Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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The Last Rites on Amazon Kindle for .99 for a Very Very Limited Time

For a very very limited time I am offering The Last Rites for .99 on kindle. The Last Rites is one of my two true crimes. The true story of the rape and execution of Pauline Metler in 1975 in Fort Pierce, Florida. She was a vibrant and young and beautiful 33 year old woman who disappeared as she hitchhiked from Melbourne Florida to Key West on US1. Until earlier this year she had been in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Fort Pierce. This is her story.

If you expect fluff or a soft read this book is not for you. I do not give the perpetrators any slack. They knew what they were doing when they committed this crime. While Pauline might have had many flaws as we all do she did not deserve this end to her life.

When the book was written it was written so that she would always be remembered.

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Rites-Yvonne-Mason-ebook/dp/B005GHFIRW/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1385326028&sr=1-9&keywords=yvonne+mason

the last rites front by debi

November 24, 2013 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Questions about The Last Rites

The Last Rites The True Story of the Rape and Execution of Pauline Metler

The Last Rites The True Story of the Rape and Execution of Pauline Metler

 

The other day on my fan page on facebook I received an email  from someone who apparently didn’t have a page. When I tried to answer the email it would not go through. So I will try to answer it here. The question was this, when I was researching this book did I talk to any of the victim’s family. The answer to that is no. The reason is simple, when this case was being investigated all those many years ago, the few family members who lived in Melbourne at the time of the brutal murder refused to give law enforcement any information. They were cagey and evasive.  Law enforcement didn’t know if they were ashamed of the victim, if they were hiding something or they just plain hated the victim. I had to use what research I had which were the case files, the accounts from those who worked the crime and the limited things I could find on my own. I was asked why I said that no one cared enough – There were two reasons the first was the fact that those in Melbourne refused to give law enforcement any information about the victim’s immediate family that is mother, father, siblings. The one brother they did find came to a dead end. They didn’t know if the victim had any children, where she originally came from how she got to Florida or any of her history. Once it was determined who she was through dental records, the family in Melbourne nor her current husband would claim her body and lay her to rest.

Later I was contacted by a daughter who was a small child when her mother died. She didn’t know that her mother had been buried by St. Lucie County and was in an unmarked grave. She asked me the same question, Why did I say no one cared. My response to her was this. No adult at that time cared, which was evident by the family members in Melbourne- I told her it was in no way in reflection her or others who were either too young or didn’t have any control over the situation. It was directed toward those who had the ability to make sure that Pauline was laid to rest  with family and not in a strange place with no one to grieve over her body.

When I write true crime, I write for the victims. I write so they will be remembered. I write so that they will never be forgotten. People always remember the killer but never the victim. In Pauline’s case there was not even a stone to mark her final resting place. No one knew she was even buried in that place. She deserved better. No matter how she lived her life or under what circumstances she met her death, she deserved better than an unmarked grave in a strange town where no one knew her.

Those who could not do anything because it was beyond their control – the statement was not meant to slur your memory in any way. It was for those who could have done something and refused. Even if that something was just to talk to the investigators. Even if that something was to give an option to other family members to get her home.

Thanks to this book Pauline now has a stone. The one daughter who has become I hope my friend made sure her mother was not forgotten. Her resting place is now marked. People who walk by now know she is there. They will see her name and know she lived and maybe left good behind.

So to all of you who had no control who could not grieve next to her grave, who could not place flowers and remembrance by her stone, who didn’t even know where she was buried- take heart- know that statement was not meant for you- the book was meant to help you heal to know that she is not forgotten and to know that because I live so close I check on her for you frequently. Pauline is a part of me. She led me to the writing of her story. She wanted it told. She wanted and needed to be remembered.

Paulines Stone

May 28, 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

Another Person Wants Their Fifteen Minutes Of Fame By Personally Attacking Me.

This Morning I received a comment on my facebook fan page about my true crime The Last Rites. This comment was in the form of a personal attack by one Theresa Gruber Caporale. Apparently she is lost in some twilight zone, hasn’t read the book or just got bored and felt the need to show her extreme lack of good manners and common sense. The attack came in the form of a comment that reek of self loathing and self hate. I am paraphrasing this comment basically she told me that she I didn’t know what I was talking about when I said no one cared enough about Pauline Metler to bury her and the book disgusted her. She also told me I needed to do my homework. Seriously?! I spent three years on this book, had the entire case file, talked to and interviewed the men who worked the case. They all said the same thing and it is in the case file, the family they talked to lied, and refused to co operate.

Law enforcement didn’t even know she had any living relatives outside the aunt and grandmother in Melbourne. They refused to tell law enforcement anything. But I found out alot, Things I promised I would not put in the book.

No the family involved didn’t care enough to bury this young woman who didn’t deserve to be raped and executed and left on a remote road to rot like garbage. She didn’t deserve to be lied about, and tossed out like trash. The adults involved didn’t care enough to bury her. The left her for the county to bury in an unmarked grave. They refused for whatever reason to claim her body so the rest of the family could say goodbye.

Theresa I know many things about this young woman and her family – many things that I promised not to expose. I have given this young woman a voice. A voice that was silenced and then forgotten.  A Voice that has begged to be heard so she can rest. A voice that screams for those who forgot her to live with that decision.

Pauline will never be forgotten again. She is remembered by many and her voice rings out to be heard. Only the guilty scream at the top of their lungs about disgust, and denial.  I have the facts  from reliable and undisputable sources. Facts that show without a doubt this young woman was forgotten as if she didn’t exist.  There have been excuses made as to why no one came forward, but the fact still stands she lies in an unmarked Potters Grave and has since 1975.

She deserves to be heard! She deserves her voice!

The Last Rite, The Pauline Metler Story

 

May 12, 2012 Posted by | Hate Mail | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Missed the Show Last Night…….

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Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

Well kiddies, if you missed the show last night you missed an hour of side splitting, belly laughing, tear running fun. I was a guest on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ashleyfontainne/2012/03/11/yvonne-mason. We talked and laughed about many things including the fact that her co-host Bennet Pomerantz was stuck between to true southern girls who gave him no slack. In between laughing and talking with him, I did manage to discuss my books and why I write.

Yes, we also talked about my hats and the flying monkeys that are always appearing on my facebook page and why they are so important to me.

Go listen to the show, learn a bit about me and why I do what I do. I am not your average author. I don’t stick to just one genre. The voices in my head won’t let me. I learned a long time ago to just let them do their thing. Sometimes it gets extremely crowded in there. But such as it is with authors. I love what I do and no I don’t expect to get rich- but in the big picture I am already richer beyond my wildest dreams.

When Fates Collide

We talked about the conception of this little jewel and her sister.

When Fates Collide Mardi Gras Bound

Both of these books should be illegal because they are so funny. This book comes with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for soiled clothing as you are reading it.

Dream Catcher Failure Was Never an Option

This is the reason I am successful. This book is the heart and soul of our family. He has never quit even though he could. So we never quit.

Blood Alley

This little short story is only available right now on kindle and nook. It is well worth the read. It will make you think twice about traveling late at night alone on a two lane black top.

A Voice From the Grave

My historical fiction is available in book form, kindle, kindle audible, nook and in an mp3 CD format. If you enjoy reading about history of the civil war you will love this book.

Tangled Minds

Every teen should read this book. There are life’s lessons as well as entertainment between the pages. Actions always create and equal or opposite reaction which will without fail create a consequence!

The Last Rites

My second true crime. She was raped and executed and left in a remote area. To add insult to injury no one cared enough to claim her body. She was buried by the county in a pauper’s grave. Read her story and remember her death and honor her life.

Silent Scream A True Crime

Florida’s first serial killer Gerard Schaefer tortured and executed between 9-34 young and young women. This is their story.

Brilliant Insanity

Brilliant Insanity the title says it all. A serial killer has five days to live and he is allowed to tell his story. The story is told in first person and will keep you up nights. No it is not a true crime. But it could have happened.

Check out the show and my books. They are all on Amazon, Lulu, Kindle, Nook, itunes, ebooks, and my online bookstore if you would like a signed copy at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

Go listen to the show laugh till you cry – then go order my books – it will make your day.

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

How Would You Feel If Your Loved One Just Disappeared off the Face of The Earth One Day?

The Last Rites

We never think about the fact that when our loved ones walk out the door for a destination that it might be the last time we ever see them. We just assume they will walk back into that door with a greeting of “Hello”. But sometimes they don’t especially if they are a free spirit and never know from one minute to the next what they are going to do.

Pauline Metler walked out of her trailer in Melbourne in 1975 hitchhiking to Key West. She told those she left behind that she would be back in a few days. She started here Journey on US1 in Melbourne headed south. She was never seen or heard from again. No one ever reported her missing.

Several days later the decomposed remains of a body was found on Ulrich Rd in Fort Pierce. This body was found by two strangers who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The body had no identification.

When law enforcement started working the case they had nothing to go on until her false teeth were identified. Her name was Pauline Metler. She was 33 years old. She had lived in Key West and was married to Donald Metler That was all anyone knew.

It took several more weeks before law enforcement could find out where her family was or if she even had any. When they did find out and went to talk to them – law enforcement was lied to about her. The family refused to cooperate. The so called friends she had refused to cooperate. No one would talk to the investigators.

When the body or what was left of the body was released for burial Donald Metler refused to claim it. No one else in her family claimed it either. Sadly she was finally buried in an unmarked grave by the County in a pauper’s section of a city cemetery in Fort Pierce. To this day she still has no headstone to show that she ever existed. Her legacy is that unmarked grave.

“The Last Rites” is her story. It is her legacy in book form. It is a tribute to a young woman who was brutally raped and executed simply because three men had an urge and could. Pauline Metler was a human being who didn’t deserve to die in this fashion and then to be tossed in an unmarked grave for whatever reason. She deserves to be remembered because she lived. She loved was loved and because she was a person.

Who is to say what she might have done with her life had it not been cut so short. Who’s to say what she might have accomplished had she not been picked up that day on US1.

The question will always remain in my mind Why didn’t someone care enough?

This is my way of caring. This is my way of remembering and letting the world know she existed. Read her story, keep her memory alive. Understand that none of us are exempt from the same type of fate.

March 5, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

What Would You Do IF?

The Last Rites

What would you do if your daughter, sister, mother, wife disappeared and no one knew it until there was a knock at the door? What would you do if that same daughter, sister, mother, wife was not who you expected her to be so you just wrote her out of your life?
What would you do if there were questions by law enforcement and you were hiding something or you were ashamed of her?
What would you do if……
These questions may sound strange or even impossible but they happened. Pauline Metler who marched to her own drummer disappeared on or about Mememorial day weekend in 1975. No one even knew or cared that she was missing. When she was finally discovered in a remote area on Ulrich Rd in Fort Pierce there was hardly anything left to autopsy much less bury. She had been raped and executed and left to the Florida elements.
When the investigators tried to interview people she knew, places she worked and even family memebers they all lied. None of them were forthcoming with anything to help solve her senseless murder. Even her current husband refused to claim her body and give it a dignified burial.
She was thrown away like trash in a landfill without a second thought. St. Lucie County finally buried her in a pauper’s grave without a headstone and no one to remember.
Her name was Pauline Metler age 33 – she is one of the forgotten ones who lie in a cemetery with no stone and no one to grieve over her.
Her story is that rememberence. Her story is for her to always be remembered. Help to remember her by reading her story. Don’t let her life become one of the many statistics.

January 22, 2012 Posted by | yvonne mason | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Mini Review on The Last Rites

The Last Rites

This morning I awoke to find this posted on my facebook page. She is reading my second true Crime, The Last Rites. The crime occured two years after Gerard Schaefer was tried and convicted for the murder of two girls whose bodies were found on South Hutchinson Island. He was linked though never convicted of between nine and thirty two murders. He was considered Florida’s first serial killer.
The discovery of this young woman’s body set the county of St Lucie into another panic. They didn’t need another serial killer. When she was found she had no identification and her body was already in full rigor. Her case was first investigated as a Jane Doe and then changed to her name Pauline Metler once she was finally identified. The case went cold for a year. No one was talking – and no one claimed her body for burial. She was buried by the county in a pauper’s grave with no stone. This book is her stone. It is a way of rememberence. She didn’t deserve anything that happened to her. Read her story and remember her. This book can be found on Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Nook Book, Lulu and my online store at http://thebookattic.ecrater.com

Sherri A Marchese

” I just wanted you to know my hands and eyes are glued to my Kindle reading The Last Rites.I’m spellbound”

January 5, 2012 Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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