Residency, Rockvale Writers, Jan. 21-27, 2019

Sandy Coomer took over an 1853 farm house in College Grove, Tennessee and turned it into the Rockvale Writers Colony, a retreat for writers. In a week of concentrated writing I made progress on my historical fiction manuscript.


For a list of my published poems and short stories see my blog: WritePersona.

My essays on writing are published on the South Carolina Writers Association Columbia II chapter blog.

Look for updates onWritePersona

Azalea Festival, April 20, 2019

Couldn't last out the day at the Azalea Festival in Pickens, SC (though it's a nice town). Clouds turned to rain, which blew into our tent.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Lexington County Library for a book signing and fund-raiser, organized by Jerry Bellune of the local newspaper, The Lexington County Chronicle.

Goodbye to the 2019 holiday season.

In March of 2018, I was interviewed by Curtis Rogers of the South Carolina State Library on the subject of my writing, in particular the novel What Missing Means. We covered my background as well as that of the book and touched on other subjects as well. It's about 30 minutes long. Click here, Bonnie Interview , to give it a listen. The interview bar is below the photo.

Inman Harvest Day Festival  Sept. 28, 2019  

A day of book selling and signing at Inman, SC.

Hangin' With Web Show

Filmed June 9, 2016

I was interviewed by G.W. Pomichter on his Hangin’ With Web Show. Doing the interview by Skype presented a host of technical challenges, which you'll notice. Here's the  YouTube link. 

YouTube Interview

Local Book Fair, September 4, 2019 

At the Jewish Community Center of Columbia, I joined other local writers representing a variety of genres to chat with readers, sell and sign books.

Audio Interview


Artist Residency, November 17-23, 2019

Spent a week of writing at the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont College near Clayton, Georgia. Located in the mountains, this is an ideal location for uninterrupted work.

Selected Appearances

Ridge Peach Festival, June 15, 2019

A breezy, mild Saturday with lots of people, lots of booths, and good sales at Trenton, SC

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Aynor Harvest Festival  September 21, 2019 

A day of book selling and signing at Aynor, SC.

Purple Martin Festival, April 6, 2019

Saturday at St. Matthews, SC. It wasn't easy to talk to possible buyers with a rock band blasting in your eardrums. Notwithstanding that, it was a good day, perfect weather, steady traffic. 

Look for my Work in --

> From the Porch Swing - two poems: "Feed Sacks" and "Wash Day." Available from Silver Boomer Books and Amazon.

> 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.

Colleton County Rice Festival, April 26 & 27

Two days in Walterboro, SC selling and signing books. Constant traffic, a side show of people passing by. Lots of stops at my tent. 

Meet the Author, February 7, 2019

I, along with other SC authors, signed books in Sumter, SC at The Elephant Ear Gallery, which carries my books.

I'm Available

Speakers Bureau

of the SC Humanities Council

Options for Presentations

ACTING ON POETRY - You don't have to know the difference between free verse, blank verse, and sonnets to choose one and read it aloud for discussion.

HISTORICAL FICTION or FICTIONAL HISTORY - Try your hand at a True-False test with no wrong answers.


Even a college prof can't give you a simple answer.

Information about scheduling is online. The phone number is 803-771-2477.