Join Me Tonight on the Panic Room Radio Show!

What are you doing tonight? Sheltering in place? Why not be a good global citizen while listening to my live segment on the Panic Room Radio Show while I discuss Arterial Bloom? I’m delighted to appear alongside hosts James H. Longmore and Xtina Marie, as well as guest Joe Pulizzi. The show begins at 7:30 Pacific Time, 9:30 Central. Also, I’m … Read More

Happy Launch Day, Arterial Bloom!

Today is the day! She rose out of blood, sweat, and tears, and she’s such a lovely beast. Happy Launch Day to Arterial Bloom. I couldn’t be more proud. Thanks to Joe from Crystal Lake, Todd Keisling for the art and interiors, the readers, proofers, and these amazing authors who allowed me to share their stories. We worked very hard … Read More

Arterial Bloom is Out Now! And an Online Scavenger Hunt!

Oh, my friends! My friends! It happened! Arterial Bloom released! Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition of the magnificence and macabre that exist within mankind. Each tale in this collection is resplendent with beauty, teeth, and heart. Edited by the Bram Stoker Award-winning writer Mercedes M. Yardley, Arterial Bloom is a literary experience featuring 16 stories … Read More

Kelli Owen Rounds Out the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

My friends! What a delight it is to announce the final author in the Arterial Bloom horror anthology! Last but certainly not least, Kelli Owen rounds everything out beautifully with her macabre story “Still Life.” She writes a fearlessly wistful story about holding the darkness in your hands. I’m so delighted to have her aboard!   She wished she’d been … Read More

Please Welcome Steven Pirie to the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

Friends, what a pleasure it is to announce that Steven Pirie has joined Arterial Bloom! Steven wrote the most beautiful love story that somehow manages to intertwine whimsy and the very grimmest of realities. His story is powerful and painfully lovely. He explores what happens when Gaia herself falls in love in “The Making of Mary.” Each time I read … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Grant Longstaff!

Oh my goodness,  my friends. Please welcome Grant Longstaff to the Arterial Bloom horror anthology! Grant’s visceral story titled “Dog (Does Not) Eat Dog,” was one of the two stories that I read once and immediately knew I needed to publish. It’s chilling and brutal, and the terror comes from the fact that it covers very real horrors. I hope … Read More

Please Welcome Daniel Crow to the Arterial Bloom Anthology!

It’s such a pleasure to introduce you to Daniel Crow! Daniel wrote a dreamily bizarre story titled “Welcome To My Autumn.” It’s such a clever juxtaposition of rainy dreariness and explosion of color. Daniel used mere words in order to create visual artwork, and I hope you savor every word of his story like I did. Now she is looking … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Todd Keisling!

If you’re not familiar with Todd Keisling, then just wait a year or two. He will absolutely be a household name. Todd is a talented, visceral writer who puts his dark, fantastic twist on everyday horrors. Depression becomes something much more in his Arterial Bloom story titled “Happy Pills.”   Marcus Taylor had a name for the nothingness inside. There … Read More

Please Join Me in Welcoming Jonathan Cosgrove to Arterial Bloom!

This story. It’s such an honor to introduce it to you. Please join me in welcoming Jonathan Cosgrove to the Arterial Bloom horror anthology. His story “Mouths Filled with Seawater” is a fever dream dealing with delusion and obsession. Jonathan wrote it so beautifully and cleverly, and I know you’ll love it! The tide was in. Boats in need of … Read More

Arterial Bloom Welcomes Naching Kassa!

I am so extremely delighted to introduce Naching Kassa to the Arterial Bloom lineup! Naching’s story “The Darker Side of Grief” explores the grief and terror of children. Sometimes adults let them down and they’re forced to take care of each other. I can’t get this story out of my head, and I hope you enjoy it as much as … Read More