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Release of New True Crim Justice For Cindy

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My new true crime Justice for Cindy has been released. This book finally gives Cindy and her family peace. On October 25th  at 8:00pm EST on my online radio show   OFF THE CHAIN  I will be discussing this book and the consequences that occurred because the State of Oregon has some of the most lax and lenient Criminal Justice laws in the country. Cindy’s family have asked for justice for years and now they finally have it.

Maybe in some small way this book will give the state pause to think about the unintended consequences when laws are so lenient that they help the criminal and criminalize the victim.

Justice for Cindy is in paperback and on kindle as well as Barnes and Noble and Nook. Order it today so you will be up to speed when I discuss this book and what happened.

October 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just. One. Book.

Okay all of my author friends let’s help out this library no child should ever be deprived of books

Throwing Chanclas

Just. One. Book.

I live in a town of 1200 people in the Northern Sierra Nevada –where it meets the Cascade Range near Mt. Lassen National Park and about two hours drive northwest of Reno, NV.  Two hundred of that population is students. Over the years as the population dwindled after mines closed, then mills–nothing except tourism and retirement have emerged as ‘industries.’ Many businesses have closed down and with it many things we take for granted—like libraries.

The local junior/senior high school has not been able to purchase new books since the 90s. Some of the “check outs” for old books are in the 1980s. There are no books by people of color in the library. Hardly any books by women are in the few book cases except your standard Austen and Lee. It’s an uninviting place. There hasn’t been a librarian for nearly a decade. And volunteers weren’t allowed. The…

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June 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bullying It is Time to Stop IT!!!!!

Yesterday I did a radio show in Cocoa, Fl with Seeta and Friends, the theme of the show was bullying and the consequences and how to stop it.  You can listen to the show here Seeta and Friends  today I followed up with a podcast which can also be found on itunes under Author Yvonne Mason. You can listen here Bestselling Author Yvonne Mason  In this podcast I read a poem written by my friend Andrea Van Scoyoc who produces her own podcast via video under The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour and she also has  videos on you tube under Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

Now  that I have shown the love, let’s continue on this journey – Bullying steals 4,000 lives per year in children. That is way to many. To add to that for every successful suicide there are 100 attempts that are not successful.

We are losing our children at an alarming rate because of bullying. We as parents don’t always see the signs of either the person who bullies or the child who is bullied because they hide it so well. Many times parents of bullies are bullies themselves. It is a learned behavior- children are not born bullies. We have to get to the core of the problem in order to stop this epidemic. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a village to stop the bullies. Children who are bullies grow up to be adults who are bullies which translates into domestic abuse and workplace abuse- The cycle never stops it continues for generations.

If you have a teen or know of a teen or anyone who is being bullied or is a bully check out this site. It is filled with so much information. Taylor4teens

 

“Your Value Does Not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” Words to live by and to teach our young.

Bullying and Suicide

There is a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the US and other countries. Parents, teachers, and students learn the dangers of bullying and help students who may be at risk of committing suicide.

In recent years, a series of bullying-related suicides in the US and across the globe have drawn attention to the connection between bullying and suicide. Though too many adults still see bullying as “just part of being a kid,” it is a serious problem that leads to many negative effects for victims, including suicide. Many people may not realize that there is also a link between being a bully and committing suicide.

The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
  • A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
  • 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
  • According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying

Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.

Some schools or regions have more serious problems with bullying and suicide related to bullying. This may be due to an excessive problem with bullying at the school. It could also be related to the tendency of students who are exposed to suicide to consider suicide themselves.

Some of the warning signs of suicide can include:

  • Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating
  • Talking about or showing an interest in death or dying
  • Engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, including reckless behavior, substance abuse, or self injury
  • Giving away favorite possessions and saying goodbye to people
  • Saying or expressing that they can’t handle things anymore
  • Making comments that things would be better without them

If a person is displaying these symptoms, talk to them about your concerns and get them help right away, such as from a counselor, doctor, or at the emergency room.

In some cases, it may not be obvious that a teen is thinking about suicide, such as when the suicide seems to be triggered by a particularly bad episode of bullying. In several cases where bullying victims killed themselves, bullies had told the teen that he or she should kill him or herself or that the world would be better without them. Others who hear these types of statements should be quick to stop them and explain to the victim that the bully is wrong.

Other ways to help people who may be considering suicide include:

  • Take all talk or threats of suicide seriously. Don’t tell the person they are wrong or that they have a lot to live for. Instead, get them immediate medical help.
  • Keep weapons and medications away from anyone who is at risk for suicide. Get these items out of the house or at least securely locked up.
  • Parents should encourage their teens to talk about bullying that takes place. It may be embarrassing for kids to admit they are the victims of bullying, and most kids don’t want to admit they have been involved in bullying. Tell victims that it’s not their fault that they are being bullied and show them love and support. Get them professional help if the bullying is serious.
  • It is a good idea for parents to insist on being included in their children’s friends on social networking sites so they can see if someone has posted mean messages about them online. Text messages may be more difficult to know about, so parents should try to keep open communications with their children about bullying.
  • Parents who see a serious bullying problem should talk to school authorities about it, and perhaps arrange a meeting with the bully’s parents. More states are implementing laws against bullying, and recent lawsuits against schools and criminal charges against bullies show that there are legal avenues to take to deal with bullies. If school authorities don’t help with an ongoing bullying problem, local police or attorneys may be able to.

People who are thinking about suicide should talk to someone right away or go to an emergency room. They can also call a free suicide hotline, such as 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Friends and relatives of suicide victims also need to find someone to talk to as they grieve, especially if they are suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts themselves.

Sources:

WebMD, Depression Guide, “Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide” [online]
Nemours, KidsHealth, “Helping Kids Deal with Bullies” [online]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Suicide Prevention, “Youth Suicide” [online]
Yale University, Office of Public Affairs, “Bullying-Suicide Link Explored in New Study by Researchers at Yale” [online]
Matt Dickinson, The Independent, “Research finds bullying link to child suicides” [online]
Michael Inbar, MSNBC Today, “Sexting bullying cited in teen’s suicide” [online]
Susan Donaldson James, ABC News, Health, “Teen Commits Suicide Due to Bullying: Parents Sue School for Son’s Death” [online]
Erik Eckholm and Katie Zezima, The New York Times, “6 Teenagers Are Charged After Classmate’s Suicide” [online]

December 1, 2015 Posted by | Bullies, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Promoting Is The Key

For those of you who know me, you know that I loved promoting other artists. It doesn’t matter the art form, whether it is music, the written word or art. To me they are all artists and worthy of promoting. I am successful because I do promote them. Because, you see it makes them successful. It becomes quid pro quo- that is Latin for something for something (loosely translated) – Anyway, back to my promoting others.

One of my fellow authors, who I have loved and known for about ten years has taken her talents and put them to use in another direction. You see she now longer publishes books, but she does one better, she publishes videos. She has The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour on facebook and she has her you tube site under Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc  where you can see her Noir silent film titled The Journey  You want to like her page Cafe Noir Productions You never know what she is going to film next!!!!!!

You can also catch all of her Friday fright videos like the one from today which is the conclusion of last week’s short story.  See I even made it easy for you I posted both right here. You have to go show her some love and you must repost this post. She is so deserving of your souls!!!!!  Every Friday morning at 8:00 AM  she post another episode on her Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and on The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour

So you must join her in her crypt. She loves new souls!!!!!

 

 

November 27, 2015 Posted by | Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Podcasts Are Up

For those of you who have not yet found me on Sound Cloud or Itunes I am making it very easy for you.

Here is the link for Sound Cloud Indie Author Yvonne Mason

You don’t want to miss all the latest updates I have posted there. Also if you go to Itunes under podcasts and type in Yvonne Mason you will find my podcast there. All of my podcasts are downloadable for sharing. So please share. It helps me as well as my fellow authors who I promote on a regular basis. Among some of them are  Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Sheri Ann Wilder Richerson    and Rick Powell  and last but not least Thom  Futrell you will find that I have read some of  their work on my podcasts. As indie authors we strive to promote and help each other in order to be successful.  So please go show these artists some love. Friend them – follow them and learn things.

November 25, 2015 Posted by | Author, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Haven’t Stopped by the Dark Apostle’s Hour You Should

For those of you who have known me for a while know that I have a friend and fellow author by the name of Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. She has co-authored some books with me. Yes, we think in the same vein. She also is an author in her own right. She no longer writes, but she does some very wicked things – things that you want to know about.

She has a site on You Tube and facebook, well actually two of them one is called The Dark Apostle’s Hour – This is where she regals us with short stories and dark poems. She has a multitude of wicked followers. You want to subscribe to her you tube. She has fourteen episodes so far with more to come. You also want to subscribe to her other you tube show.  I know you want to check her out!!!! Oh and yes here are some of her books.

Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc Facebook

Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

 

November 20, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

New Podcast UP! The Demon Says By Rick Powell

The Demon Says

I have added a new podcast. It is a poem by Rick Powell the title is The Demon Says. I think you will Enjoy it – The Poem can also be found in the Anthology Blessings From The Darkness published by Black Bed Sheets.

Blessings from the Darkness

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Podcast Has Been Uploaded

Blessings from the Darkness

In light of the recent events I wanted to post this podcast. It is a poem written by my friend Michael Gersony and the title needs no explanation. Freedom comes with a price- out young people have lost sight of this. They believe they are entitled without contributing. They want to free everything. They want to start at the top without paying their dues. That is not what life is about. Nothing is free!

Do You Know What it is to be FREE?

November 14, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Podcast is UP

I have just posted a new podcast this morning. It is a short story taken from a new book of short stories I am putting together. The title of the book is DO You Dare? This little short story is not only entertaining it has a moral. So Check it out and watch for the new release of Do You Dare? soon. And take a listen that is if you Dare.

Do you Dare
Hush Little Human

November 9, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now All of You Can Hear My Podcasts on Itunes

I have added yet another layer to my marketing quiver I am now on itunes under podcasts. You can go in your search engine and type Yvonne Mason or you can link it here. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fly-high-remonda/id1056861654?i=356567424&mt=2 – There will be more podcast as time goes on. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-am-i-was-by-rick-powell/id1056861654?i=356567417&mt=2 This is just two of the links there are more. So go have fun. Listen and share and add them to your library- the beauty if all of this is it is FREE!!!!! I will post updates on upcoming events books and other wonderful tidbits.

November 8, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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