Yvonne Schuchart is a writer who lives in South Central Pennsylvania. She holds an Associate Degree in Social Sciences and is a member of the Pennwriters organization. Yvonne has written feature stories for the York Dispatch in York, Pa, and her articles and poetry have appeared in various publications.
She enjoys long drives, nature, hiking in the woods and mountains and long motorcycle rides on warm, sunny days.
Yvonne is the mother of four adult children, and two adorable grandsons. Her nearest claim to fame is being born in the same hospital, the same year as Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles (about two months later however).
Born in Havre de Grace, MD on October 24, 1960, my father moved our family of seven at the time (the oldest was already married), to South Central Pennsylvania when I was seven and I have lived here ever since. I love this area. I graduated high school from Red Lion Area Sr. High in 1978, and have worked many odd jobs in this place over the years.
I’ve been a waitress, a seamstress, a department store warehouse clerk, a defense factory clerk, a counter-clerk for a butcher at a local farmer’s market, a babysitter, newspaper freelancer, ran a small horse farm boarding horses and giving riding lessons, was a cook in a residential boy’s home, went on to become a Youth care Worker at the same place (a sort of direct care social work with adjudicated youths), a bus driver in the York County area, and most recently a Chiropractic Assistant.
College beckoned me as an adult thirty years after high school, so I obtained an AA in Social Science in 2011 after attending HACC, a local community college part time for three years. I have also taken a few writing courses and have had articles and poems published in various periodicals and anthologies, thus keeping up a self-conscious, if not coy flirtation with the idea of actually becoming a writer.
Setting to work on a book length project at this juncture is part of the fulfillment of a life-long dream of becoming an author. Cliché I know, but here I go, a fledgling launching into the wild blue.
I invite you to come along with me on this breath-taking journey. Be there as my work develops. Let’s spread our wings together and fly.
My children and grandchildren; my wonderful man; my handsome Harley; horses; nature; hiking; reading; writing; front porches and back decks; artistic endeavors into making things, refinishing furniture, crocheting, etc.; restful sleep; and the occasional lazy day of nothingness with a cup of tea, or two, or a glass of wine; oh, and Orioles baseball—though not necessarily in that order of priority, depends on the day.
Dreams; the paranormal; the unexplained; behavioral sciences (human, animal, other); environmental issues; the things other writers write about (see my blog).