Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Authors Corner
Filmed October 2021

I was interviewed by Dr. Kasie Whitener of the South Carolina Writers Association. We talk about my books and approach to writing.

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

Poetry Night - April 12, 2022

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

Audio Interview

Library Voices SC

Books for Gifts, Nov. 18, 2021

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

Poetry book, Brandylane Publishing, due out summer 2022

Lexington Shepherds Ctr. - March 17, 2022 

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


1) Béjart's Caravan

Flowertown Festival - April 1-3, 2022 

Summerville, SC, Book signing, book sales.

With my son Davis

Poetry by Bonnie Stanard, design
by Giovanni Braccelli (1584-1649)

2) Curious Design

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

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

Bonnie on Youtube

Selected Appearances

Historical fiction novel, Cuidono Publishing, due out summer 2022

Upcoming Publications

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!

Upcoming 2022 Events

April 23 Art in the Park 

   Memorial Park, Sumter, SC

 •May 24 - Words & Wine Presentation, 5:30 PM
    Badd Boys Café

    2711 Middleburg Dr. Columbia, SC

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..

Back to France in 1672, when demons caused bad breath, when your future depended on the stars, when the church was a plague.

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.

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."

Bonnie R. Stanard


Click here Bonnie Interview  for an interview hosted by Curtis Rogers of theSouth Carolina State Libraryheld March, 2018. We discuss my background, my novelWhat Missing Means, and other subjects. It's about 30 minutes long. 

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, poetry a
t Main Street Rag.

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