Lisa Loucks-Christenson News

New Title Release: Minneapolis, St. Paul and Beyond, Photographic Footprints in Time™ Series

Photographic Footprints in Time™ Series: A Lisa Loucks-Christenson Documentary

Publisher: Book Entree

Release: August 9, 2023

Format: Hardcover

Price: $65.00

ISBN:  978-1-59819-034-2

 

Photographic Footprints in Time™ imprint of Loucks Studios, Inc.

A Lisa Loucks-Christenson Documentary 

 

This winter coverage of this documentary book was recorded during the winter of 2004 while Lisa was working on a book project for another publisher. These never-before published images have remained under lock & key; preserved for this time, and now offer a historical perspective of what the photographer witnessed, including images of life while temperatures plummeted to -70 with the wind chill.

INDEX (this is not finalized)

ST. Paul

Como Park Zoo

Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast (riverboat bed and breakfast, open year-round)

Herb Brooks Statue

Ice Sculpture during the 2004 Winter Carnival

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Mickey’s Diner

Minnesota Historical Center

Minnesota Wild Professional Hockey Team

Ordway Center of the Performing Arts

Peanuts Statues

Rice Park

Riverboats on the Mississippi with St. Paul Skyline

Snow Sculptures during the 2004 Winter Carnival

Summit Brewery

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Ice Plaza 2004

Saint Paul Skyline

Saint Patrick’s Day (Timmy’s clan gathering)

Saint Patrick’s Day: George’s Hot Dog Stand - 25th Anniversary

Street Scenes of St. Paul

St. Patrick’s Day (Timmy’s clan gathering)

St. Patrick’s Day: George’s Hot Dog Stand - 25th Anniversary

The Cathedral of St. Paul

The Children’s Museum

The Raptor Center

The Science Museum

The St. Paul Hotel

The St. Paul Library

The State Fair

The Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

The Minnesota State Capital - 100th Anniversary

View from Roberts Bridge Street

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS

 

American Surplus

Aster Café

AT&T Building

Britt’s Pub — Nicolett Mall

Downtown Street Scenes

First Avenue Night Club

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

Fort Snelling

Frozen Footprints under suspension bridge

Gerten’s Nursery

Gold Medal Flour

Hard Rock Cafe

Hey City Theater

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and Ragnar Minnesota Viking Mascot

IDS Tower

Kramarczuk’s Sausages

Lee’s Wigs

Marshall Fields, Calvin Klein Window Display — Nicolett Mall

Mary Tyler Moore Statue — Nicolett Mall

Metro Transit

Mill City Museum

Minnesota Timberwolves Professional Basketball Team

Minnesota Twins Professional Baseball Team

Minnesota Vikings Mascot Professional Football Team

Minnesota Gophers, University of Minnesota College Team

Naughty Maude’s (women celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2004)

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Panges Theater

Parking Ramp

Pracna on Main (Historic Restaurant)

Pillsbury Flour

Ragnar with Emme Christenson— Minnesota Viking Mascot

Reading Cinema’s Theater

Riverplace (bridge, park, views)

Starbuck’s Coffee

Skylines

Skyways

Street Scenes

Target - Nicolettes Mall

Teener’s Theatrical Department Store

TGI Friday’s

The Depot Hotel (waterpark, ice rink, and hotel interior)

The Foshay Tower

The Grand Hotel

The Gutherie (new construction, new model, and existing buildings)

The Orpheum

The Opera House

The State Theater

The Stone Bridges

The Suspension Bridge

The Walker Art Center Sculpture Gardens

Tug’s (burger sign)

Vic’s on Main (window shot)

WCCO Radio

Wyman Building

 

 

 

METRO & BEYOND

 

 

APPLE VALLEY

 

The Minnesota Zoo

 

BURNSVILLE

Abdallah Chocolates

 

BLOOMINGTON:

 

Bubba Gump’s

Camp Snoopy

Dunn Brother’s Coffee

Lego Imagination Center

Mall of America Signs and Scenes

Underwater World

 

CHANHASSEN

 

Chanhassen Dinner Theater: Cat’s Production & Scenes

 

ROSEMONT

 

Pine Bend Oil Refinery

 

SHAKOPEE

 

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Mystic Lake Casino

 

STILLWATER

 

The Minnesota Zephyr

 

 

Other:

Fall Leaves

Monarchs on Flower

Pumpkins

 

 

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11/10/2020 Courtly Cottontails Political Cartoon By Lisa Loucks-Christenson

11/10/2020 Courtly Cottontails Political Cartoon By Lisa Loucks-Christenson

11/10/2020 Courtly Cottontails Political Cartoon By Lisa Loucks-Christens

(C) Copyright  2020 Lisa Loucks-Christenson

 

11/10/2020 Courtly Cottontails Political Cartoon By Lisa Loucks-Christenson

The Model Maker

Title: The Model Maker

Author: Award-winning story by Lisa Loucks Christenson

Word Count: 55,000 words 

Genre: Vintage Romance, Time Travel

Release: tab

Publisher: Book Entree™

Imprint: Snowy River Press

Notes:

Lisa wrote her award-winning short story, in a few hours with her baby daughter on her lap. Somehow, she wrote it, but even more amazing, she won a contest with it. There were so many people who wrote in and thanked Lisa for her story (see below), she promised herself she'd expand it, some day, when time allowed.

Finally, the novelized version is complete, this time with a cat on her lap, while she wrote, edited, and expanded her award-winning, original story by another 54,000 words, give or take a few.

Lisa sends a special thanks to her classmates at Gotham Writers, and especially to her instructor, Leigh Michaels. Thank you all for believing in me! Thank you to my family who happily cheered me on. Thank you to my grandparents––now in heaven, that  were in every sense–– including becoming the models for the cover of the novel––my  inspiration for the hero and heroine, Jonathon and Cora. Thank you Don at the Plains Time Dealer in Cresco, Iowa, for your tour of the Opera House and its stories, for publishing the story––way back when. Thank you Cresco, Iowa for your hospitality, every time I pass through, to the librarians who helped me pull old newspapers for developing my ideas for the novel and for offering visitors an extraordinary town to visit.  This story is rooted in your history and I am grateful for every visit.

The book will be released in July of 2018. 

Here's what people are saying about Lisa’s award-winning story, THE MODEL MAKER: “I thought The Model Maker was reminiscent of a shortened, "Twilight Zone" episode or a Ray Bradbury story--and that ain't bad! The only thing wrong with this story is that it was too short! I wanted more!”––S.B. / Columbus, OH 

"Dear Lisa, Congratulations on your award for your short story The Model Maker. I enjoyed it both as a writer and as a miniaturist. I shared the story with several friends who are doll house enthusiasts and they loved it also. One thinks it would make a lovely illustrated book for adults another said she would like to see a room box based on your story. One friend, a published author and miniaturist, just lost her husband two weeks ago. She was especially moved and promises to reread it many times. Good luck with your future writing.”––M.H.C.

"What a wonderful story. I loved it and wish Lisa had expanded it to a book. I read it with tears. Loved her portrayal and know she has the ability to make it a full story. Her talent should be encouraged and rewarded. Thanks for sharing.”––Mary 

"Dear Lisa, I subscribe to a daily digest called "Small Stuff". The members are all people interested in anything miniature. There are artisans, crafters, and beginning doll house makers like me. One of our members read your winning story "The Model Maker" and posted the website in our latest digest, suggesting we read your story. I loved the story! You are a very talented storyteller! I hope you continue to write. I'm sure others also enjoy your story.”––S.Z.S. Bakersfield, CA

 Opening lines from Lisa’s award-winning story THE MODEL MAKER: (THIS IS THE ORIGINAL OPENING FOR THE SHORT STORY ONLY)


    At seventy-seven, Cora Stephans, a model maker, was nearing completion of her grand masterpiece. The city of Cresco, Iowa, commissioned her to create a room-size mechanical townscape based on her life study of the area, and they were darn lucky to get her for the job, too. 
    A self-taught engineer whose creations had brought historical figures back to life at the World Fairs from decades past, Cora was a robotics imaginer before the terms were even invented. During her studies over the years more than one man had studied her. In fact, if you asked Cora what made those old men blush, she'd confess, 'Beauty is only skin deep, but mine's still a dollar short of pin money.' Whatever that meant. 
    She ignored the leers of the widowers, and bypassed the steady gaze from men who never did settle long enough to marry. Cora avoided divorced men, because they couldn't forget their old baggage. After losing Jonathon, her only love, she ignored her yearnings.     Living for her art was a hollow substitution for love, and Cora knew this in her heart, but it kept one's mind and hands occupied. The townscape of Cresco took years to create and each character had to be individually designed. 
    From handmade curtains to authentic flooring, everything within the walls of Cora's townscapes contained the stories, the hopes, and the dreams of real people. Who could resist the country general store? When you opened the door, a saggy bloodhound lifted its head from its paws and howled. 
    Every store was animated with characters and props that moved lights and fans that worked. The player piano cranked out a tune and the mechanical bartender poured a mug of beer. Cora struggled for a week trying to figure out how to keep the beer mugs frosted. She credited her mechanical skills to her father. 
     Everyone respected Harlan Stephans, he was witty and gifted. He could make anything tick and come alive. In moment of great weakness, Cora wanted to believe that if he had been alive when Jonathon had died, that her father would have found a way to save him, too. Cora tapped into her father's gift and expanded upon it . . . .

 

 

 

 

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September 11, 2020, Lisa Loucks-Christenson Featured Member of NATJA

September 11, 2020, Lisa Loucks-Christenson Featured Member of NATJA

Friday, September 11, 2020 03:03 PM

Lisa Loucks Christenson is a national award-winning and #1 international bestselling author, photographer, and illustrator. Her work is licensed and published through various media outlets, and her books and exhibits are featured in her stores, and throughout her publishing network.

 

 

What got you into travel writing?

My dad worked for IBM and brought me with on many of his trips. I loved finding interesting places we could visit at the end of his work day, after I spent the day exploring the oceans, the rivers, the woods, the cities. Our travels took us all over the USA, and now, 20 years since he's left us, I find inspiration while looking back on our adventures.

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Winter Wolves, Book 11, WOLVES OF WHITEWATER FALLS, NaNoWriMo Winner 2020

Winter Wolves, Book 11, WOLVES OF WHITEWATER FALLS, NaNoWriMo Winner 2020

 

Winter Wolves, Book 11, NaNoWriMo Winner 2020

Lisa Loucks-Christenson completed her 11th book in her series.

This book was written during the month of November 2020.

Lisa Loucks-Christenson's WOLVES OF WHITEWATER FALLS™ Series

#1 International bestselling series is written and illustrated by the author. 

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WINTER BUGS EXHIBIT Opens on Small Business Saturday at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art an Insect Documentary by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

WINTER BUGS EXHIBIT Opens on Small Business Saturday at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art an Insect Documentary by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

WINTER BUGS EXHIBIT Opens on Small Business Saturday at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art an Insect Documentary by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

 

Lisa Loucks-Christenson Exhibits:

Lisa Loucks-Christenson Exhibits:

 

Winter Bugs Exhibit Edition by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Lisa Loucks-Christenson Documentary and Exhibit:

WINTER BUGS EXHIBIT

Opens: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 11AM (CST) and runs through  March 31, 2022

 

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art

Galleria at University Square

111 Broadway Avenue South, #100, Rochester MN 55904

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art is street level, by Poppi's Italian Leather and Len's Crafters in the old Papa George's Taverna.

Lisa Loucks Christenson's Winter Bugs is a documentary featuring the lives of insects during a Minnesota Winter. Lisa's Winter Bug Exhibit has been featured in local media, exhibited at the National Eagle Center and her art galleries.

This is a free exhibit. Provided as a service to the Rochester community and travelers worldwide that visit. Books, cards, art are available for purchase. 

 

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Peacock Books & Wildlife Art Book Signing with New York Times Bestselling Author  William Kent Krueger

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art Book Signing with New York Times Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger

EVENTS:

Book Signing with 

William Kent Krueger

FOX CREEK

September 20, 2022

11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art

111 Broadway Ave. South, Store #100 (street level) 

Rochester, MN 55904

All pre-orders have closed. To buy a copy visit the signing (when books are sold out, we are sold out).

 

 

Peacock Books 

 

Peacock Books & Wildlife Art™ by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

© 2018-2022 Lisa Loucks-Christenson All Rights Reserved

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Announcing a New Christian Magazine: Joy & Crown Premiere Issue #2022-09-01

Announcing a New Christian Magazine: Joy & Crown Premiere Issue #2022-09-01

Joy & Crown Christian Magazine

© 2022 Lisa Loucks-Christenson 

Cover for Joy & Crown Premiere Issue #2022-09-01 

September 2022

Theme: Standing in the Storm

Pre-order now: (888) 983-3085

A new Christian Magazine sold exclusively through Peacock Books & Wildlife Art

 

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Lisa Loucks-Christenson's Exclusive Art sold at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art

Lisa Loucks-Christenson's Exclusive Art sold at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art

Valentine's Adventures, Tea Party Wednesday, Book 6, Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Exhibit, book, art book and cards by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Original art and story by #1 international bestselling author and illustrator Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Exclusively sold at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art

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Tea Party Wednesday, Book 6, Valentine's Adventures is now on Exhibit

Tea Party Wednesday, Book 6, Valentine's Adventures is now on Exhibit

Come see the updated VALENTINE'S ADVENTURES Exhibit with new watercolor prints featuring TEA PARTY WEDNESDAY, Book 6 by #1 best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator Lisa Loucks-Christenson


Loose prints, art cards, merchandise is available for sale in the Peacock Books & Wildlife Art Store, sold exclusively in-store.

       Valentine's Adventures, Tea Party Wednesday © 2022 Lisa Loucks-Christenson

© 2022 Lisa Loucks-Christenson, TEA PARTY WEDNESDAY, Valentine's Adventures, Book 6. Original watercolor and story by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

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