Bestselling author Bernadette Marie began writing in the eighth grade. She sent off her epic family saga at the age of sixteen, but it was years before she would publish, finding her home in contemporary romance, and at the top of the charts.
The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it. She also claims that her books are the antidote to anything heavy you might read.
Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well. To date she has published the works of over sixty authors.
When not immersed in the literary world, Bernadette Marie can be found spending time with her family, traveling, and running multiple businesses. An avid martial artist, Bernadette Marie is a second degree black belt and certified instructor in Tang Soo Do. A lover of a good stout craft beer, she might also have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.
2022 Jasmine Award Winner (RMFW)
2020/2021 Independent Writer of the Year
2019/2020 Independent Writer of the Year Finalist
2018/2019 Independent Writer of the Year Finalist
2017/2018 Independent Writer of the Year Finalist
2nd Place 2018 CIPA EVVY Book Award Winner, The Tea Shop
Awards of Excellence Finalist 2012
from Colorado Romance Writers for
The Executive's Decision
RomCon Readers' Choice Finalist
2012 for The Executive's Decision