Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane


I have been DYING to announce this!  My story “Murder for Beginners” was accepted for John Skipp’s Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane.  Isn’t that fantastic?  You know what is even cooler?  This TOC.  Check it!

Jim Shepard
Edgar Allen Poe
Joan Aiken
Richard Connell
Ray Bradbury
Robert Bloch
Ed Kurtz
Laura Lee Bahr
William Gay
Thomas Harris
Jack Ketchum
Joe R. Lansdale
Mercedes M. Yardley
Steve Rasnic Tem
Lawerence Block
David J. Schow
Neil Gaiman
Leah Mann
Kevin L. Donihe
Leslianne Wilder
Bentley Little
Adam-Troy Castro
John Gorumba
Violet Lavoit
Christopher Coake
John Boden
Scott Bradley and Peter Giglio
Cody Goodfellow
Weston Ochse
Amelia Beamer
Elizabeth Massie
Nick Mamatas
Simon McCaffery
Mehitobel Wilson
Brian Hodge
Robert Devereaux
Kathe Koja

I die a thousand joyful deaths.  Hooray!

7 Comments on “Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane”

  1. You, lady, are no slouch. This isn’t the first time you been right up there with the big playas. I am not surprised. w00t!

    Now get a novel out there for us to enjoy!

  2. Thanks so much, everybody! I’m just beyond thrilled. I was also excited because my story is a reprint, and Skipp came up and asked if he could use it for the anthology. It was my first experience with somebody specifically requesting a reprint, and I was all abubble.

    Ha, Sir Devereaux, you are charming and naughty! I’ll have to remember that one. 😀

  3. Congratulations Mercedes! That’s a fantastic TOC and to be approached to include your reprint – awesome! You deserve it.

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