Writer & editor of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, journalism, social media, corporate communications, training. Former editor at Fort Worth Star-Telegram and American Literary Review. Blogger.
I feel certain that no one has remembered me in their prayers for a long, long time. Until recently, that is....
Long-secret documents reveal Fort Worth Catholic bishop covered up a priest's sexual transgressions. A 3-part investigation. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
A Friday night caller to the city desk lured a newspaper editor into a web of deceit. OK, more like a web of gullibility. Wichita Falls Times Record News.
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.
Hoping to lessen animals' suffering, Erlene Wheeler works a heart-breaking job. Just don't call her a dogcatcher, please. Amarillo Globe-News.
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.
Ray Wylie Hubbard came home to Oak Cliff's Kessler Theater, and he brought his granddaddy's guitar with him. sonnybohanan.com
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? sonnybohanan.com
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. sonnybohanan.com
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.
Visiting Writer Matt Bell of Michigan finished his fiction reading at UNT without breaking a sweat. Literally. sonnybohanan.com
I blew into the deserted, wind-scoured downtown of Happy, Texas. The local constabulary, mistaking me for a would-be bank robber, promptly ran me out of town. sonnybohanan.com
A couple of years ago, I predicted my grandmother would live to be 100 years old. She was right, as always, when she happily pointed out, “Who knows, I may be dead by then.” sonnybohanan.com
Love is for the young. Commitment — now that’s something totally different.
My wife and I had a daughter and a son, so it was an easy decision to stop having children. After a quick garage sale, everything in the nursery was gone.