Lisa J Lickel
It is my great pleasure to write for you...I hope that my stories bring us both to a more intimate relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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 American Christian Fiction Writers, Moraine Writer's Guild 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
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Author Lisa Lickel
Web Site and Blog Links
My web site blog: http://www.livingourfaithoutloud.blogspot.com
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 6 – the giveaway lady
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 4 – Tracy Krauss Expressions
July 15 - Sid Frost
July 15 - Bernard Bolton – Fiction Friday
July 25 - Eddie Snipes blog
Aug 2 – Ashley’s Bookshelf
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
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
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
Amazon Author Page
In Good Taste, with Andrea Boeshaar
My mission as a writer of inspiring fiction is to provide a thought-provoking, memorable, entertaining read without vulgarity.
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.