About Lisa Lickel - Media Kit

Lisa J Lickel

Official Bio:

Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin author of inspiring fiction who loves books, collects dragons, and travels. She loves to encourage authors. Lisa is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association, the Chicago Writers Association, and Assistant Director and book coach for Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp and Writing Retreat, Inc. She is an avid book reviewer and blogger, editor, and manager of Wisconsin Writers Association Press. Lisa and her husband enjoy travel, gardening, and love spending time with their family. They have two grown sons, daughters-in-law, and lots of adorable grandchildren. Find more at www.LisaLickel.com.

50-word bio

Lisa Lickel writes from the peaceful rolling hills of western Wisconsin. A multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, she also writes short stories and radio theater, occasional articles, is an avid book reviewer, blogger, and a freelance editor. She and her husband travel and enjoy family time. Visit www.LisaLickel.com.

Tiny Bio:

Lisa J. Lickel enjoys the good Wisconsin life, where she ponders the birds and wildlife, etc., edits, and reads. LisaLickel.com

Sharing Five Funky Facts:
I am learning how to make various wines from the produce of our farm.
I love being a little old Quaker lady who writes cat mysteries.
Happily sewed over 200 masks for local schools and nursing homes in 2020
I have more dragons in my house than the population of Yuba.
A knight in shining armor will greet you in my front hall.

Author Photos

Higher Resolution Photos:

Above photos courtesy of Glen P. Safford
(c) 2019
All rights reserved. Permission to copy with authorization of the author.

Book Fair Photos:

Connect with me at:
Wow, my schedule has Shrunk these past couple of years. Check back!

Connect with me on:

Lisa Lickel's blog: Living Our Faith Out Loud

In the News

It is my great pleasure to write for you.

We are forgiven people,
sometimes moment by moment.

About my work and how I got started: I live and write in the beautiful rolling hills of western Wisconsin. 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 enjoyed writing and performing radio theater (see favorite links page), write novels and short stories, do some editing and some freelance work both editing and writing, blog, write book reviews and interviews.

I have a lot to be thankful for: writing critique partners and special readers, my editing and mentoring friends and clients 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 a couple of great book clubs and writing groups, including Chicago Writers Association, Wisconsin Writers Association, and am an instructor and mentor of Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writers Retreat, Inc.

I have been 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. My husband and I enjoy our two grown sons and daughters-in-law, and oodles of adorable grandchildren. I enjoy kayaking and the Brewers baseball, traveling and camping (mostly).

I love to connect with people, especially about writing. Email here.

About my books...

My stories define and defend families. You'll meet septuagenarians who find they're never too old to rekindle a relationship, true and tested love between an older woman and a younger man, a fatalistic relationship between a dying man and a woman with the gift of healing, a family kept alive for generations by making their deceased loved ones into gemstones, and whatever else I come up with. Click on the page titles to see more information, book trailers, recipes, read excerpts and discussion guide questions.

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 - Email me.


At the end of July 2016 I was featured on 103.5 SunPrairie radio. Here's a link to the hour-long interview with very cool historical Irish fiction author Rex Owens on his 
Conversations with Wisconsin Artists.

In September 2019 Rex had me back!
Here's a link to the new interview on My World and Welcome to it.


I appeared on Author Talk with Dixie Jarchow and Tom Cannon
in 2016 - Enjoy the following video

My newspaper and article links:
First book release, featured in the Daily News in 2009

Release of Meander Scar announced in the 
Kewaskum Statesman, March 2010

Award Announcement for Healing Grace in 
Washington County Special Edition 2011

July, 2011, In Good Taste with Andrea Boeshaar

Top 1% Reviewer at Goodreads!

My Books
The books and series have individual pages as well, with additional material including reader's discussion guides. A few of my books are available in audio forma.

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

Healing Grace
A Summer in Oakville - out of print 2023
The Last Detail - out of print April 2023
Requiem for the Innocents


Forces of Nature Series
Meander Scar - will be re-released in a new format with Mir Rising
Centrifugal Force
Mir Rising - forthcoming

Fancy Cat Mysteries
Meow Mistletoe
Meow Mayhem
Meow Matrimony

Everything Series of Romantic novellas featuring Danny and Shelly
Everything About You
Everything About Us
Everything Noel 

A Wisconsin Harvest, Vol II
Brave New Century
Everything About You in Love Is vol II

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

Older Review Link not on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Goodreads
Jeannie Campbell, The Character Therapist, on Meander Scar

Free for you: The Michels Girls Wedding Album - currebtly under update
See the home page for your download options.

Website and Blog Links

Lisa Lickel.com Website
My web site blog, Living Our Faith Out Loud
Wisconsin Author Review

Amazon Author Page

My Mission

My mission as a writer of inspiring fiction is to provide a thought-provoking, memorable, clean and wholesome, entertaining read.

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 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 and grandmother.