October is the time when people’s thoughts turn to cemeteries. I’ve been chatting with anyone who will listen about why everyone should visit graveyards, whether on vacation or in their own hometowns. I thought I would collect up all the links so you’d know I hadn’t been slacking when I wasn’t here blogging.
Last month, I chatted with Cheryl Eddy, a local journalist whose work I’ve read for over a decade at the San Francisco Bay Guardian (RIP). Our interview about traveling around to visit cemeteries and the book I edited called Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues went up on io9.com last Monday. It’s called This is the Life of a Graveyard Tourist.
After a really fascinating email interview, I got quoted in Travel & Leisure’s list of the World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries. That story was picked up by Smithsonian.com, the Huffington Post, and several other newspapers around the world.
Last week, I had a great phone conversation with Kristi Palma from Boston.com. That led to her quoting me in A Fun-Filled Day in the Cemetery? Absolutely!
My exhortation to “Take You Children to the Graveyard!” (published on Scoutie Girl) has been getting some nice attention.
My essay for the Horror Writers Association’s Halloween Haunt’s blog, about the graves of horror writers, which was spun off by something I wrote for Cemetery Travel last Halloween. This version was called Where Horror Lies.
The Frugal Travel Guy site name-checked Wish You Were Here in their story Walking Among the Dead: The Art of Cemetery Travel.
Last night I vanity googled myself and found a review of Wish You Were Here in Indonesian.
And finally, Gothic Beauty magazine reviewed — and really liked — Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel in their October issue.
It’s been a rich, full month. I’m looking forward to things settling down now, so I can get down to working on Death’s Garden.