Bonnie McCune credits tenacity for the successes in her life. Since fifth grade, when she wrote a poem about rain rushing down the gutter and submitted it to the Saturday Evening Post (it was immediately rejected), she has been determined to be a writer. This interest in writing led to her career in public and community relations for nonprofits. She’s worked for libraries, directed a small arts organization and managed Denver's beautification program. Concurrently, she’s been a free lance writer with publications in local, regional, and specialty publications. Her current interest is fiction writing, and her stories have won several awards.
McCune’s civic involvement includes activist organizations, writers and arts groups, and literacy. For years, she entered recipe contests and was a finalist to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. A special love is live theater. Had she been taller and thinner, she might have been an actress.
Recently, her chicklit novel, A Saint Comes Stumbling In, was published electronically. This occurrence encapsulates her own challenge as a writer, for she reads—and writes—across several genres, including women’s fiction, speculative, mystery, and literary. Drawers and electronic files stuffed with the essentials of six and two-halves novels and numerous short stories testify to her continued commitment to writing. The common theme across her reading and writing is the human condition and the way people respond and adjust.
For reasons unknown (an unacknowledged optimism?), McCune thinks one person can make a difference in this world. She lives in Colorado, where she’s been married to the same man forever, has two children and three grandchildren.
Reading, weight lifting, biking, handwork, citizen activism, theatre, visual arts
Lost in Austen, A Baseketful of Broken Dishes
Just Finished Reading:
The Geography of Bliss (nonfiction), The Man of Property from the Forsyte Saga, The Hunger Games!