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Coming November 11, 2016


When nobody loves you, you have nothing to lose...
A novel about trust, dignity, and love.

What they're saying about UnderStory:

Several paragraphs into chapter one, the tension grabs you.
Nike Chillemi, author of inspirational crime fiction and historical mystery

 Lisa Lickel weaves together a masterful tale of intrigue and romance, and the multilayers of complexity will leave the reader turning the pages. The characters are well-developed, and overarching themes involving racism and prejudice will resonate with the reader.
The story takes place in the Midwest—in a small town that harbors a big secret—perhaps more common than anyone dares to imagine.
UnderStory is one of those rare books that’s not only a great read but makes a statement about what’s most important—
in the midst of depravity, unfairness, and greed.
Lorilyn Roberts, award-winning author and

founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network

Drugs, human trafficking, and corruption all play their part in Lisa Lickel’s atmospheric thriller, UnderStory, but it’s the characters and the love story you’ll remember most. In some ways, the book reminded me of the movie, Fargo—quirky locals, investigators facing not only ruthless criminals but also a frozen winter landscape of snow and ice in an isolated far north town. The blizzard is the catalyst that brings together two emotionally damaged strangers when Cam finds the mysterious Lily unconscious near his isolated cabin. When he brings her inside, he becomes involved in both love and dangers he never expected when he hid himself away in the woods.  


Print version of The Last Bequest is now available in paperback

First Children of Farmington
the set of 6 is now complete

The French Girl

The Irish Girl

Visit the First Children of Farmington page for more information on the other books in the series.


A Wisconsin Harvest, Vol. II
The most innovative writing from
Wisconsin Writers

 $15.95 - connect with me for a copy

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring winner
My children's story, The Saxon Boy, won a coveted Jade Ring, announced September 28, 2013, at the WWA Jade Ring banquet in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Congratulations to all the contestants!