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Since I am an author I will be discussing my books. I will also load up the shows with other authors, artists, and a menagerie of characters. Because of who I am one will never know what the show will bring. It keeps the suspense alive.
You see I am not only an author, I am a person of action, whether it is an injustice that needs righting, education of the masses, or other off the chain subjects. I believe in discourse, but I do not believe in bashing. So all shows will be with respect - but off the chain.

Off The Chain Yvonne Mason

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Since I am an author I will be discussing my books. I will also load up the shows with other authors, artists, and a menagerie of characters. Because of who I am one will never know what the show will bring. It keeps the suspense alive.
You see I am not only an author, I am a person of action, whether it is an injustice that needs righting, education of the masses, or other off the chain subjects. I believe in discourse, but I do not believe in bashing. So all shows will be with respect - but off the chain.

    Have You Met Her? Mary Brotherton That Is

    Have You Met Her? Mary Brotherton That Is

    After years of writing and editing for other's, seeing my name on their mastheads, I took a break in 2012 to become my mother's caregiver. When she crossed over two years later, I thought I could step back into the same path I'd walked for much of my career. Life threw me a curve.


    In 2018, I joined other professionals to create bUneke. At bUneke (be unique), we provide a free, educational publication that highlights people doing amazing things to make our world better. Since then, we have featured more than 3,000 charities, philanthropic businesses, and individuals who are working today to change tomorrow.


    I still write and edit as a freelancer, as time permits. bUneke is my passion and if you want to be a part of the movement, we welcome you to join us!


    I published my first book in 2022, after working on it for 40 years. My second book was released in the spring of 2023, after only 90 days from the first thought to the last page. A third book was inspired by a conversation with another author.


    Now, I am looking to rejoin the workforce and contribute to an organization that can make an impact on the world, rather than just my little corner of it.

    • 1 hr
    We Never Know Whose Life We Touch

    We Never Know Whose Life We Touch

    Tonight's show is about a woman who never thought she would be a published author. She wrote many things and put them aside never dreaming that one day she would not only see her work in print, but she would touch the lives of people she never knew. That woman is my friend Peggy Engeler. She is the church secretary, retired secretary for a law firm, owns a fox red lab. And to add to that she is a woman of a certain age. We all know that age. The one when we think we are too old to do.... whatever it is we want to do. 

    News flash we are never to old. 

    So join me as I talk about Peggy and how she got started, the books she has released and how she is living her best life.  

    • 44 min
    So Let's Talk About The Pink Canary

    So Let's Talk About The Pink Canary

    There are bodies piling up in Key West…. Serial Killer? The bodies showing up outside a famous drag bar….is that a clue or a coincidence? A book that delves into the Life of a Drag Queen and a marvelous “Who done it?” Clever! Let’s go into their world of Mascara and Stiletto Heels and observe. Who could be killing all these gay men and why? Yvonne Mason is the master, or mistress, of mystery in this rip roaring, fishnet stocking twisiting comedy mystery tale. This story could very well could have really happened as Yvonne Mason connects this story with some undisputed truth and history of NYC underworld and the “World Famous 82 Club”… it just might have happened, see for yourself…. Does the detective has a love/hate relationship with the Drag Queen or is it a lot less Hate and more Love than admitted? Exciting and Hilarious! Who will be next on the list of murder? The story is as seen through the main character’s eyes and what eyes they are! Lou the mild mannered detective by day and Lola a FABULOUS drag queen by night who can get into all kinds of trouble!! How her friends try to help her find the killer and catch the monster behind these unspeakable murders.I have been a Drag Queen for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been asked to collaborate on a book. Drag Queens are my speciality and I have worked in Cabaret shows since 1968 as well as extensively in Musical Theater, Television, Radio and Films. I really was excited and honored to help with the book and this book was an ultimate thrill for me.Thanks toYvonne Mason for her faith in me, and for having the insight to choose me to help her navigate this drag queen world. Thanks to Peter for his energy and Marvolous Wit…We will always be connected with this superb Book!


    Vicky Lane

    • 1 hr
    AMR Anthology Comes to Off the Chain In Memory of Our Dear Friend and Publisher

    AMR Anthology Comes to Off the Chain In Memory of Our Dear Friend and Publisher

     

     

    I write for AMR Publishing , aka Andrea Mile Rhoads. She puts out several Anthologies a year and I along with several other writers put together some of the best reading you will ever read. We have down thrillers, crime, romance, well not me, Christmas, you name it she puts it on. Usually she has a release party on Facebook and invites all to attend. Since I have revived the show, I thought it only befitting that we all come together and blow this little horror anthology out of the water here on Off The Chain. Yep, you will be able to call in and talk to your favorite author. There are five of us in the little jewel, T Elizabeth Guthrie, Pete Thorn, WS Greer, Virginia Johnson and me. 

    This Show was set up a couple of weeks ago. Last night we lost our fearless leader Andrea Miles Rhoads. So in honor of her ..... the tribe will have this show for her. Yes, some of our authors will be live on the show and yes we will talk about The Locked Door. However, we also want to talk about Andrea and how she has impacted our lives. How we met her, how we have been on this journey with her and what she means to us a freind, publisher and go to person. A huge hole has been torn in the tapstry of our industry. One that will never be repaired. Fly high with the Angels my friend. You are already so missed   

     

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Angels Among Us

    Angels Among Us

    This episode centers on the Angels that dwell among us. Those special people that God has given us to protect, love and learn from. Many of you know them as "challenged". I prefer unique. We are all "challenged" in some form or another. None of us are perfect. Granted God had a perfect plan however, we as human managed to screw that one up big time. 

    I have the honor of having one of those Angels in my life. His name is Stan and he survived and thrived in a time when that was not possible or probable. While we has a society have come a long way in the acceptance of those who are "challenged" we still have a long way to go. You see, some of those Angels are not born "challenged" some become that way after an illness, stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury or some other neurological damage. Because we as a rule do not know how to communicate or refuse to have the patience to allow them to communicate, we pass them off as unimportant. Shame on us. They are a gift to be cherished, loved and protected. 

    Join me as I talk about how we as a society must change the way we treat our Angels. You will be surprised at the things you learn from the beautiful people if you only give them a chance. My brother taught me more than I can ever teach him. His story can be found in his book, Dreamcatcher Failure was Never an Option. 

    Yes, the lines will be opened for call ins to tell your story.  

    • 1 hr
    Dealing with Narcissistic People

    Dealing with Narcissistic People

    They live amongst us. They work with us, they live in our communites and no matter what they always blame others for their bad decisions. They are always the victim. No matter if they start the confrontation. Nothing is ever their fault. 

    I have run into this many times in my professional and private life. I was even married to one. Over the years I have learned how to deal with that type of personality.   I hope this show will help those of you who deal with this type of personality on a daily to understand there is no reasoning with them. They have no sense of ownership. So join me as I delve into the psychic of a Narcissist. No matter how much they blame you for their actions it is not your fault.   

    • 58 min

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