This Mother’s Day Thing is a Mixed Bag

It’s time for my reminder about Mother’s Day. We love our mothers. Of course we love our mothers. But they drive us crazy. They raised us wonderfully/strangely/amazingly/poorly or they didn’t raise us at all. They fill us with love or hate or guilt or horror or remorse. We take care of them or they take care of us. Perhaps we … Read More

Martin Lastrapes Interviews Me About Arterial Bloom. And Meet Niko!

What are you doing during quarantine? Why not listen to this super cool interview with Martin Lastrapes?  Martin is an author /podcaster/all-around-character that lives here in Vegas. We were originally going to do the interview face-to-face, but then life and a global pandemic happened. We talk quarantine, Arterial Bloom, and my son bursts onto the scene at about the hour and … Read More

Ben Eads Is Reading One of My Stories Live Tonight!

Ben Eads is doing his best to share the love (and horror) during this time. Stop by for a live reading tonight, April 18, at 7 pm EDT. He’ll be reading stories from Damien Angelica Walters, Kenneth Cain, and my story “Sweet, Sweet Sonja T.” “Sweet, Sweet Sonja T” is one of my earliest works and was featured in my Beautiful … Read More

A Pretty Little Dead Girls Manicure!

My friend Erin Lewis is a genius. She does the most stunning manicures, and lately she’s taken to doing a series of book covers. They are whimsical and delightful. So imagine my joy when she surprised me with her take on the Pretty Little Dead Girls cover!   This is what she had to say. Today’s literary isolation maniCURE is … 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

Tales of the Lost Citadel! And My Story “The Bone-shaker’s Daughter.”

I’m delighted to share Tales of the Lost Citadel by Green Ronin! It’s a very cool anthology that takes place in possibly the last city in the world. The RPG setting will be released later. I’m delighted to share my story “The Bone-shaker’s Daughter” as a sample of the anthology. You may read it for free here. Ari Marmell is … 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

Free Apex Social Distancing Book Bundle (Including Beautiful Sorrows!)

I am absolutely thrilled to be included in the Apex Social Distancing bundle. Apex put together five books that you can download for free to read during this time, including my very first book, Beautiful Sorrows. Please download, share, read, and enjoy. You can download the bundle here.   Available until March 31st Covid-19 is serious business. In an effort … Read More