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Loren Rhoads

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in Flint, Michigan, The United States
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Ray Bradbury, Brian Hodge, Annie Dillard, Angela Carter

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August 2007


Loren is the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, coming out in October 2017.

She's co-author of LOST ANGELS and its sequel ANGELUS ROSE, coming soon.

She is also the author of the In the Wake of the Templars trilogy. All three books -- THE DANGEROUS TYPE, KILL BY NUMBERS, and NO MORE HEROES -- came out in 2015.

In addition, she wrote WISH YOU WERE HERE: Adventures in Cemetery Travel and 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-w
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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 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…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 chief lesson in 2017, when it came to work, was what exactly a big publishing house could do for me.  199 Cemeteries is my 11th book. I’ve worked with independent presses big and small, as well as running my own publishing house.  I’d even published with Scribner, so I thought I’d worked with a big professional house, but I think the size of the advance...

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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)
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 listened to this after falling in love with the movie. It took a little time to get used to a male voice reading Jyn's thoughts -- especially when she was a child -- but the reader excelled at making all the male voices distinctive.

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A number of these stories were about how dangerous water is, mine among them. Half of the stories are about tourists who stumble into danger because they think too highly of themselves or they're pursuing unwise curiosity. Some stories stop just as 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.”
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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.”
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