Born and raised in Kansas, Bonnie D. 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.
B.D. Tharp’s award-winning women’s fiction novel, Feisty Family Values, was 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.
The second novel in the feisty family series, Patchwork Family won First Place in the Kansas Professional Communicators award in 2015 Adult fiction novel.
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.
Bonnie graduated magna cum laude from Wichita State University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications, women & minority studies, and fine arts. While living with her husband and two very spoiled dogs in the middle of the United States, Bonnie admits that when she’s not writing, she’s either reading or watching old movies.