Amelia Island Book Festival, February 18, 2017

An auditorium packed with authors and books at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Must have been overwhelming to visitors. Some focus needed.

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. 

Audio Interview

SC State Library, February 22, 2018

The audience gave me a warm reception for my presentation on writing the novel What Missing Means. It was one of the monthly author events hosted bySpeaker @ the Center.

WriteOn SC Radio Show August 25, 2018 

I joined host Kasie Whitener and author Rex Hurst in discussing research and writing. The broadcast aired 9:00 AM, Saturday morning on the Columbia station, 100.7 FM, The Point.



In March of 2018, I was interviewed by Curtis Rogers 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.

YouTube Interview

I discussed my experiences writing novels with the Mentor Book Club at their meeting in Elloree, South Carolina.

I'm Available

Speakers Bureau

of the SC Humanities Council

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.


PROSE POEMS, or IS IT FLASH FICTION?

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


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

Batesburg Camellia Club, November 2, 2017

"A Trip to 1857" I led our audience on a trip by train, stagecoach, and carriage to St. Helena Island, SC, to visit plantation owner Thomas Chaplin.

Berry Fleming Book Festival,September 23, 2017

Held at Augusta University in Georgia. As one of the Emerging Writers, I was allowed the spotlight at a podium for a reading of "Cat's Fur." A day of panel discussions with local authors and publishers.

Pelion Library, July 15, 2017

"Death and Burial in the Antebellum South"

Author presentation based on research in writing  historical fiction Westfall series.  My thanks to Shirley Spreene for hosting this event.

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 Workshop -  notes on writing, Columbia II Chapter Blog.


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

POEMS & PROSE


For a list of my published poems and short stories see my blog: WritePersona. Scroll down the page to "BRS Published Poems."

My essays on writing are published on the SCWW  Columbia II chapter blog.

Batesburg-Leesville Library, July 24, 2017

"Death & Burial in the Antebellum South"

Author presentation on historical background to Westfall novels. My thanks to Rachel Oglesby for hosting the event.

Bonnie Stanard of  Lexington, SC

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Historical Fiction & Poetry

Selected Appearances

 Mentor Book Club, August 6, 2018

The Book Club met in the small town of Elloree, SC, which is set in farming country. surrounded by fields of cotton and peanuts. Not only did I enjoy meeting members of the club, but it was a scenic drive through fields of cotton and peanuts. 

At the South Carolina State Library I talked about my novel What Missing Means in February.