I am a story-teller.

I believe in the power of story in inspiring change. 


I am a story-teller.

I believe in the power of story in inspiring change.


The Books


Bernadette's debut novel, "Let's Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here" launched in March 2018 to 5-Star International Reviews.


Bernadette's second book, "Beneath The Veil" is scheduled for release in February 2019.

About The Books


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Let’s Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here is a timeless tale of love and loss, truth, growth and spirituality that speaks to anyone who has ever felt lost.


It is the story of Halia, a beautiful free-spirited soul, and her quest to find there, the elusive weird and wonderful of her childhood and of snowy mountain escapes.


As she runs from her pain, Halia creates a façade to find acceptance in a world where she feels lost, alone and misunderstood. She makes friends with Snow, who promises to take her home, only to slowly steal her soul. 


On her journey back, her father, who abandoned her as a child, teaches her

to stop running and face her pain, and an enchanting wise woman, Tabitha enters her life and guides her through her darkness and the hidden stories within her soul. In voyaging outside her comfort to reclaim herself and find her way home, Halia discovers that there is a thin veil between joy and heartbreak, light and dark, here and there – will she lift the veil and embrace what lies beyond?



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Nobody knows what lies Beneath the Veil Clara grows up haunted by the dark secrets of her past: a deadly betrayal, unspoken and unspeakable. Clara, too scared to speak her truth, knowing she will be condemned and punished by her brother or Father Stanley or Padraig McDermott. 


Her silence a betrayal of her soul.

As she listens through the silence that surrounds her, the blood-stained truth engulfs her and her family. She must symbolically cleanse herself of her sins while the endless penance to God continues through abuse, humiliation and beatings. 


Is anyone listening to her?


Will Clara rise from the darkness of her past and free herself from the indoctrination of her remote Irish Catholic village?


Can her gypsy soul awaken and ascend the power of the feminine?


About The Books


Let's Go Home


Let’s Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here is a timeless tale of love and loss, truth, growth and spirituality that speaks to anyone who has ever felt lost.


How do we find there while staying here - especially when darkness shrouds our path?


This is the central question of Let’s Go Home, Finding There While Staying HereIt is the story of Halia, a beautiful free-spirited soul, and her quest to find there, the elusive weird and wonderful of her childhood and of snowy mountain escapes.


As she runs from her pain, Halia creates a façade to find acceptance in a world where she feels lost, alone and misunderstood. She makes friends with Snow, who promises to take her home, only to slowly steal her soul. To the outside world Halia has it all, but she sees through the façade she has carefully constructed. Knowing it can never be enough, she sticks a needle in her arm, desperately seeking there, unable to find it here.


On her journey back, her father, who abandoned her as a child, teaches her

to stop running and face her pain, and an enchanting wise woman, Tabitha enters her life and guides her through her darkness and the hidden stories within her soul. In voyaging outside her comfort to reclaim herself and find her way home, Halia discovers that there is a thin veil between joy and heartbreak, light and dark, here and there – will she lift the veil and embrace what lies beyond?


Beneath the Veil


Nobody knows what lies Beneath the Veil Clara grows up haunted by the dark secrets of her past: a deadly betrayal, unspoken and unspeakable. Clara, too scared to speak her truth, knowing she will be condemned and punished by her brother or Father Stanley or Padraig McDermott. 


Her silence a betrayal of her soul.

As she listens through the silence that surrounds her, the blood-stained truth engulfs her and her family. She must symbolically cleanse herself of her sins while the endless penance to God continues through abuse, humiliation and beatings. 


Is anyone listening to her?


Will Clara rise from the darkness of her past and free herself from the indoctrination of her remote Irish Catholic village?


Can her gypsy soul awaken and ascend the power of the feminine?


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Reader Reviews


Here Is A Beautiful A Story.

One To Be Read With Heart.

'Let’s Go Home: Finding There While Staying Here by Bernadette O'Connor is a moving story that deals with the psychology of being home, of feeling at home with oneself, a story of love and loss, and one woman’s journey to transcend her inner darkness and reconnect with love once again. When the story begins, the protagonist, Halia, is desperate to recreate a memory of love, an experience of ecstasy that happened just recently. 

A Book That Will Sit With You After The Final Chapter.

Let's Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here is a book that is written from a place of consciousness. It spoke to me in a way I was not expecting and I found I could relate to the protagonist Halia on so many levels and for this reason felt the deep emotional pull of the character as she developed.

A Book Of Great Wisdom.

I started reading Let’s Go Home, and wondered what all the fuss was about. Then as I got into the book I couldn’t put it down. So many of us, like Halia, have loss in our lives that shows up in different ways and it can totally overwhelms us. Each new chapter was unpredictable. Halia’s life was a rollercoaster of unexpected twists and turns. 

A Great Book To Challenge Your Perspective.

What a great book to challenge your perspective. Halia's journey, trials and tribulations show you the way to deal with some of the huge problems that happen in your life. Bernadette has done an amazing job writing this to capture the emotions and feelings. Highly recommend this to all my friends. 

"Bernadette is a powerful storyteller, she has the skill of a lyricist. Her luminous threads from the first word to the last draw her readers into a transformative immersion within the pages."

Bernadette O'Connor

Bernadette has an innate knowing of how to work with the vibration of words, to reach the hearts and minds of her audience. Her colourful, diverse and curious nature is expressed through her narrative: the elements of the craft entwined with her ability to write from a conscious place, is a powerful combination. 


Bernadette writes to create change, to inspire, to grow the spirit, and invites you into a literary world where you experience life from a new perspective; with a greater vision exploring life from an expansive viewpoint.

Author. Kinesiologist. Speaker.

Bernadette is a Kinesiology Practitioner and Advanced Theta Healer, who resides in Newcastle, on the East Coast of Australia, with her husband, three children and Miss Frankie the fourth-child-cat.


Internationally known for her empowering sessions, Bernadette embraces a methodology that acknowledges the unison of mind, body, emotions, vibration, spirit, and teaches others how to create harmony through intuitive guidance, overcoming fear, removing emotional blocks and tuning into their inner wisdom. 


As a business owner, practitioner, healer, mother, wife, writer, speaker, Bernadette acknowledges our individual capacity for growth, energy, serenity, balance and most of all— joy.


Media 
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"A dream is best shared"


Bernadette shares her perspective on creating dreams after realising her own dream of publishing her debut novel was best achieved with the support of others. 

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​​​​"A Soul story"


Bernadette wrote her soul story earlier in 2018 and was thrilled when it was included in Enrich Magazine.

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"the alchemist meets eat, pray, love"


Let's Go Home was featured in the SHINE edition of YMag.

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