Beverley Oakley is an Australian author who grew up in the African mountain kingdom of Lesotho, emigrated to South Australia when she was young, and married a Norwegian bush pilot she met while managing a safari lodge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Her romance writing career began as a way to amuse herself in the 12 countries she’s lived as the ‘trailing spouse’ of a pilot husband, and when she worked as an airborne geophysical survey operator in the back of low-flying Cessna 404s and CASA 212s – often the only female crew member – in remote locations around the world.
Her Scandalous Miss Brightwell series was nominated Best Historical Romance by the Australian Romance Readers Association. She is also the author of the popular Daughters of Sin series, a Regency-era ‘Dynasty-style’ family saga laced with intrigue.
Under her real name Beverley Eikli, she writes Africa-set romantic suspense, and psychological historical romances. Her Napoleonic tale of espionage and intrigue The Reluctant Bride won UK Publisher Choc-Lit’s Search for an Australian Star competition and her Regency tale of redemption The Maid of Milan was shortlisted in the Top Ten Reads of 2014 at the UK Festival of Romance.
Beverley lives north of Melbourne (overlooking a fabulous Gothic lunatic asylum) with the same gorgeous Norwegian husband, two daughters and a rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback.