Gail Lukasik

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General Information

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Name: Gail Lukasik

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry, Mystery

Born: 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio



Illinois Connection

Lukasik earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Creative Writing/Poetry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught writing and literature courses at UIC, Roosevelt University and at other venues such as the Ragdale Foundation. She has resided in Lake County Illinois for over thirty years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gail Lukasik was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a dancer with the Cleveland Civic Ballet Company. She has worked as a choreographer and a freelance writer. Lisel Mueller described her book of poems, Landscape Toward a Proper Silence, as a "splendid collection." She also has been published in over sixty literary journals and magazines, including The Georgie Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Writer magazine, and Ars Medica. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught writing and literature.

Published Works

  • Landscape Toward a Proper Silence," Eye of the Comet Press, 1992
  • Destroying Angels, Five Star Publishing, 2006
  • Death's Door," Five Star Publishing, 2009
  • The Lost Artist, Five Star Publishing, 2012
  • Peak Season for Murder, Five Star Publishing, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Destroying Angels: A Leigh Girard Mystery

ISBN: 1492936138
Release Date: 2013-11-12

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Peak Season for Murder (A Leigh Girard Mystery)

ISBN: 1432827294
Release Date: 2013-09-17

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Literary Awards

  • Illinois Arts Council Award, "In Country"

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

For contract information, visit my web site: I'm available for book talks and writing and publishing workshops. Prefer adult groups.

External Links

Gail Lukasik on WorldCat

Gail Lukasik on Amazon


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