Read My Flash Fiction Story “Loving The Lonely Girls”

I am delighted to announce that my short story “Loving The Lonely Girls” is up on Pen of the Damned. PotD is a wonderful group I’m associated with. They put out consistent, quality flash fiction and I’m honored to take part. Please swing by and read my haunting story about broken love.

Read “Snowfall” in Siren’s Call!

Siren’s Call is a great online mag that features a plethora of different authors. I’m delighted that my flash fiction piece “Snowfall” was included in Issue #40. It’s a dark piece in the vein of my short story “Black Mary.” It’s funny that my mind keeps going back to that place. There’s more of a story here. “Snowfall” was inspired … Read More

Read Every Day Kintsugi: The Glory of Her Broken Parts

I’m delighted to announce my flash fiction piece titled “Every Day Kintsugi: The Glory of Her Broken Parts” is up at The Pen of the Damned site. This is a story under 1,000 words that has to do with that innate desire we have to be loved despite our flaws. I hope you enjoy it! You can read the story … Read More

Free Day! Read a Free Short and Download Nameless!

What do you do when someone you love goes truly dark? I have a free short story titled “Waves and Darkness” up at Pen of the Damned. Why don’t you stop by and give it a read? Also, today is the last day to pick up my first novel Nameless: The Darkness Comes for free. Want a fun and creepy summer read? … Read More

"Loving You Darkly" is a Bram Stoker Award Nominee!

Oh, my friends. I can’t even tell you how it feels. I guess I’d say it feels like SHOCK, and being dumbfounded, and so grateful at the same time. My short story “Loving You Darkly” which was published at Tethered By Letters made it to the final ballot, so it’s officially a Bram Stoker Award-nominated story. Out of all of … 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

This Is Horror Episode 120…With Outtakes!

This is the second  part of the two part interview with This Is Horror. We discussed Gamut, rejections, and fairytales. Also, exploding Coke Zero bottles, selling organs on the black market, and about ten minutes of outtakes. There was a lot of laughter. The three of us were giggly things. The thing with interviews is that you never quite know the direction … Read More

My Darlings, May I Read You A Story?

Last night was a crazy night with SWAT going after the people two houses down. We heard megaphones and sirens and what could have been flash bombs, but the girls and I were huddled together on the bottom bunk, telling stories to distract ourselves from the fear. Because stories make everything better, and listening to a story is one of … Read More

Interior Artwork Release for "Water Thy Bones"

This piece by Luke Spooner (who is also the resident artist for Gamut Magazine!) makes me swoon. I want to hang it on my bedroom wall. This is the interior art for my story “Water Thy Bones,” which will be coming out in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. The first line? “There’s a loveliness to bones.” Gutted will be released this June. … Read More

The Lost Citadel. And a Giveaway!

The city is called “Redoubt”… and so far as anyone knows, it is the last.  Seven decades ago, there were cities upon cities; kingdoms and nations, the remains of ancient empire. Cultures at war, cultures at trade. Races with varying degrees of alliance and distrust. Humans, elves, dwarves, and others; magic and monsters, rare but real. Regions of desolation, certainly, … Read More