Notebook and Pen



I have wanted to write for as long as I can remember. It has been my joy to turn this desire into a new chapter of my life. I invite you to peruse my online Writing Portfolio to understand my work and influences. I hope you will enjoy my writing.

Piles of Books

"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"

David Brooks



Yvonne Lovell immigrated to the United States from Jamaica at the age of 21. She is an immigrant from a long line of emigres and likes to refer to her family as citizens of the world. Her children were born American. Her sisters are citizens of Canada, her cousins are British, and like her, many of her extended family have adopted the United States of America. 


Miss Lovell retired after a successful career in postsecondary education in New York and Kentucky and was the National GEAR UP Professional of the Year. Since retiring she has been actively pursuing her long-time interest in writing. She prefers the creative nonfiction genre and writes essays that tackle themes in her Caribbean background.

Her recent publication, Unmooring, is from her working collection of essays about the impact of immigration on her family, and the worry she carries with her.  Yvonne is active in the Louisville writing community and is a member of the Louisville Literary Arts Board of Directors. Ms. Lovell also is a member of the boards of The Cecil Ray Scholarship, and Magazine Street Development Corporation.