Family is More than DNA

DNA vs Family Done your personal DNA Search yet? I know a few people who have. Most say they’ve been surprised to find out they’re not what they thought. For my part, I’d rather not know the science. There’s a family history passed down to me from parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and older siblings that’s precious. Their stories held…

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Book Signing for Pets In Need

A Porter’s Hollow Series Book Signing Yvonne Schuchart will be at the Dover Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Rd., Dover, Pa 17315 for a book signing at the local BARk’s Spring Bazaar. BARk’s is a non-profit organization benefitting pets in need in West York, Pennsylvania. Contact at Book Signing for Pets in Need Yvonne is offering a Book Signing for Pets…


NEW BOOK RELEASE RETURN TO PORTER’S HOLLOW The second book in the Porter’s Hollow Series is out! Can’t wait for you to read it and let me know what you think. Click on the link to order your copy from Amazon:


Research as a Distraction? You bet. Big distraction. Surfing for information on the web is downright fun. A person learns all kinds of things on the web. Don’t know how we ever managed without it before. If the feds ever confiscate my computer, they’ll call me in for questioning for–who knows what? Did you know you can even look up…

web tool

COOL NEW WEB TOOL FOR YOU While searching for topics to write about this week, I discovered a cool new web tool. New to me anyway. But as a result I got a little sidetracked. Sometimes happens to me. I mean the internet is right there in that little red, yellow and blue google circle. It’s so hard to pay…

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts

FANTASTIC BEASTS MOVIE REVIEW Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Eddie Redmayne (left) as Newt Scamander, the wizard with a suitcase full of fantastic beasts. Katherine Waterston is Porpentina (Tina) Goldstein, the woman who causes problems for him.  Alison Sudol stars as Queenie Goldstein, Porpentina’s mind reading, mildly flirtatious sister. Collin Farrell plays Percival Graves, the wizard with…

Something Good About 2016

What was good about 2016? There must be something. Feeling down and discouraged, I desperately wanted to find something good about 2016. I’m jumping on an overcrowded bandwagon here, but I’ve experienced the turmoil just like everyone else. Couldn’t declare this the worst year ever. I’m sure there are more troubled times in history to look back on, but I…

Story of a Future Past: For Those Who Love Story

        The evening wound down in the camp, slowly, like a story ending. The children settled down in a circle around the fire, from the littlest tots to the oldest teens, and most of their mums and dads. The entire camp usually turned out for story night. It had been this way for many years now. Talula couldn’t remember how…

In the Shadow of Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart
Book Reviews: Exciting Stuff

Funny, I never got excited about book reviews when I was in school. I greeted the assignment with a groan, even my desk and chair creaked in protest. At the time, writing my thoughts on what somebody else wrote didn’t seem to have any practical value. Now I am a writer, and book reviews are golden. Your words about my…

Blue Plymouth Fury – Memory and Loss

The first car I ever drove was my Dad’s four door, hard top, 1963 powder blue Plymouth Fury III with 3-inch wide chrome strips down the sides, (and in my memory at least) a mammoth steering wheel, and get this, push button gears. It was long, it was sleek, it was shiny, and under its bonnet was a 318, V8…