Featured Wisconsin Books

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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