Author Biography

Bernadine Morris was born in Humboldt, SK., and grew up in central Canada, migrating to British Columbia as a young woman. She lives with her husband in the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia, in the scenic Upper Fraser Valley, which is the setting for S.S. Huber – The Dragon’s Eye Crystal. She is retired from two satisfying careers in health and education. She enjoys hiking, cycling and walking in the peace of the forests, the majesty of the mountains, and on the many riverside trails of the Fraser Valley.

She discovered her interest in language and writing at an early age. As a child, she loved to read, to slip the bonds of reality and ride the winds of fantasy through distant lands with imagined characters. She has written two award-winning Haiku poems and writes short prose, poetry and song lyrics for pleasure.

Working in the field of education, she recalls the joy of instilling the love of reading in students. She has raised three children and realizes busy lives can distract from the pleasure of a good book. Please take the time to read—to nurture your soul, your mind and your heart. Read to your children, stretch their fertile imaginations and best of all build those all-important bonds when you share a great story.

In loving memory of Kevin James Morris

Book 1 was written over a period of time. The first 6 chapters were created in the distant past. The remainder was finished in 2015 and 2016, prior to and while my son was undergoing treatment for Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme, an incurable form of brain cancer. Kevin's positive outlook encouraged us all to "pay it forward." 

 

In keeping with this wish, in his memory, a percentage of the first year's royalties will be donated to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to create awareness about this disease and to further research toward finding a cure.  At present, it is a terminal diagnosis.

http://www.braintumour.ca

Chilliwack Progress News Release: 

Chilliwack author's dragon tale has a deeper message - Chilliwack News

Chilliwack Progress Online News Release:

First year's royalties from Book 2 S.S Huber - Rise of the Dragon are donated to help offset the cost of treatment for Ryan "Chopper" Masales who has taken part in a study at the Ivy Brain Tumour Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This option was not available to Kevin at the time.  Thank you, Ryan, for bravely continuing the battle. It is with great hope this study will be successful for you and will advance standard treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme.

https://www.theprogress.com/news/chilliwack-author-bernadine-morris-pitches-in-to-help-ryan-masales-battle-cancer/

Kevin's favourite quote. 

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always."

 

Before he left us, he challenged his Facebook family and friends to do a random act of kindness

every day. Thank you to all who are working toward keeping his wish alive by paying it forward.