Mercedes Murdock Yardley is known to some as Miss Murder. Known as one of the top new voices in Horror, Yardley recently won the Bram Stoker Award for her novelette Little Dead Red – it quickly became one of our favorite pieces of short, Horror fiction. The story, a gut-punch, modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, is as incredible as it is dark.
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.
Mercedes M. Yardley has two broken laptops, three kids, a husband and no time to write, although she tries her very best.
She likes to write stories. She likes to write poems. She likes to write essays and sometimes they're funny, sometimes they aren't.
She is the author of Beautiful Sorrows, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, and Nameless: The Darkness Comes, which is the first book of what she is calling The Bone Angel Trilogy.