Selected Appearances

Triggerfish Critical Review, Poem: Common Story Among Strangers

Moon Magazine, Poem: The Payoff

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

Aiken Festival of Books & Authors, Aiken, SC, Oct. 21, 2023, 9 AM - 2 PM

Organized by writer Steve Gordy and held at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken

Soiree On State, March 24, 2024 from 2pm until 8pm, State Street, Cayce, SC

I am reading my short story "Not So Sweet Revenge" to an audience at the British Bulldog Pub in Columbia, SC, on Valentine's Day. I was one of eight authors reading tales of passion and murder at Noir at the Bar. Thanks to Carla Damron (one of our authors) for the photo.

Bonnnie's Blog


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

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

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

Richland Library Main, June 14, 2023

Featured author at library's Wednesday Market with local artisans. 10 AM - 2 PM, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC.

Cayce Fall Fest,Granby Gardens Park, SC,
Sat., Oct. 7, 2023, 12 pm-6 pm.
1800 12th Street, Cayce, SC - artists, concerts, beer and wine.

Bonnie on Youtube

Noir @ the Bar, Columbia, SC, Oct. 31, 2023, 6 PM  Organized by writer Raegan Teller and held at the English Bulldog Pub, 1220 Bower Parkway.

Shepherd's Center, Lexington, SC, noon, Oct. 19, 2023 Keynote presentation, "The Dark Days of Witches," with discussion of my novel Béjart's Caravan.

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

Bonnie R. Stanard


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

Regional celebration of artists and craftsmen. Booth and books.

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Noir at the Bar, Feb. 14, 2024

British Bulldog Pub, 1220 Bower Parkway, Columbia,

7:00 PM. Writers reading dark stories of toxic love.

Inman Harvest Festival, Inman, SC, Sept. 30, 2023. A popular festival with good attendance.

Meet the Authors Day, March 2, 2024

Aiken Senior Life Services, 11 AM - 4 PM.  Aiken, SC

Purple Martin Festival, April 20, 2024

606 F R Huff Dr., St. Matthews, SC

Audio Interview

Library Voices SC

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Indie Bookstore Day, SC, April 29, 2023

Main Street Reads, Summerville, SC. Day of author readings and panel discussions. I was on the panel "History's Mysteries."

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

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

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

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.

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.

I've chosen a list of books, available on the Shepherd's website, that shows the destructive power of blind obedience to religion. Check online at Shepherd's website for books. Of course Béjart's Caravan is on the list.