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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gail Lukasik  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio


-- Website -- http://www.gaillukasik.com
-- Gail Lukasik on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=gail+lukasik


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.


Awards


-- Illinois Arts Council Award, ''

In Country

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) For contract information, visit my web site [http://www.gaillukasik.com www.gaillukasik.com]. I'm available for book talks and writing and publishing workshops. Prefer adult groups.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Death's door /
ISBN: 1594147140. OCLC Number: 276228941

Five Star,. .

On the eve of tourist season in the resort community of Door County, Wisconsin, a killer is targeting young blood women, leaving their strangled bodies along the desolate Mink River.

Destroying angels
ISBN: 0373266723. OCLC Number: 401338892

Worldwide,. .

Destroying angels /
ISBN: 1492936138. OCLC Number: 926071512

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Leigh Girard, a recent teacher and cancer survivor, has moved to the quiet town of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin to heal from all her recent traumas. She has taken a job with a local newspaper as a reporter and is working on a case involving the suspicious death of a local man. She gets too involved with the case, however, and someone is now trying to kill her.

Landscape toward a proper silence :
ISBN: 1880839024. OCLC Number: 26134125

Eye of the Comet Press,. .

Peak season for murder /
ISBN: 1432827294. OCLC Number: 841516345

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Twenty-three years after the murder of local actress Danielle Moyer--whose body was never found--Door County Gazette reporter Leigh Girard investigates a more recent murder of a homeless man and a series of dangerous pranks plaguing the Bayside Theater.

Peak season for murder :
ISBN: 9780373269853. OCLC Number: 958277505

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Twenty-three years ago local actress Danielle Moyer vanished after starring in a play at the Bayside Theater. Her body was never found ... Now the specter of her ghost has returned to haunt the Bayside Theater or -- so it seems. A series of pranks is plaguing the theater and someone is leaving bizarre clues in the abandoned Moyer cabin. Door County Gazette reporter Leigh Girard, who's writing an article on the theater, chalks the pranks up to theatrical hijinks. She's investigating the murder of Brownie Lawrence, a formerly homeless man she befriended. When the theatrical hijinks turn deadly, Leigh suspects that the fate of Danielle Moyer has triggered a murderous revenge. What she never expects to find is a killer so vengeful that anyone is fair game -- including her.

The lost artist
ISBN: 9780373269259. OCLC Number: 952046880

Worldwide,. .

Chicago performance artist Rose Caffrey is desperate to sell her sister's nineteenth-century farmhouse in southern Illinois. She's haunted by her sister's death from a fall inside the house. But when Rose discovers three murals in an upstairs bedroom depicting strange images of Native Americans and bizarre nineteenth-century landscapes, she becomes obsessed with knowing the artist's identity and the meaning of the murals. Buried for over one hundred and seventy-five years under wallpaper and paint, the murals hint at secrets tied to the old house, the artist, and the nearby 1836 Trail of Tears Camp Ground Cemetery. Only one mural remains to be uncovered. And Rose is convinced the hidden mural holds the key to deciphering the other three.--Jacket.

The lost artist /
ISBN: 1432825763. OCLC Number: 770694116

Five Star,. .

"Chicago performance artist Rose Caffrey is desperate to sell her sister's nineteenth-century farmhouse in southern Illinois. She's haunted by her sister's death from a fall inside the house. But when Rose discovers three murals in an upstairs bedroom depicting strange images of Native Americans and bizarre nineteenth-century landscapes, she becomes obsessed with knowing the artist's identity and the meaning of the murals. Buried for over one hundred and seventy-five years under wallpaper and paint, the murals hint at secrets tied to the old house, the artist, and the nearby 1836 Trail of Tears Camp Ground Cemetery. Only one mural remains to be uncovered. And Rose is convinced the hidden mural holds the key to deciphering the other three."--Jacket.