Upcoming Events

Authors for Literacy - December 10, 2022

At Lexington County Library, I along with other local authors will discuss writing and sign books.
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.

Aiken Book Fair, Sept. 24, 2022

Center for Lifelong Learning, Etherredge Center USCA Campus, Aiken, SC. Selling & signing books with other authors.

SC Pecan Festival - November 5, 2022 

Florence, SC

> Short story "Mercedes at the Airport appears on page 62 of New Readers Magazine, issue 19 (September, 2022), titled The Tower. My years of living in Brussels, Belgium, provide the background for this story. It's easy to download the file for the magazine and open with Preview or Acrobat.

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.


Selected Appearances

Douglas Stanard, my partner in more than book festivals, at the SC Pecan Festival in Florence, SC

Holiday Party and Story Contest - Dec. 14, 2022

6:00 PM Local authors, readings, prizes, photo ops, cocktails. At The Aristocrat, 1001 Washington St., Columbia, SC. Hosted by WriteOnSC Radio show, 1007FM.

Halloween Flash @ the Bar - Oct. 26, 2022 

The Aristocrat, Columbia, SC

Book Club Appearance- July 20, 2022

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

Bonnie on Youtube

> 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.

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.

Poetry Night - April 12, 2022

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

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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.

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

Bonnie R. Stanard


Muddy River Poetry Review, 3 poems: Uneasy Most of the Time; Yellow Pears; Clouds By Degree https://muddyriverpoetryreview.webs.com/Bonnie%20Stanard.pdf

Triggerfish Critical Review, Poem: Common Story Among Strangers

The American Journal of Poetry, Poem: In the Shade of Cherry Trees

Moon Magazine, Poem: The Payoff

Slant, a Journal of Poetry, page 103, Poem: Mother Tongue

Blog updates


Book Recommendations 

Shepherd's Website for books

In 17th Century France, if you crossed the line to "politically incorrect" according to the Catholic Church, you might well burn on a stake in the village square. Most onlookers would think you deserved it. Spiritual tyranny is as difficult to overcome as political or physical tyranny.

My list of books that show the destructive power of blind obedience to religion is online at Shepherd's website for books. Of course Béjart's Caravan is on the list.

Halloween Flash @ the Bar authors: left to right: Kasie Whitener,Rex Hurst, Anne Catharine Blake,Raegan Teller, Buck Brinson, AJ Brown, Bob Strother, and me.

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


Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Death Rituals in Antebellum South
October 18, 2022

Four Seasons History Club, Moncks Corner, SC