Coming Up

Witchy Picture Book

Lately I've been working 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) are going to love this book.

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.

Dust On the Bible Debut

 Lexington County Museum

December 13, 2015

On a beautiful Sunday it was rewarding to meet new readers and greet old friends. My thanks to Director J.R. Fennell.

 I'd love to hear from you.

Mary Mack brought together artists for an art show held at theRed Piano Too Art Galleryon St. Helena Island, one of the premier locations for the preservation of African American and Gullah heritage. I was one of the guest novelists.

Red Piano Too Art Show

August 8, 2015

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.

Book 'Em North Carolina

February 2015

Book 'Em North Carolina, which is held in Lumberton, brings writers and publishers from across the Carolinas. I participated on a Historical Fiction Panel moderated by Steven Byrd. Sold some books, met some writers. Thanks to Robeson Community College and writer Trish Terrell for organizing the event.

Bonnie Stanard of  Lexington, SC

Held at the historic Frampton Plantation, the festival had a variety of artisans and writers but not enough visitors. I took advantage of my ten minutes with a microphone to rant about historical fiction. The event has been cancelled for 2016.

Lowcountry Arts & Literary Festival Yemassee, South Carolina

October 24, 2015

Sparkleberry Country Fair

April 30, 2016

I loved the model trains, car show, and antique tractors at the Sparkleberry Country Fair, but our book tent was a bit quiet. Too quiet.

Me and McKendree Long at Book 'Em North Carolina

Selected Appearances

Hangin' With Web Show

June 9, 2016

I was interviewed on G.W. Pomichter’s Hangin’ With Web Show. Since he was in Florida and I'm in South Carolina, we did the show using Skype, apparently a technical challenge.  It's available on YouTube.

Stories of the Old South

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Cayce Festival of the Arts

April 9, 2016

A festival made all the better with fellow writer Mike Long at my side to share the tent and talk with visitors about historical fiction.