Pimp A Friend Friday: Yarn Baby


I went to school with an intelligent, quirky, AWESOME girl named Shannon. You definitely want her on your robot apocalypse team.

Shannon created a super cool business where she spins and dyes her own yarn. It’s amazing! I bought this bundle of yarn and it’s so soft. I’m hoping to crochet a simple shawl out of it.


Shannon is good people and I love her fiercely. She also has a beautiful, high quality product. You can check her out at Yarn Baby. It’s so cool to see people you grew up with doing the things they love.❤



Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: 99 Cents!

Two posts in one day? I know, man. Craaaaazy.


Stabby-award winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love is on sale for 99 cents. Grab your Kindle version here. This is a Kindle Countdown, which means the price will increase by a dollar every 24 hours until it’s regular price. Right now it’s 99 cents for another 18 hours.




Montessa Tovar is walking home alone when she is abducted by Lu, a serial killer with unusual talents and a grudge against the world. But in time, the victim becomes the executioner as ‘Aplocalyptic’ Montessa and her doomed ‘Nuclear’ Lulu crisscross the country in a bloody firestorm of revenge.



Pretty Little Dead Girls is on sale for 99 cents!


The Kindle version of Pretty Little Dead Girls is on sale for 99 cents! Don’t miss it. You can pick up your copy HERE. It’s a Kindle Countdown, so that means the price goes up by a dollar every 24 hours. You can get it for 99 cents for ten more hours.

“Run, Star Girl.”

Bryony Adams is destined to be murdered, but fortunately Fate has terrible marksmanship. In order to survive, she must run as far and as fast as she can. After arriving in Seattle, Bryony befriends a tortured musician, a market fish-thrower, and a starry-eyed hero who is secretly a serial killer bent on fulfilling Bryony’s dark destiny.

Mercedes M. Yardley’s Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy is a dark, lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count, and features a cover by Hugo award-winner Galen Dara.

Includes “Oliver Bloom” by Ryan Johnson, a short story featuring characters from Pretty Little Dead Girls.

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. I’m so excited for this! Stay tuned.



These Cats Should Be More Miserable Than This.

These cats belong to my friends and fellow writers, who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty. I have laughed and laaaaaaughed at these pictures of their cats until I couldn’t laugh no more. BEHOLD!


His human swears he likes it.



This sweet stray was matted everywhere, and nicely shaved from neck to super furry bottom.

 I die a little inside when I see these pictures. And I’m grateful for their owners to love them enough to force some indignity on them in order to let them medically heal. But you guys. This is funny. FUNNY.

Dark Discoveries Issue 34!


Dark Discoveries is putting out its special Vampyre issue. I’m delighted to be included with a lovely little tale titled “Night’s Ivy.”  Look at the names on this cover! Eeeee! It thrills me to be part of it.

“Night’s Ivy” is a vampyric tale of a different sort. Perhaps you’re quite familiar with that type of soul-sucker yourself. You can pick up your issue at Dark Discoveries. 


LampLight Volume Three


This beauty is a toothsome delight, and I’m delighted to be included as a featured author. It contains my story “A Love Not Meant to Outlast the Butterflies” and also an in-depth interview. The book is about an inch thick and chock full of goodies! Jacob Haddon does beautiful work, and I hope you’ll pick up your copy!

This is the third Volume of LampLight magazine, collected into a single volume, featuring issues from September 2014 – June 2015

Featuring the full novella by Kelli Owen – Author, *Wilted Lilies*. Fiction and interviews with Yvonne Navarro, Mercedes M. Yardley, Nate Southard, and Victorya Chase.

Fiction from: Gary A. Braunbeck, Sana Rafi, Nick Mamatas, Roh Morgon, Writer, Tom Brennan, Salena Casha, Author, Rati Mehrotra, J.J. Green, Damien Angelica Walters, Gwendolyn Kiste, John BodenKristi DeMeester, T Fox Dunham, Davian Aw, John Bowker, and Kealan Patrick Burke.

You can pick your copy up here.

A Warning From Zoltar

There’s a town called Primm about 45 minutes south of Vegas. And there’s an old casino that is dirty, seedy, smoky, and all kinds of wonderful. It has a movie theater. There’s a death-defying roller coaster and a log flume. And there’s an old arcade with our buddy Zoltar.

He was most famous by making Tom Hanks Big in the movie by that title. I wanted to see what he could do for me.


I coughed up a buck in order to get my fortune.

image(180)And, with trembling hands, I waited to see what he would say.

0809141014Zoltar pretty much used flowery language and incantations to tell me that I ought to be more careful with my spending money and people are waiting to take advantage of my sweet nature. Sort of like giving a machine a dollar and getting a “meh” type fortune instead of buying a Coke, I guess. Good call, Zoltar!

You should stop by sometime. See what the Great and Powerful Zoltar reads in the stars and sees for you.