Yvonne Lehman is author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, and is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She has joined Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s as Acquisitions and Managing Editor of Candlelight Romance and Guiding Light Women’s Fiction. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level.
Recent releases are a novella in Reluctant Brides and Name that Tune in A Gentleman’s Kiss (Barbour). Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the TITANIC (Abingdon), which she signs periodically at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge TN. Her non-fiction compilations (Grace Publishing) are Divine Moments and Christmas Moments (2014), Spoken Moments, Childhood Moments, and Christmas Moments Book #2 (2015). She blogs at www.christiansread.com and Novel Rocket Blog. firstname.lastname@example.org and will soon blog on the Blue Ridge Novel Retreat website.
Yvonne lives in the panoramic mountains of western North Carolina with her blond and white Pomeranian named Rigel (after a Titanic dog survivor). Her 50th book, Hearts that Survive–A Novel of the Titanic, was released in time for the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. She signs the book 3-4 times a year at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge TN and the story is being made into an audio book to be released soon.
In 2004 Yvonne took her fun-daughter and pastor-son to Israel. A trip of a lifetime. Would love to go again. Like walking on the pages of the Bible.
In 2007 her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson took Yvonne to Paris. She “had” to be able to say she climbed those 654 (or so) steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower (stopped to breathe along the way up). Sat in sidewalk cafe’s and to enjoy the Louvre, castles, palaces, etc.
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