Yes, I am a "Tombstone Tourist," one of those people who loves to wander cemeteries. I find it akin to visiting an art museum; an opportunity to enjoy rarely appreciated sculpture and stained glass, intricate carvings and amazing architecture in a tranquil outdoor setting.
I began my cemetery blog, A Grave Interestalmost a decade ago. It deals with cemetery culture; art, history, issues of death, and genealogy. I usually find something intriguing in the cemetery, something that makes me want to dig deeper - to explore and share the fascinating histories of our cemeteries, and the stories of our ancestors.
When the owners of Family Tree Magazine asked if I would write a cemetery research book I said YES!