Richland Library Main, June 14, 2023

I will be the featured author at library's Wednesday Market with local artisans. 10 AM - 2 PM, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC.

Muddy River Poetry Review, 3 poems: Uneasy Most of the Time; Yellow Pears; Clouds By Degree

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

Purple Martin Festival, April 20, 2024

606 F R Huff Dr., St. Matthews, SC

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

Noir @ the Bar, Columbia, SC, Oct. 31, 2023, 6 PM  Organized by writer Raegan Teller and held at the English Bulldog Pub, 1220 Bower Parkway.

Audio Interview

Library Voices SC

Inman Harvest Festival, Inman, SC, Sept. 30, 2023. A popular festival with good attendance. Will be there to sign copies of my novels.

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.

Noir at the Bar, Feb. 14, 2024

British Bulldog Pub, 1220 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC

7:00 PM. I join other writers to read dark stories of toxic love.

Look for my Work in...

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.

Meet the Authors Day, March 2, 2024

Aiken Senior Life Services, 11 AM - 4 PM.  Aiken, SC

Indie Bookstore Day, SC, April 29, 2023

Main Street Reads, Summerville, SC. Day of author readings and panel discussions. I was on the panel "History's Mysteries."

Bonnie on Youtube

> 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.

Selected Appearances


Upcoming Events

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Art in the Park, Sumter, SC, April 22, 2023

Regional celebration of artists and craftsmen. Booth and books.

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

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

> 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.

Aiken Festival of Books & Authors, Aiken, SC, Oct. 21, 2023, 9 AM - 2 PM

Organized by writer Steve Gordy and held at Aiken Senior Life Services, 1310 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken

Melrose Art in the Yard, SC, April 16, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 1 to 5 pm in the Historic Melrose neighborhood, Columbia, SC.

Shepherd's Center, Lexington, SC, noon, Oct. 19, 2023 Keynote presentation, "The Dark Days of Witches," with discussion of my novel Béjart's Caravan.

Get your fix of love gone bad at Noir at the Bar on February 14th at the British Bulldog Pub in Columbia, SC.  I'll be one of the authors reading tales of passion and murder.

Blog updates


Cayce Fall Fest,Granby Gardens Park, SC,
Sat., Oct. 7, 2023, 12 pm-6 pm.
1800 12th Street, Cayce, SC - artists, concerts, beer and wine.

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.