“Places My Father Left Me and Other Horrors” is Now Available!

Weird Tales has been around for 100 years, and I’ve wanted to publish there since I was a little girl. Imagine my complete joy when Jonathan Maberry, who edits Weird Tales, said, “Welcome to the Weird Tales family.” I’m delighted to announce that WT published my short story “Places My Father Left Me and Other Horrors” in Issue 369, The … Read More

Come Listen to my Interview on Rock and Roll Nightmares!

Staci Layne Wilson interviews Nadia Robertson and I on her Rock and Roll Nightmares podcast! We talk about our stories in Parallel Lines. Nadia’s is “The Man the Colonel Never Knew” about Elvis Presley, and mine is “Holding Hands Like Paper Dolls” about the Manson Family. Come listen! This is what Staci says in her episode notes: Mercedes M. Yardley and Nadia … Read More

In-Person “Write Your Trauma” Class at Stokercon’s Horror University!

I’m so excited to be teaching the “Write Your Trauma: Harness Your Darkness to Create Compelling Work” class at Stokercon! This workshop will discuss how to use personal trauma to create work that emotionally resonates with readers. Attendees will discuss works that do this well, receive insight and tips from the instructor, and participate in a brainstorming/writing session that will … Read More

Talk to the Editors of Gamut Magazine Tonight!

Hello, my friends! Tonight is the first State of the Slush Zoom meeting with the editors of Gamut, including yours truly! We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes peek at all things Gamut. I hope you register and join us! Want a behind-the-scenes look into our editors’ reading and selection process for Gamut Magazine? What are they seeing too much of? What … Read More

Come Attend My Horror University Class at Stokercon!

I am delighted to announce that I’ll be teaching a class at Horror University! My class is titled Write Your Trauma: Harness Your Darkness to Create Compelling Work. We’ll discuss how to use personal trauma to create work that emotionally resonates. We’ll discuss works that do this well, and afterward attendees will participate in a short brainstorming and writing session … Read More

Check Out My Reading of “The Color of Bruises!”

Wow, this is such an important subject. I was so delighted to be invited to participate in The Pixel Project’s Selection 2023: 16 Poets Against Violence Against Women. You can check out the 16 of us here. They asked me why I was against violence against women, and I was angry the question even had to be asked. They’re featuring our … Read More

Carina Bissett Interviews Me on Gingernuts of Horror!

I love Carina Bissett. I’m mad about her work, I adore her as a person, and she teaches my favorite writing classes that I’ve ever taken. So I was extra delighted when she chose to interview me for her Women in Horror Month series at Gingernuts of Horror. We discuss the draw of horror, what terrifies me personally, and I … Read More

The Italian Translation of Little Dead Red is Up for Preorder!

Friends! I’m delighted to share that Independent Legions, an Italian Publishing company, will be translating Little Dead Red into Italian! This is so exciting! This will be my first translation, and it’s so humbling to have my work translated into a different language and be introduced to a completely new audience. What an honor. You might recognize this gorgeous cover … Read More

Lindsey Beth Goddard Interviews Me for Women in Horror Month!

Lindsey Beth Goddard is one of my new favorite people. She’s fearless, she’s opinionated, she’s dark, and I wonder where she has been all of my life. She was gracious enough to interview me for Women in Horror Month. Which, coincidentally, now falls on my birthday month. Hooray! Please check out Lindsey’s site, her work, and her shop. You can … Read More

My Story “Everybody Loves My Baby” is Available!

Playlist of the Damned is available now! It features my story “Everybody Loves My Baby,” which is a dark, dreamy story that takes place in 1920s Las Vegas. Do you want a story about speakeasies, mobsters, and murder? Written in Miss Murder’s own distinctive style? Oh, I hope you do, my darlings! You can pick up the anthology here.    … Read More