ 22nd, Oakland, California 94612.

Octopus has food, drink of all types, and is a great space for the creative community in Oakland. Becca will read selections from Wings Unseen and I am going to read from No More Heroes, the last book of a space opera trilogy set in a galaxy where humans are a minority. Books will be available for purchase at the event and Becca and I will be happy to sign them.

Also joining us is Daniel Potter. After obtaining his PhD in vascular biology, he began exploring fictional magic and spiritualism using his own particular scientific lens. Daniel published the webcomic Walking the Lethe from 2010-2012 and is an active member of the East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meet-up group. His debut novel, Off Leash, is just the first in his Freelance Familiar series.

Wings Unseen, an epic fantasy, will be out on 8/22 from Meerkat Press. Here’s some advance praise:

Wings Unseen is an enthralling female-driven fantasy debut. The world, magic system, and terrific characters – with two complex, multi-layered heroines along with the male protagonist – drew me in and kept me rapt… Compelling, entertaining, and enlightening, Wings Unseen is a fantastic read!” – Jeffe Kennedy, award-winning author of The Twelve Kingdoms series

“With a talon-like hook, Wings Unseen will grab you and not let you go.” – Mur Lafferty, award-winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City

Wings Unseen marries intrigue, unique worldbuilding, and political machination in a fast-paced story that will surely appeal to high fantasy and historical fantasy readers.”
– Jaym Gates, author of Shattered Queen

Hope to see you there!

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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