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 in 2019.

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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Horror Bites

My friend Emerian Rich has a new book out. It’s called Horror Bites and she has this to say about it:


HorrorAddicts.net is proud to present our top 14 contestants in the Next Great Horror Writer Contest. The included stories, scripts, and poems are the result of the hard work and dedication these fine writers put forth to win a book contract. Some learned they loved writing and want to pursue it...

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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)
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Description: Pointers to my favorite blog posts on Cemetery Travel.
from Wish You Were Here (Travel)
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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)
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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Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
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So many people have suggested the Vorkosigan series to me that I finally went back to read the first book. It's fun but not life-changing. In fact, it reads a lot like the best fanfic at times. There are holes in the plot that no one investigates ver ...more
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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
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The audio cast wasn't as good on this book, but I don't know if that's because the editing was sloppy or the production was rushed. I might not have noticed, except that the first book was so well done.

The first-person points of view were also less p
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The Space Book by Jim Bell
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I fell in love with space exploration as a kid, when men were walking on the moon. That love of space was tarnished in college when I took an intro to astronomy class. The professor insisting on replacing the wonder of exploration with endless equati ...more
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The Female Man by Joanna Russ
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I'm glad I read this, but I wish I'd read it with a discussion group. It's dated, infuriating, creepy, and fascinating like a train wreck.

When Janet from a world where men are gone tempts a 13-year-old lesbian from our world into bed, I was squicked
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The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr
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Secure the Shadow by Jay Ruby
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This book has been on my TBR shelf for a very long time In fact, it's been there so long that it's gone out of date. When Secure the Shadow was published in 1995, no one carried internet-connected cameras in their pockets. The ability to photograph a ...more
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A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
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My struggle with the first two books in the series was that they were very slow to start. This book dives straight in and rushes headlong toward its culmination. In fact, I was thinking it might be entirely perfect until the Death At Sea chapter, whi ...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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