Bonnie Randall

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Bonnie Randall lives in a forest at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.

Scribbling stories in coil-bound notebooks from the age of 9, Bonnie’s first attempts at prose featured wicked dolls, evil grandmothers—oh, and a romantic hero who just happened to be a professional ice hockey player (go figure). Clearly much has changed yet nothing has changed; Bonnie is still a sucker for true love, soul mates, smudgy shadows and things that go bump in the night.

Yet while writing has been the passion, social work has been the calling and, within a career spent in both Child Protection and addictions counseling, Bonnie has come to believe that it is our relationships—with people and environments—that shape our souls and craft what, ultim
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Bonnie Randall As a clinical addictions counselor I can say (anecdotally albeit not scientifically) that trauma is certainly the basis for all addiction. I can also…moreAs a clinical addictions counselor I can say (anecdotally albeit not scientifically) that trauma is certainly the basis for all addiction. I can also attest, with reasonable confidence, that trauma is, in turn, the root of all other mental illness and disturbance as well. With that in mind I considered my disgraced RCMP officer, Andrew Gavin - his life of anxiety, paranoia and delusions - Andrew sees a shadowy figure he refers to as The Dead Boy - and I thought.....what trauma did Andrew experience? The death of both parents, certainly. Being the incumbent guardian to his younger sister? Yep. But then I discovered he'd also bore witness, as a teen, to his best buddy's suicide, and I really sat up and took notice. Then Andrew told me that he was *the reason* his friend Peter shot himself in the isolated mountain woods, and I was hooked....(less)
Bonnie Randall I've recently completed and polished my newest novel, The Summit's Shadow, a romantic ghost story with a high-concept twist. I am querying it out to…moreI've recently completed and polished my newest novel, The Summit's Shadow, a romantic ghost story with a high-concept twist. I am querying it out to literary agents this week. Wish me luck! (less)
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Jazz & Roar (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Inspiration is everywhere and most certainly lives in the most storied building in my little town. The Red Brick, once a school, now houses the Hatlen Theatre, home to all local drama troupes and host to Chautauqua, a council of music aficionados whose dedication and fine ears bring a collection of eclectic musical genres to town every season. Last week I attended Chautauqua (I'm a season's ticket holder, dontcha know) and was struck by the energy alive in the old Red Brick. Partly it was the setting - they say theatres are most certainly possessed and perhaps this is true; theatres are a place where we willingly allow time, identity and even geography to shift - so why wouldn't something ethereal choose to be there? Partly too it seemed energy crackled from the patrons themselves. There were lovers and seniors (who are not, incidentally, mutually exclusive groups). Sages and sourpusses. There were the married, the divorced, the single and the searching. It seemed to me, sitting there waiting for the curtain to rise, that every body was really just a walking story - and from that I envisioned what a vast lot of characters might have to tell me if they were patrons of Chautauqua in the old Red Brick School. Please allow me to introduce two of them (and a smattering of others) to you now....
You Again (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: A few weeks ago a Sean Connery meme sailed around facebook and, wanting to be a wiseguy. a friend of mine posted it on my page. It rapidly evolved into a short story challenge: could I create a love interest inspired by Connery for a secondary character in my latest work-in-progress? Oh, and could I make him some dude who was constantly injuring himself on the Jasper ski hill? (What?! *WHY*? ) Oh, and could I also make all his lines of dialogue sound like something Connery would say? Seriously?! My debut novel is barely off the ground and may never fly far….and you want me to suddenly evolve into some sorta screenwriter?! Nonetheless I had fun and the following is the story—possibly poignant, possibly poop. :P
Divining Hymn (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: This short story, landing after Divinity & The Python, is a prequel told through the eyes of Divinity & the Python's protagonists, Shaynie and Cameron, about Andrew, the hero of my current WIP, Breaking Hymn
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If you are looking for a wholly different YA fantasy series that changes up tired old templates, then this is the trilogy for you.

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If someone collected 52 facebook statuses of the most contemplative, wry, observant, compassionate, sensitive, and sauciest friend on your list, then you'd have this little book; tiny snapshots of moments and memories and feelings in time.

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“I do care about real life. It's just not as interesting as what's in my books.”
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Bonnie Randall Wan "The Snake Charmer" wrote: "Thanks for friend invitation. The Iron King, hahaha. I was in one of those moods."

And I SHOULD have been in one of those moods! Curse my benevolence!


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Wan Thanks for friend invitation. The Iron King, hahaha. I was in one of those moods.


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Gusto Dave Bonnie,

Thanks for approving us as friends.

I’m Gusto Dave Jackson, publicist for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t tout our blog and organization. Chiseled in Rock http://chiseledinrock.blogspot.com features side-splitting satire and some flash fiction for intellectual readers.

Today on the Rock: pick up a laugh from the hilarious E.C. STACY, writer of risqué romances and basher of grammar and the overworked comma.

RMFW has several bestselling authors such as NYT Bestseller JEANNE STEIN and J.A. KAZIMER. You have an open invitation to the Rock for contests, entertainment, and an insight to the world of writing! Let’s follow each others’ blogs!


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