Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Tangled Minds

Tangled Minds

Tangled Minds

Several years ago after I finished releasing Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option, I sat down at my computer and wrote this book. The book itself is fiction, however, the storyline is fact. My oldest grandson has ADHD. His mother had him when she was very young. She made some bad decisions, not as bad as my character in the book but bad decisions none the less.

Tangled Minds is loosely based on that life experience. Sadly my grandson continues to make bad decisions and because of it his life has been a series of run ins with law. ADHD is one of the most misunderstood disabilities out there. When he was first diagnosed, I researched everything I could on this divisibility. I understand it so well. However, that being said it can be controlled. The mind is a funny thing – it will only take on a life of its own if we allow it to. Sadly many who have ADHD allow the mind to control the person instead of the other way around.

Tangled Minds is just that, the tangling of actions, reactions and the consequences of those actions and reactions which continue for generations.

If you haven’t yet read this book you need to- if your teens have read this book they need to. It will change the way you think.

” Tangled Minds is a masterpiece. In the fine tradition of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Yvonne Mason leads the reader through the twisted and tangled lives of Brianna Van Pelt and her son, Josh, thrusting us into a Pygmalion dilemma that has consumed scholars for decades. Is there such a thing as a “bad seed”, an individual whose feet are placed upon a path of crime and evil almost from the beginning? Thwarted by her parents’ tough love, seventeen-year-old, single mother, Brianna, allows herself to be drawn into a new world glittering with easy money and false promises, accepting that proposition that no good girl ever should. With her young son, Josh, in tow, she dazzles with new prosperity, fulfilling the fantasies of not only her glorified pimp, Ken Morgan, but those of a judge and a host of depraved, desperate men in their wake.”
Ann B Keller

September 2, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tangled Minds A Screen Play

Tangled Minds

Tangled Minds has been compared to John Steinbeck’s classic, “Of Mice and Men”. It is real life in fiction form and proves that history does repeat  itself when the lessons are not learned. Tangled Minds should be seen and read by every teen on this planet. And knowing that most kids do not read, which in itself is criminal, Tangled Minds has been written into a screen play.

In this day and age when movies are regurgitated and remade over and over it is time for something fresh and new. Something that has not been movied to death. With that thought in mind Tangled Minds has been written into a screen play by myself and Ann B Keller. It has been filed with all the proper places and is just looking for a home. Now is the perfect time to make the story happen on film. Actions, Reactions and Consequences.

March 17, 2012 Posted by | screenplays | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to have a Chance to Talk to Me?

Best Selling Indie Author Yvonne Mason


This Saturday night at 10:00pm EST you will have a chance to listen to me as well as ask me any questions you might have. I will be appearing on Blog Talk Radio with Ashley Fontainne. It will be an hour show and if you miss you well let me just say you will be missing alot. Blog talk radio is listened to on your computer so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home or turn on a radio. Just click the link below and join us. There will be a chat room where you can pose your thoughts as well as a call in number. It will be a funfilled and exciting evening as you all know – I am just liable to say anything. So let’s make this a great show tune in and listen. I will be talking about my books why I write and why I have chosen to be an indie author – How I have made my books best sellers and my refusal to be dictated to by others. Yes, for those of you who know me, I march to my own Drummer- Hell, I march to my own band.
So join us it is only an hour and it will be packed from start to finish!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ashleyfontainne/2012/03/11/yvonne-mason

March 9, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Next Event!!!!

 

Yes, I am a Best Selling Author

 

 

For those of you who follow me and love seeing me at my events well write this down on your calender. On March 31st I will be in Cocoa, Florida at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center from 10:00 am until 4:00pm. The address is 308 Forest Ave Cocoa Florida. I do this event every year and love it. I see old friends and meet new ones.

I will have all of my books and yes even my new audio one. This is a perfect opprotunity to start your Christmas shopping early, get that special someone their Birthday, Mother’s Day Father’s Day , even Easter present. Books are the window to the world and I have so many choices, Inspiration – True Crime- Crime Fiction- Comedy- Historical Fiction and even audio. You see boys and girls, I refuse to be labeled. When one is labeled it forces one to only walk one path. I walk many. My life is so diverse and so interesting that walking one path is like being put in a cage.

I write different from any author you have ever read, I march to my own drummer and some days even my own band. I see the world in a different persepective and I write the same way. My true crime novels are not milk toast and cookies, they are raw, they show the pain, the ugly and the evil of the monstors who murdered their victims. They do not white wash anything. My crime fiction reads like true crime, you are drawn into the book like one of the characters. My inspiration will make you work toward being a better person. It will explode every emotion in your body to the point that when you are turning the last page you wonder why there isn’t more. My comedy comes with a disclaimer in the front of the book that I and my co- author are not responsible for any wet clothes you might have due to reading our books.

For those of you who read my books, encourage your friends to visit me, for those of you who have never read my books this is a perfect time to come by and purchase them as well as to visit with me. I promise I don’t bite – but I can’t say so much about my flying monkeys, you guys on facebook know what I am talking about.

This event promises to be even better than it was last year so come on down, make it a day.

Tangled Minds

Tangle Minds just one of several of my books!

A Voice From the Grave

 

A Voice From the Grave is on Audio in mp3 format- It will play on your computer, ipad, ipod, mp3 player and other electronic devices, it may not play in older model cars but it will play in the newer ones. The entire book is on one disk so no changing which is wonderful.

 

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option This book is being used in Floresta Elementary as required reading. When you read it you will know why. The true story of one Man’s Success when Failure was his only option. This review was written by someone who has just finished reading this book. It is one that you will want to keep in your library and refer to again and again and again as well as give as gifts.

Jeri Fendler

  • This is actually my first book review.

  • I just finished a book written in love, “DREAM CATCHER: failure was never an option”.  This was the first book written by Yvonne Mason, Russell graduate.  Yvonne writes with compassion and admiration of her amazing brother and his life long quest to prove the experts do not always get it right.  You smile as you cry, reading how Stan never gave up, and always found his own solutions, as he worked out his own unique methods of achieving the life he wanted to live.  Setbacks never stopped him.   While his entire family, his loving siblings and wonderful father, always were supportive and helped him reach his goals, it is their mother who is extraordinary in her refusal to accept a restricted life for Stan.  She confronts doctors and schools to help her son. Stan himself, his personality, his sweetness, his quiet courage,  will make you laugh with him, and cheer for him.  Yvonne’s love and admiration for her brother is on every page.  Just keep the tissues handy.   First, you will cry, then you will laugh at Stan’s  exploits until you are crying again … as his indomitable spirit struggles , and triumphs.  I promise, you will love this man before you finish the book.

The Last Rites

 

The Last Rites one of my two true crimes. It is part of the history on the Treasure Coast. Pauline Metler was brutaly raped and executed and dumped on Ulrich Rd after she was picked up hitchhiking from Melbourne to Key West. Her story takes the reader from Cocoa to Key West – to Melbourne to her death. She is one of the forgotten ones. Her body was never claimed and she was buried in a paupers grave in Fort Pierce. This book is to remember her life. She is just one of many victims who have been forgotten through the years.

 

Silent Scream A True Crime

 

Silent Scream my first true crime and also part of Florida’s history. Gerard Schaefer a Martin County Deputy for 30 days began killing young women in 1966, he was finally stopped in 1973. He brutally tortured and killed between 9-34 young women. This is their story- unsanitzed and raw. This is so they will never be forgotten again, some of the bodies have never been found.

 

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

 

When Fates Collide and When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound- my comedies co written by my friend and fellow author Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. These two books can be sold together and separate. They do come with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for wet clothing as you read them. You don’t want to miss these little babies and you will want to share.

 

Brilliant Insanity

 

Have you ever wondered what a Serial Killer might have on his mind as he approaches his death? Well Brilliant Insanity is yet another one of my crime fiction novels. It is told in first person as the killer who is sitting on death row. This book has been known to keep readers up at night.  Not one you will want to miss. And definatly one you will want to share. So buy one to keep and one to give away.

Blood Alley

 

Blood Alley is currently only available on Kindle and Nook as a short story for 2.99 however, you will want to get it now because, there is something coming down the pike for this little horror story.

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Latest Review for Tangled Minds

This review popped up on Amazon this morning about Tangled Minds. This book is very close to my heart. It is based on a true crime and the young mother is patterned after my oldest daughter. While this book is fiction it contains many life’s lessons about things every teen should know. Every parent should learn.

Tangled Minds

5.0 out of 5 stars Tangled Minds-AWESOME!!!!!, December 13, 2011
By
Peter fundora – See all my reviews
This review is from: Tangled Minds (Kindle Edition)
Omg this book is full of bigger than life characters.Its like your in the story.The people are so real,it leaves you wanting more.
I’m reading it for second time(waiting for sequel).
Buy this book by this awesome author(good job Yvonne)

December 13, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Offering – One That will make a great Stocking Stuffer!

Silent Scream Collector Playing Cards

When Fates Collide Collector Playing Cards

Tangled Minds

The Last Rites

When Fates Collide- Mardi Gras Bound

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Brilliant Insanity- Collector Playing Cards

A Vocie From the Grave- Collector Playing Cards

Okay we all know it is getting near to the silly season- otherwise known as Christmas. You know that time of year when the Jolly, Fat Man in a red suit and white beard and hair- makes his rounds via his eight tiny reindeer and his read sleigh. Most of us run around at the last minute looking for that special gift- you know the one that won’t wind up in the top of a closet – or in the bottom of a cabinet never to be seen again.

Well kiddies- Santa has drafted me to help him this year solve that never ending problem. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your chair at home or work. I have several offerings on my online bookstore at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

As you all know all of my books are listed there. When you purchase them they do arrive signed to what ever person you are giving it too. I am also listing gift certificates – currently there are $20.00, $40.00 and $50.00 if you need one that is not listed all you have to do is contact me at ysam51@yahoo.com and I will post the amount you wish to purchase. I can even add the name of the person you are giving it to as well as send it to that person if that is your wish.
Today I have added another set of goodies that will make great stocking stuffers. They can only be found on this site. I have included collector playing cards which have one of my books covers on each deck. When you order them They will be signed by me and I can personelize them for that special someone.
If you wish to have any of my product sent directly to the person you are puchashing it for- I can do that as well. I am also offering gift wrapping at not charge.

As an indenpendant author I have to think outside of the box. I have to offer things that no one else does.
So I wanted to make your Christmas a more pleasant experience. Hence a recap-
Books, Gift certificates, collector playing cards – free gift wrapping- signed by me- Personalized- Priority Shipping- Drop ship to the recipient.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never An Option- Collector Playing Cards

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November 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Venue to Purchase My Books…

Tangled Minds

Okay readers there is another venue where you can now purchase my books. That would be the itunes store. Below is the link for one of them

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257456307

Currently there are four listed with the rest to follow. This is just another way you can order my books or give as gifts. You can buy an itunes gift card at your local store and the person you give it to can download to their computer or their phone.

October 28, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have You Ever Wondered How to Reach your Teen and Felt Like You Were Talking to a Brick Wall…

Tangled Minds

When I was a young adult my mother said that at times she wished she could bury her children when they became teenagers and dig them up again when they reached 30. The reason is teens and young adults go through a stage where they think they have all the answers to all the questions when they don’t even know the questions. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I understood her feelings. It wasn’t until I had children of my own and heard them say the same things to me that I had once said to my own wonderful mother. One of them being, “But I want to make my own mistakes.” Well, my mother in her infinite wisdome allowed me to do just that and some mistakes I could never fix. I in turn allowed my children to do the same and some mistakes can never be fixed. Hopefully they can be learned from so as not to be repeated.
That being said, my book Tangled Minds is taken from real life experiences, that have been embelished for the sake of the fiction story. The crime in the book happened. It happened in Gainesville Georiga and the young man went to prison for 10 years for his part. My oldest daughter started having children at 16 years old and she refused to take responsiblity for her actions. She made some very bad decisions but not as bad at the character in the book.
The book has been compared to John Steinbeck’s Mice and Men. While fiction the story contains many life’s lessons.
Tangled Minds takes the reader on a journey traveled by Brianna Van Pelt a seventeen year old teen with her entire life before her. In on split second she makes a decision that not only stays with her- it leads her to other very bad and life changing decisions which spill over into bad decisions made by her son. It brings to mind the old saying, “the sins of the fathers are revisited on the children.”
This book while fiction holds nothing back and if read with an open mind while entertaining teaches many lessons that the young need to know. If you can’t talk to your teen, or if they just tune you out buy them this book. You as the parent read it first. There are lessons for you as well. Just becasue we do all we can to teach our children morals and give them a moral compass they don’t always use it. We can’t carry that guilt. It falls on them.
Tangled Minds, bad decisions, life’s lessons

October 28, 2011 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Offering for Those of You Who Buy My Books

Gift Certificates

For those of you who have no clue what that special person likes to read, but you know they would interested in my books I am now offering Gift Certificates. They are available on my online store at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com they come in $20.00, $40.00 and $50.00 prices. IF you need a different price you can let me know and I can set it up on the store site.
This is just another way for my readers and potential readers to be able to get my books easily. These little ditties make great stocking stuffers and the books when they are received will be signed by me.

It is getting that time of year when we run around all over town looking for that perfect gift. Let this year be different. Go to my online store and order books, or gift certificates for that special someone.

As a reminder all of my books can also be ordered on Lulu.com – Amazon Kindle and Nook book, some of them can be ordered on Amazon. But why would you not want a signed copy?

October 27, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christmas Present Quandry

Every year there is someone on your Christmas list that you have no clue what to buy them. Every year you wonder through the stores, the mail order catalogs and the online stores scratching your head and mumbling to yourself wondering what you are going to get the person who has everything. Well, this year, fear not, your problem is solved. This is the year books are vogue. This is the year that books can be read on some many devices. This is year you can be a hero.
There are so many indie authors out there who have books just begging to be read, wonderful authors who write everything from inspiration to romance, to murder mystery to vampires to you name it – it is out there.
With so many of our favorite traditional authors dying off isn’t it time to try something new? Isn’t it time to try and indie author.
For those of you who have no clue what an Indie author is – indulge me a moment of your time. We are those authors who have chosen to publish and market our own work. We are those authors who are tired of being rejected by traditional agents and publishers who think our voice is not good enough. We are those authors who believe that what we have to offer is just as good if not better. We are not hampered by conditions set by traditional publishers. We don’t have to sell our soul in order to be published. WE have control of our book, our cover and our marketing. We can do what we want to – go to any event we want to and sign what we want to. We don’t have our books slashed to pieces by some unknown entity just because they want a certain word count. We write what we want to when we want to. We don’t have to mass produce dribble just because of a contract. We can take our time and produce quality work and a great story.
So that being said, back to Christmas. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. You can order our books from places like, Lulu.com, amazon.com, Barnes and noble and yes even nookbook and amazon kindle. Some of us even have our own online bookstores, such as http://thebookattic.ecrater.com
We can be found on facebook and other places. All you have to do is contact us and we are more than happy to respond. We don’t respond through an agent or other entity. When you hear from us it is real. If you want the book personally autographed to a loved one we do that to.
I am working on gift certificates so that your purchases can be made easier. I take credit cards at all my events.
We are the up and coming thing in books. Give us a try, I know you will like us. Check out http://yvonnemason.wordpress.com you will see many book reviews – these books are all written by indie authors.
Give something different for Christmas this year- give a book by an indie author.
Support free enterprise.

October 26, 2011 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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