Historical Romance Author Beverley Eikli took her passion for handsome rogues and worthy heroines to new heights as she plotted her tales of adventure while operating the computer equipment in the back of low flying survey aircraft during three-month contracts away from home.
Her imaginative forays into the ballrooms of Georgian and Regency high society were often a panacea to long and often turbulent survey lines over Greenland and French Guyana, Namibia and other remote locations.
Beverley’s love of the gypsy lifestyle and appreciation of life’s varied heroes was honed during years of working in the male-dominated safari and airborne survey industries. In contrast to her own life of adventure and independence, she writes stories of women whose struggle for happiness and fulfilment during a time in history when they were completely dependent on their closest male relative often came at great cost.
Now living with her family in Melbourne, Australia, twenty years after hitching her star to the Cessna Caravan (now a Boeing 777) of the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met around a campfire in Botswana’s beautiful Okavango Delta where she ran a safari lodge at the time, Beverley teaches creative writing, makes historical costumes and works as a Disaster Events Researcher.