My friends, I’m so honored to be a part of this collection. I was asked if I could donate a story in order to raise money for Covid19 testing kits, and yes, yes, YES, I was thrilled to. My story “Voracious Black” is about the devastating deaths of miners in my Utah home community. (And here’s more about me!) If … Read More
This Is Horror Reviews Arterial Bloom!
I love the people at This Is Horror. They do good, quality work. I’m thrilled to see their review for Arterial Bloom! Thank you all so much for such a wonderful, carefully thought-out interview. It made my day! You can read their review HERE. Arterial Bloom is an anthology which is hard to pick flaws in. Each of its … Read More
Lullabies For Suffering is Available for 99 Cents! Last Day!
Mark Matthews did such a beautiful job putting this together. I’m exceptionally proud of my story titled “Love is a Crematorium.” These characters stole a piece of my heart. Lullabies for Suffering is one sale for 99 cents, and I believe today is the last day. You can scoop it up here! Also, “Love is a Crematorium” is eligible for the Bram … Read More
Matt Betts and I Talk about Carson of Venus and Arterial Bloom! In Pictures.
So most of you know that author Matt Betts is my literary nemesis. We’ve been stalking each other for years, trying to trip each other up and drag each other down. We almost did a podcast together. I sent him a pair of Godzilla slippers. He and his family sent us face masks a few years ago when we had … 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
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
Pre-Order the Arterial Bloom Anthology!
Oh, my friends! I am so incredibly excited for this day! You are able to pre-order the Arterial Bloom Anthology! Eeeeee! Pre-orders help the book make a bigger splash on release day, which helps get the word out a little bit more. You can pre-order here. Lush. Brutal. Beautiful. Visceral. Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition … 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