New and Coming Soon

Upcoming Events:

On Thursday, June 21, I’ll lead a participation session at the Association for Gravestone Studies conference in Danbury, Connecticut. This will be my first time speaking at an AGS conference, so I am really looking forward to it.

Saturday, July 14, I’ll be part of the San Mateo Author Fair, hosted by the San Mateo Public Library. More details as I get them!

I’ll be at WorldCon in San Jose, California in August. It looks as if the Broad Universe RFR will happen, but I don’t know yet if I’ll be on any other programming. Fingers crossed.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2 pm: I will present 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California.

2018 News:

Alondra Experiments-ThornAlondra’s Experiments, a collection of three short stories about Alondra DeCourval, is available for the kindle from Amazon. The stories appeared previously in Instant City, Not One of Us, and Wily Writers.

Alondra's InvestigationsAlondra’s Investigations is also available on Amazon for the kindle. The chapbook includes stories previously published in New Realm magazine and in the books Sins of the Sirens and The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One.

Alondra’s Adventures will be published on Amazon in June. It will contains stories previously published in Not One of Us and the books Best New Horror #27 and Fright Mare: Women Write Horror.

“Elle a Vu un Loup,” an Alondra story set in Michigan’s Mackinac Island, will appear in the August edition of Weirdbook magazine.

“Something in the Water,” an Alondra story set in San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences, sold to Occult Detective Quarterly for an upcoming issue. More details as they’re announced.

2017 News:

199Cemeteries_1A199 CEMETERIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in Nonfiction. Although it didn’t advance to the final ballot, I was really charmed by all the nice notes I got from my colleagues about the book.

The book came out from Black Dog & Leventhal Books on October 3, 2017. It should be for sale in bookstores everywhere. It’s also available from AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Indiebound.

Ranging across 48 states and 56 countries, I look at one-of-a-kind artwork, tell ghost stories, poke into history, and highlight 199 cemeteries, gravesites, houses of worship, and national treasures that everyone should see before they die.

The UK edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books. It’s available from Amazon UK and wherever books are sold.

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die was featured in the New York TimesOpen Book column, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and the Daily Mail!

The full list of press features & radio interviews for 199 Cemeteries is here.

WYWHere - CoverThe revised second edition of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL came out in July 2017.  It includes updated text, a bibliography, and an index. More details are available here.

“Guardian of the Golden Gate,” an Alondra story about suicides and the Golden Gate Bridge, appeared in the STRANGE CALIFORNIA anthology in September 2017. The story appears alongside Seanan McGuire, Tim Pratt, and Chaz Brenchley.

My monthly Grave Fascinations column debuted in Horror Writers Association newsletter in September 2017.

Another Alondra story — “The Drowning City” — was reprinted in BEST NEW HORROR #27 alongside Neil Gaiman, Storm Constantine, and Gemma Files!

12 Responses to New and Coming Soon

  1. Another congratulations to you! Peace and love to you, Loren!

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  2. owlwoman says:

    Wow – so much happening! It’s giving me a prod to step up a gear. Or several… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Congratulations, Loren! So much good news! 🙂


  4. Loren Rhoads says:

    Thanks, Barbara! It’s getting to be my favorite time of year.


  5. Carol Baldridge (CB) says:

    As a librarian (now retired), I thought I’d read through all the horror authors, but somehow missed Loren Rhoads. Good thing I now have time on my hands — seems like I’ve got some catching up to do! Looking forward to your visit to The Writers Chatroom on October 8th!

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  6. Pat says:

    As a history buff I read with interest an article on your new book. When you come to San Diego later this month be sure to visit the Mt Hope cemetery. It contains the graves of many of San Diego’s founding fathers & mothers.
    If you have time the National Cemetery on Point Loma has graves from the Spanish Am War to present. Enjoy 😎


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