About Lisa Lickel - Media Kit

Lisa J Lickel

It is my great pleasure to write for you.

We are forgiven people,
sometimes moment by moment.

I live and write in beautiful Wisconsin in a 160-year-old Great Lakes ship captain’s house. My professional writing career began as I completed the Christian Writer's Guild apprentice course in 2003 and competed in the Operation: First Novel Contest in January of 2004. When my high school classmate, Laurel Salton Clark, was killed in the space shuttle accident, I wrote about her for my local newspaper. That led to a regular assignment reporting on my community, expanding to a nearby larger community newspaper feature writing assignments, magazine articles, devotionals and novels. I continue to enjoy a favorite medium--radio theater (see favorite links page), write novels and short stories, do some editing and some freelance, blog, write book reviews and interviews. I am the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin, the literary magazine of Wisconsin Writers Association.

I have a lot to be thankful for: writing critique partners, and special readers who all teach me something not only about what makes a story come alive, but share their passion for creating a good tale.

I belong to several book clubs and writing groups, including Chicago Writers Association, Moraine Writer's Guild, the John316 Marketing Network, and Wisconsin Writers Association. I am active in local and state historical societies. I have a bachelor’s degree in RECES and history from the University of Wisconsin, love to travel, camp, read and quilt. I am married to a high school biology teacher and have two grown sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and a grand-kitty. I enjoy kayaking and the Brewers baseball, traveling and camping (mostly).

Official Bio:

Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer and editor who lives with her husband in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her novels include the Buried Treasure mystery series (The Last Bequest, The Map Quilt and The Newspaper Code) and the Fancy Cat Mystery Meow Mayhem; as well as the award-winning romance, Meander Scar, A Summer in Oakville co-authored with best-selling author Shellie Neumeier, Healing Grace, Brave New Century, a historical anthology, an anthology A Wisconsin Harvest, Vol II, and The Last Detail. She has written dozens of feature newspaper stories, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater. She is the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin magazine and loves to encourage new authors through mentoring, speaking, and leading workshops. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer and blogger, a freelance editor, and blogger. She is married to a high school biology teacher, and they have two sons and daughters in law, grandchildren and a grand-kitty. Find her at LisaLickel.com.

50-word bio

Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer 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, is an avid book reviewer, blogger, a freelance editor, and magazine editor. Visit LisaLickel.com.

Tweety Bio:

@Lisa Lickel enjoys the good Wisconsin life, where she ponders and writes novels and other stuff, and edits. LisaLickel.com

Sharing Five Funky Facts:
My dragon collection needs a home of its own
My neighbors are Amish
People run screaming when they see us approaching with Rhubarb
The same rare blood type runs down several generations
I have a pdf titled “Strangulation” on my desktop

I LOVE to do Book Club Chats, Writing and Story-Telling Workshops and Q & A

Contact me to visit your book club virtually or in person

Photos, 2011

Higher resolution photos: 

All new photos courtesy of Kay D. Seider
(c) 2011
All rights reserved. Permission to copy with authorization of the author.

My Books
The books and series have individual pages as well, with additional material.

The Buried Treasure Series
The Last Bequest
The Map Quilt
The Newspaper Code

Healing Grace
Meow Mayhem
Meander Scar
A Summer in Oakville
The Last Detail

A Wisconsin Harvest, Vol II
Lavender Dreams, stories of support; proceeds support cancer research
Brave New Century

First Children of Farmington Series for early readers
The Potawatomi Boy
The German Girl
The Saxon Boy
The French Girl
The Yankee Boy
The Irish Girl

Web Site and Blog Links


My web site blog: http://www.livingourfaithoutloud.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorlisalickel
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lisajlickel
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lisalickel
Amazon Author Page

Newspaper Interviews 
In Good Taste, with Andrea Boeshaar

Press Releases

I was surprised and honored to be named as one of "45 Who Drive Washington County" (Wisconsin - July 17, 2011) Read here.

Announcing Meander Scar, from Black Lyon, sales sheet information
Kewaskum Statesman, Meander Scar
Daily News, Meander Scar
Daily News, Grace Award winner
Daily News, A Summer in Oakville

Past Interview Links
On Mayra Calvani, The
Phantom Paragrapher
With Lynn Squire, Faith, Fiction, Fun and Fanciful
Gail Pallotta's blog
Ralene Burke Michelle Massaro, 2010 and 2011

Nov 8, 2010 -Lena Nelson Dooley, A Christian Writer's Word, Meander Scar

April 12, 2011 –with Lynn Dove
April 13 - Leigh Delozier
June 19 - Naomi Musch, the Write Reason, -carcharacter tour with Mark from Meander Scar
June 30 – Character Tour with Ralene Burke , Mark from Meander Scar
July 15 - Sid Frost
July 15 - Bernard Bolton – Fiction Friday
July 25 - Eddie Snipes blog
Aug 7 – Amanda Stephan
Aug 17 - Rose McCauley - author spotlight

October 12 - review of A Summer in Oakville at BookWomanJoan
October 14 & 21 - with Jessica Keller
October 24 - character fun with A Summer in Oakville, at Shannon Vannatter
October 24 - Shellie Neumeir and me at KDawn Byrd's blog, Summer in Oakville
November 4 - Booktours and More
November 8 - with April Gardner, talking about Lavender Dreams
November 14 - Blackwood's Forest, talking about romance
November 16 - at 777 Pepermint Place, talking about agent experience (repeats at Author Culture on November 30)
November 7 - at Jean Kinsey, Tessa spills her guts
November 21 - at 777 Peppermint Place, talking about the writer lifestyle
December 16 - at Seriously Write - lessons of a professional author
December 19 - KDawn Byrd's blog with A Summer in Oakville


January 12 - on Becky Melby - Meet Tessa from A Summer in Oakville
January 16, 2012 - at Carole Browne, talking about A Summer in Oakville
Februrary 22 - Clash of the Titles hostess spotlight
February - Penny Ehrenkranz blog with Shellie Neumeier, A Summer in Oakville:
April 29 - Life of a Character - Ardyth from The Map Quilt
March 14, 2012 - Boltonville Book Club, 7 PM, A Summer in Oakville
April 1, 2012 - with Nora Roberts about Book Clubs http://psalm516.blogspot.com/2012/04/boltonville-book-club-interview.html
April, 2012 - in Christian Fiction Online with Nora Roberts
http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/archives.html - Book Clubs
April 29, 2012 - Ardyth from The Map Quilt visits Naomi
May 4, 2012 - The Map Quilt releases!
May 8 and May 10, 2012 - with Rose McCauley
May 13, 2012 - at Romancing the Heart with Debbie Fritter
May 22, 2012 - Official Launch of the Map Quilt - information coming
May 29, 2012 - at Becky Jacoby's blog
August 29, 2012 - with Hallee Bridgeman on her blog
September 1, 2012, Chief Barry Hutchinson visits The Write Reason and tries not to get too personal
October 11&12 - online at The Barn Door Book Loft, talking up The Last Bequest

Internet Blog Spots:
January 25 - first interview about Meow Mayhem, with Liz Tolsma
January 29 - GiveAway Gal, talking about Meow Mayhem
January 29 - on Seriously Write: The Year of Being Plucky
February 1 - John316 Marketing Network - Fearless Friday
February 8 - Book Bites with Peggy Blann Phifer, talking about Meow Mayhem
February 11 - Christian Book Review Blog.blogspot.com interview and giveaways of The Last Bequest and The Map Quilt
February 18 - with KDawn Byrd, talking about Meow Mayhem
March 4 - with Rose Chandler Johnson on Write Moments with God, giveaway, Meow Mayhem
March 8, Tamera Kraft, Word Sharpeners
March 15, with Amanda Stephan at God is Great, God is Good, giveaway, The Last Bequest
March 21, with Becky Jacoby at http://www.beckyjacoby.com/interview-with-christian-inspirational-author-lisa-lickel/, Meow Mayhem

In person
March 13, 7 PM - Boltonville Book Club, The Map Quilt
March 27, 11:30 AM - lunch bunch at the Mine Shaft, Hartford
April 6, 2-5 PM - Green Bay Writers Book Fest panel at the Attic in Green Bay, WI

April 12 - with Liz Tolsma, talking about Healing Grace
April 26 - Everything Writerly with Andrea Boeshaar, talking about Impossible Journeys with Healing Grace
April 26 - Whispers in Purple with Peggy Blann Pfifer, talking about Healing Grace

In Person
Workshop on writing for CBA, WWA/Lakefly Literary Conference, Oshkosh, May 11

May 12 - with KDawn Byrd, talking about Healing Grace, the re-release
May 15, with Linda Carroll-Bradd, Healing Grace
May 19, at Books for Book Lovers, with Kim Payne, Healing Grace
June, fourth week, talking with Michelle Hutchinson about Healing Grace - and a giveaway

In Person teaching
August 3, Pens of Praise Christian Writers Conference, Manitowoc - speaking on critique groups and editing


August 5 - Interviews and Reviews with Laura Davis, the Newspaper Code
August 8 - Jo Huddleston, the Newspaper Code
August 10 & 11 - the Barn Door Bookloft, the Newspaper Code
August 14 - Sleuths and Suspects with Heidi Glick, Mysteries!
August 26, with Mary Ball at on Healing Grace

In Person
September 28, Wisconsin Writers Association Fall Conference, Pantsers vs. Plotters, Wisconsin Rapids
October 6, Fond du Lac Christian Books, 12:30-2:00 PM
October 22, Lakeview Memorial Library, Random Lake, 6:30, talking Wisconsin Harvest, Vol. II
Review Links not on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or GoodReads
Jeannie Campbell, The Character Therapist, on
Meander Scar

Davalynn Spencer, on The Map Quilt

Becky Jacoby, on Healing Grace

My Mission

My mission as a writer of inspiring fiction is to provide a thought-provoking, memorable, entertaining read without vulgarity.

My Testimony

I hope that my stories bring us both to a more intimate relationship 
with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I remember always wanting to know; to be absolutely certain that the Bible was more than just a book, that Jesus wasn't a fairy tale. But somehow, I couldn't cross the line. My "what ifs" held me back. When I was in junior high I read the Bible; I got to Mark and slammed it shut. Jesus was so arrogant. No way was I going to follow that. My parents sent me to church camp. I came home no longer seeing the need to shave my legs or go to church, but knowing how to hold a roach clip and set on becoming a Unitarian, which made a lot more sense to me because I believed in God. I got to high school. I had a boyfriend, and surprisingly became friendly with his ex-girlfriend. She invited me to the public school-sanctioned Christian fellowship club. Meeting the people who attended, discovering that adults could have faith in things I spurned, watching people pray and learning how to read the Bible; these things I pondered for a school year. I went back to church camp where I met a UW professor who'd given his summer to counsel kids. After I came home I sat quietly one evening in the basement, reading scripture. I will never forget the peace that passes understanding flowing into my heart. It was fall, 1977, my true rebirthday. I do not recall the particular scripture, have long since forgotten the boyfriend and the high school youth group, but will always hold that ex-girlfriend and the professor in my heart and look forward to many conversations when we meet again on the other side.

My husband and I always made attendance and participation and tithing to church a natural part of our lives. We raised our children as good stewards, faithful, and I'm grateful that they have remained so. My sons have grown beyond my dreams and expectations of faith-filled men of Christ. They made wise decisions in their choice of wives, and I couldn't be a happier mother-in-law.