Barbara Russell Pitts and Mary Russell Sarao
are co-authors of The Everything Inventions and Patents Book and Inventing on a Shoestring Budget.
is a former schoolteacher and the mother of two daughters.
innovative way of thinking goes back to her
early childhood when she
invented the toys that she
wanted but didn't have.
growing up years, Mary
was a 'problem solver' whose friends sought her
out for solutions.
has always been involved in finding ways to make the world around her
"The idea for Ghostline ® came to me out of necessity," says Dallas inventor, Mary Sarao.
Sisters Barbara Russell Pitts and Mary Russell Sarao
are co-authors of The Everything Inventions and Patents Book, which was published in December 2005 by Adams Media, Inventing on a Shoestring Budget, which was first published in 2006 with a new updated and revised edition released in 2012 and Mailbox Money!
has written two popular e-books, "Super Easy Guide to Step-by-Step Patent Searching Online" and "Create a Compelling Presentation for your Invention," that are offered without cost to visitors to their website, www.asktheinventors.com.
has also written for that website and for the Texas Inventors' Association
Successful inventors and recognized experts on the subject, Barbara and Mary
have lectured extensively on the different areas of inventing and marketing at seminars, workshops and organizations around the country as well as appearing on radio and television talk shows.
Mary is a past president and also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Inventors' Association for 17 years.
In July 2003 and again in January 2006 Barbara and Mary
were the subject of articles in the Dallas Morning News
about their passion for assisting novice inventors.