Bernadette Rowley


Bernadette Rowley is an Australian epic fantasy romance author who is also a veterinarian. After flirting with picture books, junior fiction and space opera, Bernadette was challenged to write a romance in 2011 and she hasn’t looked back.
First published by Penguin Australia and then Pan Macmillan Australia, Bernadette is now an independently published author. The Queenmakers Saga contains eleven books spanning the genres of fantasy romance and romantic fantasy.
Her favorite tropes are enemies to lovers, forced proximity and forbidden romance. Strong themes include the horse/human bond and healing.
When not at her desk, Bernadette can be found absorbed in a good romance or romantic suspense, swimming, walking or having coffee with friends.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first fantasy story I ever read. It was Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. This epic high fantasy was full of danger and strange creatures and magic. I was totally hooked. The fact that the story was a trilogy meant I could live in that world with those characters for an extended period. Ever since then, I've loved fantasy and series- the longer the better!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia. It was a rural lifestyle especially in high school and I trained and rode my horses every spare moment. Horses feature strongly in my stories and in The Lady's Choice, Benae is very close to her stallion. It's a special relationship like the one I had with my horse Captain. I also remember a childhood full of imaginative games. My sister and I used to pretend we were female Texas rangers whether we were in the pool or on our bikes. I was always drawn to horses whether it be in moves, books or real life.
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