Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Whisper to a Scream: Now in Paperback

Welcome. 

It is an exciting day here at Bibliophilic Blather. My first novel, A Whisper to a Scream, has been released in paperback and is now available through amazon.com. Here is my Author Central page that has links to both the print and electronic versions.

Amazon Author Central: Karen Wojcik Berner

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Or perhaps something a little stronger?

















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And what's a party without music? 





I got the idea for this book in the shower, of all places. Of course, at that time in my life, my sons were much younger, seven and two, so the shower was the only place I could get a moment’s peace. I had this image of a woman who was almost invisible, lugging children around a grocery store. Then came the opening line, “At 35 years old, Sarah Anderson discovered something quite shocking. She had Attention Deficit Disorder – she didn’t get any.”

I also could not shake a very vivid dream I had a few nights before, the details of which I cannot divulge because they have to do with Annie’s plot line. So I had Sarah and a traumatized Annie. Then I thought, “What if these two women met?”

It happens at a suburban Classics Book Club meeting led by ex-high school English teacher Edwina Hipplewhite.

The more I wrote the book club scenes, the more I fell in love with these eight characters and wanted to know more about them. The Bibliophiles series will tell their stories, past and present. The second novel is due out late fall/early winter 2011.

Giveaway

To celebrate Whisper’s paperback release, I am giving away one paperback and one e-book. To enter, please leave a comment below. 

Thank you for coming. This is the culmination of a ten-year journey through which I have learned so much and have met so many wonderful people. Thanks also to my husband and sons for all of your support. You guys are the best.

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14 comments:

R. Doug Wicker said...

Best of luck with sales on the paperback version of A Whisper to a Scream, Karen. I sincerely hope it does well for you.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Thanks so much, R. Doug. I really appreciate you being such an active member of the Bibliophilic Blather community.

Donna Fasano said...

Congrats on the paperback release! Congrats also on the 5-star review you received today from BooksAndPals.com. Wow!

Gina K said...

Hi Karen, Like I said in my private comments to you.... I feel like a proud mom! I am so proud of you, but not the least bit surprised..you were destined to be successful. I hope you become so famous with your writing that I have to beg, bribe and wait in line for hours just to see you!!! I am buying my copy asap and tracking you down for an autograph!! hugs & kisses... Gina K.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Thanks, Donna. It was a great surprise. I appreciate you stopping by.

Gina K.: Thanks for the wonderful words. Hope to see you soon.

Kelly Hashway said...

Congratulations!! Yay! I'm so happy for you. I'd love to be entered to win.

I come up with ideas in the shower all the time. I think it's so relaxing that it gets your creative mind working.

Congrats again! I hope the book is a huge success.

khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Thanks so much, Kelly. :)

Helen Smith said...

Karen, congratulations. Also, I follow Big Al's Books and Pals (as do many other people after both Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry linked to him on Twitter) and I was very glad to see his 5* review of your book today. Congratulations all round. And, yes, I will take a drink! Thank you - what a lovely virtual celebration.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Thank you for stopping by, Helen. Yes, I was quite pleased with the great review from Big Al.

Cheers!

TC said...

Good luck with the book, just saw Big Al's review and have bought a copy on the strength of it.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

TC, thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it. I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know.

Jennifer O. said...

I love this song. Their "Song about Jane" is also one of my favorites. I'm still stuck in the 80s. Almost all the music on my mp3 player is by now defunct bands.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

I know what you mean, Jennifer O. This is one of my all-time favorites, and I still listen to The Smiths, Roxy Music, Talking Heads, The Cure and lots of bands from that time period.

My kids have been keeping me updated, which is good, but I fall back on the '80s stuff nonetheless.

Thanks for stopping by.

Leah Griffith said...

Sounds like an fun read. This is my first visit here. I like it;)