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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Yvonne Kay Meckfessel  

Pen Name: Yvonne Meckfessel, Yvonne K. Meckfessel, Yvonne K Pitts and Yvonne Scherer Meckfessel

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1946 in Olney, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in rural Richland County, Illinois, living there for over 55 years. I attended college at Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois. I now reside in Troy, Illinois. All of my books have been set in Illinois and are about Illinois residents. One of my books, ''Pickle Pots, Stupid Hats and Other Stories'' is a collection of stories about our pioneer ancestors living in Southern Illinois in the early 1900's. My book, ''Only On Loan, Notes from a journal edged in black'', is about a young man that lived 10 years in Illinois and passed due to heart problems. This is a book about dealing with losses.

Biographical and Professional Information

I continue to live in Illinois doing my writing and photography. For several years I was a leader of a local grief group. I was also a 4-H member and leader, winning many public speaking and demonstration contests. I was one of 10 in the nation to win the 4_H Safety Award. I have worked in genealogy for over 40 years and continue to work in this field

Published Works

    Written under the name of Yvonne K Pitts:
  • Only On Loan, Notes from a journal edged in black, Infinity Publishing, 1999Written under the name of Yvonne Scherer Meckfessel:
  • Pickle Pots, Stupid Hats, and Other Stories, Wild Child Publishing, 2013Written under the name of Yvonne K. Meckfessel:
  • A Mother's Promises, Wild Child Publishing, 2014Written under the name of Yvonne Meckfessel:
  • Dust Bunnies, A Collection of Stories, 2014

Selected Titles At Your Library

Only on loan :
ISBN: 074140088X. OCLC Number:

Buy Books on the,. Bryn Mawr, Penn. :. ©1999.

Pickle pots, stupid hats, and other stories /
ISBN: 0989294404. OCLC Number:

[Meckfessel],. [Place of publication not identified] :. 2013.

"A collecction of stories that chronicles life in rural Southern Illinois in the 1900s that helps keep the memory alive of pioneers who refused to give up when faced with adversity, and were so dedicated and persistent in making their dreams come true that they unknowingly became our heroes."--Cover.

A mother's promises /
ISBN: 0989294420. OCLC Number:

Wild Child Pub.,. Troy, IL :. ©2014.

A mother makes simple promises to her child--ones that will be remembered forever.

Dust bunnies /
ISBN: 0989294412. OCLC Number:

[Y. Meckfessel?],. [Troy, Ill.?] :. ©2014.

A collection of stories and poems.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Please contact the author for scheduling speaking engagements at Groups preferred would be those interested in grief and loss, publishing and writing, genealogical and historical subjects and cowboy poetry. Preferred location would be Southern Illinois. Fees to be discussed ... depending on organization.