Stories of the Old South

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

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

A witch lives alone

until homeless cats move in.

The moonlight gets scratchy

and the witch gets achey.

Then a letter arrives.


A lyrical read-aloud story

Irresistible artwork

Fun for all ages


Available on Amazon


Linda Lester

wins her choice of my novels.


Linda correctly identified the above item as a coffin screw. The next Photo ID Contest will begin September 1.

It's a coffin screw

Congratulations to Linda Lester!

August 2017 Publication

Cat's Fur, a children's book


What I'm Working On


What started out as a short story about a quest for an amulet has turned into a long story about a traveling troupe of actors in 1672-73 France.


People often ask about where writers get their ideas. For me, there's no one precise answer. However, things I've read in books are high on the list.


After the funeralby Edwin Murphy describes the numerous misplaced heads, hearts, and bones of deceased  personalities such as Haydn, Shelley, Voltaire, Columbus. Molière jumped off the page and into my head.


Molière has a publicized grave, but it's doubtful his remains are there. I had intended the story to be a quest in search of the actual burial place. But it's turned into something different. Whether this becomes a novel remains to be seen.

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.

Written by Bonnie Stanard

Illustrated byMarlaena Shannon


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