Contact:  Mary Jane Gonzales, 713-988-2409,
An Alternate Life

Houston, TX – April 2, 2016 – In her tenth book “A Voice Unheard”, Gonzales describes life with Chronic Illness and the ways in which patients struggle to be heard.

A Christmas Anthology

Houston, TX – October 2015 – In her long awaited collection of Christmas poems “The Gift of Christ”, Gonzales writes about the birth of Christ and the true meaning of Christmas. This powerful book is not in stores. It is available from the author as a FREE GIFT to all.


Author shares encouragement through poetry

Houston, TX -­ July 2014 ­ – As one who has lived with chronic pain for a lot of years, Ms. Gonzales has a heart for the hurting and seeks to uplift those in pain. “Poetic Devotions For Those In Pain” is an undated Christian devotional that is truly inspiring.

Poems for all occasions

Houston, TX -­ May 9, 2014 – ­ In her book “An Occasional Poem”, Ms. Gonzales shares a compilation of endearing poems, both new and old. Come and enjoy these “expressions of love” from the author’s heart!

Uplifting to All!

Houston, TX – March 31, 2014 – Gonzales’ book “Trial and Triumph” is a brief poetic journal that chronicles a season of despair. The book is infused with hope… and points to “the God of all comfort” (2Cor.1:3). Even when things seem hopeless, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever­present help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1).


Poetic Prayers Become Earnest Devotions


HOUSTON, TX – February 14, 2014 – Author Mary Jane Gonzales’ new book “31 Days of Poetry and Praise”, is a poetic devotional aligning with and reflecting on God’s promises through scripture, showing Him faithful!

RSD Patients Share Their Stories for Awareness


HOUSTON, TX – August 1, 2013 – “Sharing the Pain: The RSD Interviews” is a compilation of fifty interviews with RSD patients, conducted by author and fellow RSD-er Mary Jane Gonzales. The stories are compelling and the bravery is commendable. This is a must read!

The Outpouring of a Poet’s Heart


HOUSTON, TX – July 23, 2013 – In her new book, “Poetry & Praise”, author Mary Jane Gonzales reveals a transparent heart. For twenty years, she has written about everything under the sun. Through good times and bad times, she has expressed herself in rhyme. In this spiritually poignant collection of verses, she illustrates the fulfillment of truly living with a heart for God, a passion for Christ, and a spirit of praise.


Gonzales’ poems have been published individually many times and featured in The International Who’s Who in Poetry 2004, but this is the first time they have been published in her own anthology. Join Mary Jane as she travels with God through the seasons of life and experience the wonder of an awesome Lord through Poetry & Praise!

Author Releases  Inspiring New Memoir of Faith Amid Disease


HOUSTON, TX – March 12, 2013 – In her sequel to In the Blink of an Eye…My Life With RSDS, Mary Jane Gonzales shares her continuing journey with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, which led her to “A Growing Faith”.


Gonzales invites her readers to join her as she recounts the events of “a unique and unexpected life—a life of crusading, though confined, of advocating for awareness and living a life of purpose”. Choosing to rise above her suffering, she is motivated to minister through her writing and card making. This inspiring book uniquely:


  1. Journals declining health, while showing increased faith.
  2. Explains the debilitation of RSDS/CRPS and the benefit of Distraction Therapy.
  3. Encourages others through poetry and prose to push ahead no matter what.


Gonzales is an author, poet, and lyricist, seeking to raise awareness of RSDS/CRPS through sharing her story and those of others.



Woman Shares How Life Changed In the Blink of an Eye


HOUSTON, TX – August 3, 2010 – In her book, “In the Blink of an Eye…My Life with RSDS”, author Mary Jane Gonzales shares the dynamics and devastation of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, more recently named Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. It is the story of a life shattered by disease and disability, and a life reinvented through faith and coping skills. The book is:


  1. personal, not clinical
  2. encouraging, not despairing
  3. about making the best of a bad situation and finding purpose in an alternate life


Gonzales uses her memoir to encourage others with this or a similar disease, and to help them develop coping skills.