Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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The Second Phase of Pre Production of the Documentary has Taken Place

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These are the nine known victims of Gerard Schaefer

These are the nine known victims of Gerard Schaefer

For seven years I have worked toward not only giving the victims of Gerard Schaefer a voice, I have wanted them to be visual as well. The reason is simple. All over the internet Schaefer’s face, videos and other “treasures” are plastered like some big celebrity. He is not nor will he ever be a celebrity. He was and continues to be a monster who took the lives of innocents simply because he could. What he did was beyond the pale. He had no remorse, or feelings of guilt. In fact quite the opposite. He lived for the fame and misguided power it gave him right up until the day he was murdered in prison.

In all of this the victims- and not just those who lost their lives- but the families and friends have not only been forgotten they have been totally pushed aside. This is not the way it is supposed to be. They are to be remembered always. Silent Scream is just that a remembrance. A testimony to the fact that they lived and more so that they were so horribly tortured and murdered to satisfy the power lust of Schaefer.

Well, after seven years the girls now will be seen as well as heard. Investigation Discovery is doing a documentary about them. It will be shown on the show “Most Evil.” This is the worst of the worst of criminals and the crimes they committed. The Investigation Discovery Channel has copies of all my research as well as the book. I have been interviewed once and will be again when they come to Florida along with others who were involved with the investigation and prosecuting of the Schaefer.

There have been several people who when they read the book were not only appalled by it they hated it. The reason is simple- it is the raw un-sanitized facts of what Schaefer did to his victims. You might ask why I chose to write it so raw. That is also easy to answer. I wanted the reader to understand a small portion of what his victims had to endure before they were murdered. How one had to watch while he tortured and killed the other knowing she would be next. Schaefer used FEAR as his mental weapon of choice.

Sure I could write about what school they went to, how many friends they had or how popular they were. But what good would that have done? What kind of voice would it have given them? The answer NONE. It would have been just another fluff piece and the girls would have still remained forgotten. Once you read this book you will not ever forget them. They will stay with you whether you hate the book or love it. The girls will be forever in your soul.

My hope is that the documentary will follow that line of thinking. That it will show the horror the girls suffered, the FEAR of knowing they would die an unspeakable death. The do not deserve to be forgotten. Their life was cut short to soon because a monster believed he was their savior.

If you read the book read it with an open mind- think about how you would feel if it were your child, your girlfriend, wife, mother or sister. Think about the pain the families suffered not knowing what happened to their daughter. Some of these bodies have never been found. The families still live in limbo because they never got to say goodbye.

This is their story not mine. It is their nightmare- their pain and their deaths. Be kind to them, they deserve the kindness. Remember them they deserve the remembrance- last but not least do not judge but instead help give them peace.

August 1, 2014 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween More than Just Candy

In the world I live in – that being the world of – monsters and evil and the written word of things that go bump in the night- Halloween is more than just canady. It is stories of the creepy- the scary and the macabre. My friend Betty Dravis has put together a neat little bag of treats for those of you who live to be scared. Here is her video check it out.

http://animoto.com/play/sIMuMY7XIr1T3xYnhLZ9dg

and check out this amazing video

October 29, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Five Star Review for Pennies From Heaven

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Pennies From Heaven

Pennies From Heaven

I was very humbled when I saw this review this morning. This book is very close to my heart and to know that it is being read and appreciated and  understood by those who read it is very humbling. Pennies from Heaven is not a how to book on grief. There is no such thing. It is a book filled with stories from others who have lost someone they loved. They have grieved and tried to heal in spite of the hole that remains in their hearts.
There is no set of rules for grief. There are however different steps of grief that we each must feel in order to move forward. If you stay stuck in any of those steps we cheat that person we grieve for. We cheat them of the life we had with them and their memories. Grief  and death are as much a part of life as living and being happy. We all must face it one day.
Pennies from Heaven doesn’t preach about the right or wrong way to grieve- it only shows how people have grieved and what they did after the grief was done. Everyone needs this little book. To read or to give away to someone who is grieving or about to grieve. It will help bring comfort – strength and hope to all.
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulfully Insightful… August 21, 2013
By GJLentz
Format:Kindle Edition
Death and grief are just one of those things in life we all have to deal with one day, and like many aspects of life that we all share, we do so in different ways and at different times. It can be very overwhelming, so reading these stories from different folks and their varying experiences and perspectives is quite the treasure. I’d recommend this book to anyone who has just lost a loved one, or someone- who after sometime- who is still coming to terms with their grief. Laugh, cry, be amazed, and move forward with these real life experiences and thoughts from folks just like me and you.

August 22, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apparently this Reader wants Fluff.

“Poorly written and repetitive. Definitely not worth the cost of the book or your time reading it. I purchased it based on the recommendation of our local newspaper as the author is a local resident”ByRichard Lizak

Today I saw this little tidbit of a review on The Last Rites which is my second true crime. Mr. Lizak apparently doesn’t read with an open mind nor does he understand true crime. Maybe he is used to other true crime writers who use fluff and sweet nothings as they write about the horrors of the taking of someone’s life. I do not write that way. Maybe he also does not understand all of the work and repetition that is involved in the solving of crimes. The hours spent by law enforcement talking to witnesses – running down leads that are a dead end, listening to lies and many times still not able to solve the crime.

Mr. Lizak- I just have a few words for you- open your mind- read like you are eating a fine meal. Enjoy it! If  you want fluff read a Harlequin Romance. If you want a sanitized true  crime read Ann Rule. If you don’t want to understand what the cops had to go through to solve this crime- what the victim went through as she was raped and executed then you are the loser.

Apparently you are not a native or else you would have also noticed the history of the area that was involved with this young woman who lost her life way to soon. You would have understood the frustration and anger that law enforcement had because they could not find her killer/killers. You would have understood the lack of forensic science of the day and you would have felt some sort of apathy for those involved.

Last but not least you would have understood that she was buried in an unmarked grave – forgotten and alone like she never existed. It is sad that all you could get out of this very painful story was your petty statement. It is sad that you chose to cheapen not only her life but also to insult her horrible death because of your lack of apathy and understanding.

My prayer is that you never experience this type of tragedy in your life – Pauline deserved better than what you gave her. Do us both a favor don’t bother reading my other true crime. The victims deserve better than you are willing to give.

 

November 2, 2012 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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