Audio Interview


A recording of my reading one of my poems, "Detached Member," which was originally published by The Five-Two can be heard on youtube. Click here to listen.

Hangin' With 
Filmed June 9, 2016

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

Aiken Christmas Craft show - Dec. 3-4, 2021

At Odell Weeks Activities Center. An indoor/outdoor show with artisans from across the Southeast.

Books for Gifts, Nov. 18, 2021

Lourie Center, Columbia, SC. Selling and signing books with other authors. Music and refreshments, free gift wrapping.

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

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 work has been recognized with awards from Florida Authors and Publishers Assoc., James River Writers, York County Arts Council, InkSpot Reviews, Rash Award, Savannah Authors Anthology Contest, River Poets Journal .

Bridging from Fiction to Truth, Nov. 13, 2021

University of South Carolina Aiken's Center for Lifelong Learning. A panel discussion where we got into the issue of whether historical fiction writers should/shouldn't try to adhere to the historical record..



Authors for Literacy - December 11, 2021

At Lexington County Library, I along with other local authors sold and signed books. It was a fundraiser for Turning Pages, which teaches illiterate adults to read.

Bonnie on Youtube

Cherry Blossom Festival - March 27-28, 2021 

Conyers, Georgia. Sold and signed books at my booth at this festival for artists and crafters. 

Noir at the Bar, October 27, 2021

The Aristocrat Bar, Columbia, SC. I, along with seven other writers, read aloud noir stories to a packed house. Great fun!

My son in Abney Cemetery


For more on me and my ideas about poetry and prose, see my blog: WritePersona.

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

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.

I'm standing beside my granddaughter in Stoke Newington, London where I spent the holiday season. On a day when it wasn't too wet, we visited Abney Cemetery where 200,000 people are buried. The graves are wedged into overgrown ivy, tombstones disordered but the trails are well kept. One of my favorite places to visit.

Click here Bonnie Interview  for an interview hosted by Curtis Rogers of the South Carolina State Library held March, 2018. We discuss my background, my novel What Missing Means, and other subjects. It's about 30 minutes long. 

Look for updates on WritePersona

Shepherds Center Pop-up - May 26, 2021

"Possessed by Devils" a zoom presentation on France in the 17th Century, which is the setting for my upcoming novel BĂ©jart's Caravan. Shepherds Center of Irmo, SC.

Aiken Book Fair- November 13, 2021

At Aiken's Center for Lifelong Learning. This was a showcase of local authors on the topic "Books Can Build Bridges."