Author DM Yates spent years studying languages. She holds both an Associates Degree and a Bachelors Degree in languages. She studied in a Masters program majoring in Classical Chinese Lit and Linguistics. All degrees were obtained from BYU campuses.
She entered the U.S. Army, retiring after 14 years.
She spent another 14 years as an Ind. Avon Sales Rep where she learned her marketing skills.
DM Yates’ motto is ‘Believe in Yourself and Dream Above the Clouds. I do and I Believe in You.’ She has proven this belief in her life. When her 8th grade teacher advised her that a woman’s role was a wife and a mother, she proved him wrong by entering pre-college courses in which she excelled. She was one of the first 44 women in the U.S. to hold the rank of Warrant Officer. She graduated with her Bachelors Degree as Magna Cum Laude and gained membership in Alpha Chi. As an Avon Rep she was ranked 7th in sales out of 550 women.
Now at age 63, she is starting her third career as an Independent author and poet.
And now from the author herself:
Stories play through my mind like movies and always have.
Always is about a middle aged man Simon who lives a quiet life alone, his best friend Dixon who enjoys finding ways to complicate Simon’s life, and Dixon’s 16-year-old niece who is sure she and Simon should marry.
I’ve just finished my 2nd novel, The Lone Hero which is about humans fighting in dragon wars. My poetry will be published this spring, and this summer a book of short stories about an older Midwestern woman named Gerri. I describe her as a woman who loves the Lard (hallelujah) and prunes.
This is a great time to publish. It’s exciting to read works by my friends and to know that I’m a part of this amazing group of Indie Authors.
Within each story lies a treasure for the reader. It’s time to scatter my treasures to the wind, that they may be found by the right people.
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- book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuiLF2HyzKg
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