Author, Executive Editor, Freelance editor, Book reviewer, Interviewer, Mentor

"What if" stories with a twist of grace
unique relationships...family...mystery...love...victory

"Let us hold unswervingly to our faith, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23

Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer and editor who lives in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. A multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, she also writes short stories and radio theater.

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BOOKS for 2016

March 25 - Everything About You, a novella in Prism Book Group's Love Is series

She needs a movie set miracle, he needs cash...can a farmer morph into a movie star in five days?

If Shelly has her way, Danny will become America’s next heartthrob and she’ll get her own promotions company. He’s already gorgeous, a little naive, and needs to work on that accent. To Danny, Shelly is on the pompous side, but holds the key to his real dreams...if he can figure out all the rules, say the right things for the daily vlog session, keep his heart strings in place, dodge Shelly’s vicious former boyfriend and the movie star diva. Shelly’s about to lose a lot more than her heart if she can’t get a handle on her wounded pride and learn who to trust.

September 1 - Innocents Pray
A contemporary inspirational novel
Book One of Stories from Paradise House

What is wrong with trying to cure cancer? Brother Able, hospice chaplain, asks himself that question every day. Held hostage over a thin, veiled line of threat to people he loves, Able helps the brilliant physician Rich Bernard with his closet genetic experiments. But when a chance encounter in which a grieving husband begs Able to pray for his dying wife, Able begins to wake from his blind though reluctant obedience. This time Rich goes too far. He must not destroy this family who’ve been through enough heartache. Libby Davis might be prepared to accept death, to sacrifice herself for Rich’s greater cause, but fails to comprehend the love of a husband who cannot let her go and the son who’s a gentle whisper from the edge of reason. Brother Able wades into battle for those innocents in her life. If he wins, it won’t be only Libby’s family he saves.

Justice, mercy, and humbleness collide when four people pray for different answers to the same situation. How will God answer all of them?

"Once I started reading Lisa Lickel’s Innocents Pray, I truly could not put it down. And after I’d finished reading, I couldn’t quit thinking about the book. Each narrating character has a distinctive voice, resulting in a powerful story, most intriguingly told. I loved the subtle interplay of good and evil, along with the author’s insightful exploration of relationships and loss. Brava!"

Carlene Havel

November 11 - UnderStory, from Prism Book Group

When nobody loves you, you have nothing to lose.

Lily Masters is not getting involved with any fake job scheme covering a sex trafficking operation supposedly cooked up by her stepbrother, prison guard Art Townsend. Hoping to get help at a friend’s place deep in the woods of northern Wisconsin before a blizzard, Lily loses her way. At first, she doesn’t realize how fortunate she is to be found by Cam Taylor, a poetry-spouting former lit professor. Cam has his own reasons to hide while writing a biography of his Civil Rights activist grandparents and accidentally stirs up a cold case murder involving a potential Supreme Court judge. When trouble follows, either of them is the likely target.
Beneath every story is layer upon layer of trust and lies. Who can they believe when things go from surreal to devastating?

BOOKS for 2017

Centrifugal Force, a sequel to Meander Scar

Centrifugal force is the virtual sensation of being pushed to the outside while spinning, out of control. In reality, you’re losing your balance –Gervas Friedemann

Rachel Michels was the good girl. Having a baby was not typical behavior. All Rachel would say about the baby’s daddy was that Maeve was her special gift. Rachel was a fair single mom, but when the gift’s father, an international academic, shows up decades later in 2010, can Rachel share? And now that she’s grown up, what will Maeve decide to do about him and his claims about the fate of Europe?

An American college administrator and an international social economics expert attempt to rectify the past to save their children and preserve the fragile world in crisis.