The Weekly Morbid

The essays that I’ve been scrambling to write have started going up to celebrate my favorite season of the year.

First up is an essay at Horror Made. I’m really proud of this one. I pulled together a list of 15 books, both novels and story collections, that inspired the stories in Unsafe Words. My influences range from Huysmans to Ellison, from Carter to Morton. Check it out:

Some things are scarier than Halloween. I talk about one at the Horror Writers Association blog.

Halloween Haunts: Scarier than Halloween


I like to spend my birthday in a graveyard, and I’ll tell you why:

Birthdays in the Cemetery


I have also done a bunch of interviews lately:

J. Scott Coatsworth interviewed me about going to the gross anatomy lab to research “Valentine” in Unsafe Words:

The Book Junkie Reads interviewed me about the Lorelei and Alondra stories in Unsafe Words:

Supernatural Central interviewed me about how the Haunted Mansion Retreat inspired “Here There Be Monsters”:

Nina Soden interviewed me about Angelus Rose:

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 The Weekly Morbid

  1. Wow, you have been busy! I read your essay over at the Horror Writers Association blog, yeah, scarier than Halloween.

    Happy birthday.:-)

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