New Alondra stories

I’m really excited to announce some Alondra news:
First off, one of her new adventures appeared in Weirdbook magazine.  It’s been a goal of mine to be published in Weirdbook forever, so this is a dream come true.  The story is set on Michigan’s Mackinaw Island, at the confluence of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan and between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. (I’ve written about the place before in Wish You Were Here.)

You can get a copy of the magazine and check “Elle a Vu un Loup” out for yourself here. I’m excited to be sharing the table of contents with John Linwood Grant and Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

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Not out just yet — but coming very soon — is the next issue of Occult Detective Quarterly with another new Alondra story.  “Something in the Water” is set in San Francisco’s Academy of Science.  It was inspired by all the hours I spent there with my daughter when she was little.  Back then, the Academy was in a dark and ominous temporary building downtown while the beautiful new building was constructed in Golden Gate Park.  I was fascinated by the very long-lived sea bass…

The issue isn’t listed for sale yet, but keep an eye on Amazon or the Occult Detective site. It’s supposed to be out before the end of this year.

If you’ve been waiting to check out some previously published stories, I dropped the prices on the three Alondra collections available on Amazon:

  1. Alondra’s Experiments:
  2. Alondra’s Investigations:
  3. Alondra’s Adventures:

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Finally, if you’re curious about Alondra and would like to read some (free!) flash fiction that will give you a little taste of her world, I’ve had two pieces up on Nina D’Arcangela’s blog.

Nov flash prompt“Letter from New Orleans” is about the first day Alondra was in the Crescent City and introduces characters who appear in “Last-Born,” the most anthologized Alondra story (most recently in Alondra’s Investigations):

Sirens Call“Mr. Moonlight” is the first story I’ve finished about Alondra’s childhood.  I’m really pleased with how it turned out.  Please take a look:

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 New Alondra stories

  1. Congratulations on being published in Weirdbook and making a dream come true!

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