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

Audio Interview

Library Voices SC

Words & Wine Book Launch May 24, 2022

Badd Boys Café, Columbia, SC. Introduced latest novel Béjart's Caravan.

Look for updates on my blog -  WritePersona

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

Lexington Shepherds Ctr. - March 17, 2022 

Lexington United Methodist Church. Presentation
"The Three Rules of Writing" to luncheon audience.

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.

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

Bonnie on Youtube

Books for Gifts, Nov. 18, 2021

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

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.

Poetry Night - April 12, 2022

Readings from Time Carries All Things Away.Badd Boys Café 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, SC

Book Club Appearance- July 20, 2022

Seven Oaks Presbyterian Book Club and discussion of my novel Dust On the Bible.

Flash @ the Bar - August 3, 2022

Author show, read flash fiction stories along with seven other local writers, At The Aristocrat Bar in Columbia, SC.

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.

Flash @ the Bar, with local SC authors, Left to Rt - Rex Hurst, myself, Kasie Whitener,Raegan Teller, Cathy Blake, LisAnna-Langston, Charles Israel, and BJ Brown. Photo courtesy of Raegan Teller

Bonnie R. Stanard


Copyright Bonnie Stanard


Upcoming 2022 Events

September 24 - Aiken Book Fair, 10 AM-3 PM
   Center for Lifelong Learning

   Etherredge Center, USCA campus, Aiken, SC

October 18
   "Dying & Death Rituals in the Antebellum South" 
   Four Seasons History Club, Summerville, SC

✱ November 5
SC Pecan Festival
   Florence, SC

✱ December 2
Christmas Craft Show, Odell Weeks Center
   1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken, SC

Flowertown Festival - April 1-3, 2022 

Summerville, SC, Book signing, book sales.


Selected Appearances

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

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

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

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