Hello, Apocalypse! Hail in Las Vegas!

While people back East are praising the arrival of spring, Las Vegas was hit with rain, snow, and hail. It was glorious! We took a brief break from school to run outside and enjoy it. Middlest: Mom, the rain is funny. It’s floppy. Me: That’s hail, darling. It’s something magical in a life that has become rather routine lately.  

So Once Upon An October…Todd Keisling and I [Video]

So Once Upon An October, Todd Keisling and I were scheduled to have an interview with a podcast host. Or something. And the host kind of stood us up. So Turp Kardling and I decided to interview each other, which was a lot of fun. We talk writer’s block, pandemic, and video games. I hope you enjoy it as much … Read More

February 2021 Reads

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub on Facebook (The Book Democracy Book Club) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive … Read More

TMS Therapy: The First Week [video]

We did brain mapping and then it was time for the first session. The magnets were next to my skull, but not actually touching it. They would click loudly (wear earplugs!) for four seconds, be silent for 11 seconds, and then click for another four seconds. Rinse and repeat for about 20 minutes. Even though nothing was touching my skull, … Read More

February PLDG Graphic Novel Update!

Hello, my friends! We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful February full of love and hopefully warmth. Our hearts goes out to all of you who experienced the horrific weather this month. Please be safe and well. We care about you so much! Bryony and Teddy Baker We’d like to share another gorgeous piece that Orion completed! Look at the … Read More

Arterial Bloom is an Official Bram Stoker Nominee!

Oh, my friends. I can’t tell you how wonderful this is. You know that awards are subjective and you’re proud of what you and your team have accomplished regardless, but there is this SWOOSH of excitement that comes when you realize your peers are validating your hard work. It feels like a cross between giddiness and awed disbelief. I can’t … Read More

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy: Brain Mapping

Brain mapping. Frankly, I didn’t know exactly what to expect and the sound of it was terrifying. In reality, it was no big deal. TMS targets the¬†dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain that is most known for executive functions like working memory, decision making, and motor planning. It’s also¬†connected to other parts of the brain that … Read More

My Indie Muse Reviews Arterial Bloom!

I’m so happy that My Indie Muse took the time to review Arterial Bloom. It’s a nice review that calls out quite a few of the authors and their stellar stories, and it made my heart go DING! If you’d like to read it, you can do so here. If you like a book, please take the time to rate … Read More

Miss Murder Starts TMS Therapy: An Introduction

TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and it’s a technique used for medication-resistant depression. Hello. I’m Mercedes and I have clinical depression. I’m a wife, a mother, a writer, and a friend. I love pets and I dance in the rain and I struggle with suicidal ideation nearly every single day of my life. It’s a bit of a juxtaposition. … Read More

I’m the Featured Author in My Indie Muse!

I’m delighted to be today’s featured author at My Indie Muse! They ran a great, in-depth interview, asking cool questions about Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu. Montessa and Lu is what most people tend to buy when they’re looking for a romance book from me. It makes me laugh! I’m hoping to write a fairly straightforward romance in the future, … Read More