About Helen Bonner
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Dr. Helen Bonner earned a PhD in Communications, Creative Writing/Screen Writing in l982. While still an undergraduate, her Night Dreams, was awarded best screenplay by Ohio State University. This play and her one act play, Mary's House, were both produced by the University. Helen won a scholarship to the Squaw Valley Screenwriter's conference, and her story, Roadside Trinity won first place in the University of Texas writer's awards. Her screenplay, A Higher Loyalty: The Jeannette Rankin Story was optioned in Los Angeles the following year.

Since then, Helen  has taught Literature and Women's Studies, and Creative Writing at community colleges and most recently at Minnesota State University and National University. She now writes full time in the Northern California foothills.

Her Memoirs and Novels, the Laid Daughter, First Love Last, Cry Dance, The Dolphin Papers,  and MsDemeanors, a novel of the 70ís, are listed on the Published Works page. 
Short stories:

Minus 30, To The Lake, Anthology, Loonfeather Press, Bemidji MN, l996
Canyons, Dust & Fire, l995
Eagle Walk, Dust & Fire, l994
Learning from the FathersDust & Fire, l993
Photographs, Dust & Fire, l992
Man Waking, Thema l992
Learning from the Fathers, Wellspring, l991
Woman Warrior's Cultural Suitcase, Minnesota English Journal, l991
Our Dangerous Love Affair,True Confessions, McFadden, l984
We Never Meant to Hurt Him, True Confessions, McFadden, l984
Roadside Trinity, Writers Forum, U. Of Colorado Press, l981


"Forty years later, remembering, I shook my head ... I sat down and tried again to read the pencil marks, etched more than fifty years ago, on the backs of white-edged snapshots, explanations lost in fuzzy, black felt smears. Clues, I was looking for. A response to that child wandering through the dark house, her rage in one hand and her love in the other."

From The Laid Daughter by Helen Bonner


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