The Word Count Episode 35



MercedesWelcome to Episode 35 of “The Word Count” podcast!

Occasionally on the show, we divert from our theme based original story format to feature a writer and his/her current work—inclusive of a snippet read by the author themselves.

And thus, I am proud to say, I give you this week’s very special guest, Mercedes M. Yardley

In her own words:

Hi. I’m Mercedes. I have two broken laptops, three kids, a husband and no time to write, although I try my very best. I like to write stories. I like to write poems. I like to write essays and sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they aren’t. I’ve written a few novels, and I’m shopping the last one around.  It’s challenging, and I like it that way. I’m a member of the SFWA, the HWA, and I’m the nonfiction editor for Shock Totem: Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted.  Check us out at

Mercedes2I know how to throw a tomahawk and I wear red corduroys because they make me happy. That’s also why I write: I like being happy.”

Mercedes is a fabulous writer and person, and as you will here on the show, we gone along instantly.  We talk about her first novella, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A tale of Atomic Love and she does a reading from it as well.  You can find her on the ‘net:

Website: A Broken Laptop

Twitter: @mercedesmy

Sit back and enjoy this one.  Either listen via the website or download a copy later.  All links are below.







 iTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!):



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