As soon Yvonne Mason learned how to write, she started composing stories . At the ripe old age of five years, Yvonne knew she wanted to be an author. It wasn’t until decades and many rejection letters later that Yvonne realized her dream. In 1974 Yvonne started her first novel Dream Catcher, Failure Was Not an Option based on her brother Stan. The book was completed and published in 2006. Since then Yvonne has been very prolific and successful publishing book after book.
Yvonne is best known for her book Silent Scream based on the true crimes committed by Florida serial killer, Gerard Schaefer. The book, of course, exposes the horror of the murders, but even more so, seeks to give a voice to the victims. As Yvonne puts it, “The victims no longer scream silently, they now have a voice and with that voice comes peace.” Yvonne’s work and research into Schaefer and his crimes is so extensive that the Discovery Channel interviewed her and used her research in their series, Investigation Discovery’s Most Evil. (Read More)
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They tell me I’m prolific, but I have no clue what to say about that. Sure, I write across many genres. Some of the books are true crime, other historical fiction, some comedies and a few anthologies. Why should we ever limit ourselves? I write what the “voices in my head” tell me to write. I hope that you find a book (or two, or more) that you’ll love below.
A Voice From the Grave
Andersonville Prison in Anderson Georgia was the worst prison camp during the civil war in the south. There were two women at this prison who fought as men. A Voice from the Grave is a fiction mystery about a death at Andersonville which isn’t solved until 2009 when Jonas Biggs is hired to do an archeological dig. At this dig he find two skeltons. Why were they buried at the deadline? What happened to them? What do they have to do with Jonas Biggs and his family history? A Voice from the Grave will answer all of these questions.
When Fates Collide - Arm Candy
Alex Morgan is a bounty hunter. Hope Harrington is a woman with no life. Combine the two of them and you have one of the most tongue-in-cheek and hilarious mysteries ever written! This is the third in a series of Morgan and Harrington mysteries which takes the girls to St. Marteen trying to catch up with the one that got away in the their last book, When Fated Collide – Mardi Gras Bound. The hilarity starts from the very first chapter and continues until the very end. Add in some characters from Ms. Masons book The Pink Canary and you will be laughing to the very end. The tropical locals and colorful characters will keep you reading this book from front cover to back in one sitting.
Dream Catcher - Failure Was Never an Option
n the years leading up to the 1950’s there were no resources for the challenged. They were placed in asylums or back rooms and left to die. They were never talked about or acknowledged. They were the silent children. The ones no one wanted. The ,ones who never given a chance to live. Florida Author Yvonne Mason has given us a story of success in a time of failure for the challenged. She has given a voice to a child born in 1952 who became challenged. This young man was not put away. He was not shunned and he was not ignored. In her book Dream Catcher, Ms. Mason tells of Stan who was never supposed to succeed. He was supposed to fail.
When Fates Collide
Alex Morgan has lost her jumper…a master of disguises…and tracked him to Tampa Bay where he has assumed the name of Hope Harrington. Mistakenly trying to arrest Hope, the blunt and traveled bounty hunter finds that she has been outwitted again and the under appreciated receptionist finds herself in the midst of one melee she could have never dreamed of. Where Hope never had a life before, she finds herself getting ready to have one…and one of non-stop action at that! Alex’s reputation and a big stash of money are at stake and she’s losing precious time. From Tampa to Key West Alex, with an eager Hope in tow, are going to track down the jumper and that is when the hilarity and adventures ensue!
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.
Alex and Hope Mardi Gras Bound A Morgan and Harrington Mystery (When Fates Collide Book 2)
What happens when you put two of the most irreverent women (one a bounty hunter and the other, a case of mistaken identity) together for a rip-roaring, hilariously wild adventure?WHEN FATES COLLIDE – MARDI GRAS BOUND! The sequel to the popular mystery adventure, WHEN FATES COLLIDE – A MORGAN AND HARRINGTON MYSTERY; this time around, join bounty hunter Alex Morgan and her new friend, a former mistaken suspect jumper, Hope Harrington as they head to New Orleans during Mardi Gras for the bounty of a lifetime…a descendant of the legendary Marie Laveau, herself! Strap yourselves in tight for the ride of your wildest imagination, through swamps, all the while meeting some of the most colorful characters imaginable! This is sure to be one adventure Alex and Hope will never forget! The second in a series of many to come, best-selling authors, YVONNE MASON and ANDREA DEAN VA N SCOYOC, lend their talent for the absurdly comedic, in this, split your sides laughing, tale. One adventure you surely WON’T want to miss…
Pennies from Heaven
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.
The Pink Canary
There are bodies piling up in Key West…. Serial Killer? The bodies showing up outside a famous drag bar….is that a clue or a coincidence? A book that delves into the Life of a Drag Queen and a marvelous “Who done it?” Clever! Let’s go into their world of Mascara and Stiletto Heels and observe. Who could be killing all these gay men and why?
Yvonne Mason is the master, or mistress, of mystery in this rip roaring, fishnet stocking twisting comedy mystery tale. This story could very well could have really happened as Yvonne Mason connects this story with some undisputed truth and history of NYC underworld and the “World Famous 82 Club”… it just might have happened, see for yourself…
Satan's Holiday - An Anthology of Scary Stories
Satan’s Holiday is an anthology of things that go bump in the night. Written by an exciting diversity of talented writers, some not previously published and some published abroad. Satan’s Holiday was compiled by award winning author Yvonne Mason, also a contributor with a thrilling story of her own. The stories and poems in Satan’s Holiday are as unique as the authors who penned them and no two are alike…some are extremely dark and foreboding, others are quaint while yet others are scary and perhaps even shocking, guaranteed to entertain and delight any reader. To top it all off veteran horror writer Nicholas Grabowsky (Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) and the owner/founder of one of the most talked about horror presses of the decade, Black Bed Sheet Books has graciously added one of his own horror stories to this unique book.
The Last Rites - The Pauline Metler Story
In the early summer of 1975 a badly decomposed female body was found on Ulrich Rd in Fort Pierce, Florida. The case was initally investigated as a Jane Doe. No one had reported her missing and the body was so badly decomposed it was hard to get an identification. She was finally identified as Pauline Metler age 33 years old. In early fall the case went cold. In 1976 it was reopened when a prisoner had a case of conscience and wanted to unburden his soul. This book is her story so that she will never be forgotten again.
Welcome To Your NIghtmare - An Anthology of Scary Stories
Welcome to Your Nightmare is an anthology of things that go bump in the night. Written by an exciting diversity of talented writers, some not previously published and some published abroad. Welcome to Your Nightmare was compiled by award winning author Yvonne Mason, also a contributor with a thrilling story of her own. The stories and poems in Satan’s Holiday are as unique as the authors who penned them and no two are alike…some are extremely dark and foreboding, others are quaint while yet others are scary and perhaps even shocking, guaranteed to entertain and delight any reader. To top it all off veteran horror writer Nicholas Grabowsky (Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) and the owner/founder of one of the most talked about horror presses of the decade, Black Bed Sheet Books has graciously added one of his own horror stories to this unique book.
The Mad Hatter
The year is 1888. The Place is the East End of London. Dead and mutilated bodies are popping up all over the east end from Stamford to Whitechapel. Jack the Ripper is making his mark in the East End in ways that puts the city on edge, so to speak.
Johnathon Rhoades has been exposed to mercury since he was a boy of sixteen working in his father’s hat factory, which he now owns due to his father’s unexpected death. The hats that are created at the factory are in such demand that he almost cannot keep up with the orders. Young Elizabeth, who happens to be in the employ of Johnathon Rhoades manages the storefront on Whitechapel road. As the body count climbs and all of the East End is quaking in their shoes, the hat factory is booming. Everyone who is anyone wants a creation from the Rhoades Hat Factory including Sam Flanghan, the local coroner. Who is the Ripper? Why are these hats so much in demand? Is the Hatter really mad?
Do You Dare
Do You Dare? Do you Dare open the pages of this book and immerse yourself into the stories that lie within? Do you Dare read about children playing dice games in a crypt? Do you Dare follow a young woman as she revisits her past life as a witch? Do you Dare ride with a truck driver on a long lonely highway? Do you Dare listen to the Little Human as she watches a crime unfold? Do you Dare sit with a young woman as she rocks a child that is not there? This is just a few of the journeys you will take as you travel through this book of short stories created and written by Florida Indie Author Yvonne Mason. Ms. Mason known for her eclectic writings has gathered short stories she has previously published and some that have been waiting in the wings and put them together for your enjoyment. This little book or horror, suspense and tales will keep you awake at night and give you a different perspective of life in general. So the question now is DO YOU DARE?
A Merry Scary Christmas - An Anthology of Creepy Short Stories
A Merry Scary Christmas is a compilation of Christmas stories with a twist. In some cases very twisted. There are poems, short stories, flash fiction and more written by a collection of eclectic writers from all walks of life. These stories will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you question your thoughts and feelings about the most popular holiday in the world. Enjoy the journey through the minds of some of the most interesting writers you may have never heard of and some you may know well.