Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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I Just Want to Say Thank You!

The last two days have been interesting to say the least.  With that said I want to say a big thank you to several groups of people. First thank you to all of you who have stood by me while dealing with someone who for lack of a better work has an agenda. This person has gone to everyone of my books on Amazon and made statements that relate to the books in no way what so ever. Second she contacted other reviewers who posted reviews on my books. I did a rebuttal  as is my right, to my site. This person was hoping to start a firestorm of  I don’t know what.  The only thing it has done is drive up my numbers for my site. Thank you for that.

For those of you who think differently – understand this is my site, I pay for it. I choose or not choose the content. If I choose to post a rebuttal to a review again that is my right. You exercised your right to write the review in the first place. It was my choice to post my rebuttal here.  The only difference is I also choose to use my name. My philosophy is if you have the balls to post a review then at least have the balls to post your name and not stand behind initials, a made up name or the ever popular anonymous. When I see that I see someone that has something to hide.

As I have stated before I do not write any of my books especially my true crime like any other writer. It is not for everyone. That being said, if you don’t like it- fine get your money back. But understand- that if I don’t appreciate your take on it – I also have the right to state it. One person just told me that basically deal with it. No, I don’t think so. Opinions are two way streets- everyone has one. I am entitled to mine just as you are entitled to yours.  So don’t whine to me or blast me when I do a rebuttal. You put yourself out there when you posted your review.

The messages I have received, the stuff that has been posted on Amazon the last two days is childish and has absolutely nothing to do with my craft. For someone to post what was posted and to try to stir up a firestorm is almost laughable.

Those of us who write for a living know how hard it is. We know what it takes to make it. I have been threatened by the best. Believe me this isn’t it. I will continue to write and sell books. I will continue to have readers.

Those who continue their quest of destruction – you only hurt yourself. The last I heard this is still America. I still have the right to post my opinion. If you can not stand the heat please stay out of my kitchen.  If a review is posted that I take issue with I will continue to rebutt it. Get over it. Sending me nasty messages, trying to post ugly comments and going to other people will not change that. But please keep trying the more you hit this site the more it goes up thank you.

To those of you who know me know that I do not suffer fools lightly. I have no patience for them and I refuse to attend to their behavior. When it comes to those things that I am passionate about and feel strongly about I will fight to the death for them. You also know that I am usually very tolerant. You also know that when I have had enough. I am almost to that point.

Today I received a note from a publisher who was appalled at this person’s behavior. I am sure  that if this publisher had seen everything they would still be shaking their head.

That being said, I guess I have finally arrived. I have a stalker- not the first time. My second husband taught me well. He was the best at stalking. This stalker is trying to engage others to that level. Do yourselves a big favor don’t be drawn into her web. You all are better than that. Understand you have your opinion I have mine. Deal with it. That is pretty much what you have said to me.

I will continue to post what I  choose on this site as I said before it is my site. I pay for it. Just as you will continue to do whatever it is you do.

This is my public service announcement you are now free to move about the country.

 

April 16, 2013 Posted by | Rants | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Once Again For Those Who Didn’t Get it the First Time!!!

Okay general public for those of you who did not and I repeat did not get it the first time I am once again revisiting this subject. The subject is this. “Everyone thinks they are a Critic.”  I know I know this should by now be a dead issue, but unfortunately it keeps rising from the dead sort of like the Zombie Apocalypse. So one more time here goes.

I am human. I know that is a stunning revelation. Most people including my children think I can leap tall buildings in a single bound. At one time I could but age and arthritis has stopped that. Anyway, back to I am human. Read that sentence again. “I AM HUMAN!” Commit it memory. While I strive to rise to perfection it just is not going to happen not for anyone no matter how OCD we are. That goes for anything we do, keeping house, working in the public and yes even writing. Even editors miss things, believe me I have seen it time and time again (including traditional houses ). It happens deal with it or stop reading. By the way have you read any newspapers lately? Not only do they have misspelled words, most journalist can not put a coherent sentence together. Not only that but the entire article makes no sense. Okay enough that back to me. I know it is always about me!

My books are best sellers and award winners! They are well written and well done. Not withstanding the human element. I work hard to make sure they are not only entertaining but informative. My true crimes are not written in a sanitized and spoonfed way. They are hard core and raw. There is a reason for them being written in that vein.   I want the reader to feel the victims. IF you can’t handle it just say so. Don’t act like the book is not well written. That cheapens the victims. Remember it is not about you!  If you want sanitized read Ann Rule!

I do not put table of contents in my true crimes simply because it is not a reference book. Seriously that is what one reader complained about in Silent Scream. To add insult to injury they didn’t have the balls to contact me, yes I have an author page on Amazon, they contacted Amazon. I would rather that person return the kindle book, I don’t need or want that type of reader. If you wish to critique my work fine, but have the balls to do it to me not behind my back. That will cause me to send out the legions of flying monkeys.

I have been reading books since before I started to school way back before most of my readers were a twinkle in their daddy’s eye. I have read some books that I could barely get through, but never not once did I publicly criticize. The reason is simple that author spent many days and nights on their craft and just because it was not my cup of tea didn’t mean that it was not worthy of print.

I have read many books published by traditional houses where there were so many misspelled words and bad grammar  that I felt like I needed a red pencil just to get through it. However, that did not take away from the story. If  you as a reader are spending all of your time looking for errors then maybe you need to be an English teacher not a reader.

For those of you who are authors you understand where I am coming from, writing is not for sissies nor is it for those who cannot walk those miles. For those of you who have never written a lick but tell anyone who will listen, “I can write better than that.” – I have a challenge for you. Stop talking and do it. Anyone can say it but not everyone can do it.

Last but not least, if you want to be a critic- then you first must learn to be an author!

Now back to your regularly schedule program!

 

 

 

February 15, 2013 Posted by | Rants | , , , | 1 Comment

   

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