Born in Los
Angeles, Bonnie moved to a dairy farm in upstate NY
with her parents when she was 3 years old. She learned to milk cows, feed
chickens and ducks, and fell in love with every animal on the farm, including
The family later moved to Orange
County California just in time to watch Disneyland being
built. She grew up, married, had a son, worked as an extra in the movie
industry, and is now in sales.
When her beloved father died, Bonnie
was overcome with grief. With the
discovery of "Rosie and Penny"
on her front doorstep two months to the day of his death, the family saw
this as a gift from her father and God to bring her out of her depression. He knew that she would be so busy with those chickens, there would not be time to grieve. Finding the proper home for "Rosie
and Penny" became one of
her most important goals, because her father had taught his family to love and respect
It was then she realized these
two little chickens had probably been given to city children as Easter or
Birthday gifts. When the chicks "grew
up", the children tired of them and just abandoned them by dropping them off
in her neighborhood. That is when she decided to write this story as a
children's book. Bonnie thought about her
readers and how they might not know how to take care of animals, as she had growing
up on a farm.
Parents reading this wonderful
book will find this a creative tool to inspire in their children a deep
appreciation of all of God's creatures. ROSIE AND PENNY is a truly inspiring
story of one woman's quest to educate young readers while she is finding a proper
new home for her two precious friends.
Bonnie loves the Lord, her family
and friends, and all children. She still has many pets, including cats, (who
think they are human), large goldfish who swim in her pond with a very special
turtle named Biff.