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 .

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. 

Bonnie on Youtube

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.

Look for updates on WritePersona



Shepherds Center Pop-up - May 26, 2021

Online zoom presentation, "Demons of Loudun."

Audio Interview


A rare moment with family

Guest Speaker - October 22, 2020

Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

I'm standing beside a chair that's an example of installation art at Art Fields, an annual festival held in Lake City, SC, usually in the month of April. ArtFields turns the town into a showplace for art.

Artist Residency, November 17-23, 2019

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.

Cherry Blossom Festival - March 27-28, 2021 

I joined other artists and crafters for a weekend, promoting and selling my books. 


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.

Virtual Noir Words & Wine - October 20, 2020

Readings by myself and authors A.J. Brown, Paula Benson, John Starino, Raegan Teller, and Scott Sharpe.

The Warehouse Book Signing - Oct. 2, 2020

Featuring Cat's Fur and Lizard Brew 

Selected Appearances

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.

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.