Click Bonnie Interview  for an interview hosted by Curtis Rogers of theSouth Carolina State Libraryheld March, 2018. Covers my background and novelWhat Missing Means.

Muddy River Poetry Review, 3 poems: Uneasy Most of the Time; Yellow Pears; Clouds By Degree

Triggerfish Critical Review, Poem: Common Story Among Strangers

The American Journal of Poetry, Poem: In the Shade of Cherry Trees

Moon Magazine, Poem: The Payoff

Slant, a Journal of Poetry, page 103, Poem: Mother Tongue

Flash @ the Bar - August 3, 2022

Author show, read flash fiction stories along with seven other local writers, At The Aristocrat Bar in Columbia, SC.

Bonnie on Youtube

Having fun at Authors for Literacy at Lexington County Library (SC), December 2022. Photo thanks to Lisa Cole.

Aiken Book Fair, Sept. 24, 2022

Center for Lifelong Learning, Etherredge Center USCA Campus, Aiken, SC. Selling & signing books with other authors.

Blog updates


Authors Corner  Interview with Dr. Kasie Whitener of the SC Writers Association. Filmed October 2021

SC Pecan Festival - November 5, 2022 

Florence, SC

St. Andrews Shepherd's Center - Feb. 28, 2023

Armchair Travel presentation, I discuss living in Brussels, Belgium.

Authors for Literacy - December 10, 2022

At Lexington County Library, I along with other local authors discussed writing and sign books. Columbia, SC.


> Savannah Authors Anthology 2014 - short story "Maggie and the Snake." Available on Amazon.

> SC Writers Association -  notes on writing, Columbia II Chapter Blog.

> The Petigru Review, 2012 - poem "Foreign Origin" available on Amazon.

Selected Appearances


About Me


historical fiction, poetry, children's books

I grew up near the Edisto River (SC) and graduated Pelion High School and University of South Carolina.

Cities that have been home to me are Sumter (SC), Virginia Beach, Chicago, Atlanta, Richmond, Columbia (SC), Brussels, Belgium, and currently, Lexington, SC.

PUBLISHING -  my short stories, novels, and poetry have appeared in journals such as Plum Tree Tavern, Crack the Spine, Hiram Poetry Review, and Broad River Review. My books are available online at Amazon,
Cuidono Press, and poetry at Main Street Rag.

Art in the Park, Sumter, SC, April 22, 2023

Regional celebration of artists and craftsmen. Booth and books.

Book Club Appearance- July 20, 2022

Seven Oaks Presbyterian Book Club and discussion of my novel Dust On the Bible.

Douglas Stanard, my partner in more than book festivals, at the SC Pecan Festival in Florence, SC

Look for my Work in...

Bonnie R. Stanard


Death Rituals in Antebellum South
October 18, 2022

Four Seasons History Club, Moncks Corner, SC

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Halloween Flash @ the Bar - Oct. 26, 2022 

The Aristocrat, Columbia, SC

> Short story "Mercedes at the Airport appears on page 62 of New Readers Magazine, issue 19 (September, 2022), titled The Tower. My years of living in Brussels, Belgium, provide the background for this story. It's easy to download the file for the magazine and open with Preview or Acrobat.

Main Street Rag I read poems from my chapbook Time Carries All Things Away.

Holiday Party and Story Contest - Dec. 14, 2022

Local authors, readings, cocktails. The Aristocrat, 1001 Washington St., Columbia, SC.

Upcoming Events

Women's Day- January 29, 2023

At Columbia Metropolitan Center. I along with Kasie Whitenerand Jerry Pate will sign books.

Audio Interview

Library Voices SC

Detatched Member A recording of my reading the poem "Detached Member," originally published by The Five-Two.

Hangin' With An interview withG.W. Pomichter. This took place on Skype, and you'll notice technical challenges. Filmed June 9, 2016.

Book Recommendations 

Shepherd's Website for books

In 17th Century France, if you crossed the line to "politically incorrect" according to the Catholic Church, you might well burn on a stake in the village square. Most onlookers would think you deserved it. Spiritual tyranny is as difficult to overcome as political or physical tyranny.

My list of books that show the destructive power of blind obedience to religion is online at Shepherd's website for books. Of course Béjart's Caravan is on the list.