When A "Soldier" Sends You A Message…

I usually ignore them. And Nigerian princes. And people who start conversations with “hi.” But one day I had enough and I sent every single stupid request a reply message. It made me happy.

The Day Facebook Killed Me.

This is the tale of how I died. It was in November, because I had just voted in the presidential election. This little window popped up at the top of my Facebook account saying, “We hope people who love Mercedes will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate her life.” Well. Well. I guess I’m dead. … Read More

I'm Pleased To Announce GAMUT

I’ll admit that 2015 felt like a slow year in my career. However, 2016 is shaping up to knock my socks off! I’m excited to tell you about Gamut, a new neo-noir magazine put out by Richard Thomas.  Richard wrote a wonderful blog post describing Gamut here. Meanwhile, keep your eyes open for a little bit of information… Wait, what’s that? … Read More

Happy Birthday, Nameless! A Ragnarok Party and a Giveaway!

One year ago Ragnarok Publications hit the ground running by publishing my debut novel Nameless: The Darkness Comes and also the 2nd edition of Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu. Pretty Little Dead Girls came out ten months later. It has certainly been an insanely busy year! Ragnarok wrote a post about it here and also announces their 2015 lineup. I’ll … Read More

Interviewed by a Never Nude. And an Online Release Party!

Glenn Rolfe’s band is called The Never Nudes. It’s just awesome. They have a new EP coming out soon, so pick it up! So since Nameless: The Darkness Comes decided to have a mind of its own and release a few days early, things have been a wonderful, frantic, joyful scrabble here at Chez Yardley. Itty Bit is feeling so much … Read More

Mrs. Stabby and a Giveaway!

Happy New Year, my friends! I hope your holidays were fun and that you achieve your dreams this year. I have wonderful news! Not only is my debut novel, Nameless, coming out at the end of this month (EEEEEE!) but Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love won the Reddit Stabby Award for Best Short Fiction of … Read More

Hello, Everyone! I’m Hiding!

How can I be hiding if I announce it cheerfully, you ask? It’s sort of like a kitschy rhinestone flamingo hiding in its natural habitat. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the best link that I found all day. I’m taking a month-long hiatus from Facebook and Twitter, which is really hard, actually. Because a lot of things … Read More

How Facebook Helped Me Find My Missing Son

I’ll tell you straight up that he wasn’t missing for long, about 20 minutes, and he was returned safely.  But I died a little during those 20 minutes.  I didn’t know a heart could stop beating for that long and still let somebody survive, because I felt like it didn’t beat again until he was found. Most of you are … Read More

The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said…

  So it’s official. I’m on bedrest.  My doctor called me out in a spectacular way, saying that if I didn’t slow down I’d spend the rest of my pregnancy in the ER.  Ever the “Don’t tell me what to do” type, I eyed him. “Slow down how much?” I asked. “Full stop.” “Impossible.  How about if I lay down … Read More

Be Fearless, My Zombie Apocalypse Team!

I’m a fan of Facebook. My page is a mishmash of writers, the kids I grew up with, extended family, and people who have since become my family. It is also the home of my Zombie Apocalypse team. I stole this status from Kara McElhinny, and it made me laugh hysterically.  It reads: “Go to your profile. The first 5 … Read More