Bernie is originally from Manchester; a sprawling city with a population of over three million people. He often says, “To do well in Manchester, you need at least a couple of things going for you. The first is a good sense of humour and the second is a good sense of humour and the ability to deal with people who are as hard as nails, on a daily basis.”
Leaving home at the age of eighteen to join the Army, Bernie spent over half of his time based in the cathedral city of Hereford on the UK’s Welsh border. His military service took him to many places around the world but his future lay in Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. Since then, Bernie has circumnavigated the planet almost forty times, mainly concerning business.
Writing creatively since he was a teenager, Bernie’s work went from short stories to plays where comedy and tragedy occurred during the space of an hour.
Eventually, Bernie began writing full-length novels of fiction and, although his first published novel was written specifically for adults, he now writes stories for young adults and children.
When a break is required from writing, Bernie reverts to his other life passions: He helps to run a Charitable Trust for underprivileged children and he mentors the owners of small businesses in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island.
Bernie now lives in the beautiful east coast city of Tauranga with his wife Janet.