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 .
> 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.
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
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.
Authors for Literacy, Dec. 7, 2019
At Lexington County Main Library, organized by Jerry Bellune of the Lexington Chronicle. Not much traffic, but a great opportunity to hang-out with other local authors. Proceeds benefitted Turning Pages.
I joined other artists and crafters for a weekend, promoting and selling my books.
Featuring Cat's Fur and Lizard Brew
Copyright Bonnie Stanard
Lizard Brew Book Launch, Sept. 8, 2020
Vetra Lingua Publishing hosted on Facebook
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.
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.