Beverley was seventeen when she bundled up her first 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. After being rejected on the basis that drowning her heroine on the last page was not in line with the expectations of romance readers, Beverley became a journalist.
Twenty-six years later, Beverley got her first publishing contract after she snatched her heroine from a watery grave during a shipwreck. She now writes psychological historicals, and Colonial-Africa-set romantic suspense, as Beverley Eikli.
She also writes steamier family sagas and romances laced with mystery and intrigue, mostly set in England during the Georgian, Regency and Victoria eras, as Beverley Oakley.
Beverley lives near Melbourne opposite a picturesque nineteenth century insane asylum with the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met while running a safari lodge in Botswana, their two beautiful daughters and a rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback the size of a pony.