Caren J. Werlinger

Biography

Caren was raised in Ohio, the oldest of four children. Much of her childhood was spent reading every book she could get her hands on, and crafting her own stories. She was influenced by a diverse array of authors, including Rumer Godden, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Willa Cather, and the Brontë sisters. 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 first novel, Looking Through Windows, won a Debut Author award from the Golden Crown Literary Society in 2009. Since then, she has published several more novels, winning three Goldies and multiple Rainbow Awards. She recently completed her first fantasy trilogy, The Dragonmage Saga.
Check out her blog: http://cjwerlinger.wordpress.com

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Books

When the Stars Sang
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,480. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Kathleen Halloran returns to Little Sister Island nearly twenty-five years after her brother drowned there, her arrival stirs unwelcome memories for the islanders. Molly Cooper is determined to protect the island from this offlander. Molly and the islanders soon realize they may have misjudged her. But Molly and Kathleen will never have a future together until they all face the past.
The Beast That Never Was
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,410. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fairy tales
Lise’s father is dead. Now she and her mother and sisters must make a new life. Her mother wants her to wed, but Lise knows she never will. When she meets a mysterious woman in the forest, she feels the first stirrings of love. Odd sightings in the forest frighten the villagers, and their fear turns to hatred. As they hunt what they fear, only Lise stands between them and the woman she loves.
Twist of the Magi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » General
Christmas is not looking very merry for Penny Havers – she won’t be seeing her family for the holidays; she hasn’t had a girlfriend in forever; she can’t get her stories published. When two young women are hired at the shop where she works, Penny begins to think her luck may have changed. Penny is about to learn that, when Christmas works its magic, what you hope for isn’t always what you get.
She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Margaret Braithwaite, a fifty-ish professor, lives in the shadow of her famous husband, Gavin, who is terminally ill. When he hires Wyck Fitzsimmons to restore his gardens, Margaret slowly realizes her heart can feel love again. Gavin, though, is determined not to let death stop him from holding onto his wife. Love can take root in the most barren hearts, if Margaret and Wyck can let it grow.
Year of the Monsoon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,840. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
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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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