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.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Innocents Pray by Lisa J Lickel

Innocents Pray

by Lisa J Lickel

Giveaway ends October 31, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH OCTOBER 31: The first fifty people who are willing to review Innocents Pray from an electronic version who connect with me via lisalickel-at-hotmail.com will be offered a copy in either epub, mobi, or pdf versions.


Enjoy a Conversation with Wisconsin Artists interview from July 26, 2016, with 
Rex Owens.

BOOKS for 2016

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


The AUDIO versions of First Children of Farmington are starting to ARRIVE!

Matthew LaCraft, The Yankee Boy, a FIVE STAR READERS FAVORITE, is here, narrated by the lovely Stephanie Quinn.

Buy on Amazon, $3.99 or less, coming to iTunes books, and others.


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

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

What is wrong with trying to cure cancer?  Brother Able, hospice chaplain, asks himself that question every day. His boss, Dr. Rich Bernard, performs closet genetic experiments at Paradise House. He blackmails Able into keeping his secret. When a grieving husband asks Able to pray for his dying wife, Able finally breaks his silence.
        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 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. 
Lisa Lickel explores an epic moral dilemma in this new drama.

"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

Every now and then you run across a book that affects you to your very core. It was that way with me when I read Lisa Lickel’s book, Innocents Pray.
--Shelley Wilburn, author of Walking Healed

Lisa Lickel consistently delivers Christian fiction that goes beyond the surface to deal with real life issues, yet she does it in a sensitive and tasteful way. I look forward to each of her new releases
 – not even kidding!

--Tracy Krauss, award winning and best-selling author

A complex group of protagonists, a sinister plot, and a curvy road of twists and turns. Lickel knows how to bring to life an issue from today’s world, and a illness that perhaps most men-kind dread. Add to that the choices being made, and you will have a book that will open your eyes and keep you thinking long after you finish it.

Deeply researched, interesting, and intense: Well worth your time to read this excellent book. 
Great job, Ms. Lickel.

--Carole Brown, author of the Award-winning The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, and several mystery/suspense series 

Ebook $4.99
Print $14.95
Fox Ridge Publications

from Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp and Writing Retreat, Inc.

It’s intended for writers seriously contemplating writing a novel who want advice on the practical aspects of entering a major book-length project with good organization and pre-planning methods.
The day of workshop sessions will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Center, in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside northwest of West Bend in southeast Wisconsin, not far from Milwaukee. The staff for the day-long workshop will be Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp instructors Lisa Lickel and Philip Martin (bios here) with Dave Rank, Bookcamp Director, who will also be there to help manage the event.

$98 for the day, includes lunch. Registration info on the website.

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 without a husband 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.