My friends, I’m so honored to be a part of this collection. My story “Voracious Black” is about the devastating deaths of miners in my Utah home community. (And here’s more about me!) If you’re overwhelmed during this pandemic, this is a great way to help supply testing kits as well as supporting authors and reading great literature. You can … Read More
The One Year Anniversary of the Las Vegas Shooting
I’ve been unsettled all week and I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then my Facebook memories showed me a picture of my husband, daughter, and I at the Imagine Dragons concert downtown. My body went cold, then hot. I started to panic. I couldn’t breathe. My heart was beating too hard, too fast, and irregularly. Two days before the … Read More
Vegas Strong Panel/Signing Update!
It was a very strong, emotional panel. The creators and authors of the Vegas Strong anthology discussed our reactions to the tragedy. Mat Kaufman (who wrote the foreword) was just going to sleep when he received the message that they needed all EMTs and personal for an emergency. He got dressed, drove in, and saw body after body. I was … Read More
Join Us for the #VegasStrong Book Signing!
Do you remember where you were during the mass shooting as Las Vegas? I do. A week before that, we had taken my 10-year-old down to that area for a concert. The morning of the shooting, I was in that area with my parents. I was participating in a book reading and it was their first time watching me. They … Read More
Desert Companion: Mercedes M. Yardley's "My Space"
The Desert Companion ran a piece on my writing space in their December issue. Scott Dickensheets did a write-up of all of my various odds and ends while Brent Holmes threw himself on the floor to take some pictures of my teeny, tiny little area. My writing space is literally the corner of my bedroom. I found myself apologizing. “I’m sorry … Read More