Sidney St. James

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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


Hello Everyone. In preparation for my book signing tour for 2019, it is important that your reviews are added to Amazon on any books you purchased or downloaded through a weekend promotion for free. By the end of the year, these reviews will be used to determine which books I will take on tour. Your going to Amazon.com and clicking on any book you purchased will allow you to “Write a Review.”… Read More


Seeing the Power of God – The Dominance of the Unspoken Word Released Today July 23, 2018 In many of my novels, the question keeps coming up, “Do you believe in the Bible. It seems as though this would be a seemingly innocuous question, right? Not if you are Rusty Thornton who had no thoughts of his life until he was eighteen years of age, and then they were only of Vishnu… Read More


GOD BLESS TEXAS WOMEN – THE RUNAWAY SCRAPE Yesterday was March 13, 2018, and a little more than 100 years since Dilue Rose Harris in her later years wrote her memoirs in the upstairs bedroom of my home at 100 West Stockbridge in Eagle Lake, Texas. This day goes down in history as the first day of the Runaway Scrape in 1836. In 2005, after a complete restoration of the home, an… Read More


Crossing the Trinity River Prairies Where Cold and Flooded Waters Caused Many Lives to be Lost – 1836 In my recently released creative non-fiction novel, The Rose of Bray’s Bayou, Dilue Rose Harris and thousands of other elderly men, women, and children rush across the “wilderness” trying to reach the Sabine River before Santa Anna and his army catch up to them and kill them all!