Bonny is a native of Maryville and still resides there today. She is a member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, $10 Club and former member of Friends of the Library Board of Directors. Bonny has also received Tremont/Naturalist Certification. In 2007, she won the third place award for her fiction in the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Bonny enjoys reading, hiking and tending to her animals.