Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. My science fiction trilogy, The Dangerous Type, will be published by Night Shade in 2015. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

Cemetery Photography

I’m still sick with this stupid cold, but I managed to get out to Cypress Lawn yesterday to hear Douglas Keister talk about the tombs he’s visited in the Holy Land.  Oh, how I wish he already had a book about … Continue reading

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Cemetery Books for Sale

ETA:  These have been selling much quicker than I expected.  Thank you so much for that!  I have pulled another 20 books and I’ll get them listed as soon as I can.  Please check back. I’m clearing out some of … Continue reading

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Today my brother would have been 49

The wind ruffles the leaves, making a gentle rustle that seems to echo my breath. It’s a sound so gentle it is no sound, or else it’s the sound of the sea, of the blood, of life in its inexhaustible … Continue reading

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Take Your Children to the Cemetery

I’ve been blogging every month at Scoutie Girl magazine online, taking an unsurprisingly morbid spin on traveling with kids and aging parents. My travel essays have ranged from visiting the Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans to sleeping with the stingrays at the Academy … Continue reading

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How to be Safe in the Cemetery

Originally posted on Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World:
California rattlesnake warning Earlier this month I explored the historic cemeteries of Pescadero. The grass was ankle-high on the Protestant side, but over my knees on the Catholic side.…

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