Radio Interview

October 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm (Books by Yvonne Mason) (, , , , , )

My Interview on Radio Station 1220 WSRQ with Cliff Roles

On Friday Oct 10,2008 I had the opprotunity to be interviewed by Cliff Roles on Radio Station 1220 AM WSRQ in Sarasota. It was an hour of fun, books and much more listen.

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Silent Scream the True Crime Book about Gerard Schaefer Ex Martin County Florida Deputy who became Florida’s First Serial Killer

October 3, 2008 at 3:15 am (Books by Yvonne Mason) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Silent Scream is pleased to announce the release of local Florida Author Yvonne Mason’s true crime book Silent Scream.  In 1972 Martin County Deputy Gerard Schaefer was arrested for the aggravated assault of two young women by the name of Nancy Trotter and Pamela Wells.  They were the lucky ones. They got away.

  April 1,1973 the bodies of two more young women named . Georgia Jessup and Susan Place were found on South Hutchinson Island. They had been there for several months. The police investigation which ensued led the authorities back to Gerard Schaefer who was by this time serving six months for aggravated assault on Nancy Trotter and Susan Wells.

   The firestorm and the evidence uncovered in the investigation led authorities to believe that Ex-Martin County Deputy Sheriff Gerard Schaefer had killed more than just these four young women.  Evidence gathered during a search at his mother’s home revealed at least nine and as many as possibly thirty four over a span of six years beginning in 1966 and continuing until 1972.

  Until this crime Florida had never experienced anything like what is now known as serial killings. Gerard Schaefer was considered the first perpetrator of this type of crime.

   Ms. Mason’s Silent Scream gives the victims a voice – a voice which has been silent for over 30 years. Some of the young women were never found, some cases were never closed and there were never any bodies to bury.

   Gerard Schaefer took their voice away when he bound, gagged, hung , tortured, and buried  their bodies in remote areas. He killed in pairs so one could watch while the other was destroyed.

  This is their story, this is their voice and with this voice comes the peace they have never had.

  Ms. Mason, reminds us that at any time and any place we can become a victim.

 Her book Silent Scream is available at,  and soon to be on and other fine bookstores.

   She can be reached at and her website is



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Hello world!

May 23, 2008 at 8:56 pm (Books by Yvonne Mason, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

As I sit here pondering about many things it hit me that as an author I should put my ponderings on paper.

So here goes.

 I currently have two published books. Both by different publishers. Both well written. Both with a message as well as entertaining. Both books have been marketed- bloged, set up in websites and all other means of exposure.

  Now the pondering is what else do I need to do to make sure someone sees my work and wants to buy it? There are thousands of books printed each year. Thousands of writers who are published. So how am I different?

  Well let me see-

1. It took 35 years to get published the first time

2. My hero is the subject of my first work- he is my brother Stan who lives the mantra “Failure is not an option”

3. I write what I know and if I am not sure it gets researched

4. All of my books are not only entertaining they stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

5. I can not be sloted in a certain genre. I am very ecelctic

6. Just when the reader has me style figured out I change

So with that being said- look up my books read my books and then wait for the next two to be released

Brilliant Insanity release date 7/8/08 – Learn why a serial killer with only five days to live is allowed to tell his story to a rookie newspaper reporter

Silent Scream release date 9/2/08 – Read the true crime of Gerard Schaefer and why his victims now have a voice and are at piece.  

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