Bernie Morris


I was born in June 1946, one of the first 'Baby Boomers'. I always wanted to write, ever since I first learned to do it, by which time I joined the library at the age of 6 and read myself silly.
At first it was poetry; I never, ever thought I could write stories, apart from the odd essay in school, until 1987 when, suddenly inspired by my own children, I decided to write a book. This first attempt was giggly to say the least ~ full of typos and bad grammar. Even my kids had to put me straight. I actually typed the word: fierce 12 times on the first page! My vocabulary was that limited and I was sooo out of practice.
Undaunted and still driven, I proceeded to write 5 novels between 1987 and 1988, only one of which has ever been published (Bobby's Girl), or even typed. Most of these are still scribbled in notebooks, stuck in the loft acquiring cobwebs. Of course I went through the usual hopeful phase of all new authors, implicitly following the rules, sending to only one publisher at a time, waiting a decent interval, always sending a SAE, and thereby collecting enough rejection slips to wallpaper my house.

 

 

 

 

 

After doing a short story course, I quickly learned what was wrong with me. I wasn't writing 'for the market'. This meant that none of my books slotted easily into accepted genres. Most of them were a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, ancient history, or mythology. So I just didn't fit anywhere, even though I knew instinctively that the world of readership was ready for a fresh outlook -- it just wasn't ready for my mix-up of genres.

I still firmly believed that one day it would be, but in the meantime I had a living to earn at my newspaper (admin/copy-runner) job, though I still continued to write whenever I had the time.
It was only in 2006, when I finally retired to take up full-time writing, that I decided what my true niche would be. I would not only write with abandon, I would also self publish and help others to do the same. Now I am completely happy in my work, I have 14 books selling on Amazon and can thumb my nose at all those Big publishers who only care about profit rather than recognising talent. Okay, so I don't make much money, but that is hardly the point. I am Bronwyn Editions and am committed to helping other new authors and readers to find them.

 

 

Books by Bernie

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The Fate of Lily Knowles Paperback – 13 May 2017

After 25-year-old Jack is murdered, he finds himself required to perform a small but vital service to the rest of humanity before he can "rest in peace" in the afterlife. This allows him time to reminisce over his intense affair with the love of his life, Lily.

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Bobby's Girl

2009

A teenage romance, set in the 50s-60s. A profile of the 'baby boomers' generation in UK. An insight into teenage angst from anywhere in the world. A reminder of how we all once felt in the days of our youthful ignorance and innocence.

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Kids We Were

2013

55 stories from 30 authors, all born in the 20th century, with interesting episodes from their childhood memories.

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An A - Z of Looney Limericks (for big kids)

2009

There may be many other limerick books out there, I'm not sure. But this one is unique in that it bridges the gap between schoolyard humour and adult (clean). It also contains 2 of my 'limsagas' that is, full-length stories in limerick form. I hope all you 'big kids' out there very much enjoy them.

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ABC of Astrology

2010

An easy guide to astrological traits and qualities of all 12 zodiac signs in alphabetical order; also including relevant illustrations and verses.

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Verse for Ages

2009

By Bernie Morris and Colleen Thatcher. A collection of poems by 2 main authors also including their favourite classics and some Internet poems

**This book is now being sold for charity, namely Sue Ryder, Duchess of Kent Hospice which is where Colleen (co author) died. This book is a tribute to Colleen's life work.

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Genie-alogy

2015

Three people win a competition in a Genealogy magazine and are invited to spend a few days at the Surrey estate of Nobel prize winning scientist and entrepreneur Professor Pyle. Wide-boy Nathan from Manchester is there only for the prize money; his entry an error as he was only trying to find the names of his mother's grandparents for her. Middle-aged Carla from London is the genealogy nut, and only too happy to get away from her slob of a husband

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Sweets For My Sweet

2011

Five short romances each with a different main character and viewpoint.

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Dippy and the Crocuses

2014

A young dinosaur discovers something new and the way in which new things can be useful.

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Short and Tall

2012

Eight fantasy tales for tweens.

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