Hi! I’m Marie, a writer, speaker and social entrepreneur on a mission.
I’m a creative polymath and I love nothing more than working with purpose-driven people; people like YOU. If you’re ready to use your story, your expertise or your inherent resilience as a catalyst for positive social change, then you’re in the right place.
You might have landed here because you’ve heard about my books, book-coaching or my work with survivors. You might have landed here expecting to see a picture of a dog or two. Don’t worry, it’s all here and if you scroll down a little further, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
The Dani Moore Trilogy
Reggie and Me is the first book in the Dani Moore Trilogy. Dani’s story is told through her diary during year eleven in the wake of her rape and subsequent court case.
Reggie & Me Reached the Final of The People’s Book Prize, 2015
Sammy & Me
The second book in the Dani Moore Trilogy, Sammy & Me sees Dani, a teenage survivor embark upon the next phase of her roller-coaster life.
Frankie & Me
This final instalment finds Dani in her second year of Sixth Form. Desperate to pass her exams while still enjoying life, will she have the happy ending she dreams of?
“I Am Not What Happened To Me, I Am What I Choose To Become”
I’m taking the easy option and borrowing someone else’s words. This was written by Hannah Beal after a talk I gave at a writing festival. For more about me, take a look around the site and check out my blog.
“Mastering new skills takes a whole lot of energy. Enter writer, speaker and social entrepreneur Marie Yates. A one woman and her dog story meets a tour de force of can do attitude. Marie’s secret to success in writing (and life) is showing up every day. I believed her. Anyone who smashes an Ironman and turns a book into a business can teach you a thing or two about gritty determination.” (Hannah’s blog can be found here)
Ok, so ‘smashes’ an Ironman might be a stretch, but any excuse to talk about it is fine by me. I live by the wisdom held within my favourite quote; ‘I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become’.