Yvonne is the eldest of three children; at a very early age she was burdened with the responsibility of many jobs, while her single mother worked various jobs to feed, clothe and shelter her children. The power to survive came through the Word of God.
At eight years old, Yvonne’s mother married an alcoholic who abused over the counter non-sleeping aids. She confesses that when her step daddy wasn’t drinking he was the “best dad in the world”. As a pre-teen Yvonne began journaling her travels, family troubles, emotional pain and hatred. That was the beginning of her journey into establishing herself as a writer.
Writing became a method of escape from the verbal and physical abuse by her stepfather. In her written expressions, Yvonne emotionally and psychologically found freedom from such a stressful environment. A positive highlight of Yvonne’s childhood came during summers out of school, when she and siblings had the opportunity to travel with her stepfather all over the United States in his capacity as a truck driver.
Over the years Yvonne developed a love for creating things. She admits, “I have always had a difficult time trying to grasp things as black and white. I always wanted to know more. “Because” was not a satisfactory response to my inquiries. I wanted to know what made things function.”
This curiosity has led Yvonne to master various types of writing, graphics art applications, photo journaling, magazine design and in depth research on various subjects.
Yvonne attended Grand Rapids Junior College, Morris Brown College, Sheridan Vocational School, Changing Lives Publishing Intern Program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration Internet Training Course.
In spite of where she has come from, Yvonne is determined to be the best at what she does. This energetic seeker, never takes “no” for an answer, and loves a good controversial subject to stimulate and to get her juices flowing.
She is the editor of Family Reader; graphics design Intern with Changing Lives Publishing, and Associate and Advisor with Infinite Possibilities for Life.