Born and raised in Kansas, Bonnie Tharp spent much of her formative years in her grandmother’s kitchen as official taste tester. Although not much of a chef herself, she adores good food and believes all the best discussions happen at the kitchen table.
Bonnie Tharp graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, Women & Minority Studies and Fine Arts. Her award winning women’s fiction novel, Feisty Family Values, chosen one of the 150 Kansas Best Books, a finalist for the USA News Best Books of 2010, and winner of the J. Coffin Memorial Book Award for 2011.
Additional publishing credits include magazine articles, essays and short stories for the following publications: Generation Boom, Women’s Focus, Active Aging, the Wichita Register, East Wichita News, Sheridan Edwards Review, A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind (Anthology), National Association of Women Writers Weekly and the Kansas Writers Association newsletter. She’s had the honor of winning local, state, and National awards for her writing.