Born and raised in California and now living in San Diego. I have two dogs and two cats who take up more room in our little Spanish casita than my husband and I do. I love gardening, especially native plants and succulants (Dr. Seussian).
Brief bio: Bonnie ZoBell has received an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, and the Capricorn Novel Award. Recently included on Wigleaf's 2009 Top 50 list for very short fiction, she has work included or forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, Storyglossia, American Fiction, The Greensboro Review, dcomP, Rumble, and LITSNACK. She received an MFA from Columbia, teaches at San Diego Mesa College, and can be reached at www.bonniezobell.com.
I've been writing for so long it's just part of who I am.
Charles Baxter, Flannery O'Connor, Lorrie Moore, William Trevor, Samantha Chang, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jude the Obscure, Heart of Darkness, Dorothy Allison, Steve Almond, Raymond Carver, etc etc etc
I've recently fallen completely in love with Dan Chaon.
Thank you, Bonnie, for faving "Before the Door." I'm glad you liked it!
Hi Bonnie. Thanks for searching out and reading "The Bed". I haven't posted anything new here in ages, but I like to stay connected to this site as much as I can.
Hi, Bonnie! Thank you for your comment and your encouragement on my story "Freedom Can Wait". Very much appreciated. Hope you're doing well. Chris :)
Thanks for your comments on "Time of Death". I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!
Thank you so much for your comments on "The End of the World." I appreciate them!
Great comment on "Ketone Deficiency." Thanks, Bonnie!
thank you So much, B! xo
B! thank you for your comments and faves! I miss you what is up? Will you ping me when you post something here? I am crazy busy but want to see everything... xo
I'm thrilled that Mirko has found another reader, Bonnie. Your support means much.
Bonnie, Thanks for your comments about "The Party." Disturbing? No surprise. The author is a bit disturbed himself. At least some folks think so!
Bonnie, that must have been a typo. Was referring to your story, the plumping of derrieres, I believe! LOL
Thanks for faving "Florid Psychosis," Bonnie. Glad you enjoyed it.
Based on your story, a writers' community seems like a wild place! Instead of that, I've decided to leave NYC and relocate for a bunch of months, for love, in a tiny place in Washington State. Small but gorgeous, and it doesn't much matter where you are if it's love. I figure, aside from the potential writer-painter-rapist, the small town I am moving to temporarily might have the same feeling of an artists' colony, and probably triple the weirdness!
Thanks, Bonnie, for commenting on and faving "Knot Eye." Much appreciated!
Thanks for reading and commenting on Friend of the Week, Bonnie.
thanks for your nice comment about "Dog Park" Bonnie! Ha. Veronica Lake!
Thanks for the comment and fave on 4P28, Bonnie. I appreciate the read.
Thanks, Bonnie, for the comment on Time to Rest! Much appreciated...
Oh! and on French Kiss! Will come back this way soon... :)
Thanks for the comment on Bedtime Story! much appreciated!
Hi Bonnie, it's great to meet you here. Thanks so much for reading my story. Glad you liked the quote too!
Bonnie, thanks for your read and comment on Stickers
Bonnie, Thank you for the very nice comment on "Evil Humors." Our Maine Coon got over it, and now he's acting like the old Simba. Last evening he ran off a raccoon!
Hi, Bonnie. Saw your story in Bartleby Snopes. Fantasic. A pleasure to be issue mates.
Bonnie, thank you so much for reading and commenting on The Creature. I truly appreciate it.
Bonnie! I'm coming to your reading at Skylight so you'll get to find me sans pink carnations much sooner.
Thanks, Bonnie, for reading Atonement. I value your opinion very much. Your real estate lady is still one of my favorite characters since arriving here.
Bonnie, that was good of you to comment on my story! Thanks so much.
Hey Bonnie, thanks for reading and commenting on A Boy and His Tire. My comments on Real Estate are forthcoming! foster.
Hey there Bonnie. Nice piece.
thanks Bonnie, RE: Sweet & Sour....so the place i had in mind...The Bread Shop...it was around 125th and B'Way. Thanks for your comments!
Maybe check out Wild Dream of Reality, Chapter 1, which is from my 1st novel. The narrator is a real estate agent. Who knew?
Thanks very much for your kind response to "Three Point Back".
Hi Bonnie, thanks for reading and commenting on Eight States Away - I really appreciate it and I'm glad you liked this one. foster.
I appreciate your read and comment on EVENING ALONE, Bonnie. When you post a story, IOU . . .
Hi, Bonnie. Glad you liked my story.
Hi Bonnie - thanks for reading Invisible grime, and for the comments, too.
I'm clueless about the wall, too. I was thanking people for comments about a story on the page with the story, before I figured out that probably no one comes back to the story to receive the thanks. So I THINK the protocol is to respond to story comments on the commenter's wall, so the commenter "hears" you. Ha!
you know, about responding to walls, i think it is case by case...
Hi Bonnie...nice to meet you and surprised we haven't bumped into each other earlier considering you were married to my wife for a good long stretch, well at least on facebook!
Hi Bonnie, thanks for reading Brick Walls and Cactus - I'm pleased you liked them.
Hey, Bonnie, thanks for going back and finding my poem "Sweet Basil." I appreciate it!
Hi, Bonnie! Glad you looked at "Still Life"--thank you. To answer your query, from the people I've worked with in this awful situation, the spouse can usually only handle it for a couple of years before they go batty themselves if they don't get out. If your partner only has access to the immediate few minutes and can no longer form new memory, he or she repeats the same stuff over and over again all day long, day after day, without realizing it. Imagine your spouse asking you the same question hundreds and hundreds of times a day. A hell, yes?
Thanks also for your great help on "Ethical Seduction"--the almost-smarmy lawyer character--the piece just got picked up by flashquake. So double-thanks, Bonnie! Be well.
Hi, Bonnie, thanks for checking out Pogo the Clown...I think that was my second Flash Factory story! D
Hi Bonnie, thanks for your comments on A Very Quiet Even - I'm glad you liked it.
Hi, Carol! My wall is virginal, so thank you for that. Uh, I didn't even know I had a wall, to tell the truth. Someday I'm going to figure this out.
Ok. I'll write on your wall, Bonnie! Hiya!