Join Us Tomorrow For Grimm Tales!

My friends, what a crazy year or two (or three) it has been! One of the things I’ve missed most has been conferences and discussions with my literary colleagues. So imagine my absolute joy at being asked to participate in the Grimm Tales panel at the Fox Cities Books Festival! It’s a free, virtual online event that runs tomorrow at … Read More

My Panels at World Fantasy Con!

I’m delighted to not only be attending the virtual 2020 World Fantasy Convention, but I’m participating on two panels. The first panel will be Creating Monsters. I’ll be moderating this panel (yay!) and we’ll discuss the most fascinating monsters in today’s fantasy as well as how to keep monsters contemporary. That panel will go live on Saturday, October 30 at … Read More

Come See Me At Robercon!

I hate this pandemic, but I love how many conferences are being held virtually! This weekend is Robercon, a science fiction convention. I’m delighted to be on their The Hows and Whys of Horror: Authors Give Their Scariest Opinions panel. I’ll be talking shop with C.W. Briar, Kevin Lucia, and Joe Sullivan.  It will be on Saturday, Sep 26,at 2 pm … Read More

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

The Day of Reckoning! And My Class!

Richard Thomas is one of the best literary teachers around. He’s thoughtful, prepared, extremely well-versed in a myriad of areas, and really has the drive to teach. So imagine my ultimate joy when he brought me on to be one of his Day of Reckoning teachers! The Day of Reckoning is an intense, all-day series of literary classes that take … Read More

See Fantastic Horror Peeps (and Me!) at Days of the Dead Las Vegas!

It’s gonna be so cool! Days of the Dead is a horror conference taking place down at the Plaza Hotel. Hang out with horror greats like Clive Barker, Linda Blair, Dee Snider, Marky Ramone, Edward Furlong, etc etc, and Yours Truly. It takes place this Friday through Sunday, June 7-9! I’m delighted to be on not one, but two separate … Read More

Come to the Book Festival and Our Panel Tomorrow!

It’s going to be a big day! It will start off when a highly caffeinated Mercedes ‘N’ Friends have a panel discussing the adult Sci-fi and mystery genres. Authors Katie Salidas, Tim Chizmar, Mat Kaufman, and yours truly will be there. Come with any questions you might have. Also, it will be 9 am on a Saturday morning in Las … Read More

Recap of The Diamond Valley Writers Guild

Tim Chizmar and I had a great time doing a one-day road trip and speaking to the Diamond Valley Writers Guild last week! I l left my house at 3:00. I met up with Tim, and we began the 4 1/2 hour drive to Hemet, CA.   The Hemet library was gorgeous. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild was made up … Read More

I’m Speaking at the Henderson Writers’ Group Today!

I’m very much looking forward to it! The Henderson Writers’ Group asked me to speak on “Writing and Marketing for your Personal Niche.” Monday, July 9, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Community Lutheran Church 3720 E. Tropicana Las Vegas, NV Speaker Mercedes Yardley will speak on Writing and Marketing for Your Personal Niche. Once upon a time, there were … Read More

I’m Teaching A Class This Week!

If you’re going to be in Las Vegas, why not stop by? I’ll be teaching at the Las Vegas Writer’s Group, which is a fun meeting where we do trivia, network, and learn a little something-something along the way. I’ll be talking about writing and marketing for your own personal niche, and I hope it will prove useful. It’s a … Read More