Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Things Are Not Always as They Seem and Sometimes a Title is Just a Title!

I know the title makes one scratch one’s head and go “What?” In this day of “political correctness also known as stupidity” we have become so busy worrying about “offending” that we have forgotten how to have fun. We are so busy reading things into sentences, phrases and titles that we have forgotten how to look beyond the words –

Now let me explain for those of you who are still scratching your head. When someone calls me a “Bitch” am I offended? Oh no, I laugh at them, there are a couple of reasons for one I am not a female dog and two I can be and many times am opinionated, overbearing, domineering and can be stubborn. So in that case yes I am a Bitch if that is the way they are using the word. See word’s are just letters strung together to form words which form sentences which form titles to books and other things. I have seen many titles to books and movies that when I got into them were not what I thought they were based on the title by taking it literal. We cannot take things so literal we get in trouble every time. It is like assuming! We all know what that means.

Now that I have that out of the way let me get to the reason for this particular blog. I am only going to address this once so pay attention! I am putting out an anthology of horror yes horror it just so happens that it is coming out during the Spooky season. My favorite Holiday. I also know the real reason behind Halloween and it has nothing to do with ghosts – goblins or devil worship etc. That is for another day.

Anyway the title of my lovely little Anthology is Satan’s Holiday. I have been criticized for this title because it was not politically correct. To that I say horse rubbish. It is a string of words formed to make a book title. No two people will take it the same way. Sort of the same thing that happens at an accident no two people see the same thing even though they are at the same accident. So for the sake of those of you who have a closed mind let me just break it down for you.

Nowhere in the book are there any stories that include Halloween as such. Sure there are ghosts, hauntings, graveyards and things that go bump in the night. However, that happens all the time. Nowhere is the Devil mentioned (though I could write a story about him) in fact one could say that Satan took a Holiday and left all the others to have fun in his stead. See how that works out maybe he was tired and needed a rest.

This is what I mean when I say words are just words. They mean absolutely nothing except in our minds and sometimes those minds are a scary place to be.

As most of my readers already know I have no comfort zone, I write what I feel, that is why I never run out of material to write about unlike many authors. Second most of my readers know that I do not care what the perception of a few people is about my work. That becomes their problem. I love words and I love playing with words, I refuse to be placed in a box simply because others refuse to be open minded.

I have to add here that my book designer’s son is the one who came up with the title and he is only 13 years old. He got it!

So with all of that being said, try very hard to have an open mind if you don’t you will miss out on some wonderful fiction and poetry by writers and published authors in this little jewel. Life is too short to take so seriously! Broaden your horizons! Join us as we let Satan take a Holiday!!!
satans holiday

September 10, 2013 - Posted by | New Releases | , , , , , ,


  1. I cannot wait to get to work on it and get it out there for the world to read. Some people just don’t get it, if they do not like the title they do not have to read the book. End of story.

    Comment by dressingyourbook | September 10, 2013 | Reply

  2. I have to admit that the title alone makes me wish I had submitted a piece for this! Are you still accepting submissions?

    Comment by eric keys | September 10, 2013 | Reply

  3. Yes Eric I am I sent you an email with the simple guidelines and other stuff

    Comment by yvonnemason | September 10, 2013 | Reply

  4. […] would go to the trouble of writing a horror story, submit it to a market, have it accepted and then ask to have their piece removed from the anthology because the title of the work included the word Satan in it. Regardless of your theological […]

    Pingback by Eric Keys | Satan’s Holiday | September 10, 2013 | Reply

  5. I know especially since this person really wanted to be a part of it apparently they were getting grief from friends or family. But it is what it is- and we move on- it is their loss

    Comment by yvonnemason | September 10, 2013 | Reply

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