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

Pick-Me-Ups: Love During the Time of Corona

My friends. My darling ones. Humanity is horrible and wonderful and ugly and amazing. Right now there’s a pandemic and panic, but there is also so much beauty. I’ve made a list of wonderful things people are doing to make this time in self-isolation/quarantine easier. From virtual museum tours to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s “Quarantunes” playlist, here are some … 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

Pretty Little Dead Girls Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, my friends! I just wanted to update you on our progress. The blankets will ship out on Wednesday! They’ve been a pleasure to make, and I’m happy to send them off to their new homes. ¬†Paintings and drawings are next. Orion is showing me the panels he’s working on and they are absolutely beautiful! The level of detail is … Read More

Say What Is Truth with Joni Haws! Honesty, Vulnerability, and Trigger Warnings

My friend Joni Haws is an absolutely amazing person. She is one of my very favorite people in the entire world. Joni just started the Say What is Truth podcast, where she sits and has conversations with (extra)ordinary, everyday people to discuss what goes on in their lives. ¬†She’s wise, insightful, and these conversations hit hard. Exploring life’s defining moments, … Read More

An Interview with Writer’s INK Podcast!

You guys! J. Thorn interviewed me for the podcast WRITERS INK that he hosts with J.D. Barker, and I had so much fun! Thorn is just a super nice guy who really understands people as well as the craft. Come listen as we discuss why I got a business certificate from LDS business college, the best advice I ever received … Read More

Mama Pupper Has Regrets

My father sent me this text and I burst out laughing. His coworker, who is an old classmate of mine, has a sweet dog who just had a whooooooole bunch of babies. Her expression kills me. Have a wonderful day, my darlings!