Bernadette Y. Connor


Bernadette Y. Connor is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born at home in a one-room apartment in North Philadelphia; the fourth of five children. To help her family financially, she sang rhythm and blues in many of the local nightclubs until she graduated from Dobbins Vocational Area High School in 1969 and was hired as a secretary by Sun Oil Company.

Bernadette’s first love was music, but she found herself writing poetry that reflected her feelings about the African American experience and events. Some of her earliest writings were published in SCLC monthly magazine. Both singing and writing had to take a back burner to caring for her family, but midnight often found her doodling. A divorced mother of three, Bernadette saw that all of her children graduated from college.

Several jobs came and went before Bernadette found her niche’ at AT&T working as a communications technician, a position that was both intellectually and physically challenging, and male dominated. With the merger came a lay-off for Bernadette that she saw as an opportunity to begin a new career, but that was put on hold by a series of medical problems and finally the devastation of the brutal murder of her eldest son on Christmas Eve of 1991. Her zest for life, travel and adventure were nearly extinguished. However, Bernadette’s thoughts slowly returned to writing.

The literary fire was stoked by reacquainting herself with her earlier poems. Bernadette embarked on yet another adventure. She wrote a simple love story called “Finally” that opened the gate to an avalanche of works . . . 13 novels and 7 screenplays. Bernadette’s published debut novel, “Damaged!”, the first psychological thriller ever written and published by an African American garnered her a spot in “Who’s Who In America 2004”. Publishers Weekly dubbed her the “genre-crossing writer” and she loves the distinction.


The Parcel Express Murders
Pearl and Angela
Sasha’s New Beginning
The Latest


The Parcel Express Murders
The Quilt
The Moores
My Father’s Choice
The Project
The Twinkling

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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,520. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Player gets played! Derrick Dawes is a handsome bachelor who lives well and dates heavily. His life is flipped when he inherits newborn identical twins. He has no idea who their mother is, or if he is their father.
Sasha's New Beginning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,430. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
On the surface, Sasha and Terrence Bain are the American dream. Sasha's journey through love, betrayal, loss, and rebirth is an all too familiar one with an ending that will take your breath away.
Pearl and Angela
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,020. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"Pearl and Angela" is a suspense-filled story that profoundly chronicles the emotional damages of hatred and cruelty and the miraculous healing power of love. The characters come to life, providing on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment and intrigue wrapped in a timeless love story. This 1940's Midwestern tale of friendship will haunt you.

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