Historical Fiction & Poetry

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Florida Authors and Publishers Association Award


My children's book Cat's Fur was selected for a 2018 President's Book Award by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA)in the category of cover design, large format. llustrations for Cat's Fur were produced by artist Marlaena Shannon, who is currently working with me to illustrate a sequel. Cats' Fur is appropriate for children age 4-7 years. It is available from Amazon or you can order a copy by contacting me with the form below.

A plantation owner and the slaves who tolerated or hated him...the unadorned Antebellum South.

This item was as common as a dipper or an iron kettle in early American kitchens. They were rarely used in the winter but were necessary to prepare a Sunday dinner in the summer. There are three in the photo above, but a family only needed one. What are they?


Be the first to respond correctly using the form on this page and win your choice of one of my books.


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Triggerfish Critical Review


Three of my poems are published in Issue Number 20 of Triggerfish Critical Review. Each one explores spiritual ideas.

In a critique, Robert Stout wrote about my poems: “Powerful imagery emerging from everyday words and pacing that seems conversational, intimate.”


If you’re interested in poetry, it’s worthwhile to read Editor Dave Mehler’s "Letter To the Editor." Though I write poetry, I’ve had ambivalent feelings about the genre in general. Mehler tells us that we can hate poetry and still need it, using as reference Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry.

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CATS' FUR    Now with Medallion 2018 FAPA President's Award