Lizard Brew Book Launch, Sept. 8, 2020

Vetra Lingua Publishing hosted on Facebook

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.

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.


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.

Look for updates on WritePersona

A rare moment with family

Guest Speaker - October 22, 2020

Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Bonnie on Youtube

Cherry Blossom Festival - March 27-28, 2021 

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

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. 

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.





Selected Appearances

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Shepherds Center Pop-up - May 26, 2021

Online zoom presentation, "Demons of Loudun."

Audio Interview


The Warehouse Book Signing - Oct. 2, 2020

Featuring Cat's Fur and Lizard Brew 

Virtual Noir Words & Wine - October 20, 2020

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

I'm Available

I welcome queries from civic, religious, and social groups. The  presentations are based on my writing life and research.

Options for Presentations

WITCHES AND THE CHURCH -  In the 17th Century the hegemony of the Catholic Church was unraveling. One way it fought back was to declare victories over demons, which resulted in infamous witch hunts.

A TRIP TO THE COTTON KINGDOM, 1850s We follow NY reporter Frederick Law Olmsted's trail and learn of his impressions of the antebellum South.


Want to try your hand at writing your story? Some tips to get you started. 

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.