Hey! Somebody won some stuff. Is it you???
Hey! Somebody won some stuff. Is it you???
Thanks to everybody who entered the Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love giveaway! I’ll be tallying up entries and drawing the winner tomorrow. Best of luck to all of you!
I’m thrilled to announce that my story “Black Eyes Broken” is in the Little Visible Delight anthology, edited by S.P. Miskowski and Kate Jonez and published by Omnium Gatherum. I personally think S.P. and Kate are la creme de la creme, certainly as creatives but especially as top-notch women. This was an honor.
This anthology was also very revealing. Here is the concept behind Little Visible Delight:
Often the most powerful and moving stories are generated by writers who return time and again to a particular idea, theme, or image. Obsession in a writer’s imagination can lead to accomplishment or to self-destruction. Consider Poe and his pale, dead bride; his fascination with confinement and mortality; his illness and premature death. Or Flannery O’Connor’s far less soul-crushing fondness for peacocks. Some writers pay a high price for their obsessions, while others maintain a crucial distance. Whichever the case, obsessions can produce compelling fiction.
Little Visible Delight is an anthology of original stories in which eleven authors of dark fiction explore some their most intimate, writerly obsessions.
Explore we did. My story, “Black Eyes Broken” is a dark little tale that was originally prompted by this photograph.
I always believed that writers write in order to discover what our obsessions are. This anthology leaves me feeling rather bare . It’s stripped us to the core. If you want to love your writers, then read them. My favorite part is where the authors reveal why they wrote what they did, and what their obsessions are. Take care of us. We’re fragile.
Have a wonderful night, everyone!
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This picture absolutely charms me! Sunshine. Lightning. A frog jumping to eat a fly. Mommy’s dead, dead eyes.
I’m super excited to announce that Lakeside Circus bought my short story “Charms for the Dark Season” for its debut issue. “Charms” is a creepy little tale of horrifying love and power, and I love the language in it.
Here’s a look at my contributor’s page, including my favorite line from the story. Hooray!
Also! There are a few more days left to enter the Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love giveaway. It’s easy, and worth it! Best of luck to you, my friends.
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After the Thankgsgiving Turkey Trot. They make me smile!
I decided a while ago that I needed to improve my quality of life. This meant letting go of some responsibilities. This also meant doing more things that make me happy. Like making delicious and sweet treats.
I found this recipe by tbspSusan on Pinterest and it’s as divine as it looks! Really easy, really delicious, and a great thing to share for the holidays. She did a beautiful step-by-step tutorial with gorgeous pictures. It’s really worth seeing. I copied the recipe below, as well. Enjoy!
*I used 1/4 tsp of the sea salt. I didn’t want it to be too salty
You guys! It’s time to announce the Super Special Awesome Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love giveaway. And this giveaway is atomic, I promise you.
This giveaway has it all. A signed copy of the book. Candy. Deliciousness. Handmade presents ALL FOR YOU! And other surprises. I’ve been looking forward to it for a long, long time.
Entering is easy. There are three ways to enter.
1) Leave a comment on this blog post. Easy peasy. That will get you one entry.
2) Did you purchase a copy of Apocalyptic Montessa or Beautiful Sorrows? Either take a picture of yourself holding said book (ebook counts, of course!) or send me the receipt of purchase. That will get you two entries.
3) If you’ve read either book and leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, that counts as three entries. (If you review both books, you get six entries.) If you have already left a review, that absolutely counts! Just email me at mercedesyardley (at) gmail (dot) com and point me to your review. And please be honest. Leaving a positive review will delight me, but it won’t increase your chances.
If you do all of these things, you can earn up to nine entries. Nine! I’ll write everybody’s name down, stick them in a hat, and video when I draw the winner. The contest ends at 6 PM EST on December 6, 2013. I’ll send the package out the following day.
I will ship out of the US. So please enter! Don’t be shy.
It’s that time of year to be grateful, and I want you to know that I’m grateful for you. Thank you for your friendship and support. Good luck!
Do me a favor and please share. The more the merrier!