Featured Wisconsin Books


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Books featured on this page will eventually be categorized. Books set in Wisconsin will be kept here permanently, while information about those featured by Wisconsin authors will remain on the Author page. Please send all pertinent information if you wish to have your book and purchase information included on this page to lisalickel-at-gmail-dot-com.

COZY MYSTERY:
The Ginseng Conspiracy by Susan Bernhardt
Cozy Mystery.  Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes. MuseItUp Publishing $5.99. 

The Ginseng Conspiracy - On her way to attend a Halloween Ball, Kay Driscoll, a newcomer to town, witnesses the murder of a local professor. When the official coroner's report rules the cause of death to be accidental and the community accepts the judgement, Kay decides to uncover the truth for herself. Through her personal investigations, Kay exposes a complex conspiracy, woven deep within the thriving local ginseng industry, that involves some of the more prominent figures and families of Sudbury Falls. 

With her new friends, the free-spirited herbalist Deirdre and the untamed modern woman Elizabeth, Kay discusses new clues over tea and pastries at Sweet Marissa's Patisserie, their crime-fighting headquarters. As Kay gets closer to the heart of the conspiracy, additional murders happen in quick succession. Before long, Kay learns that the villains are gunning for her, too. Phil, her musically talented but preoccupied husband, determined to keep her safe, withholds from her the one thing she needs most: the truth.

95% of all American ginseng is grown in Wisconsin. 


The Buried Treasure series by Lisa Lickel
MuseItUp Publishing, available at most online retailers

FICTION: (Contemporary, unless otherwise noted)
Poached is Not an Option, Carol Wobig - collection of short stories
· Paperback: 98 page
· Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 20, 2012)
· ISBN-13: 978-1479139125
A Life Worth Dreaming About, Nicholas Dettmann
Carl Robertson, a 32-year-old man, did everything he could to move out of his small Midwestern town, losing many friends along the way. He dreamt of living the elegant lifestyle of New York City. He used his anger and hatred to move out of his hometown, discredit it and never wanted to think about it again. For a while, it worked. Then, he finds his life on the ropes and doesn't know why or how to change it. That is, until he meets a man who will change his life forever and in a way he never could've seen coming. Suddenly, he finds himself trying to catch up to a new reality, just in time to save his life and find his true love.
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Paperback: 236 pages

Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 2, 2012)

Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468543008
ISBN-13: 978-1468543001
The Boy, James Strauss
reaches back to prehistory and describes accurately our current human condition.
·Hardcover: 271 pages
·Publisher: Gale/Five Star -Science Fiction and Fantasy Series; 1st edition (April 2009)
·Language: English
·ISBN-10: 1594148139
·ISBN-13:
978-1594148132

ROMANCE
Meander Scar, by Lisa Lickel - set around Madison
Black Lyon Publishing LLC

ISBN 978-1-934912-23-2
retail: $16.95
available in Kindle and other electronic print
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Black Lyon

Ann Ballard has lived in limbo since the disappearance of her husband years earlier. Fighting her mother in law for a finding of death left her drained emotionally. When a younger man from her past, Mark Roth, shows up and offers his skills as a lawyer to help settle her case, how can she accept not only his help, but his love? When Ann accidentally discovers the truth of her husband's absence, how can she tell the secret without ruining more lives?

Waters of the Dancing Sky, Janet Kay
Sometimes you must tiptoe across that bridge linking this world with the next. Sometimes, it is the only way to put the twisted pieces of one's life back together again.



HISTORICAL
The Green Veil, by Naomi Musch
The Red Fury, by Naomi Musch
Mrs. Ballou books - Addie Ballou, Civil War era spiritualist, husband's diaries, by Alice Allan

MYSTERY
The Loon Lake series by Victoria Holt - "up north"
Meow Mayhem, by Lisa Lickel
On the Road to Death's Door, M. J. Williams and Peggy Williams
the first in a series, featuring a retired small town public safety officer and her husband. Emily and Stan Remington inherit a used RV and begin their travels in Wisconsins Door County where they are thrown into a murder investigation involving an old college buddy of Stans. It is available for the Kindle and as a print-on-demand paperback from Amazon.com.

LITERARY
Driftless, by David Rhodes - set in southwestern Wisconsin - life in a small town
Whistling in the Dark, by Leslie Kagan - set around Milwaukee, coming of age story


YOUNG ADULT
Journeys: An Ice Aged Adventure, by Tim Fox - set around Natural Bridge State Park, a time travel adventure Journeys; An Ice-aged Adventure
c. 2012
Amazon Digital Services
$2.99 for e-book for Kindle and Nook
$12.95 for paperback
$6 cross-curriculum for teachers
202 pages

NONFICTION:
Population: 451, Meeting Your Neighbors One Emergency at a Time, by Michael Perry - set in northwestern WI
Truck: A Love Story, by Michael Perry
Coop, by Michael Perry

Here We Are and There We Go, by Jill Dobbe
Who says you can’t travel with kids? My husband, Dan, and I do just that as we set off with our two very young kids, first to live and work on an island far out in the Pacific, then on to the continent of Africa with a few stops in between. Armed with strollers, diapers, and too much luggage, we travel to over 25 countries throughout a 10-year span, while working together as overseas educators. After surviving typhoon Yuri, almost being mauled by lions, and, nearly shot by a presidential guard, we happily endure all of the good times and bad, while living life to the fullest.

Connect with Jill: www.facebook/JillDobbeAuthor
Publisher: Orange Hat Publishing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, www.orangehatpublishing.com
190 pp
ISBN: 9781937165215
c. 2012
$5.99 eBook
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Rob Bignell, Hitting the Trail Series:
Enjoy these guidebooks in the bestselling Hittin' the Trail series:
Day Hiking Grand Canyon National Park – A complete list of day hiking trails in Arizona's most spectacular park. Read sample pages.
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Day Hiking Barron County, Wisconsin – A complete list of day hiking trails at the edge of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Read sample pages.
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Day Hiking Burnett County, Wisconsin – A complete list of day hiking trails in the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Read sample pages.
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Day Hiking Crex Meadows Wildlife Area – A complete list of day hiking trails in this world-famous stopover for endangered and rare migrating waterfowl. Read sample pages.
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Day Hiking Polk County, Wisconsin – A complete list of day hiking trails in this gateway to the Wisconsin Northwoods. Read sample pages.
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Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway – A complete list of day hiking trails along the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers. Read sample pagesJUST RELEASED!
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Day Hiking Wisconsin and Minnesota Interstate State Parks – A complete list of day hiking trails in the two parks straddling the scenic Dalles of the St. Croix. Read sample pages.
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Enjoy these guidebooks in the Headin’ to the Cabin series:
Day Hiking Trails of Northeast Minnesota – A complete list of day hiking trails in the Minnesota counties of Chisago, Pine, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, and Cook. Each of these counties border either the St. Croix River or Lake Superior on Minensota's famous North Shore. Read sample pages. COMING 2015!Order this book: Paperback, Kindle, Nook, Apple iPad/iBooks, Sony Reader, Kobo, e-reading apps, other
Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin – A complete list of day hiking trails in the Wisconsin counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn. Twin Citians as well as residents of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois on vacation most commonly frequent northwestern Wisconsin cabins. Read sample pages.
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Enjoy these guidebooks in the author’s Hikes with Tykes series:
Hikes with Tykes: A Practical Guide to Day Hiking with Kids –Comprehensive and conversational, this book combines hiking parents' experiences, step-by-step how-to's, and practical guidelines to help you plan the perfect day hike with your children. Packed with tips from parents who learned how to hike with kids by trial and error, this volume is the only user-friendly guidebook that covers all you need to know about dayhiking with children. Read sample pages.Order this book:
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Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities – Listing more than 100 diversions, this volume provides anyone taking kids on a day hike with loads of tried and true amusements to keep children from getting unruly or bored. Culled from the experiences of fellow outdoor-minded parents, this book is the most comprehensive collection of diversions available, with something for every age group and childhood interest. Read sample pages.Order this book: PaperbackKindle

ANTHOLOGIES:

POETRY:

Yes, You, Cherie Burbach,
$8.95 print, $3.99 ebook