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Sandy Marie Bonny is a Saskatoon-based writer, artist and earth scientist. Her writing has appeared in numerous academic and literary journals and anthologies, including Oberon Press' 2011 anthology, Coming Attractions 11, Grain Magazine, PrairieFire, EVENT, and the Douglas Review. Her story collection, The Sometimes Lake, published in 2012 (Thistledown Press), includes a CBC Literary award-winning story, mandala, and was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan First Book Award. A novel,Yes, and Back Again (2015, Thistledown Press) twins family secrets across historical and contemporary plotlines within the familiar background of Saskatoon's central neighbourhoods.
"Yes, and Back Again is a tale haunted by unanswered questions... lit by the forces of love, compassion, and community.” Leona Theis, Author.
"Fans of contemporary short fiction should certainly be interested in The Sometimes Lake—a fine balance of profound humanity interacting with the wonders of the world.” Chad Pelley, The Telegraph Journal.
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Shut the box! Writing the unexpected
Who's There? Developing voice in fiction and poetry
Writing 4U! Goal-setting for young creators
The Science of Storytelling
J Charlton Publishing, 2020
Thistledown Press, 2015
Thistledown Press, 2012
OBERON PRESS, 2011
AK Peters Press, 2008