Sonny Bohanan

Sonny Bohanan

Professional writer & editor

I write & edit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, long-form journalism. Former editor @ Ft Worth Star-Telegram & American Literary Review. Blogger. Corporate communications, social media, marketing.

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On God, the Devil & the $50 Bet - Personal Essay/Humor

I feel certain that no one has remembered me in their prayers for a long, long time. Until recently, that is....

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The World Drops Beneath You - New Fiction at

Fiction by Sonny Bohanan: Eighteen-year-old James McClellan faces a difficult decision when he's drafted into the Vietnam War in 1969.

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Blinded by Faith - A Star-Telegram investigation

Long-secret documents reveal Fort Worth Catholic bishop covered up a priest's sexual transgressions. A 3-part investigation. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Class of 2000 - A Serial Narrative by Sonny Bohanan

Sonny Bohanan went back to high school for a nine-month project profiling five students in the Class of 2000 who agreed to open their lives to public inspection. The result was a 5-day serial narrative. 21,300 words. Amarillo Globe-News.

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Dog Day Afternoon - A Globe-News Feature story

Hoping to lessen animals' suffering, Erlene Wheeler works a heart-breaking job. Just don't call her a dogcatcher, please. Amarillo Globe-News.

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Cowboys vs. Flyboys - News Analysis/Humor

Dallas Cowboys steal the spotlight from Air Force fighter pilots during training camp in Wichita Falls. It's the season of swagger. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Ray Wylie at Home - Personal Essay/Music

Ray Wylie Hubbard came home to Oak Cliff's Kessler Theater, and he brought his granddaddy's guitar with him.

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Republicans Think You’re An Idiot - Political Essay/Gun Violence

Maybe you don’t know how sick America has become. I’ll tell you: After the latest mass shooting in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, Republicans voted the next day to allow suspected terrorists on the U.S.…...

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The Charge: Murder - True Crime Serial/News

As an oilfield firefighter, Tex Thornton cheated death many times, but it caught up with him in an Amarillo motel. A 3-part true crime serial. Amarillo Globe-News.

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Matt Bell visits UNT - Personal Essay/Author Reading

Visiting Writer Matt Bell of Michigan finished his fiction reading at UNT without breaking a sweat. Literally.

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She’s a True Jewel - Personal Essay/Family/Dust Bowl

I called my grandmother on her 97th birthday, and she regaled me with stories about farming in the Oklahoma Panhandle during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

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Treat Gun Manufacturers Like We Did Big Tobacco - Political Essay/Gun Control

The Freedom Group is one of the gun manufacturers profiting from the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States. The company not only marketed the assault rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20…...

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Is President Obama hurting or helping America's image - Political Essay

Without a doubt, President Obama has helped the image of the United States during his two terms in office. He's repaired America's relationship with her Western allies, who were lied to, just as the American people were lied to, and fed faked intelligence by the George W. Bush administration in the run-up to the Iraq War.

Shoot First: Family Feud - Personal Essay/Family

The Tate-Bohannan feud 80 years ago in Clovis, N.M., left 3 men dead and 19 kids fatherless. Where is the lesson in such senseless death?

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Funny, or Scary? - Political Essay/Republican Party

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are leading the Republican Party presidential hopefuls. I don’t know if that’s more funny or scary After six debates among the Republican presidential hopefuls…...