Writer, editor. Born– October 11, 1945, at Bridgton, Me. Parents– F. Leroy and Helen Louise (Gilmore) Bonnie. Married– Susan Marchant, June 22, 1967. Married– Ellen Sullivan, December 30, 1974. Married– Wendy Watts, September 21, 1984; married–Rhonda Carter.  Children– One. Education– University of Vermont, B.A., 1971; attended the University of Maine in Portland; the University of New Hampshire; Universite de Nice; Harvard University; Jefferson State Junior College. Worked at Harvard University Library, 1966-1968; University of Vermont Library, 1968-1969; Chittenden Trust Company in Burlington, Vermont, 1970-1972; Garden Way Publishing, 1973; Southern Living Magazine, 1974-1979; did  public relations writing for Vulcan Materials and Dyatron Corporation, 1979-1983; and taught fiction writing, UAB  Special Studies, 1978-1982. Editor and publisher of the Isinglass Review, a literary journal, 1968-1974. Died May 13, 2000.


Fred Bonnie, Birmingham, Ala.; bhamwiki


Detecting Metal.  Livingston Press, 1998.

Displaced Persons; Stories. Ottawa; Oberon Press, 1982.

Flowering Trees, Shrubs, and Vines; a Guide for Home Gardeners. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.

Food Fights: Tales from the Restaurant Trade.  Black Belt Press, 1997.

Growing Plants in Containers. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.

Squatter’s Rights; Stories. Ottawa; Oberon Press, 1979.

Thanh Ho Delivers.  Black Belt Press, 2000.

Too Hot and Other Maine Stories. Brunswick, Me.; Dog Ear Press, 1987.

Wide Load. Ottawa; Oberon Press, 1987.

Widening the Road.  2000.


Growing Flowers. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1975.

Growing Lawns and Ground Covers. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1975.

House Plants. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1975.

Vegetable Gardening. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.


The Compleat Vegetable Book. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.