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. 

Shepherd's Center November 6, 2018 

I provided the lunch program for St. Andrews Shepherd's Center at Ashland United Methodist Church. I chose the topic "Easy Reading Is Hard Writing." Talked about writing habits.

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. 

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

Authors for Literacy December 1, 2018  

I appeared at the Lexington County Library with other authors in a fundraiser. We donated a portion of our sales to Turning Pages, which aids adult literacy.

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.


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.

Bonnie Stanard of  Lexington, SC

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

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.

At the Lexington County Library for a book signing and fund-raiser, organized by Jerry Bellune of the local newspaper, The Lexington Couney Chronicle.

I'm Available

Speakers Bureau

of the SC Humanities Council


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.


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.

Goodby to the 2018 holiday season.

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.

WriteOn SC, Radio  January 5, 2019

I was a guest writer along with Mary Sturgill on Kasie Whitener's show on "Setting Writing Goals." The show is about and for writers or would-be writers and is live 9 AM Saturday mornings at 100.7 FM The Point.