Bernadette Rowley is a writer and veterinarian who was born on the Sunshine Coast and now lives in Brisbane. She has been immersed in the world of speculative fiction since her early teens and remembers being spellbound by Tolkien and Brooks and their epic quests. It is not surprising that her stories contain more than a little magic.
Bernadette began her writing career in 1998 with junior fiction and moved to adult themes in 2006. Since then she has written eight books in two series, one a space opera with romantic elements and the other in the high fantasy romance genre.
Ms Rowley’s debut novel Princess Avenger was released by Destiny Romance on the 15th October 2012. The romance between an avenging princess and her shape-shifting army captain contains elements common to many of the author’s stories; a tortured hero, strong heroine, and sizzling chemistry between the two. Since then, she has released four more books in the series, the two with Pan Macmillan Australia, The Lord and the Mermaid and The Elf King’s Lady, and the sequel to Princess Avenger, Princess in Exile.
Bernadette is a member of several writer organisations including Queensland Writer’s Centre, Romance Writers Australia, Vision and North Queensland Romance Writers. She is married with three grown sons and a black and white cat called Slippers. Bernadette’s other interests include watching and scoring cricket, singing and music.
When Bernadette isn’t writing she is looking after her patients which include anything from guinea pigs to dogs and cats. Below is Bernadette with Slippers.