"...a series about a book club with each book centered around 
a different member of the club? Genius!"
                  — Kritter's Ramblings

"No one got one single thing out of me for two-and-a-half days because I could not 
get my nose out of the books."
                              — Empty Nest

Everyone has a story. When walking past the houses on your block during an after-dinner stroll or driving down a rural road dotted with singular farms, have you ever wondered what was going on inside?

I have always been interested in people’s backstories. How did they get to where they are today? What ramifications does the past have on the present?

So I decided to bring a group of people together, bound only by their love of classic literature, and see what happened.

The result is The Bibliophiles Series.

"Some books you read, put down, and forget all about, but I promise you this 
(A Whisper to a Scream) won't be one of them."  
- Kindle Fire Department Blog

“...fearless truthfulness...”
— Publishers Weekly

She could be your sister, best friend, wife, daughter, neighbor. 

An overwhelmed stay-at-home mom whose husband is too preoccupied with work to spend time with his family.

A PR executive scared to death she waited too long to have the baby she has always wanted.

Hailed for its “fluid prose and realistic dialogue,” the novel centers around Sarah, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie, a PR executive dealing with fertility issues. When they meet through a classics book club, each thinks the other ones life is so much better than her own. But, is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence?

A vivid portrayal of contemporary marriage and its problems, A Whisper to a Scream speaks to a longing in all of us, a yearning that might start as a vague notion, but eventually grows into an unbearable, vociferous cry.
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Nominee: 2013 Readers' Choice Awards (BigAl's Books & Pals)

"Karen Wojcik Berner's Until My Soul Gets It Right continues her fantastic Bibliophiles series with another enchanting story full of unforgettable characters. 
A perfect book for a book club discussion or simply an enjoyable day of reading!"
— Kindle Fire Department 

Until My Soul Gets It Right  follows farm girl Catherine Elbert as she bounces from coast to coast in search of her true self in a novel about growing up, making peace with the past, and finding a little love along the way.

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Honorable Mention: 2015 Chicago Writers' Association Book of the Year Awards

Nominee: 2015 Readers' Choice Awards (BigAl's Books & Pals)

"A Groovy Kind of Love was JUST what I needed…hippies, unrequited love, crazy/high families,  mysterious exes from the past, foreign travel, tragedy. Really, what more could a reader ask for? This book is The Odd Couple meets Beauty and the Beast with a touch of Nicholas Sparks tragedy thrown in for good measure."                  
                                          —  The Republican Herald book blog  

" realize this is about true love. Not teen love. Not young love or puppy love. But love that is in your soul. So few books bring me to tears because of how true and honest the experience and emotions are portrayed....A must read. And I don’t say it often, but a re-read." 
— Clutter Your Kindle 

Uptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club, and his world is turned upside down!

After placating to his father’s demands that he play Little League baseball and major in computer programming in college rather than his beloved English literature, Thaddeus assumed that several years into his career, he would finally get some peace and quiet.

Then he met Spring Pearson, the younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, at a book club meeting. Instantly smitten, Thaddeus finally worked up the courage to ask Spring out. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?

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"A Bibliophile Christmas" digital holiday short features Sarah and Annie from A Whisper to a Scream  in a heartwarming holiday tale of family and friendship.

"It was such a treat to get to spend time with Sarah and the gang from the Bibliophiles series. Ms. Berner crafted a charming holiday tale with just the right amount of dramatic trimmings...Wonderful!" 
—Leah Griffith, author of Cosette's Tribe and winner of the Laine Cunningham New Novel Award.

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