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Port St Lucie, Florida
About Me:
 The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.
 Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia.

 After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006.

 Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major.

 Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

The Dream:
 Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006.

The Inspiration:
 Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up

The Author:
Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:

 Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.
 Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay.
 Brilliant Insanity - to be released in July 2008.
 Silent Scream - to be released in fall of 2008.

Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”:
“In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple concept. By helping three people, those three people help three more people and soon that becomes nine. Those nine people each help three more people and the giving continues. As you see, it is the power of three. Our giving comes back to us ten-fold. So one could say it is three to the power of ten. We all started out with nothing. By using this philosophy we can help one another and share the goodness of life’s wealth.”

Speaking Engagements:
Yvonne is an accomplished motivational speaker and is available for speaking engagements. Previous engagements include:

 April 2008 at IRCC - “How to Sell One’s Self in the Business World” presentation to the student body.
 April 2008 at The Palm Glades Girl Scouts Council Sixth Annual Luncheon as the featured keynote speaker - “Dreams, Goals and Aspirations” presentation.
 May 2007 at Lanier Tech - “Succeeding in Life” Power Point presentation to the student body using the concepts of Stan’s Story.
 May 2007 at Blackshear Baptist Church - Power Point presentation entitled “Acceptance of Self and Others”.
 May 2007 at IRCC - “How to Reach Your Goals - It’s Never Too Late” presentation to adult women returning to school to become professionals in different fields.

Book Signings:
Yvonne is available to autograph books and welcomes the opportunity to attend local events, bookstores, conventions, schools, writer’s clubs or any other function interested in her books.

Contacting Yvonne:
All inquiries should be directed to Yvonne @ysam51@yahoo.com
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Ann Rule, Patrica Cornwell, Lee Childs, Brian Hiag
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
CSI Miami, NCIS, Closer, Boston Legal, Shark

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Brilliant Insanity
By Yvonne Mason

Chapter One

The door to the small gray walled visitation room slammed shut, with a bang that reverberated throughout the floor.
As I began to sit down on the cold grey metal chair my handcuffs and shackles rattle like old bones. The cuffs are tight against my wrist, making them very uncomfortable, because they are chained to the leg shackles. Wearing the leg shackles make it difficult to walk and move around. I am not able to walk properly it is more like a shuffle. I guess they think I will try to escape. I am a resident of the State of Florida at Raeford Prison located in North Central Florida near Gainesville. After exhausting all of my appeals through the judicial system, being in prison for over fifteen years and knowing I was finally going to get the needle for the eight bitches I finally got retribution on, I wanted to tell my story. I wanted the world to know what they had done to me and how I had been treated all those years ago in 1983.
And as an added kick I wanted the cops to know that I knew who had killed the other three. My name is Marion Lewis Reinhart. At least it has been for many years. The name on my birth certificate is Marion Louisa Reinhart. My mother wanted a boy. My parents called me Louis from the day I was born. I am scheduled to die by the lethal cocktail in five days.
The lethal cocktail is a mixture of Sodium Pentothal which produces a coma, pancironium bromide which relaxes the muscles and potassium chloride which causes the heart to stop beating. Separately these drugs are good. Together they are, well, lethal. What a way to go. When I found out I was going to have this lovely lethal cocktail, I looked it all up in the prison library. Funny, they strap me down to put me to sleep. By the time I get hit with the chloride, I will be in the twilight zone.
But before I go, I have been given permission to tell the facts of what happened all those years ago. The facts are so much better than the truth as all of them know it. The facts are what really happened and why. The facts will finally set me free. Not their so called truth.
The cops thought they were so smart. They thought they had it all figured out. They thought it was about my sexual inabilities. They thought it was the only way I could get off. Those idiots ! It had nothing to do with sex. It had to do with revenge.
As I glanced around the room, my eyes stopped abruptly on the young reporter sitting across from me. She is over dressed in a pale blue suit. Her blouse is a shade darker and all the buttons are fastened according to the prison rules. There is no excess or inviting flesh anywhere. She looks like an old fashioned school marm waiting to wrap my knuckles for some infraction of the rules.
I couldn’t help but notice her red shoulder length hair, and like me it had a mind of its own. She is in her mid twenties. I think her deep green eyes are the best quality about her. Until I notice her face, soft and petite with a mouth that is small and seductively inviting. She has a small delicate nose which is slightly turned up on the end. She will break some man’s heart one day, if she hasn’t already. She wears no jewelry. Her name is Mandy McQuaid, from the Fort Pierce, Sentinel.

The Fort Pierce Sentinel is the local paper for the Fort Pierce area. It has been locally owned by a family by the name of Barnes for a hundred years. It covered my crime from the first day the last body was found. The editor, Bill Barnes did an excellent job of covering the story when it broke, so it only seemed fair that he get the rest of the story. Besides that he had Mandy as one of his reporters and someone I was very interested in.
She looks like one of the ones who were popular in high school. I bet she was even on the cheer leading squad.
“Hey cheerleader,” I say as she shifts in her chair. Her eyes grow wide and I see her breath come in short pants. She was picked for this article because she looks like the eight. I also have another reason but she will learn why later. I only wanted her to do the article. She would understand my reasons for having to do retribution. She will understand when she knows all of the facts. She will more than happy to be part of my retribution.
I can tell she is scared to be in the room with me. I watch her get the small tape recorder out of her bag and put it on the table. Then she takes out her yellow legal pad and several pens. I watch her slender hands shake slightly as she lays the pad on the table. She glances at the two way mirror to make sure someone is watching. I smile at her in what I think is a non-threatening way. I know what she is thinking. I see it in her face. She thinks I may try to kill her. She has nothing to worry about. She is the instrument of my truth. She will let the world know how badly I was treated all those years ago. Everyone will see that I was the victim. I was the one who was hurt and ridiculed. I was the one who was left out. I am the one left with the invisible scars. She will be the one who tells the world that I was the one who so cleverly and masterfully killed the three. Yes, Mandy will make things right.
“Today is July 15, 2007. I am interviewing Mr. Marion Lewis Reinhart who has five days left” Mandy said into the recorder.
Marion Reinhart will be executed in the Florida Penal System by lethal injection.
Taking a deep breath, Mandy continues, “Mr. Reinhart has stated that he wishes to tell his side of the story behind the heinous crimes of murder he committed over fifteen years ago against eight women.”
I sit back in my chair, take a deep breath and do my best to hide my smile.
“Well, Mandy.”
The recording made a whizzing sound that was distracting, but this would catch her attention.
“There were more than eight.”

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The Last Rites has Been Released

My second true crime is now out

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 11:22pm

The Article about the Forum that was presented in Martin County about Gerard Schaefer and Silent Scream

This is the pin the Victims advocate handed out it was in honor of the girls.

The Panel, left to right Bob Crowder, Sheriff of Martin County, Joe Crankshaw, Journalist, Bob Stone, Former Prosecutor who prosecuted Schaefer, Yvonne Mason, Author of Silent Scream, Bruce Colton State Attorney and former co-counsel for Schaefer.

Panel… Continue

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 2:44am

Silent Scream My True Crime Documentary Gets a Face Lift

My True Crime Doucmentary Silent Scream gets a face lift just in time for the newest review. Read what reader and fellow author Sheri has to say about Silent Scream:

Why do serial killers intrigue us so much? I've always been drawn to the criminal mind for some reason, especially if it has to do with the mind of a serial killer.

I've watched documentaries on the likes of Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Son… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 1:45am

The Re-Release of Tangled Minds A Must Read

Florida Author Yvonne Mason Has Answered the Calls of Her Readers

Florida Author Yvonne Mason has listened to her readers and re-released Tangled Minds

Tangled Minds


PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 28, 2009 – Florida Author Yvonne Mason has listened to her readers and re-released her Suspense Novel Tangled Minds. This novel follows on the heels of her… Continue

Posted on March 28, 2009 at 11:00pm

This Is Where I will be on April 27

This forum is quite an honor. All of the people on the panel were involved in some way with Gerard Schaefer - This forum in in conjunction with National Victim's Week.

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 4:37am

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At 12:21am on September 1, 2009, Tom Cooke said…
I haven't said howdy for a while, so I thought I'd check in and see how things are going in Port St. Lucie. Got Nueces Means Nuts released last month and publisher says sales are 'good' whatever that means. Reviews have been great though so my ego is stoked. Now I need to concentrate on the sequel.
Behave yourself.
At 10:12am on July 4, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Yvonne, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 4:26am on January 10, 2009, Ronnie Mercer said…
Are we allowed to vote more than once? I see you are in 7th place now...GOOD LUCK
At 3:12am on January 10, 2009, Ronnie Mercer said…
I voted for you...good luck!
At 1:34pm on July 17, 2008, Rebecca Benston said…
It's good to be part of this group.
At 4:35am on June 13, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
I look forward to reading your forthcoming book. I enjoy having my socks knocked off. :-)
At 3:28am on June 13, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Hi Yvonne, I just read your blog on the Graveyard Shift and am fascinated by your profession, as I'm sure everyone here is. My granddaddy was from Macon County, Georgia, and he crossed the state line to marry my grandmother in Clay County, Alabama, so my roots are defintely southern. :-)
At 9:36pm on June 8, 2008, Jim Gracie said…
Thanks - I'd love to be your friend on Crimespace, and thanks for the invite! We don't have bounty hunters in Scotland. What does bounty hunting involve? There's an American import on a TV channel here called 'Dog the Bounty Hunter', though I have to admit I've never watched it, as it's on daytime TV.
At 12:00pm on June 7, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
How do you like Elmore Leonard's bounty hunter Max Cherry, or is he more a bail bondsman?
At 11:19am on June 4, 2008, Lee Lofland said…
Yvonne, could/would you contact me via email? I have a question for you regarding bounty hunting.



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