Bonnie McKernan

About me

Bonnie McKernan is an author of historical fiction that usually (always) wraps around a love story. She was recently voted “Best Up & Coming Author” by Affaire de Coeur magazine, and her debut novel Cliff of the Ruin was awarded the Writer’s Digest Mark of Quality for literary merit.

Bonnie’s love of history started in her teenage years while working as a clerk at her grandfather’s auction house and later at her father’s appraisal company, where every week brought new fine art and antiques (European and Americana) to study and appreciate. Having lived in Africa and Europe, she garnered a unique appreciation of the heritage of other cultures as well. Ireland is one of her favorite places in the world and is the focus of her website’s blog.

She loves novels that not only entertain, but have the ability to convey themes of substance without being preachy. Among her favorite stories are Jane Eyre, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Woman in White, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

From my website

Slieve League

You are looking at the highest sea cliffs in Ireland—among the highest in all of Europe, for that matter. At nearly 2,000 feet, located in a desolate area of County Donegal, Slieve League is nearly three times higher than the much better-known Cliffs of Moher to the south, a fact unknown to many…

The Dark Hedges

This extraordinary avenue of interwoven beech trees has existed since the 1700’s, but it is only in the last fifteen years that it has gained notoriety—this, in part, due to its designation as “Kings Road” in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Originally, the trees were planted to impress…

Ben Bulben

The day my family and I returned from a short overseas vacation I blearily opened the Philadelphia Inquirer to find the very mountain we had visited the day before splayed across the travel page. It was a beautiful shot of Ben Bulben, Ireland’s own Table Mountain, majestic and strange, located…

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