Mercedes YardleyGenre: general fiction, horror, nonfiction, poetry, speculative fiction, magical realism
Mercedes M. Yardley is a whimsical fantasist who wears red lipstick and poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of Beautiful Sorrows, the Stabby award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Nameless, and Pretty Little Dead Girls. She won the Bram Stoker Award for Little Dead Red and was a Bram Stoker Nominee for her short story “Loving You Darkly.” She is editor of the Arterial Bloom short story collection. Mercedes lives and works in Sin City, and you can reach her at mercedesmyardley.com.