Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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One Never Knows Who You Will Run Into at One of the Many Events I Attend

Yesterday March 28th I attended at event at the Cocoa Library in Cococa Beach, Flrodia. It is one that I attend every year. It is called Authors to Authors and it is a place where authors not only get to spend time with each other they also get to see and meet readers.
This year was no exception, it was filled with meeting new authors, seeing old ones and talking to readers. There was an added bonus. I have a couple of authors I read on a regular basis, Edgar Allen Poe who sadly did not become popular until after his death. Ann Rice who gives new meaning to the undead, James Swain who writes thrillers that will keep you up nights and my favorite serial killer author Tim Dorsey who keeps me laughing with his hysterically funny serial killer Serge A Storms. I have had the pleasure of meeting two of these authors,not only meeting them but also being at events with them. James Swain I met years ago in Sarasota at a bookstore, both of us were signing new releases, Me and  Best Selling Author Author  James swain

Yesterday at the Cocoa Beach Library I had the pleasure of finally meeting Tim Dorsey. Both of these authors are the epitome of what authors or anyone in the public eye should be. Both of these men are truly gentlemen and very kind people.

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As authors it is very important that we remember how we got started and who got us where we are. These two gentlemen live that mantra. This business is challenging at best and at times aggravating. However, the rewards are so great when on gets to meet others of like minds. When there are events and you live close by it pays to attend for many reasons, you never know who is going to show up, you meet new authors and you get to gain new friendships.
I would not trade my craft for anything else. If I couldn’t write I would just have to dictate.

March 29, 2015 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment

My First Event for 2013 You Do Not Want to Miss it

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I am starting my new year off with a bang. I will be appearing at the Jetsun’s Kitchen and Home Show on Jan 29,2013 from 10-2. This event brings in many vendors from all over our county. Jetsun’s is a premier company that specializes in Home appliances. they have added Serta mattresses to their floor. You do not want to miss the event. There will be food, fun, food, me, food well you get the picture. So make it down join us for a fun filled day.

January 15, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , | Leave a comment

Come on Down and Visit Me or Tune In and Listen

If you missed award-winning best-selling Indie author Yvonne Mason on July 17 at Jeston’s, you will have an opportunity to see her again twice and hear her on radio. On July 23, she will be appearing on radio station 1300AM WMEL in Cocoa Beach at 12:30 p.m. with host Seeta. They will be discussing a variety of subjects including her best-selling books.

On July 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mason will be appearing in Vero Beach for Christmas in July hosted by Sweet Creations to benefit Harvest Food & Outreach Center. The Harvest Food and Outreach Center helps families with a hand up in the downward economy. It not only feeds their bodies, it also feeds their minds so they can reinvent themselves to be better parents and go out and find gainful employment. All proceeds will go to Harvest Food and Outreach Center.

On July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jetson’s in St Lucie West will be holding a Queen for a Day Event. Mason will be there signing books and talking to folks. There will be many other vendors there as well, including the Patrillo Collection and Pampered Chef. This is a day for ladies to come out and be Queen for a Day. Guys, you can come, too. If your lady is getting ready for a special day or for a just because, come out and find her that something to wow her.

So make plans now to visit one or all of these events. We look forward to seeing you

July 20, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , | Leave a comment

Award Winning Best Selling Author Yvonne Mason to Appear in Fort Pierce, Florida

Award winning, Best Selling Indie Author Yvonne Mason will be appearing at Jetson’s on US1 in Fort Pierce, Florida on July 17,2012 from 4pm-7pm. This event is titled Ladies Night Out and Ms. Mason will be appearing with other vendors who appeal to the Ladies.

Ms. Mason will have her award winning audiobook A Voice From the Grave as well her her true crimes The Last Rites and Silent Scream. She will also have her inspirational book Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option and her crime fictions Tangled Minds, and Brilliant Insanity. For those of you who enjoy a great comedy she will have When Fates Collide and Mardi Gras Bound a series co written with Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc.

This event promises to be one of the events of the season for the Ladies of St Lucie County and surrounding counties. There will be food and fun so come on out and enjoy a great Ladies Night Out. 

July 10, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment

Come and Visit me on Sunday July 1,2012

Start your Holiday off right join me on July 1,2012 in Port St Lucie, I will be at 338 Port St Lucie Blvd from 10-4 signing books. This event is a charity event to help support the College Preparatory of the Treasure Coast. This is a charter school in St Lucie County that will be opening their doors August 20th for the very first time.

They are only accepting ninth graders this first year and there is still room for 90 students. We are holding this event for the school and to also get exposure for it. Come join us and help out. We expect great things from this school and those who have given their heart and soul to make it happen.

I will be there will all of my books. So start your holiday off right. I look foward to seeing you there.

June 29, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment

Even Best Selling Authors Have Down Days

Last Saturday I attended an event, one that I attend every year. Usually I do every well at this event but this year not so much. The biggest thing was we had no traffic. I don’t know why. It was a shame because, there were many wonderful authors there who had great books. The event was well advertised the weather was perfect but the people just stayed away. I handed out cards to those few who did show up and talked to several who had a desire to write. But the sales were – well – let’s just say less than steller.

However, on the flip side of that coin, when I got home Saturday night and checked my sales on Amazon Kindle, they were booming – the reason I can only surmise that because I made it a point to let people know that all my books were there, they decided to go home and order them. Yesterday I even received a book sale through my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com.
Remember as indie authors we all will have down days. But that only serves to make the good days even better. We hold our head up, pack our toys up and head out for the next event. We never fail, failure is not trying at all.

My books are still best sellers, and I still enjoy the voices in my head telling me what to do. I don’t look back I only look forward to the next event and the lovely folks I will meet there.

April 3, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , | Leave a comment

We Never Know When or Where We Will Make a Difference

Today I had an event at an independant/assisted living facality. I was supposed to teach a creative writing class on the independant living side. No on signed up for the class which was a blessing, because I didn’t know it but I was needed on the assisted living side.

It seems that four of the residents have transcended to the other side. Two completly and two who are in the process. It has affected the rest of the residents because they were all so close. They also have asked the unspoken question “When will it be my turn?” There is also alot of sadness and depression floating around the halls waiting to descend on anyone whose path it crosses. The sadness and drepssion has put several of them to bed for various reasons, it is a safe place, they dont have to think about the death, the loss of not seeing that friend again in this life and a myrid of other feelings that are normal during grief.
There are several steps in the grief process and when one of those steps is either ignored, denied or pushed down deep inside, then one cannot move forward. These beautiful women were in the the stage of depression and couldn’t move out of it. When I found out that these lovely dear women were in this stage I decided to change my plans. We instead had a celebration of life – I told them about the death of my sister, and how I felt how I miss her every day. How I talk to her and other things. Then I asked them to talk about those they had lost – their relationship with that person, how that person made them feel. One dear lady had been really sad and had asked to move to the other side because she said where she was made her sad.
She was one of the first ones to talk to explain her feelings to grieve, to laugh and to start healing. The session was so good that when I go back on the 16th I will ask them to write for me. I don’t care what they write- just something.
Because of this day, I now will have a three month gig ther twice a month.
I don’t know who got more out of the session the ladies or me. All I know is when I left they were smiling and joking something they hadn’t been doing for a while.
It has been a beautiful day!

February 2, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , | Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Interview at The Breeze Radio Station 93.7 in Vero Beach

Geoff Moore and I at 93.7 The Breeze Radio Station

Geoff went down - he was such a good sport.

Geoff Moore and Yvonne Mason

Yeseterday I had the most awesome interview on The Breeze Radio Station on 93.7 FM – Dana and Geoff the early morning crew are top drawer. They welcomed me with open arms and wanted to know everything they could find out. Well, everything that was legal. (Kidding)

The highlight of the morning after I arrived late thanks to my multiple personality GPS system was the take down at the end of the interview. Geoff wanted to see if I could take him down since he knew I had taken Martial Arts before I moved to Florida. Geoff had also taken Martial Arts and He like me has a degree in Criminal Justice. He also is an ex cop. Cops so rock.
It has been six years since I did any matial arts and I thought I had forgotten everything I knew. I was wrong. Let me just set the stage. We got together before the little role playing and he said he was going to get in my face and yell and scream and just basicly be a typical criminal. I said “Okay”- then he wanted me to show him what I was going to do. I showed him.
We got into the moment and my training took over. As We stood there him yelling, Dana giving a blow by blow account to the listeners- my friend Cindy taking photos, I let him rant. All part of the act. Then I quietly said, “You really want to do this?”
It threw him off for just a second. Bless his heart he didn’t know what I was going to do. that was all I needed. He went down. Training was still there. He was a good sport about it and I apologized because I felt so bad. I hope some day he can find it in his heart to forgive me. He is really a good guy.

The beautiful thing was it was a great interview. Dana and Geoff are very gracious hosts with a wicked sense of humor. They treated me like family, even if I did try to kill Geoff, hopefully he won’t hold that against me. If you haven’t listened to them in the morning from 5-9AM in 93.7 you should. (This is for those of you who live between Vero and Palm Beach)
Their humor is sardonic and funny. They love their listeners and enjoy pranks. Every day is clown day.
I am honored that they wanted me to be a part of their day if just for a few minutes. I feel as if I have made two new friends. They made my week by allowing me to be a part of their day for that few short minutes. Thank you guys for the day.

January 26, 2012 Posted by | Events, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join Me on Wednesday Jan 25th at 7:00AM

Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

On Jan25th at 7:00AM I will be on The Breeze Radiio Station, 93.7 out of Vero Beach Florida. We will be talking about my books, my life and anything else that pops up. There will be giveaways and it will be an hour that you won’t forget. I love doing radio shows. It is a time when I can allow my fans into my life if just for a short time. They get to hear why I write the way I do, why I think the way I do and how I became successful when I was told it could never happen.
True one can’t get it all out in an hour, but that leaves room for more later. Geoff and Dana the co-host of the morning show have promised it will be a show to remember.
I have to tell you getting up at 5:00AM to be there by 6:30 puts them in a special catagory. So make sure to listen in Wednesayd Morniing on 93.7 at 7:00AM.
If you don’t live of the Treasure Coast I am going to try and get a disk and then upload it to my podcast. It will indeed be an hour that you will not forget

January 23, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Okay Kiddies This is Where I Will Be On Nov 19-20, 2011 Come out and visit

~ Meet the Authors’ Book Fair ~ November 19 & 20, 2011 ~
Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551Highland Ave, Melbourne FL 32935

1. Dr. Valerie Allen VAllenWriter@cs.com Write, Publish, Sell!
2. Sidney Andrews SidneyAFall@aol.com A Fall to New Heights
3. Lois Barr Loismbarr@cfl.rr.com Old Miss Rogers Had a Book
4. Lou Belcher Lou@loubelcher.com The Zen of Max
5. Anne Bonner OABonn@aol.com Angel’s True Love: A Saga of Love & Lust in Old South
6. Stuart Borton Stuart@yellowdogcafe.com Yellow Dog Café Cookbook
7. Kee Briggs Keee@bellsouth.net Yellow Ochre Stain
8. Stanton Bronstein SNBret@aol.com The Case of the Miami Philanthropist
9. Bruce Cadle Bruce@datenightchef.com Party for Two
10. Kasey Claytor Osprey@cfl.rr.com The 7 Laws of Raising Financially Independent Kids
11. Joseph Cordaro Cordaro32953@yahoo.com The Cost of Courage
12. Kathy Cummings Kgcummings2@aol.com The Wind Whispers War
13. Mary Dall MaryDall@bellsouth.net Little Hands Create
14. Judy Edwards Judyedwards05@gmail.com Journeys Grand Adventure Around the World & Within
15. Barbara Elizabeth Adg9602@gmail.com The Heart of Exercise
16. Gene Davis Scwgghd@cfl.rr.com The Kissing Camels
17. Marshall Frank MLF283@aol.com Criminal Injustice in America
18. Mary Greenwood Mgreen464@aol.com How to Interview Like a Pro
19. Christopher Hawke The_Real_Life@hotmail.com Unnatural Truth
20. Linda Jump Rjump3@cfl.rr.com Ethan Egret’s Family Album
21. Tony Kessinger Tony@tonykessinger.com The Devil is in the Details: Subtlety of Satan
22. Evelyn Kruger Ewkruger@hotmail.com Revolutionary Rose-Boston Tea to Boston Free
23. Barbara Malina Metooiwanttoo@yahoo.com Me Too..IWant Too..How Too..
24. Sarah Mamika Smamika@cfl.rr.com The Blue Crocodile
25. Walter Manning WaltManning@hotmail.com Facing Unemployment
26. Yvonne Mason Ysam51@yahoo.com Tangled Minds
27. Gerald McCallum Geraldmccallum@gmail.com Nikki in the Keys
28. Pat McDonough Books4you@cfl.rr.com Without Keys: My 15 Weeks with the Street People
29. Linda Norton Nortonshows@gmail.com I Can fly! I Can Fly!
30. Susan O’Hara Sales@storyhub.com Baby Bird
31. JoAnna O’Keefe Joanna@JoannaOkeefe.com Embraced
32. Dr. Frances Rinaldi Redforpublishing@cfl.rr.com How Silver Fox & Coyote Came to Color the Butterfly
33. Janet Sierzant JSierzant@comcast.net Searching for the Shire
34. Dr. Scott Tilley Scott@stilley.com Technology Today
35. Irma J. Tirro Itirro@cfl.rr.com It’s Almost Friday
36. Holly Fox Vellekoop Hvellekoop@cfl.rr.com How to Help When Parents Grieve
37. Renelle West Rnwest@gmail.com Life With a Buckskinne
38. Space Coast Writers’ Guild http://www.SCWG.org
39. Andy Vazquez Andyvazquez1@live.com CD: Musica Di Mi Ayer
40. Kay Williamson Donkay66@aol.com The Mysterious Woman on the Train
41. Edward Wooddell Ewooddell@cfl.rr.com At Last, They’re Here
42. E. Lynne Wright Wrightel@comcast.net It Happened In Florida
43. Sieglinde Young Spyjay@cfl.rr.com The Rebellion of Nilofleur
44. Penny Zee PennyZee@live.com The Amazing Word of God

~ DISPLAY ONLY BOOKS ~

Gary Bronga Admin@clipeze.com Bringing a Product to Market From Your Home
Michelle Dunn Michelle@MIchelleDunn.com Mosquito Marketing
Carolyn Howard-Johnson HoJoNews@aol.com Frugal Book Promoter & Frugal Editor
Jana McBurney-Lin Jmcburneylin@msn.com My Half of the Sky
Roger W. Nielsen Rnielsen@rwnco.com Writing Content
Ralph Parker Rparker003@tampabay.com Thorns & Roses
Sabbithry Persad Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?
Sabbithry Persad Operation: Reuse It!
Amber Polo Info@RelaxingtheWriter.com Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writer’s High
Lee B. Ravine Proflbr@aol.com Riding Solo: My Journey Through Love & Madness
Marsha Sramek Info@thegreatgrammarbook.com The Great Grammar Book
Barbara Techel Joyfulpaws@yahoo.com Class Act
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Sponsored by Authors for Authors
Marshall Frank ~ MLF283@aol.com, Valerie Allen ~ VAllen Writer@cs.com, Holly Vellekoop ~ Hvellekoop@cfl.rr.com
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Writer’s Groups & Events
~ Authors for Authors
Brevard Book Fairs
http://www.AuthorsForAuthors.com

~ American PEN Women
Cape Canaveral Branch
http://www.canaveralpenwomen.org
Meets: 4th Saturday of Month

~Florida Book News
lou@loubelcher.com
http://www.floridabooknews.com

~ Florida Writers Association
http://www.floridawriters.net

~ Mystery Writers
http://www.mwaflorida.org

~ Scribblers of Brevard
http://www.brevardscribblers.org

~ Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
http://www.scbwiflorida.com

~ Society for Technical Communications
http://www.stc.org

~ Space Coast Writers’ Guild
http://www.SCWG.org
Meets: 3rd Saturday of Month

~ STAR – Romance Writers
SpacecoasT Authors of Romance
http://www.authorsofromance.com

November 9, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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