Loren Rhoads

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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 and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel.

She's co-author of Lost Angels and its sequel Angelus Rose, coming soon.

She is also the author of the space opera In the Wake of the Templars trilogy. All three books -- The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes -- came out in 2015.


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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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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)
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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)
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Description: The whole article is on Morbid Outlook: http://www.morbidoutlook.com/art/articles/2009_04_greenwood.html
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The Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett
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I read this as a kid and enjoyed it during my Conan and Elric phrase, so I wanted to reread it as see if it held up. I am surprised at how readable it still is. Basically a barbarian road trip across a planet beneath a dying sun, The Ginger Star intr ...more
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The spectrum of people who are interviewed in this book is impressive. They range from someone who's researching composting humans to a former death row warden who has become an anti-death penalty advocate. Particularly fascinating to me were the tal ...more
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A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
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I thought the first book was slow, since it took 100 pages to get going. This book is even slower, taking almost 300 pages to get anywhere. In consequence, it took me months to read it, since I kept being lured away to read almost anything else. And ...more
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The Maiden Poodle by S.G. Browne
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This is a radical departure for satirist S. G. Browne: a charming, kid-friendly fairy tale about talking dogs and cats. It starts out reminiscent of the Mistmantle books, with an evil usurper sentencing traitors -- including the rightful heir to the ...more
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The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
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Very reminiscent of Angela Carter's fairy tales! This book didn't catch fire for me until the story Charm, a dark and perfect take on the Sleepy Beauty story. I was thrilled to see Snow White & Rose Red in here too, since it was one of my favorit ...more
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" Thanks for that! I usually don’t post spoilers, so I’d forgotten how to denote them. I’ll try to go back and edit the review when I’m not on my phone. "
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This book was a disappointment. It's clearly self-published, from the overly long and involved title to the lack of space between the author's first and last name on the front cover. Similar errors mar the text, which would have benefited from an edi ...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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“What does it mean when nightmares dream of peace? When shadows wish for light?”
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