CURRENTLY: Dr. Bon (Bonnie) Blossman is a published fiction author, C.E.O. of an international murder mystery company (www.mymysteryparty.com) and scavenger hunt game company (www.scavengerplanet.com), a recording artist (Party of 2), and a developmental physiologist. She is also an adjunct professor at The University of North Texas with over 16 years of college level teaching experience and has earned an award for excellence in teaching from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2003. She currently teaches the following courses: Principles of Biology I and II, Biochemistry, Parasitology, Gene Expression, Anatomy & Physiology I and II and Contemporary Biology. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Royal Integrative Society.
PERSONAL LIFE: Dr. Bonnie Blossman was born and raised in Texas. She grew up in Westover Hills, Texas in the DFW metroplex. She spent her free time on the lovely grounds of Shady Oaks Country Club where she engaged in tennis, golf and swim lessons year round. Her father is a hard-working surgeon and retired Colonel in the USAF as well as a lifelong dedicated Shriner. Her father is also an established poet and author. Dr. Bon's mother is a retired registered nurse and nuturing homemaker. Bon trained in dance and theater and was a member of the Shady Oaks Swim Team throughout childhood.
Dr. Bon moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to Europe as a teenager where she lived in the small village of Bundenbach and attended high school in Germany. She is currently living in the DFW metroplex and is married to her husband of 18 years and has two children, Whitney (25) and Zakk (17).
Whitney is currently engaged to Brandon Overbey (27) and is expecting her first child in the summer of 2013. The Whatley-Overbey wedding is scheduled for Halloween of 2013. Whitney and Brandon are in negotiations for a franchise of Love & Hate Tattoo and look to open their first business in 2014. They will also sell their own alternative clothing and accessory line (Flashbomb) at the store and online.
Zakk is a senior in high school and an all district (HM) varsity kicker and regional champion. He has played competitive soccer for 14 years, earning many titles. He is also one of the youngest Electronic Music Producers in EDM. He is professionally known as Zorrex, and has played many venues, including headlining Young, Electronic, and Reckless at The House of Blues Dallas. Zakk's first album was released in the fall of 2012 titled 'Mash It Up.' Zakk plans to major in college in television/film.
EDUCATION: Dr. Bon Blossman has earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine (Biology and Chemistry) in 1995, her Master of Science in Biology (Microbiology) in 1998 and her PhD in Biology (Developmental Physiology) in 2007 with a 4.0 GPA. She also completed a two year post doctoral fellowship in a developmental cardiovascular research program in a National Science Foundation funded laboratory.
HONORS: Dr. Bon is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemical Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, National Scholars Society and is listed on the Cambridge Society's Who's Who List. She is also a member of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Biological Science.
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH: Since 1998, she has published over five peer-reviewed scientific journal articles in the fields of microbiology, mammalogy, and physiology, including a landmark paper in metabolic allometry, with her most recent research focused on the development of the embryonic cardiovascular system. Dr. Bon plans to collaborate on physiological research projects with her colleagues in the near future 2013/14.
AUTHORSHIP: All titles are available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble via electronic media (i.e. NookBook, iBooks, and Kindle) and paperback: Take Heed to your Nightmares, 2008, Chronicles of Zombie Town, 2010, 614 Scarlet Court, 2011, Fiona Frost: Murder at Foster Manor (2012), and Fiona Frost: Order of the Black Moon (2012.) Fiona Frost: Fatal Souvenirs is scheduled for release in Fall of 2013.
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Click the pictures above to view Dr. Bon Blossman's fiction titles - available on all platforms at most locations online (i.e. Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.) and in various book stores.
Dr. Bon has released her autobiography From GED to PhD, available on all platforms.
BUSINESSES: In 2006, Dr. Bon founded the internationally acclaimed company, My Mystery Party (www.MyMysteryParty.com), serving as the initial webmaster, author, marketing and advertising manager as well as the only customer support representative. It rapidly grew to be the preeminent internationally recognized and revered Murder Mystery Party company. Dr. Bonnie has published over 100 murder mystery party games and 50 scavenger hunt games and is the world's leading murder mystery game author.
Click the My Mystery Party logo to check out the #1 Murder Mystery Party company on the globe! Instantly download a murder mystery party game and host a party!
As a spin off from her murder mystery business and due to her extensive party hosting background, she created PartyHost411 at www.partyhost411.com, which is an event hosting venture supported by her publication, The Official Party Host Handbook that includes over 100 party games, party themes, party etiquette and more. Dr. Bon has made appearances on shows such as San Antonio Living to give helpful hosting tips and will continue to do so in the upcoming years.
In 2008, Dr. Bon and her husband J founded Zakkem Publishing which is a start up publishing company with expertise in publishing and marketing in today's world of electronic media specializing in thriller suspense genre and how-to books as well as all forms of music media. Zakkem publishing will begin accepting submissions from artists in the fall of 2014. Submission guidelines for music and written manuscripts will be posted on the Zakkem Publishing website at www.ZakkemPublishing.com.
In 2012, Dr. Bon created the science nerd-inspired clothing and accessory line, Get Your Nerd On! Dr. Bon offers camisoles, t-shirts, athletic shorts and sweats, men's t-shirts, pet couture, kid's apparal and even computer accessories. You can choose from over 30 products that are nerdy as heck but still cute and fashionable!
In 2013, Dr. Bon founded the web-based company Scavenger Planet (www.ScavengerPlanet.com), which is an online retailer where you can download, print and play exciting scavenger hunt games. Dr. Bon also offers scavenger hunt props, and boxed version of the unique, innovative and interactive games.
Click the Scavenger Planet logo to check out the newest venture from Dr. Bon! Instantly download a scavenger hunt game and host a party!
MUSICAL VENTURES: Dr. Bon is a member of the seasonal dance party group, Party of 2, and in 2010 released the Monstrous Halloween Dance Party Mix CD (available on iTunes) and the Ultimate Merry Christmas Dance Party Mix CD which is scheduled for release in September of 2013.
As a hobby, she also plays bass guitar for the alternative rock band, DrunkLora. Her husband, J, is the lead guitarist, her son Zakk is the drummer, Zachary Braswell is rhythm guitar and Nick Pfeifer is the lead vocalist. The band was formed in 2009 with the primary focus of playing a set at their annual New Year's Eve bash in 2009. DrunkLora finally performed to a crowded house at the Rock 101 Grill in May of 2013 performing their first original song, Zombie Mommy. The music video and song release for Zombie Mommy is scheduled for summer of 2013.
Dr. Bon and her daughter Whitney are collaborating on a rap song that they plan to market for radio airplay in 2013/14. A subsequent video produced and directed by her son Zakk, a future film major, will be released on YouTube.
TELEVISION VENTURES: In 2007, Mountain Dew leased a random claymation video from Dr. Blossman for an 11 month commercial campaign for their new energy drink. This commercial targeted males ages 18-35 and aired during all major sports events on television, late night cartoons, and even on the jumbotrons during sporting events. See the commercial: click here.
Currently, Dr. Bonnie Blossman is a cast member of Big Rich Texas (Sundays at 7 PM Central) on the Style Network with her 25 year old daughter Whitney, husband Jason, and future son in law, Brandon. Zakk makes cameo appearances on occasion as his busy schedule allows. Season one aired July 17, 2011, season two of Big Rich Texas aired on February 19th in the US, followed by later dates in the spring of 2012 UK, Australia and South Africa. Currently, Big Rich Texas was picked up by the network IDTV in the UK and is airing in Canada on E! and in the Phillipines as well.
Season three of Big Rich Texas premiered on October 7, 2012 at 7 PM CST. Season four should air in July of 2013 with exciting changes to the show.
Dr. Bon and Whitney starred in a commercial for Hasbro Games in the fall/winter of 2012.
FUTURE TV/FILM: Dr. Bon and Whitney plan to do future projects on television and film. In 2013, they were offered a future television deal to be potentially aired on a major network and this offer was passed for another. Dr. Bon is currently filming a few online projects and the release dates TBD. In the works is a project with her cast mates from Big Rich Texas, and is scheduled for release in late summer of 2013. Dr. Bon has also been cast in a role on a feature film that will film in fall of 2013 for a release date in 2014. Currently, Dr. Bon and her family are filming for a new television series - to be announced.
PHILANTHROPHY Dr. Bon and her daughter are very passionate about giving back to their community. In December of 2012, they organized and hosted a successful toy drive featuring a portion of the Big Rich Texas cast for Toys for Tots. Dr. Bon and Whitney donate monthly to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and support various children's charities throughout the year such as the Firefly 5K for Children's Hospital.
Dr. Bon and Whitney also support the March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Family Gateway, Globalgiving.org, AIDS Arms, UNT Honors College, Susan G. Komen, and Paws in the City. They also feel very strongly about equal rights and support anti-bullying for the LGBT community as well as anybody afflicted by the cruel behavior. They strive to promote awareness for equality for all people and continually support GLAAD, The Trevor Project and the newly opened GLSEN Dallas Chapter.
PRESENT FOCUSES: Her present career focus is on her fiction writing career and television/film projects. Dr. Bon still holds an adjunct professorship at The University of North Texas out of her love for teaching and she will take time off until the summer of 2013.
UPCOMING BOOK / CD RELEASES:
The third volume of the Fiona Frost series, Fiona Frost: Fatal Souvenirs, is scheduled for release in Fall 2013.
Creeptastic Halloween Dance Party Mix, August 2013
Ultimate Merry Christmas Dance Party Mix, September 2013
The Official Nutrition Handbook, 2014.