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Haunted Mansion Project reading in San Francisco


In Autumn 2012, 20 horror writers returned to a haunted house in Marin for a second writing retreat with ghosts. Contributors to the book The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two will read short stories and memoirs documenting the four days they spent together getting frightened and inspired. Readers will include Rain Graves (The Four Elements), S.G. Browne (Lucky Bastard & Big Egos), Fran Friel (Mama’s Boy), and Loren Rhoads, formerly of Morbid Curiosity magazine.

Loren's Latest Blogs

Apr.14.2014 - 4:35 pm
Thanks to Jeremy Price, my first novel got its first review.  In a word: sizzling. Here's the whole thing, fom Up All Night Horror Fiction Review: As Above, So Below (...
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Mar.27.2014 - 8:27 pm
Thanks to the Red Room and my essay on why every writer needs an editor, I won a scholarship to the IBPA's Publishing University last weekend.  I took pages and pages of...
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Mar.18.2014 - 9:58 am
Rose Hill Cemetery, 2001 I spent last year's Nanowrimo working on a book about the historic cemeteries of the San Francisco Bay Area. I've visited a lot of them, but not nearly...
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Mar.15.2014 - 8:03 am
The day before I was hospitalized
At first, I treated it like a big adventure.  I had to, because that was the only way to hold the terror at bay.  I admired the view from the picture window:  the...
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Comments from Loren

Mar.15.2014 - 4:22 pm
In response to: Spitting in the eye of Death
You're sweet to say so, Anne!  I was completely terrified, but I couldn't pace or cry or anything else to relieve...
Oct.27.2013 - 12:46 pm
In response to: Toasting a Ghost in Northern Ireland
I love this line:  I decided to take the point of view of the game piece on a Ouija Board and let the spirits or...
Oct.27.2013 - 12:39 pm
In response to: Randy Earns a 21-Gun Salute and A Gravesite
So much of what you wrote here strikes nerves.  When my brother died, I couldn't keep food down either.  I...
Oct.27.2013 - 12:34 pm
In response to: Visiting Indian Mounds
I've never visited an Indian Mound, but I'll keep your beautiful piece in mind when I do.  So much food for...
Oct.25.2013 - 7:29 am
In response to: The Beautiful Dead
You caught me from the very first line.  :-)  I love the image of you listening to the graves and all the...

Published Reviews

Published by Graveyard Rabbits Online Journal
Rhoads is particularly adept at finding deeper meanings in what she sees, and the questions she puts to about the places she visits can gently guide us in our own search for...