The Finalized Cover of Little Dead Red and Other Stories!

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I’m thrilled that we have finalized the cover for “Little Dead Red and Other Stories,” which will be put out by Vault Books.

Marcela Bolívar is the artist and she knocked it out of the ballpark! This is only one of the gorgeous illustrations that she did. The numbered edition will have four original pieces of art, and the lettered will have five. They are all breathtaking.

I’m also delighted to announce that Dan Wells, author of I Am Not A Serial Killer, not only wrote the foreword, but also signed each copy. I’ll admit that I’m fingerling a bit. Okay, a lot!

​Vault Books is extremely pleased to publish a limited edition printing of the Bram Stoker winning story, Little Dead Red along with selected other short stories and essays. Little Dead Red & Other Stories will be an exclusive printing of this collection unavailable anywhere else, and will showcase Yardley’s ability to terrify us with short stories, flash-fiction, and of course, her award winning novelette.

Table of Contents
Fiction:

  • Little Dead Red
  • Taking the Storm as a LoverCharms for the Dark Season
  • Milk and Moonshine
  • Deadened (Previously Unpublished)
  • The Quiet Places Where Your Body Grows
  • A Cypher of Spring
  • Big Man Ben
  • Ravenous Stars, Carnivorous Moon (Previously Unpublished)
  • Black Eyes Broken

Essays:

  • Hide the Sickness
  • A House Without Corners
  • Monarchs (Previously only available in audio)

Little Dead Red & Other Stories will be available in two different editions. Here is what they will have in common:

  • A new, original cover, as well as three additional full-color interior illustrations by Marcela Bolívar
  • A rich and horrifying collection of Miss Murder’s short fiction, containing two brand-new, unpublished stories (“Deadened” and “Ravenous Stars, Carnivorous Moon”), as well as the exclusive print version of her essay, Monarchs.
  • A new Foreword introducing the Bram Stoker Award winning novelette and the other stories
  • An in-depth interview with author, Mercedes Murdock Yardley
  • Brief explanations from the author discussing each story in the collection, giving readers a window into the author’s mind (safety not guaranteed)
  • Printed on 60# acid-free paper
  • Smyth sewn for durability
  • Foil stamping on the front boards and spine

Numbered Limited Edition:

  • Limited to up to only 500 copies
  • Bound in leather
  • Personally signed by Mercedes Murdock Yardley
  • Hand-numbered


Lettered Edition:

  • Limited to up to only 52 copies
  • Bound in leather
  • Personally signed by Mercedes Murdock Yardley
  • Hand-lettered
  • Housed in a custom slipcase
  • Will contain one additional art piece not in the numbered edition

 

The collection is available for preorder HERE.

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Pimp A Friend Friday: Yarn Baby

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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.

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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. ❤

 

 

My Hands Are Stained White With Sorrow

No, wait, that’s paint.  My hands are stained white with paint, because I’m trying to painting the kitchen.  Which is difficult with three little ones who need constant attention.  For Valentine’s Day, we’re having a nice dinner and then my hubby is watching the mugwumps while I, yes, paint some MORE of the kitchen.  Needless to say that life is horribly exciting at the Yardley household.

Actually, it is! I have a contract to sign, and I also received a wonderful writing-related email that made me smile.  Fiendishly. I have this horrible tendency to smile fiendishly.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves!

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