Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Justice for Cindy

I wanted to bring all of you up to speed on what is coming down the pike for you to read. I have been working on a new true crime. This has been a challenge. Not because of the lack of research, but because it hit so close to home. The book is titled Justice for Cindy. The back story is Cindy was married to a man who was a narcissistic psychopath who over a 14 year period abused her mentally, emotionally and physically. In the end he executed her while she slept. And that was not all he did. After he disposed of the body he filed a missing person report two days later – the same day he filed the report he moved another woman and her young child into his house. This woman slept with him in the same bed where he had executed his wife –
This book is very challenging to write, not because I do not have the research, I have it. But because after he was caught and confessed he only served 10 years for this murder. When he was released he committed another crime on a family member that was beyond words.
Those of you who have read my true crimes know that I do not sugar coast the book. The story is told in all of it’s horror. Some of you cannot handle it and think it is poorly written. I do not talk about her favorite color, where she went to school, who her boyfriends where or any of the other normal stuff. That is not her story. Her story is what happened to her and why. Her story is there was no justice for her because of the liberal criminal justice laws in the state of Oregon. Her story is because there was no justice for her, the murderer was allowed to be set free after only 10 years in the penal system and when he was released, he committed another crime what was just as heinous. Because he had gotten away with murder- he knew he could continue his life of crime. Not only did he destroy Cindy and her family he destroyed another family.
I advocate for women in domestic violence relationships all the time. I am a survivor of one. I know firsthand what happens and why it happens and how subtly it happens. I know how many women are killed each day in a domestic violence relationship- I was lucky.
Cindy sadly became a statistic. Please watch for the release of this book – share it talk about it and understand at any time a woman can and does become a victim in more ways than one. Many become statistics

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April 13, 2016 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Adding a new Podcast

As most of you know I am always evolving. I do not like to become stagnate. Today I have launched a new podcast – the podcast is for inspiration. It can be found at Inspirational Musings

the purpose of this podcast is to inspire, and encourage each of you to live your dream. To reach for your goal no matter how the wheel turns. I am planning to add other podcasts to this site – there are many things in my life that I wish to share- some may not be your cup of tea- however if you chose to listen please listen with an open mind. I hope to bring you informative and fun things. I might even throw in a bit of comedy. Yes, believe it or not I can be funny. So please join me and follow me.
I still have my podcast on sound cloud and will continue to post there as well. You can also find me on itunes.
Author Yvonne Mason

Join me learn, have fun and succeed

March 1, 2016 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Dare??????

Do You Dare???
Yes, it is finally up on kindle soon to be up in print. The question is do you dare read it? This little book of short stories are all my own, no sharing the spotlight this time. Some of them you might have read before- some of them well, let’s just say- they are very new. The question is do you dare find out what they are all about? Go to Amazon and download the kindle version on all of your devices. I don’t think you will want to miss this one! Also check out my other little jewels while you are there – they are all downloadable and some are even audible.

Do you Dare

Do You Dare

January 25, 2016 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Close this year 2015 With This Podcast

As 2015 draws to a close I want to leave you with a podcast that includes the writings of one of my favorite authors. I have read this author since I was a child. His movie The House of Usher with Vincent Price was the first horror movie I ever saw. It has remained the only horror movie that I have ever enjoyed watching. It was more gothic, suspense rather than horror. This author was never fully appreciated until after his death -even though he continued to write and publishing up until his death. His passion for life, emotions and his ability to get inside the inner core of one’s psychic has yet to be accomplished by any other writer I have read. The author about whom I speak is Edgar Allan Poe- There is no other like him.
So with that being said, I hope you enjoy the three poems I read on this podcast Edgar Allan Poe

May 2016 bring you the best in life.

December 31, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check out My Podcast I read a New Poem By Marten Hoyle

This morning on my podcast I read a poem by a friend of mine titled Dandelion. It is a very deep poem and I asked that each one of you who listens to give me your interpretation of the poem. I give mine on the podcast. I want to apologize in advance for the rudeness of my little Maltease who decided to bark throughout the entire podcast. He was barking at his imaginary buggers. I guess you could say he was listening to the voices in his head! Anyway, my friend’s name is Marten Hoyle he can be found on facebook. He is an author and will soon be releasing his new work. So friend him, get to know him. Also if you have not yet checked out all of my podcast please do, leave comments, they are very important to me. And if you are an aspiring artist and would like to see your work out there, I will be happy to promote for you- read some of your work on my podcast and just generally help you get started. The same for those of you who are already out there. We are only as successful as we allow others to be.
So check out my podcast on Sound Cloud, Yvonne Mason I am alos on itunes under podcast under Author Yvonne Mason and I can be found on stitcher some of thoe podcast are messed up as the developers screwed them up when they uploaded them. Apparently Stitcher is still in beta- you can download the app to your phone. Soon it will be on Sirus Radio.
So look for my I am everywhere

December 16, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Couple of new Podcasts Are Up

This morning I have been busy. I just posted a couple of new podcast which can be found on soundcloud and itunes. The first one is an interview I did on a radio show called Seeta and Friends. It was about bullying.Bullying it is still processing so it might be a bit before you can listen to it. The second one is very close to my heart. IT is about my love for America and and what we as Americans are doing to our country. We are about to lose the best country in the world because we are becoming so divided thanks to those in Washington. Included in this podcast is a poem written by my wonderful friend Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc Who does The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour and also Cafe Noir Productions Listen to my podcast, it is downloadable and shareable. So please share Love For America

So if you love your country as much as I do then listen to both of these.

December 12, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who You Are!

As most of you know I am an author and have over 17 published works. It has not been an easy journey, but then anything that is worthwhile is not an easy journey, if it were then everyone would do it. That being said, I want you to listen to my latest podcast.I watched a video of a young man by the name of Jordan Smith who is a contestant on this season’s The Voice. He performed a song titled “Who You Are” when he was finished he was in tears. The reason is simple, when asked he stated that he was finally able to say he was okay with who he was. The lyrics to this song are very true. In my podcast I talk about the lyrics and how true they are.
As humans we do not always accept who we are. We can be our own worst critic. I know I was for years. I tired to be all things to all people and in the process lost myself. When I finally woke up and and understood that I had to be true to myself and if others refused to accept that, then it was on them and not me.
So, for all of you out there who are afraid to be true to yourself, understand you cheat yourself and you can never live up to the expectations of others, because it will destroy you. I know I have been there.
So take a listen to this podcast, it is downloadable so you can share. https://soundcloud.com/bestsellingauthoryvonnema/who-you-are

December 8, 2015 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , | 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

Fly High Remonda- A Story of Loss and Appreciation

On July 2, 2015 we lost our granddaughter Remonda to an asthma attack. She was only thirteen years old. Every year 625,000 children under fifteen years old die from Asthma. Please feel free to share this link for many reasons – She left a footprint that none of us can ever fill. Fly High Remonda

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November 3, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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