Tuesday, February 3, 2015

YVONNE MASON - WOMAN IN HORROR!





http://www.amazon.com/Yvonne-Mason/e/B002BLX33M/ref=la_B002BLX33M_pg_1?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_82%3AB002BLX33M&ie=UTF8&qid=1422955458

http://indieauthoryvonnemason.com/


Yvonne Mason is my Woman In Horror today! Yvonne writes both non-fiction and fiction horror and is an adamant proponent of self-publishing. Her super website http://indieauthoryvonnemason.com/
explains her beliefs, gives great advice, has marketing links and much more. And, it looks great.

I would give a little bit of biographical information here, but her Amazon bio does a super job. That is posted below. I will point out, though, that she is a licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. In my opinion, that is utterly fascinating. 

The first book of hers I wish to talk about is Silent Scream A True Crime:

Book Description

November 27, 2011
It was a time of innocence, a time of hippies, flower children and the Age of Aquarius. A time when young people felt free to roam about the countryside hitchhiking without fear. A time when law enforcement was trusted by the people they were sworn to protect and serve.
That time was shattered by one of law enforcements own. His name was Gerard Schaefer. He was a former Wilton Manors, Florida Police Officer who lied his way into the office of the Martin County Florida Sheriff’s Office. He used his lie to continue to perpetrate his crimes of torture and murder of young women who hitchhiked along Florida’s roads.
Gerard Schaefer shattered the lives of the families of these young girls and destroyed the faith of the public in law enforcement. He killed without pity. He tortured without conscience and he hid the crimes without thought.
Schaefer not only destroyed the lives of as many as 34 young women, he kept trophies of his kills, and he lived the crimes over and over again. He believed he was doing the world and his victims a justice by ridding the world of the “whores” who hitchhiked. Gerard Schaefer was a narcissistic psychopath who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame. He believed he had earned it.
Florida Author, Yvonne Mason, in her newest release Silent Scream, has captured not only the essence of evil in Gerard Schaefer, she has also captured his brilliance. But more than that Ms. Mason has finally given a voice to the Silent Screams of Gerard Schaefer’s victims, the known and the unknown.


5.0 out of 5 stars Truth: Always stranger than fiction March 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
So many people enjoy a book full of mystery, suspense, thrills and chills, cringing when the antagonist wreaks havoc on the pages, cheering when the protagonist gains the upper hand and wins.

But that is fiction, and this story by Yvonne Mason was based on real life events. That alone made me give pause while I read her well-researched work, wondering, as she did, what truly made this monster tick and feeling nothing but empty sadness for the poor trail of victims and their families left behind in his evil wake.

Yvonne Mason obviously spent untold hours of research delving into the mind of a serial killer long since dead (thank goodness) and it shows in her work. Her care and compassion for the hapless women that suffered unspeakable horror during their last moments on earth will truly send shivers up your spine. Questions posed about the mindset of this truly evil man are left unanswered because no one, not even Gerard John Schaefer himself, could really understand the depths of his insanity.

This is a gripping story that will leave the reader perhaps a bit more cautious in daily life, wondering what evil truly does lurk around the next corner.

Yvonne Mason summed up this book at the end:

"I must give them a voice. Now, no longer will the victims scream in silence, they now have a voice, and with this voice, comes peace. For the girls - sleep well."

Amen, Yvonne. May all of them rest in peace. 
 
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This is a truly horrifying book about a serial killer who we haven't heard about as much as others, but a man who was more ruthless than most of the others. Yvonne did a great job describing the mind of a horrific man.
 
From Yvonne:

Most Evil – Sexual Devients Will be Shown Again on Feb 5th at 5:00PM

Well, my little minions if you have been hiding under a rock and did not watch the show Most Evil – Sexual Devients when it first came out on Investigation Discovery you have another chance. On Thursday Feb 5th at 5:00 PM it will be shown again. On Direct TV it is channel 285 I do not know what channel it is on Comcast or Uverse.  http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-schedule/
This is the true story of Florida’s first serial killer Gerard Schaefer’s victims- He was before Ted Bundy or Danny Rolling. You do not want to miss this show and you do want to read the book.

So Yvonne is a TV star as well. How cool is that?
 
 
Another book I like is Pennies From Heaven. 

Book Description

June 24, 2013
Death and grief are as much a part of life as living. It is something we all must come face to face with one day. How we deal with death and grief is how we will continue to live. Pennies from Heaven is a collection of true stories about people who have lost loved ones and how they dealt with that grief. While this book is not "faith" based there are stories that have a faith foundation. The stories are a varied as the people who wrote them. There stories are ripped from the places that are deep in the souls of the story tellers. They were written with the hope that they might help at least one person grieve and heal.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars MOVED ME DEEPLY July 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Pennies from Heaven is a book that I think no family should be without. Death walks through the living room of all of our lives and leaves a bit of himself as he leaves. These are stories of people who had to face death, and are willing to share those experiences so that no one has to feel alone in the world. What I took from this book is, we matter. All of us, every person on this Earth and every minute we have with them is precious and should never be taken for granted. My heart goes out to the people who had dealt with loss and to those who will in the future. Know this, no matter who you are, you are not alone.--THOM FUTRELL, Author of Empty Graves 
 
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This is yet another type of book that Yvonne is able to write so well about. I am very impressed not only by her writing style but her breadth of knowledge in so many areas.
 
Blood Alley is my next book to showcase:

Book Description

December 26, 2013
Robert (Bubba) Haines is a hard driving, beer drinking, tobacco chewing over the road truck driver who is running behind schedule with a load to be delivered in Miami. He is traveling late at night by the light of a full moon south on Hwy 27 which runs north from the Canadian Border to south into Miami.
The stretch of Hwy that Bubba is on is known as Blood Alley because there are so many wrecks involving cars and semis on this dark two lane blacktop.
As Bubba is running at a pretty fast clip he notices something that will change his life forever. Something that he will never be able to escape from. He only thought he had female problems. They are about to get worse. 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Alley by Yvonne Mason April 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have just two words to describe this short Kindle story..
EERIE SCARY..
oh, two more..
HOLY MOLY!!!
I do not like night driving to begin but no one will ever again catch me venturing behind the wheel after sundown.

I love this!!!
Horror buff that I am, I really shivered and said brrrrrrrrrrrr as I imagined the scenario.
Coupled with this is the fact that my husband was a long haul trucker for many years and made
his living for us as a career driver, there was no way I could pass up the read no matter how
chilling it was~ 
 
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I chose this review because I believe it captured the feel of the horror the best. 
 
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Go to Yvonne's Amazon Author Page and find a great read. There are many to choose from.
 
Yvonne Mason is a Woman In Horror!
 
 
Blaze McRob



Background:
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.
Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia.

Education:
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:
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:
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Member of The Florida Writer's Association - Group Leader for St Lucie County

The Dream:
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:
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:

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.
??? 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
Brilliant Insanity - released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008
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


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:

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.
April 2008 at The Palm Glades Girl Scouts Council Sixth Annual Luncheon as the featured keynote speaker - "Dreams, Goals and Aspirations" presentation.
May 2007 at Lanier Tech - "Succeeding in Life" Power Point presentation to the student body using the concepts of Stan's Story.
May 2007 at Blackshear Baptist Church - Power Point presentation entitled "Acceptance of Self and Others".
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.


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
http://yvonnemason.wordpress.com

 

 

Silent Scream by Yvonne Mason and Kelly J. Koch (Jul 22, 2014)

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A Voice from the Grave [MP3-CD] by Yvonne Mason and Diana Andrade (Reader) (Nov 15, 2011)

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The Last Rites by Yvonne Mason (Dec 30, 2013)

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Welcome To Your NIghtmare by Yvonne Mason and Kelly J Koch (Sep 30, 2013)

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Satan's Holiday by Yvonne Mason and Kelly J Koch (Sep 30, 2013)

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A Voice from the Grave by Yvonne Mason and Diana Andrade (Jan 3, 2012)Unabridged

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The Pink Canary by Yvonne Mason and Jaime Andrade (Dec 13, 2013)Unabridged

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Pennies from Heaven by Yvonne Mason and Kelly J Koch (Jun 24, 2013)

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Brilliant Insanity by Yvonne Mason and Kelly Koch (Nov 27, 2011)

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Tangled Minds by Yvonne Mason (Nov 20, 2013)

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Dream Catcher by Yvonne Mason and Diana Andrade (Dec 31, 2012)Unabridged

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Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option [Unabridged-MP3 CD] by Yvonne Mason and Diana Andrade (Narrator) (Dec 1, 2012)

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Dream Catcher, Failure Was Not An Option by Yvonne Mason (Sep 16, 2011)

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Stan's Story: A Touch of Love by Yvonne Mason (Jan 15, 2007)

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When Fates Collide - A Morgan And Harrington Mystery - Mardi Gras Bound by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason (Oct 3, 2011)

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Silent Scream A True Crime by Yvonne Mason (Nov 27, 2011)

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Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option by Yvonne Mason and Kelly J Koch (Nov 21, 2013)

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Blood Alley (A Short Story) by Yvonne Mason (Dec 26, 2013)

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When Fates Collide by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Yvonne Mason (Dec 27, 2013)

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A Voice From the Grave by Yvonne Mason and Kelly J Koch (Nov 27, 2011)

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When Fates Collide - Arm Candy by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Yvonne Mason and Kelly J Koch (Aug 1, 2013)

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Alex and Hope Mardi Gras Bound A Morgan and Harrington Mystery (When Fates Collide Book 2) by Yvonne Mason, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Kelly J Koch (Sep 25, 2011)

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Blood Alley A Short Story by Yvonne Mason (Dec 26, 2013)

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