Lisa J. Lickel

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Lisa Lickel is a writer and editor who lives with her husband in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. A complete list of her novels: mysteries, award-winning romance and children’s books, and contemporary fiction can be found on her website. She writes newspaper features, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater. An avid book reviewer and blogger, freelance editor, and writing mentor, she loves to encourage new authors. She has two grown and married sons. Find more at LisaLickel.com.

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Lisa J. Lickel This idea came up yesterday while my husband and I were driving home. We came to a part of highway that had been finished a year ago, but the big…moreThis idea came up yesterday while my husband and I were driving home. We came to a part of highway that had been finished a year ago, but the big traffic signs were still blank. What if we suddenly noticed that all signs were blank? But I digress. I like medical mysteries, and a mystery from my own life did become a plot for a book called Healing Grace. My brother came down with a mysterious ailment and I used the germ of the idea for the story. Another idea I may follow up on sometime happened not too long ago at the local cemetery: gravediggers hit on an unmarked casket. So, so, so many ways to go with that. We also have a mysterious ancestor who just appeared in our annals. There is no record of his journey to America, which is not that unusual, but he came the same year through the same port and had the same first name as another distant relative. Too many plots...too little time. :)(less)
Lisa J. Lickel For the Last Detail, the idea came to me after visiting the state park featured in the book, and hearing about the murders that took place there. One…moreFor the Last Detail, the idea came to me after visiting the state park featured in the book, and hearing about the murders that took place there. One of the victims was alone, and I wondered who would take care of those last bits of her life. (less)
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Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Lisa!
Blessings, Sally


message 2: by Julia

Julia Reffner Hi, thanks for the invite, Lisa! I look forward to seeing what you're reading.


Harlequin Books Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them. I’ll also share news when I can for example; did you know that in March Silhouette Desires will be putting out their 2000th book? The authors are celebrating with a special blog on eHarlequin.com .

btw, I grew up reading the Pern books. I absolutely love Anne's world.


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