Bonnie West's stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Minetta Review, The Talking Stick, Women's Day, Redbook Magazine, The Austin Chronicle, and the anthologies, Still Going Strong and The Ultimate Dog Lover. She has four mini-mysteries for children published by Carol Rhoda Press and a bilingual Japanese/English book, Hideki and Kenji Save the Day published in collaboration with Diane Carter. She was a finalist in both the Essay and Novel-in-progress categories of The William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She lives with her husband in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Boyfriends is her debut collection of short stories.