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Meet L. L. Christenson, Author & Illustrator of Cross Creek Books


Meet Lisa Loucks-Christenson, Author & Illustrator for Old Country Cross Publishing.


L. L. Christenson is the moniker for Lisa Loucks-Christenson. When Lisa isn't writing she is spending time with her family, time in the outdoors photographing and studying nature and gathering ideas for her next book. 

Christenson's Christian fiction has placed in a variety of national writing contests and photo competitions, including: Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition, Harlequin® Love Inspired® Search for the Killer Voice, two- 2022 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, PDN, National Enquirer Photo Contest and many more.

Christenson's wildlife documentaries and photo exhibits have been featured at the National Eagle Center, Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound, KTTC Television News, KAAL Television News, KIMT Channel 3, Post-Bulletin, and her photos have appeared in thousands of national publications, book covers, text books and websites.

Christenson has a strong background in wildlife photography and studying nature. She's worked at a nature center, spent her lifetime shooting numerous wildlife documentaries, worked as a female lumberjack on the vegetation crew for the Minnesota Conservation Corps. These positions, among others, helped teach Christenson about the love of the land, protecting our wildlife, and deepened her love for Jesus.

God's creation provides many trails, narrow and wide, for Christenson's journey in this life and Christenson continues to write about what she loves most: her faith, family, people, nature, and lessons she's been shown and observed in the wild.

Lisa Loucks-Christenson has the desires to write the best wildlife adventures she can think up based on her lifetime experiences she has researched in the wild.

Christenson's GIRLS FROM THE WOODS series is middle grade (MG) fiction book series, based in part, off her years growing up, and in her youth, founding her own nature club.

Christenson's interviews with hundreds of celebrities, entertainers, and authors taught Lisa a wealth of knowledge, the new artists and the celebrated artists and entertainers inspired her, in part, to create her FAITH LIKE A SONG series. Written in the spirit, for all the Indies and the unsung artists struggling to make their first album, get noticed, and sing about their journey and explore their faith while climbing out of the trenches, reaching for their chance to be noticed. This series is for you.

Lisa makes her home in Rochester, Minnesota with David her husband, and Emme their daughter, a character designer and fantasy artist daughter; surrounded by the woods, the song of the robins, the caterwauling of barred owls (inspiration for her Owls of Huoulah™ series), her 14-year-old German Shepherd (the star of her Bow Wow Detectives®, sister Chihuahua's (also stars in her Bow Wow Detectives®, a cat (star of Lisa's Meow Meow Detectives™).

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