More About the Author
H. W. "Buzz" Bernard is the author of three novels. EYEWALL, his debut novel, became a number-one Kindle best seller. PLAGUE, his second novel, won the 2014 EPIC eBook Award in the suspense/thriller category. His third novel, SUPERCELL, attained top-five status on Kindle's best-seller list.
Buzz is a veteran meteorologist having spent 13 years as a senior meteorologist with The Weather Channel, and 33 years as a weather officer in the U. S. Air Force.
His background as a meteorologist informs both EYEWALL and SUPERCELL. He's had first-hand experience with hurricanes, having penetrated the eyewall of Hurricane Felix in 1995 with the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters. In the spring of 2012, he participated in a tornado chase on the Great Plains with Silver Lining Tours. At The Weather Channel, he worked closely with some of the most highly regarded hurricane and tornado forecasters in the business.
Besides his trip with the Hurricane Hunters, he's flown air drops over the Arctic Ocean and Turkey, and was a weather officer aboard a Tactical Air Command airborne command post (C-135). Additionally, he's provided field support to forest fire fighting operations in the Pacific Northwest, spent a summer working on Alaska's arctic slope and served two tours in Vietnam. Various other jobs, both civilian and military, took him to Germany, Saudi Arabia and Panama.
He stepped away from weather-themed books to write PLAGUE, mainly, he says, because the subject, bioterrorism, scared him half to death. He's now back at work on a meteorological thriller: BLIZZARD.
Buzz is a native Oregonian and attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned a degree in atmospheric science and studied creative writing. He's currently vice president of the Southeastern Writers Association.
After leaving active duty with the Air Force, he spent twenty years in New England, but now lives in Roswell, Georgia, near Atlanta, with his wife, Christina, and overly active Shih Tzu, Stormy (whose namesake appears in SUPERCELL.)
Buzz's Website can be found at www.buzzbernard.com.