Bernard N. Lee, Jr. is the oldest son of a career veteran of the US Army. He traveled throughout the United States and Europe during his childhood. The places he traveled to, the people he met, and the stories he remembers are shared in his memoir series; “A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid In The Fifties, Vol. I & II.”
Bernie attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., joined the Army ROTC Program, obtained a private pilot’s license, a regular army commission, and retired as a Captain from the Army Reserves. Upon graduating, Bernie joined AT&T in New Jersey, where he worked until his retirement in 2003. Bernie also taught classes at Somerset VoTech and led a group called PACE, preparing high school students for STEM programs in college.
Bernie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Atlanta Writers Club, Georgia Writer’s Association, Atlanta African American Book Festival, Books By Brats Group, Brats Overseas Group, Indie Author’s Group, and more. Bernie is a regular guest on the Tribe Family Channel – Gumbo For the Soul Network Podcasts.
Bernie is also a member of the Nuremberg High School Alumni Association, Cameron and Howard University Alumni Associations, and the “How Big Is Your Dream Foundation (HBIYD?!)”.
Bernie resides in Conyers, Georgia, with Edwina (his wife of forty-three wonderful years), where he teaches “Chess for Advanced and Beginning students” in an after school program.