Introducing Lisa Lickel

As part of our December Network Launch, today I’d like you to meet friend and author Lisa Lickel a fellow member of the John 3:16 Marketing Network.

Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy
Lisa J Lickel, illustrated by Brenda Hendricks


the Book:

Green Leaf’s cousins are all older than he and
don’t like to play fair. He longs for a friend his own age he can play with,
explore and fish with. When he meets a Luxembourger boy, Henri, Green Leaf is
sure they could become friends, but Henri’s words are strange to Green Leaf.
How can they play and explore together?

Green Leaf’s mother says, “Friends learn to speak one another’s words.” But
will Green Leaf learn to say his friend’s words well enough to save Henri when
he falls into danger?

Kindle – on special sale during
December 1- 16, $.99

Also available in print from online retailers or from your favorite
bookseller. $5.95

Ten years in the making, The First Children of Farmington series of early
reader books has finally reached book sellers. I spent two years researching
and writing this series. Several years after I worked with other community
historians to collect and record our early pioneer history, I realized that we
had quite a diverse ethnicity to Farmington, Wisconsin. Although these stories
are based on real people and real events, they are representative of issues and
struggles and joys families face every day everywhere.

The Potawatomi Boy is
a character with a running thread through all the books. When I first
out with the project I was taking classes from the Christian Writers Guild. I
set out to put together a series of picture books and connected with a couple
of different artists. I wrote the text, but learned over several years that it’s
harder to get the attention of a publisher for children’s books than it is for
adult books. I’d never considered self-publishing, but through connections with
my current illustrator and publishing partner, Brenda Hendricks, and others at
the John 316 Marketing Network, learned a lot about not only self-publishing
options, but how to publish well.

The second book in the series, The
German Girl
, is now available, as well, about a
curious young girl who becomes lost while searching for the family cow, and the
third book, The Saxon Boy, about a young boy who must learn to
accept a stepfather, may be out by Christmas. I was quite surprised and pleased
to have won a prestigious Jade Ring award for the Saxon Boy from the Wisconsin
Writers Association. The other three stories, The Yankee Boy, The
Irish Girl
and The French Girl, are planned for
release in 2014.

The books include references, glossaries, and special illustrations and a
picture search. They are suitable for early to middle grades, ages 7-9 or so.

Also at Barnes and Noble

From December 1 through December
16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and The Potawatomi Boy is a
featured book. As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift
certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to and enter the Rafflecopter toward the
bottom of the page.

About the Author:

Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives with her husband in a hundred
and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. Surrounded by
books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her published novels include
mystery and romance, all with a twist of grace. She has penned dozens of
feature newspaper stories, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater.
She is the editor in chief of Creative
magazine. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer, a freelance editor,
a writing mentor, a hostess at Clash of the, and enjoys blogging at and She
loves to encourage new authors. Find more at

Our next guest on Dec. 10 will be Michelle Evans, an Australian author of young adult fiction–older teens.

Hope you are enjoying the variety of authors and maybe finding some Christmas gifts so you are ahead of the game.

Blessings, Carol

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