Bio

H. W. “Buzz” Bernard is a best-selling, award-winning novelist.

His debut novel, EYEWALL, which one reviewer called a “perfect summer beach read,” was published in May 2011 and went on to become a number-one bestseller in Amazon’s Kindle Store.

Three of his next four novels won EPIC eBook awards in the suspense/thriller category.

In 2020, with the publication of WHEN HEROES FLEW, Buzz switched from writing suspense/thriller novels to WWII historical fiction and began a new series. WHEN HEROES FLEW was awarded a Gold Medal by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) in 2021.

His following books, WHEN HEROES FLEW: THE SHANGRI-LA RAIDERS (2021), WHEN HEROES FLEW: THE ROOF OF THE WORLD (2022), and DOWN A DARK ROAD (2023) continued the series. THE SHANGRI-LA RAIDERS garnered a Gold Medal from the MWSA in 2022.

Buzz is currently working on his fifth WWII historical fiction book.

Before becoming a novelist, Buzz worked at The Weather Channel as a senior meteorologist for thirteen years. Prior to that, he served as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force for over three decades. He attained the rank of colonel and received, among other awards, the Legion of Merit.

Buzz is a past president of the Southeastern Writers Association as well as a member of the Willamette Writers, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Military Writers Society of America, and International Thriller Writers.

Although a native Oregonian, Buzz lived for 35 years in Atlanta, and now resides in Kennewick, Washington, with his wife Barbara and their fuzzy Shih Tzu, Stormy . . . who doesn’t live up to his name.