Buzz Bernard

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 released in May 2011 and went on to become a number-one best seller in Amazon's Kindle Store. Plague came out in September 2012, and won the 2014 EPIC eBook Award in the suspense/thriller category. Supercell was published in late 2013 and became a best seller on Kindle as well as the winner of the 2015 EPIC eBook Award in the suspense thriller/category. Bernard’s fourth novel, and third in his "weather trilogy," Blizzard, was released in February 2015 and was nominated for a 2016 Georgia Author of the Year award. Cascadia will be released in July.

Before becoming a novelist, Bernard worked at The Weather Channel as a senior meteorologist for 13 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, and served two tours in Vietnam. He's a native of Oregon and earned a bachelor's degree in atmospheric science at the University of Washington in Seattle. Bernard is president of the Southeastern Writers Association, as well as a member of International Thriller Writers, the Atlanta Writers Club, and Willamette Writers. He and his wife Christina live in Roswell, GA, along with their fuzzy and sometimes over-active Shih-Tzu, Stormy. Visit him at




Dr. Rob Elwood, a respected geologist, has been studying the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault lying along the Pacific Northwest coast, for years. Now he’s having repeated nightmares that the subduction zone is about to rupture, that a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami are imminent. Knowing he’s placing his reputation and career at risk, he goes public with his premonitions.

His warnings are met with derision and ridicule, and Rob fears he’s lost all. In a stunning turnabout, however, it’s not his career he must struggle to save, it’s his life and the lives of those around him.
Rob’s story becomes intertwined with several others, including that of a retired fighter pilot attempting to make amends with a woman he jilted 25 years earlier, and another of an elderly man and his faithful dog searching for legendary buried treasure along the beautiful but rugged Oregon coast. The result is a heart-pounding, heart-rending drama set in the Great Northwest.