Welcome to our last issue of Bonnie’s Crew for 2019 – and what a beautiful second year you’ve all made it around here. Thank you to all submitters, contributors, readers, and supporters of all kinds. We’ve continued to raise money for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, and we’ve grown as a magazine and community for helping hearts (of all sizes, and in literal and figurative ways).
That being said, this is also our last issue before a long break – we won’t be back now until 2021, because I (Bonnie’s – and her four siblings’ – mum) will have a lot going on in 2020 that will need most of my attention. Of course, next month Bonnie turns 2 years old, so I’ll likely pop in to say hello as part of celebrating her birthday (because we are so happy and thankful to have her with us thanks to the CHSF/Leeds Congenital Hearts), but otherwise we will open up submissions again in 2021 and hopefully see you again then!
In the meantime… enjoy this issue, which includes poems and stories about cats, nature and the changing seasons, surviving serious childhood illness, hospital tests for serious adulthood illnesses, 20th century American history, family history, churches and stained glass windows… poems about children dreaming of pirates, a poem written for children about a magical beard, and much more.
Featuring writing and art by Penny Sharman, Andrew Shields, Yuan Changming, Jonathan Humble, Gary Beck, Skyler Jon Thayer, S.A. Leavesley, Sanjeev Sethi, Geraldine Ward, Millicent Borges Accardi, Maggie Mackay, Lauren Ranson, Spangle McQueen, Bethany W Pope, Blake Johnson, Christina Ciufo, Allen Ashley, Ron Tobey, Sarra Culleno, Jacqueline Knight, Raine Geoghegan, Jen Hughes, Fabrice Poussin, Fizza Abbas, Zoë Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe, Kymm Coveney, DC Diamondopolous, Peter Burrows, Rickey Rivers Jr, Fredrick Martyn, Rachel Lightfoot, and Ian Badcoe.
Bonnie’s Crew is forever edited with love by Kate Garrett, with a tiny bit of help from the Captain herself.
From my family to the extended Bonnie’s Crew family, have a wonderful winter holiday season, and an amazing 2020. See you later, and happy reading! – Kate
Click here to download the issue as a PDF: Bonnie’s Crew – Issue 6 – December 2019
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