Stories from the Slow Lane

I save stories that might otherwise be lost. Come along as I pursue refreshing glimpses of the past, resilient perspectives and memories that matter.

What Readers Are Saying

“Elaine puts as much effort into writing a story about a remarkable person like Houston newspaper columnist Leon Hale as she does a lowly donkey named Hansl. Both are equally enjoyable to read.”

Christa Howells

“Elaine is a superb storyteller who writes from the heart. Through relating events that happened years ago, she helps us understand and appreciate the bravery, determination and foresight of our ancestors.”

Sandra Bull


New Stories I’ve Been Told- Volume 2
25 Portraits of Rural Texans

“Elaine Thomas demonstrates a rare affinity for portraying the lives of rural Texans, especially those who have been around a while. This collection of 25 non-fiction stories may have begun as friendly chats across kitchen tables, but Elaine has transformed them into memorable accounts that are well worth reading and preserving.” Mike Cox, Elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters and award-winning author of more than 35 non-fiction books

Do Memories Matter?

The story of telling stories

Have you ever wished you had asked someone in your family to share stories about their lives, but it’s now too late? I think we all share that regret. That’s why today is a great time to start writing down some of your memories.

What’s worth remembering

Years ago, the tradition of passing down stories in a family was very common, but that’s not the case today. Whether it’s because our lives are so busy and we spend less time together or we live greater distances apart,  some of our cherished family stories are getting lost between generations. You can do something about that!