Selected Appearances

Cayce Festival of the Arts, April 9, 2016

With fellow writer Mike Long at my side, we shared a tent, good traffic.

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.

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.

July 15, 2017

Pelion Branch Library

Pelion, SC

10-11:00 AM

July 24, 2017

Batesburg Leesville Library

Batesburg Leesville, SC

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Up Coming

Death & Burial In the Antebellum South

I'll discuss the differing cultural traditions

of whites and slaves.

Dust On the Bible Debut,December 13, 2015

At the Lexington County Museum I met new readers and greeted old friends. My thanks to Director J.R. Fennell.

 I'd love to hear from you.

Red Piano Too Art Show,August 8, 2015

Mary Mack's art show held at theRed Piano Too Art Galleryon St. Helena Island showcases African American and Gullah heritage. I was one of the guest novelists.

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, a book festival held in Lumberton, brings writers and publishers from across the Carolinas. I participated on a Historical Fiction Panel moderated by Steven Byrd.

Bonnie Stanard of  Lexington, SC

Stories of the Old South

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Sparkleberry Country Fair, April 30, 2016

Old trains, cars, and tractors at the Sparkleberry Country Fair, but our book tent was a bit quiet. Too quiet.

Pee Dee Author Expo, February 11, 2017

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

Amelia Island Book Festival 

Lowcountry Arts & Literary Festival, October 24, 2015

Held at the historic Frampton Plantation (Yemassee, South Carolina), the festival had more artisans and writers than visitors.