- John Cabot: The Discovery of Newfoundland
- Before Beaumont Hamel: the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1775 – 1815
Bernard D. Fardy was born in 1949 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and grew up in that city. On completion of high school he left the province, traveling across the country and living for five years in western Canada and the United States. He returned to Newfoundland in 1971 to study Forestry Technology at the Cabot Institute of Applied Arts and Technology, graduating in 1973.
After graduating, he worked as a forestry technician, then a land use technician, and is presently employed as Senior Cartographic Technician with the Department of Forestry and Agriculture.
He is the author of several books including Captain David Buchan in Newfoundland; Jerry Potts: Paladin of the Plains; William Epps Cormac, Newfoundland Pioneer; Under Two Flags; Leifsburdir: The Viking in Newfoundland. He also has articles published in the Newfoundland Quarterly and Canadian Frontier.