About Loren Rhoads

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Fiction Author:

Loren Rhoads is the author of In the Wake of the Templars, a space opera trilogy. She’s co-author of the As Above, So Below books, an urban fantasy duet about a succubus and her angel. Her short stories have appeared in Best New Horror, Strange California, Fright Mare: Women Write Horror, Sins of the Sirens: 14 Tales of Dark Desire, and much more. Unsafe Words, the first full-length collection of her short fiction, was published in 2020.

Nonfiction Author:

Loren Rhoads is the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She is the co-author (with Emerian Rich) of the Spooky Writer’s Planner.  Loren’s newest book is This Morbid Life, a memoir comprised of 45 death-positive essays.

Cemetery Expert:

Loren Rhoads is the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She’s written about cemeteries for Gothic Beauty, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, and more. She’s lectured about cemeteries at the Association for Gravestone Studies conference, the Horror Writers Association’s Stoker Weekend, and the Science Fiction Writers Association’s Nebula Conference, as well as at the San Francisco Death Salon, the Odd Salon, and at  Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, California.

Editor:

Loren Rhoads is the editor of five books, including Death’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries, Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect, and The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. For ten years, she was the editor of Bram Stoker Award-nominated Morbid Curiosity magazine. She collected some of her favorite essays up into Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Tales of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Most recently, she edited Tales for the Camp Fire: An Anthology Benefiting Wildfire Relief.

Loren’s bibliography is here.