Mitzi Szereto

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Mitzi Szereto
Occupation Author, Editor, Short Story Writer, Web TV entrepreneur, Lecturer
Language English
Genres Cozy Mystery, Gothic Fiction, Crime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Parody, Satire, Erotic Fiction, Genre Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Southern Fiction, Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic fiction
Mitzi Szereto

Mitzi Szereto is a British author, blogger, and web TV entrepreneur. She has written novels and short stories, edited fiction and non-fiction anthologies, has her own blog of humorous personal essays "Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog", and is the creator/presenter of "Mitzi TV," a Web TV channel that covers the quirky side of London, England. Her published books to date have been in the areas of cozy mystery, Gothic fiction, horror, crime fiction, quirky fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, paranormal romance, sci-fi/fantasy, erotic literature and erotic romance, parody and satire, Southern Fiction, and fiction and non-fiction anthologies.[1] Early in her career she wrote several erotic novels under the name M. S. Valentine.[2] She makes a cameo appearance portraying herself in the British mockumentary Lint the Movie.[3]

Szereto also became known for teaching erotic writing workshops in the UK and continental Europe.[1] She appears at book and literature festivals [2], and gives talks on such topics as social media, women's publishing, and erotic writing. She has performed readings of her work in Europe and the United States and has lectured in creative writing at several universities in the United Kingdom [4]

The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles series[edit]

Since 2012, Szereto has "co-authored" the cozy mystery/satire series with her bear Teddy Tedaloo. The series follows the (mis)adventures of protagonist Thelonious T. Bear, a Mini-Cooper driving photojournalist bear from England who ends up in trouble wherever he goes. The novels are set in various locations around the world and feature a cast of quirky characters. The books include:

  • Rotten Peaches (2015), which takes place in the rural American South. An armed gang of "little people" wearing animal masks are on a bank-robbing spree, and Thelonious gets mistaken for one of the bandits.
  • Normal for Norfolk (2012), which is set in the Norfolk countryside in England. Village pub landlords are being murdered, and Thelonious keeps turning up in the vicinity of the crimes, attracting the attention of an incompetent detective chief inspector.


  • The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray (2013)
  • Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts (2011)

Original Anthologies[edit]

  • Love, Lust and Zombies: Short Stories (2015)
  • Darker Edge of Desire: Gothic Tales of Romance (2014)
  • Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire (2012)
  • Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance (2011)
  • The New Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies (2008)
  • Getting Even: Revenge Stories (2007)
  • Dying For It: Tales of Sex and Death (2006)
  • The World's Best Sex Writing 2005 (2006)
  • Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers (2005)
  • Foreign Affairs: Erotic Travel Tales (2004)
  • Erotic Travel Tales 2 (2003)
  • Erotic Travel Tales (2001)

Solo Short Story Collections[edit]

  • In Sleeping Beauty's Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales (2009)
  • Silk Sheets: Collected Stories of Mitzi Szereto (2008)
  • Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp Through the Classics (2001)

Erotic novels writing as M. S. Valentine[edit]

  • The Celia Collection
  • The Governess
  • The Captivity of Celia
  • The Possession of Celia
  • The Martinet
  • Elysian Days and Nights

Szereto also has had several titles published for the Kindle, Nook and Kobo readers, including short fictional works.

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