It is almost that time of year where we rack our brains to spend thousands of dollars on things that we think our loved ones will enjoy. After a time that chore becomes almost unbearable. So, with that in mind I am going to help you out a bit. Books are a wonderful source of entertainment and education. No, really even fiction books can and are educational. A writer worth their salt will through in things that are real, for instance Tim Dorsey who writes about my favorite serial killer Serge Storm writes about all things Florida in his over the top comedy books. He travels all over Florida to out of the way places for information for his character Serge and his sidekick Coleman.
Dan Brown who wrote Inferno, the DiVinci Code and other books also adds real places and history to his work. And of course my favorite Ann Rice fills her books with all things New Orleans. This is just three of the authors I read that I never fail to learn something from when I read their works. So with that in mind, I am going to pimp a few of my books which includes real places and even history. First off, my latest release
The Mad Hatter released this year. It has not yet appeared in print on Amazon but you can find it at Lulu.com just click on the title above this sentence. It can also be found on Amazon on kindle The Mad Hatter
It is filled with the history of Whitechapel and the crimes of Jack the Ripper even though he may or may not be the principle character.
Now if you are looking for something a bit more sinister check out Brilliant Insanity the places in the book are Savannah and Fort Pierce, Fl.
If you live or have lived in Jackson Co Ga or Jackson Co Alabama you will enjoy my book Tangled Minds
I also have a series that I co- authored with my friend Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc which are comedies – yes I write all genres, check out When Fates Collide set in Key West – When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound of course it is set in New Orleans and When Fates Collide Arm Candy set in St Marteen which is in the islands. In the same comedy genre I have The Pink Canary also set in Key West
Now if you are a true crime buff and are prepared to read facts not fluff check out Silent Scream This book is about the victims of Florida’s first serial killer Gerard Schaefer. It is not for the faint of heart – it is raw and brutal just like the murders. So if you don’t have a stomach for facts instead of fluff I do not recommend this book. My second true crimes is The Last Rites this was also a very brutal murder in Fort Pierce, Florida the victims Pauline Metler was raped and executed. Again if you want fluff do not buy this book – it is also raw and brutal.
If you are looking for inspiration well you have come to the right place, Pennies From Heaven no this is not a how to book on dealing with grief. It is however, the stories of others who have dealt with death and grief. It is a book that was written to show how others dealt with death and that grief is personal, there is no set time to grieve, nor is there any set way to grieve. It is a book to help bring comfort and peace.
Then I have Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option The true story of a man who is handicapped who has succeeded because of his handicap not in spite of them. He has used his handicap to be unique as we all should. In this world we are all handicapped in some way. It is up to us to succeed by trying instead of saying I can’t and failing.
Now if you like anthologies filled with horror I have those as well. Welcome to Your Nightmare Satan’s Holiday A Merry Scary Christmas all of these anthologies are filled to the brim with short stories, flash fiction and and poems by several different authors.
Then I have historical fiction. I know. Isn’t this great? One stop shopping for all those on your list. Check it out A Voice From the Grave All of my books are downloadable on both kindle and Nook and they are all in print form. Some of them are audible as well. There is no reason not to by my books. I have made it so easy for you. There is something for everyone. And just to add to the mix you can find me on facebook at Yvonne Mason or just google me. I am all over the net.
May the holidays find you happy, healthy and safe. Love yourself, and each other. Hold the memories tight because one day that will be all you have.