The Stoker Award Roundup!

It was a very, VERY good year for horror this year! I was delighted and so humbled that Arterial Bloom was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in the Anthology category. While it didn’t place, I’m so happy to see the love and support it received! Putting it together was a real trial-by-fire experience, and I’m so proud of the … Read More

It’s Official!

The official certificate arrived for Arterial Bloom, naming it a Bram Stoker Award Finalist! Woo hoo! I couldn’t be more proud of the authors and their stories. This was my maiden voyage as sole editor and the authors (and Todd Keisling, who did the cover and interior) made it as easy on me as possible. They were pleasures to work … 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

Apex Black Friday Sale! Pick up Beautiful Sorrows.

Apex is having a sale! You can get 20% off all print books in the Apex store using discount code BLACKFRIDAY2020-PRINT and 50% off all eBooks in the Apex store using discount code BLACKFRIDAY2020-EBOOK. This includes my first book, Beautiful Sorrows. Come read the collection that started it all. <3 The sale is live now and ends on Tuesday, December 1 at 8 … Read More

Arterial Bloom is Available for 99 cents!

Friends! I’m delighted to announce that my editorial baby, Arterial Bloom, is available for 99 cents. If you’ve wanted to discover something both beautiful and brutal, this is the anthology for you. I hope you enjoy. You can pick it up here.  Lush. Brutal. Beautiful. Visceral. Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition of the magnificence and … Read More

“This Broken Love Story” is Up at Pen of the Damned!

It’s always such a pleasure to write a flash fiction piece for Pen of the Damned. “This Broken Love Story” is based on carnivorous relationships I’ve seen in the past. I felt they were eating each other alive, but they were so tragically in love as they did so. I hope you enjoy my story. You can read it here.

This Is Horror Reviews Arterial Bloom!

I love the people at This Is Horror. They do good, quality work. I’m thrilled to see their review for Arterial Bloom! Thank you all so much for such a wonderful, carefully thought-out interview. It made my day! You can read their review HERE.   Arterial Bloom is an anthology which is hard to pick flaws in. Each of its … 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

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