Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

Cemetery Press in 2018

Considering I didn’t have a new book out in 2018, I was pleased with the attention that 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die continued to draw. It opened doors for me to speak at a bunch of new (to … Continue reading

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The Life of Death

The Life of Death: The Bare Bones of Undertaking by Ralph R. Rossell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ralph Rossell owns the only funeral home in the little town where I grew up. He’s handled the funerals for my … Continue reading

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Digging Up the Dead

Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials by Michael Kammen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to love this book more than I did. It is written in a very dry way, so I wasn’t … Continue reading

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My Last Cemetery Lecture of the Season

This Saturday night, I’ll be using my collection of cemetery postcards to illustrate the changes to the oldest European-style cemetery in Northern California. My talk will be part of the fabled Litcrawl in San Francisco’s Mission District. I’ll be joined … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #172: Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard Also known as Greyfriars Churchyard Address: 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland Founded: 1562 Size: 5 acres Number interred: 250,000 In 1447, Franciscan monks (called the Gray Friars for the color of their robes) built their friary at the north … Continue reading

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