Stories of the Old South

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

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

A lyrical read-aloud story

Irresistible artwork

Fun for all ages

Available on Amazon


Barbara Shealy, myself, Susan Shealy (L. to R.)



Our trip to 1857 began with a carriage and ended with one. We traveled by train, stagecoach and carriage to St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Despite tobacco spit, smut and smoke, water soaked floorboards, and waiting at stations, we arrived for a visit with Thomas Chaplin and his family. The wife of our host got sick and we returned home to Lexington, all in less than an hour. My thanks to Amanda Ballenger for the above photo.


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Thursday February 22, 2018

I'll discuss my novel

What Missing Means

Speaker @ the Center

Noon—1:00 PM

SC State Library

1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC

803.545-4432 * ReadSC.org


A Visit to 1857

with the

Batesburg Camellia Club


Thursday November 2, 2017

Welcome to my website!


I have been writing and editing for 25 years with credits in numerous journals. My historical fiction novels are available at various online venues, including Amazon. If you've read one of my novels, please leave a comment on the website.


I live in Lexington, South Carolina.

My latest publication

is a children's book,

Illustrated byMarlaena Shannon


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