Bonnie holds an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After graduation, she worked for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in environmental research, where she translated science into articles and papers for the Department of Energy. She owned a small-animal veterinary hospital with her husband while raising their two children, beekeeping, and traveling extensively. More recently, she has returned to her creative writing roots, starting a blog of personal essays in 2014. Several of these have been cross-published on widely-read websites such as medium.com, scarymommy.com and grownandflown.com. She has completed two novels and is currently at work on a third.