Mercedes M. Yardley
Mercedes M. Yardley is a whimsical dark fantasist who wears stilettos, red lipstick, and poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of many diverse works, including Beautiful Sorrows, the Stabby Award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy, Detritus in Love, and the BONE ANGEL trilogy. She recently won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for her story Little Dead Red. Mercedes lives and creates in Las Vegas with her family and menagerie of battle-scarred, rescued animal familiars.
Mercedes is a member of the Horror Writers Association and co-chair of the Las Vegas HWA Chapter.
Awards and Honors
- Bram Stoker Finalist for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction —
Loving You Darkly (2018)
- Bram Stoker Award for Long Fiction — Little Dead Red (2015)
- Reddit Fantasy Stabby Award Winner for for Best Short Fiction — Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love (2013)