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Loren Rhoads

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Ray Bradbury, Brian Hodge, Annie Dillard, Angela Carter

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August 2007


Loren Rhoads is author of Unsafe Words, the first full-length collection of her edgy, award-winning stories. She's the co-author of Lost Angels and its brand-new sequel Angelus Rose. She's also editor of Tales for the Camp Fire, which raised money for survivors of 2018's devastating wildfire in Butte County, California.

Loren is also author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel.

Finally, she is the author of the space opera In the Wake of the Templars trilogy: The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes.

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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 c…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 started writing As Above, So Below because my soon-to-be cowriter Brian Thomas was showing me around Los Angeles -- and he had a thing for Coop's de…moreI started writing As Above, So Below because my soon-to-be cowriter Brian Thomas was showing me around Los Angeles -- and he had a thing for Coop's devil girl stickers. I only meant to write a short story, but Brian jumped in with a second -- then a third -- chapter and the whole thing snowballed from there.(less)
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My co-writer Brian Thomas moved to LA in the early 90s to find work in the film industry. He worked behind the scenes on films from The Wizard of Space and Time to Army of Darkness (Evil Dead 3), then landed a job in the 20th Century Fox research library — literally, my idea of heaven on earth. He provided research for The X Files, The Simpsons, Firefly, Brimstone, Millennium, and more than a hund

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from As Above, So Below (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
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.
Cemetery Travel (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Pointers to my favorite blog posts on Cemetery Travel.
from Wish You Were Here (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: This is a piece I wrote about visiting Venice for the first time.
Cemetery of the Week #18 (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
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.
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
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I enjoyed this as I was reading it, but that's evaporating now that I've finished. The pacing in this book is really strange. It takes forever to get started, then ties up all the strings -- and makes major changes in all the characters -- in the las ...more
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What a lovely little chapbook! I heard the author read part of the story of Apple, the 13th fairy who searches for a purpose and her true name, last year. That tidbit didn't encompass the power of this devastating and beautiful spin on the Sleeping B ...more
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What a strange book. Part memoir, part historical essay, part collections of lists of songs about walking... I'm not sure what the title led me to expect, but it wasn't that the author would fall down while walking in the first chapter -- and then be ...more
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This was amazing. I read The Sandman comics as they came out originally, but some of the stories were indelibly engraved in my memory. I wouldn't have been surprised if they had dated or lost their magic, but that was not the case. I still got gooseb ...more
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People, Places and Pieces of Paradise by Douglas Keister
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Chico photographer Douglas Keister was playing softball the morning that wildfire exploded in Paradise, California. His photograph from the baseball diamond of the towering wall of smoke --dwarfing the ballplayers -- is thoroughly terrifying. He cont ...more
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Cemeteries of the Western Sierra by Christopher A.  Ward
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A nice combination of historic images and the author's own photographs, this book documents some of the many cemeteries of the California Gold Country. The author is an archeological specialist as well as an historian, so he brings that perspective t ...more
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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"

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“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.”
Ray Bradbury

“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.”
Angela Carter

“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?”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

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