About Author Yvonne Mason


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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

 

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
 
 

Tangled Minds
 
 

Brilliant Insanity
 
 

Silent Scream
- to be released in fall of 2008. - to be released in July 2008. - 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.- 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.
 

 
 
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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 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.

You can reach Yvonne at ysam51@yahoo.com

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Barbara Watkins said,

    OMG, this site is awesome, Yvonne!

  2. Elizabth Towles said,

    I enjoyed this site, I looked for a photo…maybe I just overlooked it. I am a very visual person, and when I write, I put those visions in my mind. As when I wrote my book, The Long Night Moon, my main characters were in my mind ( I searched many magazines until I found my characters, tore the pages out, put them in folders, and pulled their images across my line of vision as I wrote their words ). So, it is with writing this note to you; I wanted an image to respond to. Elizabeth Towles
    See blog site: http://elizabeth-elizabethwillietowles.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

  3. P.I. Barrington said,

    Great site and story, Yvonne! Also, thank you for your very very kind words about my book! Cool, bounty hunter! Hey, maybe they should do a reality show on YOU!
    Patti

  4. cindy parker said,

    Yvonne, you are such an inspiration. I loved reading about Stan’s Story and am adding it to my wishlist to read. I’m enjoying all the details on your site. Would love to hear you speak sometime.

    • yvonnemason said,

      You are very welcome. Stan is the reason I am successful because he refuses to quit.
      When you order it order it from my online store and I will send it to you signed. Order Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option it has more stories and pics

  5. Ralph L. McNeal, Sr. said,

    Yvonne,

    Awesome site.

    Working on two projects “The Venture Capitalist” a sequel to Sleeper Cell should be released about July. The second project “The Knuckleballer” will be released about Xmas time.

    • yvonnemason said,

      Ralph,

      Let us know when you get them finished. We will be glad to post them.

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