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, which begins with A Whisper to a Scream, the story of Sarah Anderson, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie Jacobs, a PR executive dealing with fertility issues. When they meet through the Classics Book Club, each thinks the others life is so much better than her own. But is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence?

"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
  Available in paperback or e-book here. 

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.

"Berner has a talent with prose that flows smoothly and puts the reader right where
 they belong, inside the character’s head."  — BigAl's Books & Pals 

Available in paperback or e-book here. 

"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. 

Available for e-readers here.

There will be six books altogether. The third will feature Thaddeus and Spring. The next focuses on Rosemary. Larry's story is the fifth novel, and Edwina will finish up the series.

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