Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

The first book of my science fiction trilogy, The Dangerous Type, comes out in July from Night Shade Books. 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. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.

Nothing like a Cemetery to Enliven a Trip

Hello! Long time, no see, as my father says.  I have been swamped in my other life as a science fiction novelist.  The first book in my space opera trilogy came out on July 7, so I have been busily … Continue reading

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The History of Funeral Traditions

This fascinating timeline was provided by Robin Hyde-Chambers, owner of a Funeral Director company called R-Hyde Chambers Funerals in the United Kingdom. As Robin says, “Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. Every culture and civilization has … Continue reading

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The 4th of July if You Like Cemetery Hilltops

by Arthur Kay It is a well-known secret that, although the cemetery near my home closes at sunset, they don’t enforce that rule very strictly on the 4th of July. From the hillsides up there you can see for miles … Continue reading

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Simon Marsden’s Memento Mori

Memento Mori: Churches and Churchyards of England by Simon Marsden My rating: 2 of 5 stars A book by Simon Marsden on cemeteries? How could that possibly lose? After I enjoyed Marsden’s Ghosthunter and The Haunted Realm, I expected to … Continue reading

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The Loved One

My space opera trilogy is finally all finished, except for the going over the copyeditor’s notes on the last book, so I can turn my thoughts back to graveyards.  I’ve visited several lovely ones in the California Wine Country in … Continue reading

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