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 in Junior High School. 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.
Bernadette found her niche’ at AT&T as a communications technician. With the merger came a lay-off and 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, and 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 12 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. Agent, Mondella Jones, labeled her “a master storyteller.”
The Parcel Express Murders Inherited
Pearl and Angela
Sasha’s New Beginning
Unique traits: Fast, creative and diverse writer of fiction in diverse genre.
DAMAGED! Thriller High Concept - African American teenage female psychopath believes killing her warped past will free her to live a normal future.
INHERITED Comedy ⋄ Drama ⋄ Romance 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.
The Parcel Express Murders Crime ⋄ Romance ⋄ Thriller Murders are piling up with no clues while the lead detective sleeps with the missing link.
My Father's Choice Drama ⋄ Family ⋄ Romance ⋄ Thriller A ministers teenage daughter makes a bad decision and tries to make amends to her father by marrying the man of his choosing. On the surface his choice is perfect. Unfortunately, his daughter has to live with what lies beneath.
La Boutique Comedy ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama Tall, dark and handsome gay boutique owner killed to cover up a real estate scam is dead and doesn't know it. His lover returns to find the killer.
MALE ABUSE (short) Comedy ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family ⋄ Other Three couples in therapy for different forms of male abuse; laugh, cry, resolve.