Who Is Yvonne Marie?
Do you have a dream to write a book or (write more books) that will help to encourage, motivate, and heal hearts? That's my dream as well! In fact, my dream includes helping you to achieve your dream. I have always been a teacher, encourager, and motivator for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I spent my summer vacations "playing school". My poor brothers were my students who had to do my little reading and math assignments during summer break. Hahaha!
I've had a great career as an associate professor of English helping students learn how to use written language to find their unique voice and to communicate with various audiences for different purposes. We move through the mountains and valleys of the writing process until they are motivated to push through writing challenges in their own lives. By the end of the journey, they're a lot less intimidated by the tasks.
After writing and self-publishing my book, Kill the Busy, Save the Bee, I realized that my students weren't the only ones that found writing to be scary. Many business professionals, coaches, and ministry leaders have expressed to me their desire to share their stories or impart knowledge, but the task of writing a book seemed to be insurmountable. Many of these men and women are already writing, blogging, posting, and emailing, but for some reason, they do not claim the title of "writer." They are busy people whose lives are full, and their book dreams are in the back of their minds filed under "One Day When Things Slow Down." Hearing all of these book ideas and dreams made me feel a bit restless because I'm a teacher, a motivator, and an encourager! I want to help because I know I can!
Having spent most of my adult life serving as an educator in public schools, higher education, and Christian ministries, I have developed the ability to effectively motivate, teach, and encourage those who have dreams of writing a book.