Yvonne Mason, Author


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Background:

Ÿ  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.

Ÿ  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia.

 

Education:

Ÿ  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004.  Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006.

 

Awards:

Ÿ  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges.  This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major.

 

Affiliations:

Ÿ  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

Ÿ  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association

 

The Dream:

Ÿ  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author.  She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006.  Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years.  Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006.

 

The Inspiration:

Ÿ  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life.  He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months.  He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments.  He is the one who taught her never to give up 

 

The Author:

Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:

 

Ÿ  Stan’s Story– the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.

Ÿ  Tangled Minds – a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible.  This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009

Ÿ  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008

Ÿ  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie –Listed at #5 in Mainstream Novels for 2008 In Predators and Editors Poll

 

  • When Fates Collide Co-Authored With Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc – A Tongue in Cheek Novel about a secretary who has no life and a female Bounty Hunter who is trying to save her job. 

 

 

 

 

 

Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life – “Pay it Forward”:

 

“In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’.  It is a simple concept.  By helping three people, those three people help three more people and soon that becomes nine.  Those nine people each help three more people and the giving continues. As you see, it is the power of three. Our giving comes back to us ten-fold. So one could say it is three to the power of ten.  We all started out with nothing.  By using this philosophy we can help one another and share the goodness of life’s wealth.”

 

Speaking Engagements:

Yvonne is an accomplished motivational speaker and is available for speaking engagements.  Previous engagements include:

  • November 17,2009 Jupiter Library, Jupiter Fl. Speech on Writing
  • Sept 14,2009 Florida Missing Children’s Day key note speaker
  • April 27,2009 Martin County Member of Panel on Being a Victim
  • April 6,2009 Book Signing in Vero Beach at Business Block  Party
  • March 7,2009 Brevard Authors Book Fair – Speech on Gerard Schaefer, Florida’s First Serial Killer
  • December 2008- “Commemorative Speech on Gerard Schaefer’s Victims – IRSC Vero Beach, Fl
  • November 2008 – “How to write different genres” Lewis Carroll Sixth Grade Merritt Island, Fl.
  • April 2008 at IRCC – “How to Sell One’s Self in the Business World” presentation to the student body.

Ÿ  April 2008 at The Palm Glades Girl Scouts Council Sixth Annual Luncheon as the featured keynote speaker – “Dreams, Goals and Aspirations” presentation.

Ÿ  May 2007 at Lanier Tech – “Succeeding in Life” Power Point presentation to the student body using the concepts of Stan’s Story.

Ÿ  May 2007 at Blackshear Baptist Church – Power Point presentation entitled “Acceptance of Self and Others”.

Ÿ  May 2007 at IRCC – “How to Reach Your Goals – It’s Never Too Late” presentation to adult women returning to school to become professionals in different fields.

May 2007 Brookshire Baptist Church- Speech about Stan and Success

May 2007  Lanier Tech- Speech about Stan

 

 

 

 

Personal Appearances’:

 Yvonne has appeared on Blog Talk radio shows:

 Now that’s what I ‘m talking about with Louise Aveni

 The Odd Mind with Angel Lesa

 She will be appearing on the Cliff Roles show out of Sarasota on Oct 10,2008

 And several other shows in the upcoming months   

 Personal Appearance Circle Books Sarasota, Florida Nov 8,2008

 Appeared in The Fort Pierce Tribune, Vero Beach Press, Stuart News and Port St Lucie News 

  Lewis Carroll Middle School – the Sixth grade class

 

 

 

Book Signings:

Yvonne is available to autograph books and welcomes the opportunity to attend local events, bookstores, conventions, schools, writer’s clubs or any other function interested in her books.

 

Contacting Yvonne:

All inquiries should be directed to Yvonne @ysam51@ysam51@yahoo.com

Yvonne’s Online Bookstores – http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

                                 http://stores.lulu.com/theskeletoncloset

Published on September 5, 2009 at 5:48 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Hey Yvonne my Name is Danielle
    I seen your article about the dirty little secret of state of Michigan Cps. I have a case similar to this article with my children.. can u please contact me asap
    djaggers880@Gmail.com
    Thank you I really need HELP!

  2. PLEASE HELP… my child was taken away from me for false allegations that her grandma made. She made the same allegations towards her own son in order to get my child and collect money for adopting her. My cps case worker agreed after she was permentally removed from my care that it was a big mistake and shouldn’t of did it. What can i do? I want my baby back, my soul and heart are always missing something. Not to mention if i didn’t sign my rights away i would lose my other child( casework told me this) i felt trapped and forced to let her go. I had a horrible lawyer that said i should just give it up and never knew what was going on. WHAT CAN I DO? IM LOST AND ITS BEEN FOREVER SINCE I HAD MY BABY IN MY ARMS..

  3. I left a comment on your article about our terrible system we have here in Michigan, CPS. I would love to tell you my story if you are ever interested.


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