Caren J. Werlinger

Biography

Caren was raised in Ohio, the oldest of four children. Much of her childhood was spent reading Nancy Drew and Black Stallion books, and crafting her own stories. She completed a degree in foreign languages and later another degree in physical therapy where for many years, her only writing was research-based, including a therapeutic exercise textbook. She has lived in Virginia for over twenty years where she practices physical therapy, teaches anatomy and lives with her partner and their canine fur-children. She began writing creatively again several years ago. Her debut novel, Looking Through Windows, won an award from the Golden Crown Literary Society and most recently, Miserere, In This Small Spot and Neither Present Time all won or placed in the 2013 Rainbow Awards.

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Books

Year of the Monsoon
By Caren J. Werlinger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Leisa Yeats has a good life – family, job, relationship. But suddenly, she finds that her whole life was built on lies and secrets. Secrets about her adoption, secrets about her partner. Everything is turned upside down and in her desperation she reaches out to the wrong people. Finding her world shaken off its foundation, Leisa must figure out whom to hold to as the winds of change blow.
Neither Present Time
By Caren J. Werlinger
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
On the surface, Beryl Gray is all staid contentment. She works as a university librarian and is in a long-term relationship, but nothing is what it seems. When she finds a book with an inscription dated 1945, she does not realize it will change her life. She sets out on an odyssey to find the women of the inscription, but little does she know that what she will truly discover is herself.
In This Small Spot
By Caren J. Werlinger
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a world connected to computers and machines, Dr. Michele Stewart finds herself drowning in a life that no longer holds meaning. When she enters a monastery, her family and friends are sure that she has become a nun to run away from her life, but she feels more alive than she has in years. Soon the outside world intrudes, forcing her to confront demons she thought she had left behind.
Looking Through Windows
By Caren J. Werlinger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,840. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
Emily moves to Vermont wanting only a fresh start. She doesn't plan on Ann, and she doesn't plan on the past following her. Ann helps Emily heal enough to re-discover that she can love, but then family and fate conspire to tear them apart. Ann's love could save Emily, but if they're to have a life together, Emily still has to face the biggest obstacle of all – herself.
Miserere
By Caren J. Werlinger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In 1968, with her father MIA in Vietnam, Conn's family moves to her mother’s home where Conn is chosen as the one who must unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestor who disappeared soon after the Civil War. Set during two turbulent periods of American history, this book takes the reader on a journey through time as Conn tries to end the curse her family has lived with for a century.

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