Three More Weeks to Submit to TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 6!

Co-editor Eugene Johnson and I are thrilled with the number of submissions we’re receiving for our anthology Tales From The Lake Volume 6! But there is just one thing missing. YOUR STORY. We will accept submissions for the non-themed anthology Tales from the Lake Vol. 6 from November 1st, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Compiled and edited by Mercedes M. … Read More

Anniversary Signing at Copper Cat Books! Come see me!

I can’t tell you how much I love Copper Cat Books! They’re a great new bookstore in Henderson. Friendly, quirky, the place smells amazing, and the owners are so much fun. Tim Chizmar and I did a signing there in October, and it was a great time! Please join us tomorrow, Saturday December 8th and Sunday, December 9th for the … Read More

Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe!

I decided a while ago that I needed to improve my quality of life. This meant letting go of some responsibilities. This also meant doing more things that make me happy. Like making delicious and sweet treats. I found this recipe by tbspSusan on Pinterest and it’s as divine as it looks! Really easy, really delicious, and a great thing … Read More

Book Signing At Copper Cat Books October 26

Join my HWA Las Vegas co-chair Tim Chizmar and I as we sign at Copper Cat Books! Come by, browse the book store, check out our works, and chat with us. What a fun way to spend the Saturday before Halloween! We’ll be there from 12:00 until 3:00. Stop by and see us at 1570 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 170 (West … Read More

Michaelbrent Collings’ Ultimate Horror Recommendation List

I adore Michaelbrent and his works. He’s a pretty phenomenal guy and he just put together the coolest list of favorite horror books and movies as suggested by his friends! AND I AM ONE OF THEM. Click here to check out the ultimate horror rec list, just in time for Halloween!  What books or movies would you suggest? Also, check out … 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

Pimp A Friend Friday: Yarn Baby 2.0

I posted a while ago about my friend’s amazing business and the yarn I purchased from her. She spins and hand-dyes her amazing yarn, and makes the most gorgeous colors! It’s crack for creatives. I’m delighted that she named one of her colorways after me! Isn’t this a gorgeous, blood-red yarn with depth and layers to it? Here’s what she says. … Read More

Cute Kitten Pictures!

Life can be hard, so here are cute pictures of my dad’s kittens. Stay happy, friends.