Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

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. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

Behind the story “Catalyst”

My husband Mason offered to take me to Prague for my birthday one year. I didn’t know much about the city beforehand, except that absinthe was legal there and could be drunk in bars, rather than smuggled back from Spain … Continue reading

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5 Questions for Laurel Anne Hill

 I met local author Laurel Anne Hill at the first Horror Addicts reading I went to. Since then, we keep running into each other at our local cons.  I’ve been fascinated by her award-winning steampunk novel, The Engine Woman’s Light. Laurel’s … Continue reading

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FogCon recap

My home life is still…complicated. My kid’s headaches are still out of control and the weeklong treatment at UCSF in January only seems to have made things worse. Getting away to FogCon last weekend was the first break I’ve had … Continue reading

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5 Questions with E. M. Markoff

I’m not sure when Eileen and I first met in person.  Was it at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley last summer? I know for certain she came to the SFinSF reading I did with Dana Fredsti and Erica Mailman … Continue reading

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FogCon: 2018

This weekend is my first convention of the year.  I’m looking forward to going back to FogCon in Walnut Creek, California. My schedule is light this year, but high quality. Friday night at 8 pm, E. M. Markoff and I … Continue reading

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