Violet Yates

Biography

A love of the English language was fostered in Violet Yates at a young age. Since the time she could first read, books were an escape to a world full of fantasy and imagination, where horses became unicorns and wings, where tornadoes picked up houses and little girls and they somehow landed in an emerald city. Having grown up in Hawaii, there was quite a bit of Hawaiian legend to be told to little Violet, as well as Chinese stories of girls and boys being born from peaches and growing from trees. She wrote her first story at age 8 and sent it into Highlights magazine, who sadly rejected it. But that did not stop her. Throughout Violet's life, she worked at perfecting her writing, striving to achieve straight A's in school.
While in New York in her 30's, Her love of words led her to seek a Bachelor's degree in English, and during those years she wrote a novel, a novella and several short stories. She went on to obtain a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration.
Violet loves to read, write, watch movies, listen to music and dream. She considers the Bible to be the best book ever written.
Violet has three children,a 23 year old son who is strong and wise, a 22 year old son who is handsome and makes her so proud, and a beautiful 13 year old daughter who takes after her mother a great deal.
Currently Violet lives in on the Kona Coast in Hawaii.

Where to find Violet Yates online

Twitter: violetyates2
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Falling into the Lord's Hands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is my story of alcohol addiction and how it got its hands on my life for a long time; years, in fact. I want to share my story, in the hopes that other people with addictions will seek help. I did, and for that I am eternally grateful. With Jesus Christ, nothing is impossible.
Learning to Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In Learning to Drive, 17 year old pregnant Lila leaves home thinking finally she has her life in her own hands instead of under her parents' control. Little did she know that her new husband and father of her child would take over the job, leaving Lila feeling defenseless, even in such little things as learning how to drive. Learning to Drive is a cautionary tale.
Leaves of the Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
Rose is married to Trevor Dunn, who has been unfaithful in the past. The world drops in on Rose when she realizes he's doing it again. She has a dear friend, Ethan, who may or may not have died in an accident. As Rose pieces the puzzle together, she embarks upon a journey of self-discovery, learning about herself and what she wants for her life.
Forgotten Forest of the Innocent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
I wrote this short story while in college as an English Undergrad, as a way to escape from the drudgery of research papers and text books. I had an idea: what if the world of fantasy and reality were to intersect? What if, say, a fairy found a telephone ringing in the forest? What would technology mean to the people who populated the fantasy world? Voila: Forgotten Forest of the Innocent was born.
Lost & Found
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.00)
Picture this: a turbulent marriage, four years of college and post-graduate work, single motherhood, a devastating divorce, disabling illness and a debilitating addiction. Anyone else might have just given up. But Violet Yates is a fighter. Embark upon a journey with her as you read thirteen years worth of poetry that comes straight from the heart.

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