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Title: A Groovy Kind of Love
Series: The Bibliophiles, Book 3
Author: Karen Wojcik Berner
Published: January 12th, 2015
Word Count: approx. 69,000
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Recommended Age: 13+
Synopsis: 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
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?
Unlike most series that follow one character through various adventures, the Bibliophiles is a little different. Each book club member gets the chance to “star” in his or her novel.
For example, the first, “A Whisper to a Scream,” centers on Sarah, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie, a PR executive with fertility issues, each of whom thinks the other’s life is far superior to her own. Their story is followed up in Karen’s holiday digital short, “A Bibliophile Christmas.” “Until My Soul Gets It Right” chronicles Catherine Elbert’s journey as she bounces from coast to coast in search of her true self. In the final installment of the Bibliophiles series, “A Groovy Kind of Love,” uptight computer programmer Thaddeus’s life is turned upside down when he meets the much younger, free-spirited Spring.
Three Things I Learned While Writing A Groovy Kind of Love.
By: Karen Wojcik Berner
Thanks so much for having me here today.
Writing each book is a great learning experience, and A Groovy Kind of Love was no exception. And now, without further ado, here are three things I learned while working on A Groovy Kind of Love.
1. My co-protagonist Spring Pearson’s mother and father were Hippies. There’s a common misconception that all Hippies did was smoke pot, listen to music, and roll around in the mud at Woodstock. While I’m sure a few did, that’s definitely not all. Many marched for civil rights, protested the Vietnam War, and truly believed they could change the world and its societal ills.
My father was delirious with joy I was only a toddler in the mid- to late sixties, because he was sure if I were older, I would have been out there protesting with the Hippies, and he would have had to bail me out of jail on several occasions. He’s right.
2. The other co-protagonist, Thaddeus Mumblegarden IV, plays baseball, much to his dismay and to the delight of his overbearing father. You know how Little League baseball players can only pitch a few innings at a time? I found out why. There’s a condition called Little League elbow. Too much of the repetitive motion of pitching can injure young children’s growth plates and cause arm deformities.
3. Did you know there’s a rose called “Always and Forever”? It has velvety, ruby red petals. Thaddeus plants these gorgeous flowers in their garden for his new bride.
Which brings me to the main thing I learned while writing A Groovy Kind of Love. Actually, “remembered” might be a better word. After I was done writing and began reading through my draft, I realized it’s really a book that celebrates love of all sorts, from the obvious romantic love of a new couple, to the love of non-perfect families, to the love of books that brings the Bibliophiles book club members together. All kinds of loves swirl around us every day. And that, as Spring’s parents Bob and Donna Pearson would say, is pretty groovy.
About the Author:
Karen Wojcik Berner writes contemporary women’s fiction, including the Amazon best-selling series, the Bibliophiles.
When not writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her youngest’s football or lacrosse games, discussing the Celts with the oldest, or snuggling into a favorite reading chair with a good book and some tea.
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