Death’s Garden Revisited hasn’t quite been live on Kickstarter for an hour — and it’s already a third of the way to its funding goal. That does my heart so much good.
The first backer came through in the first two minutes — and she’s an author who’s been such an inspiration to me! It means the world to me that she would buy into my passion project.
If you would like to check out the campaign, here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lorenrhoads/deaths-garden-revisited-relationships-with-cemeteries/description
First-day backers can get a discount on both the 8×10 paperback edition and the hardcover coffee table book. This is going to be a beautiful book, full of powerful essays about what it means to visit cemeteries. I cannot wait to bring it to life.
If we surpass our first stretch funding goal — which is a mere $1200 — all the books will be upgraded to full-color photographs. I think there’s a good chance that will happen.
Death’s Garden Revisited is an anthology of cemetery essays from genealogists and geocachers, tour guides and travelers, horror authors, ghost hunters, and pagan priestesses about why they visit cemeteries. Spanning the globe from Iceland to Argentina and from Portland to Prague, Death’s Garden Revisited explores the complex web of relationships between the living and those who have passed before.
Editor Loren Rhoads is the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and the death-positive memoir This Morbid Life. She was also the editor of the award-winning Morbid Curiosity magazine.
Contributors include horror authors A. M. Muffaz, Angela Yuriko Smith, Christine Sutton, Denise N. Tapscott, E. M. Markoff, Emerian Rich, Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, Francesca Maria, Greg Roensch, Mary Rajotte, Melodie Bolt, Priscilla Bettis, Rain Graves, Rena Mason, Robert Holt, R. L. Merrill, Saraliza Anzaldua, Stephen Mark Rainey, and Trish Wilson.