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The NEXT of the Next Big Thing Writers…

November 28, 2012

Thanks to those of you who took the opportunity to visit Michael Bailey’s website and see what he has to offer. He’s a unique and vibrant talent who’s dedicated to making his work shine.

Now it’s time to introduce you to another writer who deserves attention. Her name is Mercedes Yardley, and within seconds of meeting her, I knew she was not only a supreme talent, I was certain she was a true friend. Her first collection of short stories has just been released by Shock Totem. It’s called “Beautiful Sorrows”, and it’s amazing. Really. I was honored and delighted to have been asked to write the introduction for Mercedes’ book, and I want you to know that all the flowery praise and all the accolades I shower on this amazing woman don’t even approximate what she deserves. Let me give you an idea of what you’ll find when you pick up her stories…

You’ll find an imagination the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Roald Dahl. You’ll find whimsy. You’ll find love and heartbreak and hope. You’ll find horror and balance. You’ll find poetic prose that seems completely natural, yet is obviously the product of a strange gene-splicing experiment that’s brought together the DNA of Graham Joyce and Shirley Jackson. In short, you’ll find a universe of uniqueness you will want to share with others.

When I was at KillerCon a couple months ago, I bought an extra copy of “Beautiful Sorrows” and gave it to bestselling author and all-around awesome guy F. Paul Wilson. As is his astounding habit, Paul began reading it that evening. He was so impressed by the work, he approached Mercedes the next day to ask her if he could offer her a blurb for the book. He wanted to endorse her work THAT fast.

So I heartily recommend Mercedes to you, and pass on her website, where you’ll find many of her creative and beautifully written musings, and links to her work. Find out what “The Next Big Thing” from her is going to be, and take the opportunity to get “Beautiful Sorrows”! You won’t forget these stories!

Ahh, but you want a road map, a… link… of some kind to help you find her website? Well, fair reader, I am here to save the day! 🙂

Visit right away. See what Mercedes does!

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  1. G, you are really too kind. Thank you so much! 😀

  2. G, you are so kind! Your comparisons make me swoon. Thank you so much!

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