Bernadette Rowley is a
lover of epic fantasy who is a veterinarian by day and an author by night. She
is currently published in the genre of high fantasy romance with eight books
and a box collection, all set in her fantasy world of Thorius.
When she was a young
teenager, an aunt gave her a copy of The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks and
Bernadette has lived in various fantasy worlds ever since. The author who has
influenced her writing most is Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time series). It’s no
surprise that her chosen genre when writing romance is fantasy.
“I can see these
settings so vibrantly in my mind and hope my readers can too.”
But Bernadette has no
desire to spoon-feed her readers by laboriously describing her fantasy
settings. She would rather the reader use their own imagination.
Along with sword and
sorcery, dashing heroes and stunning heroines, this author includes strong
healing themes in many of her books- an element which is central to her
“When I started
writing the Queenmakers Saga, I never imagined my day job would force its way
into my stories as it has.”
And of course, there
are animals, especially Bernadette’s beloved horses.
Bernadette lives in
Southeast Queensland, Australia, where she enjoys a great coffee, walks in
nature and catching up family and friends.
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