Bernadette Eden is a writer living in the Adelaide Hills with her husband and three children. Having left traditional employment Bernadette decided to become a writer instead of finding another job and paying off the mortgage. So far this decision has earned her $94.70 which she has spent on books and coffee.

When Bernadette is not procrastinating she creates short stories, some of which have appeared in local and interstate anthologies as well as presented at spoken word literary nights. When she does hit her writing stride Bernadette buckles down hoping to write the next bestselling novel.

Outside of being creative Bernadette puts her all into appearing to be an organised and on-the-ball mum to three kids but that does get exhausting. Instead, she prefers to spend time in the backyard with her family, preferably with a coffee or wine in hand.

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Publications & Awards

June 2020 – ‘Awaiting Annie Jones’ Shortlisted for Queensland Writers Centre Publishable Manuscript Development program

February 2020 – ‘Awaiting Annie Jones’ Runner up for Romance Writers of Australia Selling Submission

January 2020 – ‘Awaiting Annie Jones’ Longlisted for Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award.

September 2019 – Runner up in the first heat of the Golden North Ice Cream Eating Challenge

October 2018 – ‘Awaiting Annie Jones’ Longlisted for Richell Emerging Writers Award.

January 2018 – ‘Family Assorted Favours’ Performed at Quart Short Literary Reading Night

October 2017 – ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Performed at Quart Short Literary Reading Night

November 2017 – ‘Solid Foundations’ included in Visible Ink Anthology – The End

May – 2017 – ‘Freedom Drive’ performed at spoken word night, Tenx9

Other Projects

A Little Change

A Little Change is all about making small changes to our lifestyle to lessen our impact on the environment. If we all make a lot of small changes we can make a big change for the world live in.

Critique Matchmakers

Knowing where to start when finding your perfect Critique Partner can be difficult. Romance Writers of Australia’s Critique Matchmakers provides a platform for members to meet & greet other members interested in finding a critique partner. Join me as your host to find your perfect (critique) match!

Chicks Rule

Chicks Rule encourages women to make the time to scratch deeper than the surface information we give about our daily lives and uncover stories that may have otherwise lain dormant in our busy world.


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