Welcome to the website of Bernard Moran. Here you will find information about Bernard Moran, his works, including his latest, "Love and Treachery in Palm Beach", and contact information.
Bernard Moran was born in 1936 and grew up in New York City. After attending local schools, in1949 he went off to Deerfield Academy where he graduated in 1953.Four years at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut followed and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English.
Staying in Hartford he worked as a copywriter and newsman at local radio and television stations. During this period he got married and had two children, Leslie and Eric. Moving back to New York City he continued his work in radio and television.
In 1973 he moved to Fort Lauderdale after remarrying. His sister, Bettina Moran Anthony had married and moved to Palm Beach in 1962 and her move had influenced him to try Florida. He had already spent many happy days in Palm Beach during Spring Break in the 1950s and he continued to visit Palm Beach and see his sister. Eventually both of his cousins, his Aunt and his mother bought homes in Palm Beach so he feels that he has an interesting perspective on Palm Beach — that of an outsider with insiders knowledge.
He began to write articles for "Gold Coast Magazine" in the late 1970s about such diverse topics as antiques, hypnotism, disco dancing, croquet, plastic surgery and facelifts, heraldry, ballroom dance classes for children,and the Auto Train. In the mid eighties he assumed the editorship of "Gold Coast Magazine" for two years but then decided he'd rather freelance. In the early nineties he joined "Millionaire Magazine" as their menswear editor and wrote many articles for that publication.
After moving to Fort Lauderdale he resumed playing tennis and became City of Fort Lauderdale singles and doubles champion. Later he started playing in national tournaments with his daughter and grandson.It was at the National Grandfather-Grandson tournament in Brookline, Massachusetts in 2009 when he was asked to play three matches in six hours that he first began to feel the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. It was so intense that he had to give up tennis and found it difficult to do anything but lie around in bed all day. At this point he decided to write "Love and Treachery in Palm Beach" to fight off the depression that his illness caused. The work is finished, he has almost completely recovered and is playing tennis again — but no more tournaments.