So, Um. This Happened. Thank You!

She did it. Mercedes M. Yardley Bram Stoker award winner.

A Broken Laptop


On Saturday night, I was blown away when I was awarded the beautiful Bram Stoker Award for my storyLittle Dead Red.  Little Dead Red is probably the darkest thing I’ve written. It’s a tale about little girls, their dead-inside mothers, and the Wolves of the world. It’s a tale of love and justice. It’s a difficult read because it isn’t fantasy. It’s real.


(Thanks to S Scranton Photography for this gorgeous picture! I love it!)

I was so genuinely honored to be nominated. I know how cliché that sounds, but it’s true. I was seated in a room with F. Paul Wilson and other authors who make me starstruck. How surprised was I, you ask? So surprised that I didn’t hear my name called. So surprised that I didn’t have a speech prepared. Stephen King has won this award. George R. R. Martin won this award. I didn’t…

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