Baby Buffalo Tried To Wreck My Car. And Stuff.

I spent a week in Yellowstone. It was AWESOME. I saw a few things on my trip. Like this: and I did this: And I saw a black bear, moose with babies, red foxes, golden eagles, mountain goats, and so many buffalo that I had this in my head ALL OF THE TIME. (A baby? Awesome!) It was a grand … Read More

This Is My Baby

So. The last time I checked in, I had just sent Stormlight off to my agent. It feels so good to do that! I printed it out, double-sided, in a binder and read it aloud while driving to Big Sky, Montana. I caught a few little mistakes (curses!) but it was so good to do that. Reading my work. It … Read More

Hooray! A Wonderful Review of BS!

I will never again write a book with “BS” as initials. Let me just be clear on that. TT Zuma wrote a wonderful review for Beautiful Sorrows over at Horror World. He said: “Mercedes M. Yardley might just be one of the finest and most imaginative storytellers since Neil Gaiman, she is that good.” What an honor! It really made … Read More

Me! On the radio! Tonight!

Gardner Goldsmith is gracious enough to have me on his show tonight. Even after talking to me before, and knowing what a dork I am when he gets me on the phone. We’ll be talking a bit about Beautiful Sorrows and I’ll do a brief reading from it. Why don’t you join me? He’s calling in at about 10:30 EST. … Read More

Beautiful Sorrows Is 99 Cents! Until Wednesday Only!

Things You Can Do With a Dollar 1. Leave a tip that will earn you a dirty look from your server. 2. Buy an ugly pair of gold(ish) earrings at the Dollar Store. 3. Eat it and weep. 4. Look at the fast food dollar menu and fume because nothing is a buck after tax. 5. Buy your copy of … Read More

Lucky 13! STILETTOS!

I can’t wait to tell you about my 13th stop! Keelia is, get this, a shoe designer, and she interviewed little old’ me! It didn’t take her long to ask about shoes and fashion. What’s even more exciting is that she’s debuting her Khenri Luxe Collection next week. I can’t wait to see them! Join us as we talk about … Read More

Stop 9: Simon C Larter, The Man I Love To Hurt

You may remember my darling Simon C. Larter from a little noir serial titled Stilettos and Shirley Temples.  If you look for it on our blogs, well, you won’t find it.  Because.  And that’s all I’m allowed to say at this point.  😀   Anyway, S did a lovely little interview on his blog, and we were frightfully polite. The … Read More

Stop 8: Booklife Now. And A Halloween Signing!

Booklife Now is one of my favorite resources for authors.  And the sweet suckers, er, folk there were kind enough to join in the Beautiful Sorrows blog tour.  I wrote an article on writing when you don’t have the time.  Does that sound familiar to anybody else? Thank you so much, Booklife Now! I appreciate it. 🙂 Also, if you’re … Read More

Stop 7 on the BEAUTIFUL SORROWS Blog Tour: Mikey Brooks

  Mikey Brooks is a writer and children’s book illustrator.  He’s also a very friendly, personable guy. I’m so happy that he agreed to be my seventh stop on the Beautiful Sorrows blog tour!  Not only did I enjoy our discussion, but I enjoyed checking out the very cool art on his blog. I wish I could draw like that. … Read More

4th Stop of the Tour: Talking To Your Daughter About “Pretty”

It’s the 4th stop of the Beautiful Sorrows blog tour! My friend Pauline Campos, an extremely inspiring woman, is running my post “Talking to Your Daughter about ‘Pretty’” on her GIRL BODY PRIDE site.  My five year old asked me if she was pretty, and I couldn’t simply answer with, “Yes, sweetie.” Life is so much more than pretty. What … Read More