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Please welcome our newest contributor, Ysante McDowell!

Ysante C MCDowell has been writing and inspiring others with her faith based poetry and song writings for more than a decade. Her poetry always encourages others Who are having valley experiences and have lost hope of coming out of their trials and tribulations.

Mrs. McDowell started a newsletter called The Breathe of Life for the local church that she attends in 2007. The newsletters reached in and outside of the church even somehow finding its way into prisons and doctor offices.

In 2008, Ysante won an award for the Spartanburg Community College Library Poetry Contest (1st place)for one of her poems. She went on in 2009 being awarded 2nd place for another poem as part of Spartanburg Community College Honor of Excellence Award. Her first self published book was entitled Time to Face Spirituality which was more of a pamphlet given to church members in Hattiesburg,  Ms in 2003.

Ysante MCDowell is an Evangelist/Sr. Elder in Ministry preaching the gospel and has been since February of 2003. She has preached to others from SC, Ms., and NC. She currently is on WAGY RADIO 1320AM each Sunday morning at 9:15am in Forest City,  NC. She is the Co Owner of Ed’s All Purpose Seasoning and Rub along side her husband Ed McDowell,  the owner of Ed’s All Purpose Seasoning and Rub.  They have 2 children Shyheim, 20 and Danielle age 17.

May her writings bring encouragement to all that read and apply it to their lives.

Ysante McDowell Ed's All Purpose Seasoning Upstate Exposures Magazine


Heather is the owner of Charlie Mason Entertainment in Upstate South Carolina. Entities include Upstate Exposures Magazine, Charlie Mason Radio, and the Northwest Corner Podcast.

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