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Loren Rhoads

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Loren is the co-author of AS ABOVE, SO BELOW, author of WISH YOU WERE HERE: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, and editor of THE HAUNTED MANSION PROJECT: YEAR TWO. Her science fiction trilogy THE DANGEROUS TYPE begins in 2015.

She blogs about cemeteries as travel destinations at CemeteryTravel.com and about all things morbid at Loren Rhoads.com

For 10 years, Loren edited the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. MORBID CURIOSITY CURES THE BLUES, a collection of some of her favorite essays from the magazine, was published by Scribner. Loren's fiction darkens the four-woman anthology SINS OF THE SIRENS, as well as appearing in THE HAUNTED MANSION PROJECT: Year One, DEMON LOVERS, and the chapbooks Ashes & Rust and The Paramental Appreciati
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Loren Rhoads I carry a notebook in my purse and jot things down every spare moment: on the bus, waiting to pick my kid up from summer camp, at the dentist, every…moreI carry a notebook in my purse and jot things down every spare moment: on the bus, waiting to pick my kid up from summer camp, at the dentist, every chance I get. I write down snatches of conversation I've overheard, stuff I've seen walking around, lists, thoughts on what I've been reading. For me, the trick is to just keep the words moving through. Then, when I need to focus on a project, I don't have to worry about priming the pump. I just let 'er rip.(less)
Loren Rhoads I'm writing the first draft of the final book in The Dangerous Type Trilogy. It's called No More Heroes. It combines space opera with courtroom…moreI'm writing the first draft of the final book in The Dangerous Type Trilogy. It's called No More Heroes. It combines space opera with courtroom science fiction. It's coming out from Night Shade Books in November 2015.(less)
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sarah at schoolLast week, the Death Salon took over the Getty Villain LA. I wasn’t able to attend (I was finishing the third of my space opera trilogy, darn it), but I did interview the amazing Sarah Troop, the Social Media Editor of the Death Salon.


Sarah Troop is an incredible cook and deeply knowledgable about the ways in which food is used to mourn and celebrate at funerals.


By day, Sarah is a museum curato...

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October 2009, Loren Rhoads
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? LR: Morbid curiosity changed my life. SS: What is your motto or maxim? LR: There are no bad questions. What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? LR: P..." ...More

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from As Above, So Below (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: When the succubus Lorelei sees the angel Azaziel from across the bar, she knows he’s been cast out of Heaven, but is not yet Fallen. She resolves to do whatever it takes to bring the angel down, never guessing where that will lead her.
Excerpt from Wish You Were Here (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 08, 2014 02:46PM
Description: The whole article is on Morbid Outlook: http://www.morbidoutlook.com/art/articles/2009_04_greenwood.html
from Wish You Were Here (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 08, 2014 02:44PM
Description: This is a piece I wrote about visiting Venice for the first time.
Cemetery Travel (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 22, 2012 08:21AM
Description: Pointers to my favorite blog posts on Cemetery Travel.
Cemetery of the Week #18 (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 02, 2011 11:24AM
Description: Copied from my Cemetery Travel blog, this is the June 1st Cemetery of the Week column. Come by next week to see if your favorite cemetery is featured.
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“Curiosity is the single most important attribute with which humans are born. More than a simple desire to discover or know things, curiosity is a powerful tool, like a scalpel or a searchlight. Curiosity changes us. It is also a way to effect change, perhaps even on a global level.”
Loren Rhoads, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox and Unusual from the magazine "Morbid Curiosity"

“For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth....Such are the autumn people.”
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“The wolf is carnivore incarnate and he's as cunning as he is ferocious; once he's had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do.”
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“Curiosity is the single most important attribute with which humans are born. More than a simple desire to discover or know things, curiosity is a powerful tool, like a scalpel or a searchlight. Curiosity changes us. It is also a way to effect change, perhaps even on a global level.”
Loren Rhoads, Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox and Unusual from the magazine "Morbid Curiosity"

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

“What does it mean when nightmares dream of peace? When shadows wish for light?”
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Debbie "DJ" Wilson Hi Loren, Thanks for the add :)


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