‘Beautiful Sorrows’ by Mercedes Murdock Yardley

Just wanted to say how happy I am for, and proud of, the wonderful Mercedes Murdock Yardley on the upcoming release of ‘Beautiful Sorrows’, a collection of 27 short stories from Shock Totem Publications.

Here’s what Shock Totem Publications has to say about the book:

There is a place where sorrows pile up like snow and rest in your hair like cherry blossoms. Boys have wings, monsters fall in love, women fade into nothingness, and the bones of small children snap like twigs. Darkness will surely devour you—but it will be exquisitely lovely while doing so.

Mercedes M. Yardley’s Beautiful Sorrows is an ephemeral collection encompassing twenty-seven short tales full of devastation, death, longing, and the shining ribbon of hope that binds them all together.

The official paperback release for Beautiful Sorrows will happen on Saturday, September 22, in Las Vegas, at the fourth annual Killercon convention. The entire Shock Totem team, as well as some of our extended staff, will be on hand for this event, and Mercedes will be autographing and reading from the collection.  Beautiful Sorrows will be available in limited edition hardcover, paperback and e-book format (keep checking Shock Totem for details).

I can’t say how pleased I was to see this news about Mercedes’s first book.  I’ve known Mercedes since way back in September/October 2009 when her short story ‘Ephemerality’ became the first story ever published at my fledgling magazine, With Painted Words (you can – and should – go and read it HERE).  Since then I’ve found in her someone strong, brave, funny, loving and – of course – talented.  I’m so proud to know her as she’s one of the special people who never fail to make you smile and I look forward to the day when we meet … and our kids raise Hell together ;)

Here’s to you, my friend, and may all your sorrows be beautiful ones.

Mercedes M. YardleyMercedes M. Yardley wears red lipstick and poisonous flowers in her hair. She writes whimsical horror, nonfiction, and is the nonfiction editor for Shock Totem: Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted.

To find out more about her please visit: http://abrokenlaptop.com/