Bonnie McKernan is the author of Cliff of the Ruin, a work of historical fiction with a touch of fantasy, tracking the mysterious disappearance of a woman’s husband and the heroic lengths her New York lawyer, a Civil War veteran, will go to help her. When the investigation is shifted to Ireland, answers are found in an ancient castle ruin—along with murder.

Bonnie has had the good fortune to have lived in many parts of the globe, a history that has afforded her many unique experiences and perspectives from which to draw for writing. Life began on a Hawaiian naval base and years later switched to a farm in New Jersey. As a teenager, she lived and studied in South Africa, and then in England during college. Earning a degree in Art and Business, she went on to work as an advertising executive for a Philadelphia main line agency before making the unconventional switch to freelance copywriter years later. When her husband’s work transplanted her once again, Bonnie fell in love with her new home in Dublin, Ireland, where she took copious notes about customs, history, and folklore—observations that somehow morphed into the framework of her first novel. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children, secretly dreaming of her next grand adventure.

Bonnie is a member of RWA, the Historical Novel Society, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.