A Witch's Short Short Story

Cat's Fur

I've worked with illustrator Marlaena Shannon to produce a children's picture book. The text is a poem I wrote some time ago about a witch who lives at Fairview and is allergic to cats. Marlaena has a way with cats, and you (and your kids) will love her colorful pictures.

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.

Group shot of authors appearing at Berry Fleming Book Festival, September 23 .

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.

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.

 I'd love to hear from you.

Pelion Library, July 15, 2017

"Death and Burial in the Antebellum South"

Author presentation based on research in writing  historical fiction Westfall series.  My thanks to Shirley Spreene for hosting this event.

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.

blogs on writing and publishing

and Columbia II Writers blog


For published poems and short stories see my blog: WritePersona. Scroll down the page to "BRS Published Poems."

The South Carolina Writers Association (SCWA), is a great organization and I'm happy to be a member.

My essays on writing are published on the SCWW  Columbia II chapter blog.

Batesburg-Leesville Library, July 24, 2017

"Death & Burial in the Antebellum South"

Author presentation on historical background to Westfall novels. My thanks to Rachel Oglesby for hosting the event.

Bonnie Stanard of  Lexington, SC

Selected Appearances

Pee Dee Author Expo, February 11, 2017

Held at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence, SC. More books than buyers.

At the South Carolina State Library I talked about my novel What Missing Means in February.

Stories of the Old South

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Amelia Island Book Festival, February 18, 2017

An auditorium packed with authors and books at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Must have been overwhelming to visitors. Some focus needed.

Hangin' With Web Show, June 9, 2016

I was interviewed on G.W. Pomichter’s Hangin’ With Web Show. Skype presented a technical challenge.  It's available on YouTube.

SC State Library, February 22, 2018

The audience gave me a warm receptive for my presentation on writing the novel What Missing Means. It was one of the monthly author events hosted bySpeaker @ the Center.