Wisconsin Authors

AUTHORS - if you'd like to be included (or excluded) from this list, please contact me, lisalickel-at-gmail.com. 


Alice Allan, historical novelist , lives in Colorado, Mrs. Ballou books

Stephen E Ambrose (1936 - 2002) raised in Whitewater

Beth Amos, pen name Annelise Ryan, Stoughton, cozy mysteries

Jerol Anderson, Cambridge, suspense novels

A. Manette Ansay, raised in Port Washington

Allan E Ansorge, Hartford, mysteries

Jerry Apps, multiple Wisconsin non-fiction, fiction

Susan Baganz, contemporary romance and historical fiction, Fond du Lac

Deb Baker, (Hannah Reed), Hartland, mysteries

Jim Bastian, Brookfield, Wisconsin Logging Camp, 1921

Barrett, Jean/Lee Rogers/Robert Rogers, contemporary and historical fiction, romance, Door County

Warren Beck (1896 - 1986) lived in Appleton

Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW, and Gerald Schaefer, co-authors of The Widower’s Toolbox:
        Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse

Susan Bernhardt, born in Sheboygan, lives in River Falls, Cozy Mysteries, The Ginseng Conspiracy.

Rob Bignell, Hitting the Trail series, western WI

Norbert Blei (19  - 2013), lived in Ellison Bay

Robert Bloch (1917 - 1994) raised in Milwaukee

Andrea Boeshaar, Newburg, contemporary romance

D.L. Bogdan,(Destiny) Port Edwards, debut novel, Secrets of the Tudor Court

Gale Borger, Twin Lakes, screwball comedy mysteries

Barbara M Britton, Brookfield, Christian fiction for teens and adults

Fredric Brown (1906 - 1972) lived in Milwaukee

Paul Buhle, Madison, Comics in Wisconsin

Anthony Bukoski

Cherie Burbach, poetry, contemporary non-fiction

Steve Busalacchi, contemporary biographies, non-fiction

Ann Cameron, poet

James Campbell, born in Lodi Wisconsin

Alden Carter, born in Eau Claire, lives in Marshfield

Frederic G. Cassidy (1907-2000) lived in Madison

Kelly Cherry, lived in Madison

Cathryn Cofell, Appleton

M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman, Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

Marshall Cook, teaches at UW-Madison

John Milton Cooper, Madison, Woodrow Wilson: A Biography, The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt

Lyn Cote, http://www.BooksbyLynCote.com

Adelaide Crapsey

Bill Cristofferson, Milwaukee, The Man from Clear Lake (Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson)

Merle Curti (1897 - 1996) lived in Madison

Richard Lee Dawley, author and researcher, The Amish in Wisconsin

DeFalla, Kat, aka, Kat Green, Watertown, paranormal, middle Grade

Bruce Dethlefsen, poet; former Wisconsin poet laureate

Roy Dentinger, Down Time and How To Argue With Your Spouse

August Derleth (1909 - 1971) born in Sauk City

DeSmet, Christine, Madison, film, television, short stories, cozy mysteries

Mark Dintenfass, lives in Appleton

Jill Dobbe, Since writing her first memoir about her travels, Jill Dobbe has lived in Cairo, Egypt, Gurgaon, India, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where she now resides with her husband. A Shawano, Wisconsin native, Jill continues to work as an elementary administrator overseas and writes on the side. Connect with Jill: www.facebook/JillDobbeAuthor
Publisher: Orange Hat Publishing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, www.orangehatpublishing.com

Mary Relindes Ellis, born in Glidden, children’s, Turtle Warrior

Kathleen Ernst, Middleton, young adult, mysteries

Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968) raised in Appleton

Zona Gale (1874 - 1938) born in Portage

John Galligan, Madison, mystery writer, Red Sky, Red Dragonfly; The Nail Knot

Robert Gard (1910 - 1992) lived in Madison

Hamlin Garland (1860 - 1940) born in West Salem

Linda Godfrey, Haunted Wisconsin

Horace Gregory (1898 - 1982) born in Milwaukee

Hattie Tyng Griswold

John Gurda, Milwaukee, non-fiction, The Making of Milwaukee

Janet Halfmann, South Milwaukee, children's author

Frances Hamerstrom (1907 - 1998) lived in Plainfield

Jane Hamilton, contemporary fiction, Rochester

Lori Handeland, romance

Richard C. Haney, Whitewater, When Is Daddy Coming Home?: An American Family During World War II

Richard Curtis Hauschild, The Ledge, a novel about Fond du Lac

Robert Haveman, Madison

Walter Havighurst (1901 - 1994) born in Appleton

Emily Hein, Jefferson, children's lit, Dusty the Dirty Horse

Kevin Henkes, children's lit, Racine/Madison

Kerry Hertel, children’s, Tidy Tess

Ted Hertel, Mequon, mystery short stories, biographical essays, book reviews
William Best Hesseltine (1902 - 1963) lived in Appleton

John Hildebrand, Eau Claire

Michael Hinden and Betsy Draine, husband/wife writing team, Madison, mysteries

Martin Hintz

Mary Holmes, pen name Maddy Hunter . . . Madison, cozy mysteries

Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery, authors of Across America by Bicycle

Victoria Houston, Rhinelander, Loon Lake mysteries

Ginnah Howard, novel, Night Navigation

C. J. Hribal, a Hortonville native

Ellen Hunnicutt

Karla Huston, poet

Justin Isherwood, Plover, Book of Plough: Essays on the Virtue of Farm, Family and the Rural Life; Farm Kid: Tales of Growing Up in Rural America; and Ring Them Bells: A Mid-State Poetry Towers Collection. Novel, The Farm West of Mars

Robin Shope Jansen

Barbara Joosse, Cedarburg, children’s

Keleny, Christine, mysteries

George F. Kennan (1904 - 2005) raised in Milwaukee

Edmund Kern, Appleton

David Kherdian, born in Racine

Anita Klumpers, aka The Prude, Cottage Grove, contemporary fiction. Winter Watch

Ellen Kort, Appleton

Donna Kowalczyk, (Donna Marie Rogers), contemporary romance

Warren Kozak, biography

Liz Kreger, romance

Sandra Kring, How High the Moon

Herbert Kubly (1915 - 1996) born in New Glarus

Faye Ellen Kufahl, Nutterville and Other True Stories of Coping with Mental Illness

Dawn Kunda, thrillers

Tom Kupsch, A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor (bio of rural Baraboo sculpter Thomas Owen Every)

Gunnard Landers, born in Tomahawk

Aldo Leopold (1886 - 1948) lived in Madison, Sand County Almanac

Lisa Lickel, West Bend area, mysteries, contemporary fiction

Sean Patrick Little, Sun Prairie, young adult, mysteries

Mike Loew, Madison, Editor of The Onion

Patty Loew, PhD, Prof. Dept. Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison
Native People of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Indian Nations of Wisconsin, Histories of Endurance and Renewal
Native People of Wisconsin
Native People of Wisconsin Teachers Guide
Seventh Generation Earth Ethics
We Shall Remain (PBS documentary booklet)

Ben Logan, (1919 - 2014) born near Seneca, The Land Remembers

Paul Lachlan MacKendrick (1914 - 1998) lived in Madison

Tim Lencki, non-fiction, Exercise One Day at a Time

Carrie Lofty, romance

Tamara Lyon, (Schmidt) Edgerton, romance, http://www.tamaralyon.com/

Jo Ann Early Macken, children’s

Joseph McBride, born in Milwaukee, screenwriter and biographer of great figures in film history

Dennis McCann, non-fiction

Karen McQuestion, contemporary fiction

Katie McKy, children’s, Pumpkin Town, It All Began with a Bean and Wolf Camp

Becky Melby, Burlington WI, contemporary romance

Edna Meudt (1906 - 1989) born in Wyoming Valley, poet, folklorist, historian, and raconteur

Jacquelyn Mitchard, Madison, contemporary fiction, children’s

Janet Mohr, Appleton, children’s, Flight of Change, and Bird Feeder Book for Kids

Bobbi Montgomery and Alice Honeywell, authors of Across America by Bicycle

Lorrie Moore, Madison, novelist and short story writer

Jorge Vital de Brito Moreira, Appleton

Gerald Morris, fiction

John Muir (1838 - 1914) raised in Fox River Valley, one of America's greatest naturalists

Lorine Niedecker (1903 - 1970) born in Fort Atkinson, noted poet, essayist, and short story

James Carl Nelson, The Remains of Company D

Sterling North (1906 - 1974) born in Edgerton

Jessica Nelson North (1891 – 1988), (Sterling North’s sister), noted poet and novelist

Michael Norman

Alan Oberdeck, raised in WI, Lost in the Shadows: One Memory, Two Loves, and three volumes in the "deer/dear hunt" series

Erin Olver, Madison, nonfiction

Born and raised in Superior, WI, Kelli Owen now lives in PA. She writes thrillers and horror, with thirteen titles to date, and contracts for five more. She’s attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general.

Rex Owens, contemporary Irish fiction,

Michael Perry, New Auburn, non-fiction

Margot Peters, raised in Wausau, biographies

Jerry Peterson, Janesville, mystery writer

Patricia Curtis Pfitsch, southwestern Wisconsin

Felix Pollak (1909 - 1987) lived in Madison, Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry founded in 1994

Dr . Suzanne Popke

Francis Paul Prucha, raised in River Falls

LeAnn R. Ralph, non-fiction, Christmas In Dairyland

Edie Ramer, romance

Rebecca Rassmussen, The Bird Sisters, ties to Spring Green

Arthur and Ursula Rathburn, Dane, No More Tears Left Behind

David Rhodes, southwestern Wisconsin, literary, also playwright

Craig Rice (1908 - 1957) (Georgia Ann Randolph) raised in Fort Atkinson, mystery writer

James P. Roberts, Famous Wisconsin Authors

Richard Roe, poet

Lee Rogers/Robert Rogers/Barrett, Jean/, contemporary and historical romance and mystery, Door County

Judith Rolfs, Lake Geneva, non-fiction, and fiction, Bullet in the Night

Cynthia Ruchti, central Wisconsin, contemporary fiction

Gerald Schaefer and Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW, co-authors of The Widower’s Toolbox:
        Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse

Gina Schampers, Seymour, nonfiction, It's OK Not to Cry

David Scheler, poet

Wendy L. Schmidt, children's fairy tale book author, Appleton, The Fairy Tree

Laura Scott, romance

Alice Sebold, contemporary fiction, born in Madison, Wisconsin

Isabel Sharpe, romance

Larry Shue (1946 - 1985) lived in Milwaukee, playwright

Patricia Skalka, Dave Cubiak mysteries, set in Door County

Clifford Simak (1904 - 1988) born in Millville, science fiction

Sheri Cooper Sinykin, Madison, children’s

Red Smith (1905 - 1982) born in Green Bay, sportswriter

Peter Stark, non-fiction, The Last Empty Places

Peter Straub, born in Milwaukee, horror and suspense

Marilyn L. Taylor, Wisconsin Poet Laureate

Gladys Bagg Taber (1899 - 1980) raised in Appleton

Thorpe, Harold, The O'Shaughnessy Chronicles, historical fiction

Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853 - 1913) lived in Madison, specialized in Wisconsin history

John Toland (1912 - 2004) born in LaCrosse, who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Rising Sun

Frederick Jackson Turner (1861 - 1932) born in Portage, one of America's greatest historians

George Vukelich (1927 - 1965) wrote about hunting and fishing in Wisconsin

Ronald Wallace, Madison, poet

Dale Wasserman (1914 – 2008) Playwright (Man of La Mancha, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Louis Wasserman, M. Caren Connolly, Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

Larry Watson, Stevens Point, a poet and novelist, deals with life on the western plains

Glenway Wescott (1901 - 1987) born in Kewaskum, a poet, novelist, and critic

Linda Wichman, historical fiction, fan fiction

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975) born in Madison, won two Pulitzers

Bob Willging, non-fiction, On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin

Mary Joy Johnson and Peggy Williams, they write under the pen name W.J. Williams . . . Madison, mysteries
Sister Madeleva Wolff

Tony Wons, writer and radio personality, author of best-selling Tony’s Scrap Book

Betty Ren Wright, Racine, ghost tales and mysteries

Jim Zitzelsberger, fiction, Cry for the Water Buffalo