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 writes novels, short stories, feature articles, and radio theater, and loves to encourage authors through mentoring, speaking, and leading workshops. Lisa is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association, the Chicago Writers Association, and a writing coach for Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp and Writing Retreat, Inc. She is an avid book reviewer and blogger, and a freelance editor.  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, a freelance editor, and workshop leader. She and her husband travel and enjoy family time. Visit www.LisaLickel.com.

Tweety Bio:

@Lisa J. Lickel enjoys the good Wisconsin life, where she ponders and writes novels, etc., edits, and reads. LisaLickel.com

Sharing Five Funky Facts:
I have more dragons in my house than the population of Yuba
A knight in shining armor will greet you in my front hall
I have visited almost all of Wisconsin's State parks and recreation areas
The same rare blood type runs down several generations
I have visited all 50 US States and most of Canada

Recently 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 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...

I like to write stories that define and defend contemporary 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.

View or download my brochure 


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!

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.

My Books
The books and series have individual pages as well, with additional material including reader's discussion guides.

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

Healing Grace
A Summer in Oakville
The Last Detail
Requiem for the Innocents

Forces of Nature Series
Meander Scar
Centrifugal Force

Fancy Cat Mysteries
Meow Mistletoe
Meow Mayhem
Meow Matrimony

Three Rings for Alice - available in Brave New Century
Everything About You
Crazy Creek Christmas - December 1, 2019
Everything About Us - coming March 27, 2020
Everything Noel - coming December 1, 2020

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

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

Website 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: http://amzn.to/2bPxi2X

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.

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, -character 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
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
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
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

Older 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