This Morbid Life wins an IPPY Award

My morbid memoir This Morbid Life brought home a gold medal!

The Independent Publisher Book Awards chose This Morbid Life as the first place winner for the IPPY Award for Best Regional Nonfiction E-Book.

It’s a tiny category, to be sure, but I’m still really proud and grateful that my book received the attention.

This Morbid Life was also featured recently on KALW’s New Arrivals podcast. (They call it a pocket-sized “socially-distanced book tour.”) You can hear me read a snippet of my 1989 earthquake essay here:

If you’d like to check out my award-winning memoir for yourself, here are the links:

Amazon paperback:

Amazon ebook: paperback:

Smashwords ebook:

Signed copies from my bookstore:

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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7 Responses to This Morbid Life wins an IPPY Award

  1. Congratulations! It deserved that GOLD!

  2. It’s an amazing collection, Loren. Congratulations!

  3. YES! It is truly a great collection of essays.

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