Bonnie Ferrante


I'm Bonnie Ferrante, a hybrid author. I was born in Northern Ontario, Canada. I grew up in a mill town of about 1000 people. I moved to Thunder Bay (on the north shore of Lake Superior) to attend university, got a job teaching after graduation and stayed. I love being a grandmother and am so grateful my son and his family live near by.

My short stories, newspaper articles and columns, and novels have been published traditionally beginning in my thirties. I was a grade school teacher for thirty-three years, ten of those as a teacher-librarian. Since retiring, I have begun simultaneously self-publishing novels and picture books and am doing my own illustrations. During the long cold winters, I spend most of my time reading, writing and drawing. Since developing Parkinson's Disease, I have switched from illustrating with acrylics and pencil crayon, to exploring methods of digital illustration I also have a blog where I talk about books (mostly for children), reading to/with children, parenting/families (both humorous and practical), writing tips, author interviews, and more.

Where to buy in print


Dawn's End
A three part fantasy trilogy. Each book has its own conclusion and can be read out of order but the author recommends 1: Nightfall, 2: Poisoned, and 3. Outworld Apocalypse


Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the time of Queen Elizabeth I of England, fifteen-year-old Rosemary Prowd has a secret that could kill her. She seems to be destined to become a homeless beggar, the victim of a stalker, accused of witchcraft, or hung as a thief. As her support system collapses, her survival depends on her wits, courage, and d
Geta Toss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Emily just doesn't know what to make of the new girl. Yuko eats strange food, plays Jan Ken Poi, and kicks her shoe in the air! What's worse, Emily’s best friend, Maria, finds her interesting Can a pair of shoes help two best friends become three best friends? (Discussion questions and ideas for activities are included.)
Action Alphabet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 290. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Drama
Children learn the alphabet and initial consonants through whole body movement, song, rhythm, repetition, drama, and illustration. Can be used by parents for reading time. Great for teachers who can also project it on the smart board for an energizing break.
Then the Tooth Fairy Won't Come
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Body
Timo wants to pull Dion's loose tooth but his methods are pretty strange. Dion won't let him touch it. All he can think of is how Timo's crazy ideas will result in a lost tooth. Then the tooth fairy won't come. Should Dion figure out how to get his tooth safely out or just let it be? A funny, imaginative story with a subtle message of how worrying makes our fears grow.
Tell Me Where Animals and Babies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 350. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / General
Who doesn’t love babies and animals? Help your little one learn spatial concepts like above and below with this endearing and humorous collection of pictures. Also included are ten tips to extend your toddler's learning.
MY A#&: A Cheeky Book for the Naughty Child in Us All
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A silly play on words about donkeys. Humor suited for all ages.
Too Quiet, Too Noisy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Sounds, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Lily's house is so noisy, she has to cover her ears. But, Nana's house is so quiet, she has trouble staying awake. What's a little girl to do? Little Lily teaches her family to find balance in their lives, making both homes happy and comfortable. A picture book for ages 4 to 8. Followed by discussion questions for parents and teachers. Story Monster Approved.
What's Missing: Clothes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Clothing & Dress, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / General
What's Missing: Clothes is a book for toddlers that encourages observation and comparison while it expands the child's knowledge of clothing. Illustrations include people of various ages, races, and abilities. A fun book for parents and children to share.
What's Missing: Faces
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 870. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Body, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
The first image a baby recognizes is the human face. This book helps them to examine and name the details. Help your child develop observational skills by figuring out what's missing from each face. The fun pictures range from simple to challenging. For ages 2-5.
No More Red
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Colors, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Amy is having a very bad day because of red. When Amy wishes she would never see red again, she learns that life is not as enjoyable without it. Readers will enjoy discovering the 98 red things featured in the book.
Rayne Shines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Rayne is bored with life, until a new family moves in next door. Why do they look so happy? Rayne wants to know their secret. Rayne Shines is a humorous and thought-provoking picture book for ages 5-7.
Inhale: Prize Winning Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A prize-winning collection of short stories and flash fiction.
Bouquet: Short Stories with a Buddhist Scent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A set of three speculative fiction stories with a twist of Buddhist philosophy.
Terror at White Otter Castle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Laurel, Aster, and Beth head off on an end of summer trip - a nine-day canoe expedition to White Otter Castle, deep in the Northern Canadian fore forest. Unknown to her, the hundred-year-old log castle is has a dark secret. The “triangle of power” faces the ultimate test when the dark forest holds a terror they never imagined. Based on a true story. Ages 13+.
Outworld Apocalypse: Dawn's End Book Three
Series: Dawn's End. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Earth, the Outworld, is dying and so may be Anastacia. When natural and man-made catastrophes cascade, Anastacia must convince the people of Dawn's End to save her family and friends from the merciless elements. There are limits on their ability to help. How can Anastacia decide when to abandon hope for her world and who to leave behind?
Poisoned: Dawn's End Book Two
Series: Dawn's End. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,140. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When Anastasia travels to Lucerne, Switzerland, to attend a wedding and stumbles upon a different reality, new information tears apart her ideas of family and self. Her secret legacy may be the only chance to set Dawn's End right, deal with her anger and grief, and discover who she really is. Suitable for ages 18 and up.
Leya: Sphere of Vision Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,940. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When eye color may determine her future, Leya is born with one green and one blue eye. Will this diminish her potential or provide the opportunity to become a Double Vision Mistress? Even if she fulfills her gifts, Leya must learn to control her temper or she will be painfully stripped of her powers. Is the possibility of power worth the risk of being crippled?
The Amida Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 300. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Gordon Korman number one NYT Best Seller, who has sold more than 17 million books, on The Amida Tree "This piece works so well… There’s beauty in the simplicity of its telling, and the communication between the woman and the tree is hauntingly believable." By breaking free of habit & thinking creatively, children can forge a healthier, brighter future for themselves & all life on earth.
Nightfall: Dawn's End Book One
Series: Dawn's End. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,700. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Betrayed by her fiancé, Nicole Newman has put her love life on hold. She loses herself in fantasy, becoming isolated and despondent. When a voice from the woods identifies himself as the man of her dreams and asks for her help, Nicole is unsure whether he is stalking her or about to take her on the adventure of a lifetime. Short book trailer

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