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Bonnie Ferrante

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Bonnie has had books, short stories and articles published in various forms by different publishers. She has recently ventured into self-publishing and is enjoying producing and sharing picture books. "The Amida Tree" has been well received by parents and children.

Bonnie is willing to work with teachers and students on poetry, self-expression, choral recitation, articles, monologue, point-of-view, skits, creative non-fiction, picture book story boards, and story writing.

Bonnie loves living in Northern Ontario even though she spends most of the long winter indoors writing. She chants, bikes, gardens, reads, stitches, volunteers, studies the Dharma, paints, plays/works on the computer, attends live theatre, enjoys being challenged in Scrabble by her husband, Fred. She loves her robot vacuum, (too bad it can’t move the furniture). Her son, stepsons, grandchildren,and extended family keep her young.
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readings for classrooms or the public

workshops for student and adult writers
Sing the Planets (I'll Remember That), picture book, 2015.

Where is Baby, picture book, 2014.

No More Red, picture book, 2014.

Leya: Sphere of Vision Book 1, young adult novel, 2014.

Rayne Shines, picture book, 2014.

Rumpelstiltskin's Child, picture book, 2014.

What's Missing: Faces, picture book, 2014.

What's Missing, Clothes, 2014.

Too Quiet, Too Noisy - picture book, 2013.

The Amida Tree - picture book, 2013.

Terror at White Otter Castle, 2013.

Young Adult Selection
Selection from Outworld Apocalypse
NOWW Magazine, February 2013

Young Adult Novel
Dawn's End Outworld Apocalypse
Noble Romance Publishing, 2012

Children's Nonfiction
Kiki For Girls with Style and Substance
"Taking Control of Your Presentation
February/March 2012

Adult Fiction
"Flesh of My Flesh". Fat Girl in a Strange Land Anthology February 2012

Children's Nonfiction
Kiki For Girls with Style and Substance
"Terror-free Tests" Dec 2011

Young Adult Novel
Dawn's End: Poisoned
Noble Romance Publishing, 2011

Young Adult Novel
Dawn's End
Noble Romance Publishing, 2011

"Beasts of the Wild" Gull Lake Guide: Summer 2011
Saley Publications, 2011

"To Each His Song" in Many Cultures, Many Voices
Perfection Learning, 2001

"To Each His Song" in Close Ups: Best Stories for Teens
Red Deer Press, 2000

Children's Fiction
"Once Upon a Tree" in Hopscotch for Girls
Blutton News Publishing, 1998

"The Starfish" in Kidsworld
MIR Communications Inc., 1997

“To Each His Song” in Takes: Stories for Young Adults,
Thistledown Press Ltd. , 1996

Adult Fiction
"The Eighteenth Vow" in Challenging Destiny
Crystalline Sphere Publishing, 1998

"Bouquet" in On Spec: More Than Just Science Fiction
Copper Pig Writers' Society, 1998

Mamasan” in On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of Speculative Writing,
The Copper Pig Writers’ Society, 1994

“Sweet William” and “Window Dressing” in The Wolf’s Eye: Twenty Stories from Northwestern Ontario.
Thunder Books, 1992
Edited by Charles Wilkins

“Tongue in Cheek”, “Ankh” (weekly humour newspaper column for four years)
Chronicle Journal Newspaper, 1994
Performances and Exhibitions
Hyde Park Public School, Thunder Bay.
Kingsway Public School, Thunder Bay.
St. Edward Separate School, Nipigon.
Connect the Dots, Nature Based Programs, Thunder Bay.
Nipigon Public Library.
Baggage Building Arts Center, Thunder Bay, Cultural Days.
George O'Neil Public School, Nipigon.
Thunder Bay Public Library.
Family Place Child Care Centre, Nipigon.
Best Start Centre, Nipigon.
Red Rock Public Library.
Fort Frances Public Library.

CBQ - Radio Voyage North
CILU - Radio Book Girl's Big Read
CBQ Radio - Superior Morning

Guest Speaker:
Churchill Public High School
Confederation College
Lakehead University
Fifty-five Plus Club

Fort Frances Public Library
Thunder Bay Public Library

Classroom integrated lessons:
Grade 4, St. Jude Schoo: Visual Art and Reading (2 visits)
Grade 3, St. Pius School: Drama and Reading (2 visits)
Grade 5, St. Pius School: Drama and Reading (2 visits)
2014 NOWW creative nonfiction contest
Judged by JJ Lee
Category: Third Place
For: Mould Beneath

2013 NOWW short fiction contest judged by Angie Abdou
Category: Third Place
For: At the Root of the Family Tree

2012 NOWW children's fiction contest judged by Richard Scrimger
Category: Second Place
For: Raising Funds

2011 NOWW Short Fiction contest judged by Fred Stinson
Category: third place
For: Aberrations

2010 NOWW Memoir contest judged by Anne Coleman
Category: third place
For: The Frog and the Snake

2010 NOWW Children's Writing Contest judged by Gordon Korman
Category: third place
For: The Amida Tree

2010 Flash Fiction contest - NOWW Magazine
For: “Inhale, and God Approaches"
Other Memberships
Northern Ontario Writers Workshop (former Executive Member)
Writers Northwest
Canadian Children's Book Centre
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Member photo albums (1 Album)

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