Love to Death

Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 7.03.41 AMThis Sunday, February 18, I’ll be joining the Love to Death UnValentine’s Day reading at Old Devil Moon in San Francisco. I’ll be reading the bloody bits of “Valentine” from my brand-new collection of previously published Alondra stories, Alondra’s Experiments. It’s available for the Kindle:

Alondra's Experiments cover

Love to Death is an Unvalentine’s Day Reading presented by The Escapery Unschool and Old Devil Moon Bar, with:


Bringing you Tales, Poems, and Essays on LOVE AND DEATH
Dead-good Raffle Prizes
Lovingly made drinks
And writers to break your heart.

Come drink & get your heart smashed…

The readers are:

ANNA AVERY is a queer poet and musician living in Oakland,CA. Avery’s work combines melodic drone and noise with poetry, and grapples with emotional labor, rhetoric, and the day-to-day life of working in the shadow of debt and environmental apocalypse. Avery’s work has been featured by the de Young, Bombay Gin, Elderly Magazine, and 580 Split. You can check out their work on Instagram @onlyinscreendreams, and at

REECE MULDROW is new to the bay area literary scene, and currently working on getting his first book published – a series of short stories focusing on science fiction, comedy, and transgender related issues. A poet since the tender age 8, writing has always been an important outlet for him to express life’s ups and downs.

DANNY THAHN NGUYEN is a Kundiman Fiction Fellow and a Lambda Literary Nonfiction Fellow. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The Journal, South Dakota Review, Entropy, Foglifter, New Delta Review, Gulf Coast, and other magazines. He received his MFA from Indiana University and is the editor of AS IS, an anthology of Vietnamese American art and literature.

LOREN RHOADS is the author of a space opera trilogy called In the Shadow of the Templars. She’s also the author of the nonfiction guide 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. She sees no contradiction in those things.

SUMIKO SAULSON is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer. Her works include 60 Black Women in Horror Fiction, Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable, Ashes and Coffee, and Things That Go Bump In My Head. She writes for the SEARCH Magazine and horror blogs  and The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian who grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. She is an Oakland resident who has spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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