Biography

Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a magazine columnist, speaker, and the author of 19 mainstream novels, including the national bestseller, TENDING ROSES, now in its 18th printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel, BLUE MOON BAY, was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick.  Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. When not dreaming up stories, Lisa spends time on the road as a motivational speaker. Via Internet, she shares with readers as far away as India, where her book, TENDING ROSES, has been used to promote women's literacy, and as close to home as Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the county library system has used TENDING ROSES to help volunteers teach adults to read.

Lisa lives on a ranch in Texas, where she spoils the livestock, raises boys and teaches Sunday school to high school seniors. She was inspired to become a writer by a first grade teacher who said she expected to see Lisa's name in a magazine one day.

Lisa also entertained childhood dreams of being an Olympic gymnast and winning the National Finals Rodeo, but was stalled by the inability to do a back flip on the balance beam and parents who wouldn't finance a rodeo career. She was lucky enough to marry into a big family of cowboys and southern storytellers who would inspire any lover of tall tales and interesting, yet profound characters. She is a full time writer, and pens inspirational fiction for both the general Christian markets. Of all the things she loves about her job, she loves connecting with people, both real and imaginary, the most.

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Books by Lisa Wingate

by Lisa Wingate - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

When Allie Kirkland is offered a production assistant's job on a docudrama filming in the hills near Moses Lake, Texas, the dream of following in her director-father's footsteps suddenly seems within reach. The reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step into the film industry. But when filming begins, strange connections surface between Allie and a teacher who disappeared over a century ago, and everyone in Wildwood seems to be hiding secrets.

by Lisa Wingate - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

When Iola Anne Poole passes away in her bed at 91, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls. But everything changes with the discovery of 81 carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days.

by Lisa Wingate - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Congressional staffer Mallory Hale can't imagine her future without Daniel Everson and his little boy, Nick. So she takes a leap of faith and enters into a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories. But then she discovers secrets and questions beneath her rosy new life. Can she find answers on Firefly Island, a little chunk of property just off the lakeshore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?

by Lisa Wingate - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

For Seattle architect Heather Hampton, a trip back to tiny Moses Lake, Texas, is hardly in the plan. Yet because a promotion hinges on the sale of the family farmland, she heads to the last place she ever wanted to go. As her stay lengthens, she discovers a family steeped in secrets and an unexpected connection to a local banker, despite his opposition to her project.