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Join us for an evening with members of the critique group known as The Illiterati: Mercedes Yardley, Mason Bundschuh, Billie Bundschuh, and Ryan Johnson.

Billie Bundschuh loves eating dragon rolls, listening to alternative rock and reading pretty much anything by Orson Scott Card. Readers describe her short stories as Ray Bradbury meets The Twilight Zone, which delights her to no end. She works in Las Vegas Nevada, raising tiny humans and grappling with her computer as she struggles to transition to the long novel. Pray for her.

Mason Ian Bundschuh is an author, musician and troublemaker raised in Hawaii, educated in England and currently haunting Las Vegas. He loves writing bios because he could totally be making all this up and you’d never know. He once punched a shark and can play the banjo. His short stories have appeared in Las Vegas Citylife magazine, Historical Lovecraft (Innsmouth Free Press), Crossed Genres Magazine, Wily Writers, and he’s a two-time winner of Vegas Valley Book Festival’s Flash Fiction Contest. His sci-fi horror novel, PIERCING THE VEIL, will be available Spring 2014 from Samhain Publishing. You can find him at (

Mercedes M. Yardley wears poisonous flowers in her hair and writes whimsical horror. She has been published in several diverse anthologies and magazines, ranging from John Skipp’s horror anthologies to A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Mercedes works as a contributing editor for Shock Totem Magazine, and is represented by Jason Yarn from Paradigm Talent Agency. Her short story collection, Beautiful Sorrows, was released in September of 2012.

Ryan Johnson is a drummer. And a writer. And a contributor to Shock Totem Magazine.

Topic: Everything You Want to Know About Critique Groups (and a Few Things You Probably Don't), A Panel Discussion

What makes a good critique group What each member brings to the table (different is good!) Benefits of a group How to give and receive critiques