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My newest release has a setting in Austin, Texas in 1960. One would have to caution our lovers that romance can’t be found in a store. Whatever is in Capital Plaza isn’t what they were looking for. Passion is fueled by self-love and would be dealt a mortal blow by selfishness. Romance is when they get totally lost in a moment with another… a moment made sacred for just the two of… Read More


There’s a primary reason why Eros, that mischievous God, was believed by Greek Mythology to be the brother of Chaos. The ancient mythologists understood the power of all forms of love. Erotic desire runs fierce and wild! When friendships like that of Grayson Schiff and Kaytlyn Robertson become both familial and wild, we have a dangerous animal on the loose. The object of their desire should not be with each other, but… Read More


WHY DO I WRITE CREATIVE NONFICTION? How many of us have struggled during our childhood through the date-pocketed course of history, uninterested, disenchanted, and just waiting only for the end of the cobwebbed test of time.  We find, in our later years in life, that history is actually the most fascinating and stimulating of all areas of knowledge. The number must be countless. Why this unfortunate paradox? Did history change? No, what… Read More


Creative Nonfiction – Putting the Pieces Together Like Studying Genealogy MARY ELIZABETH SURRATT (Free on Kindle April 16-21, 2018) Before launching my two dozen or so novels, many of which are written as creative nonfiction, I became a professional genealogist. One of the most critical aspects of this field is putting pieces of a puzzle together. To do that, I actually pretended I was one of the family members, be it male… Read More


The ROSE of Brays Bayou by Sidney St. James Available for FREE on Kindle For the next five days, The ROSE of Brays Bayou is being offered for free on Kindle at Amazon.com honoring our Texas Independence on April 21, 1836, from Mexico. The rush to the Louisiana border was known to the Texans as the Runaway Scrape, the Great Runaway or the Sabine Shoot. Whatever one calls it, the wild exodus… Read More