Learn more about Yvonne Addario . . .
My interest in creative writing started back in primary school. It began with personal diaries of my daily experiences. Family summer trips and once-a-year boyfriends (later in secondary school) kept the pages of each book pretty heavy in detail, full of adventure, fun, and learning experiences.
As we age through time, we gain in experience, some good, and some bad. It is the good on which we should focus our energies.
Little did I know that 30 to 40 years after the creative writing class, I would have written Treasure Diving with Captain Dom, not just once, but also for a second edition.
Not accepting the warnings from my fellow writers not to publish on my own because unknown authors rarely, if ever, get their books on the shelves of big book sellers, I did.
It is a strong belief of mine to make every attempt to succeed. The words, “No you can’t,” never stopped me from trying to accomplish whatever my mission is in life.
After the publication of both books and the success that the second edition has brought me, the resulting good feelings to lead me to my next writing adventure, a new book called Explorers Cookbook and Travel Guide - Pirates Edition.
My dream is to have fun at what I love to do, create books—from writing them to graphically designing page layouts, and, of course, to making money from them.
Being a believer empowering other writers, I am taking the front end of the line to insure the success of our future. My goal is to educate other aspiring authors to take charge of their own literary destiny and arm them with tools to help achieve their goals. In the meantime, my own writing evolves, encompassing at present the popular niche of exploration, “the golden age of piracy,” and travel from the past to the present.
Know that positive energy has always been in each of us. I am willing to share with you my life’s story, to help you find and direct your energy.
Life truly is an adventure, and we all have something to share. Read Treasure Diving with Captain Dom, a true story of one man’s courage and quest to find and recover an ancient Spanish galleon that sank in clear waters just off the shores of Jupiter, Florida. He is living his dream. I, too, walk beside him as his wife, while ensuring that my own personal goals are also being met.
I hope you will enjoy my books. Share them with your friends and family. Life is adventure, and we all have something to share.
Believe in yourself and make those dreams come true!
More about the author . . .
While developing an appreciation for writing and art, I bounced between and an addiction to playing field hockey and experiencing every type of art media that I could get my hands on. Creating crafts and oil painting seemed to be my forte'. A field hockey scholarship brought me to college, where I studied to be an art teacher and athletic coach. My diary was now overflowing!
My first love was being a halfback in field hockey, and I had to play against the best schools to be part of, and to contribute my skills to, a winning team.
I had left high school having been a player on the number-one team in the State of New York and having experienced my first European competition. It was in Poland, when they first opened the Iron Curtain to Western outsiders.
After I graduated from high school, I enrolled at Herkimer County Community College, a relatively new institution founded only in 1966 in upstate New York. While I was there, we became the number-one junior college in New York State and won a championship. This took us to Nationals in Connecticut. It is one of the highlights of my life when I was one of just a few to score. For junior colleges, our team was third in the nation.
Knowing that the financial life expectancy of a female athlete was slim to none, I turned to the State University of New York College at New Paltz, which offered a strong art education curriculum. Although, they did not offer field hockey, they did have a swim team, and that would have to do—at least for the first semester.
Running the hockey fields and flicking balls around opponents still had not gotten out of my system enough to settle into being an art teacher. I had to find a college to continue my education but one where I could play once more. Luckily, I did just that, at State University of New York College at Oneonta. This team too was one of the best, and since I was able to stay only for the fall semester, I had to be satisfied with the team’s record outcome.
I went back to SUNY New Paltz, to complete my art education. My expectations of what a teacher can be were seriously challenged when the reality of their traditional lesson plans were what schools around the country expected. And, for the ability to invoke creative lesson plans, well, they just wouldn’t even be considered. Needless to say, having a competitive spirit, I was not going to be stifled by dinosaur thinking.
Bachelor of Visual Art was the title of my college degree with a minor in coaching. These credentials were fine with me. I landed an assortment of jobs in fields that further developed my skill sets. One of the beacons of “light at the end of my tunnel” became the computer screen. With the developing Internet revolution at the edge of my desk, my dream jobs came to be. Truly I could be creative and make money with computer graphics, and, what was even better, as an entrepreneur.
I was married in 1986 to a Jupiter, Florida, young man, who had been my first blind date back in college. We reunited by chance. Four years later, we married and shared two cats—Prince Charming and Dewars.
Diving in Florida’s waters, and skiing down Utah’s mountains added to my adventurous lifestyle. This still continues today. Unfortunately, just one day shy of our seventh wedding anniversary, he was killed in a car accident. A streak of seven years of romantic bad luck followed, until Mr. Right, “number two,” came along—Captain Dominic Addario. With my new husband, came three stepdaughters, Lisa, Amber, and Marina, along with my two new cats, Duke of Jupiter and Pharaoh of the Land.
Who would have ever guessed during my three years of dating that I would marry a sea captain, undersea explorer, and world traveler? He happened to discover jointly and be part owner of a treasure galleon in Jupiter, Florida, that is still being explored in detail and its treasures salvaged.
What a terrific job description I now have, and what better topic to write about than our own adventures!
The Captain and I travel all over the world. We have shared breathtaking scenery, by land, at sea, and in the air. We have plunged into ocean depths. Tastes from these travels have excited me to write about these fascinating places, people, and foods that have crossed our path of life.
I am founder and owner of Adventure in Discovery Publishing, and I am taking the front end of the line to insure the success of our future. My goal is to educate other aspiring authors to take charge of their own literary destiny and arm them with tools to help achieve their goals. In the meantime, my writing evolves, encompassing at present the popular niche of exploration, “the golden age of piracy,” and travel from the past to the present.
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