An award-winning author of 40 novels, was recipient of the Bookseller's Best Award in the Inspirational Category for her historical mystery, The Stranger's Kiss, presented at the 2002 Romance Writers of America convention in Denver.
She is the founder of the Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference and its director for 17 years until 1993. She is currently Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, sponsored by Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest NC (25 miles from Asheville, home of the famous Biltmore House and Gardens).
Yvonne is author of 40 novels including mainstream, inspirational romance, the White Dove series for young adults (published by Bethany House), and the widely-acclaimed historical, In Shady Groves, reprinted by Guideposts as Gomer in their "Women of the Bible" series.
She is recipient of numerous awards including The Dwight L. Moody Award for Excellence in Christian Literature; Romantic Times Inspirational Award (first in nation); National Reader's Choice Award, and Booksellers Best Award. Her novellas, which continue to appear on CBA's best-seller list, are included in such collections as Winter Wishes and Summer Dreams.