Sue Fagalde Lick

Author

Childless by Marriage

Shoes Full of Sand

Freelancing for Newspapers

Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California

Azorean Dreams

The Iberian Americans

New Books:

Click here to read an excerpt from my upcoming novel Up Beaver Creek.

Blogger

Childless by Marriage

Unleashed in Oregon

Teacher

I have taught at community colleges, conferences and workshops across the country, as well as online. I am available for coaching and editing projects. I am also available for talks to writers groups and others about my writing, my books, childlessness, my dog . . . Just give me a microphone.

Musician

Speaking of microphones, I have been a professional musician for almost as long as I’ve been a writer. I sing, play guitar and piano, and write songs. My current “day job” is music minister for Sacred Heart Church here in Newport, Oregon. I lead choirs, lead children in song at our religious education program, sing and play for Masses, weddings, funerals and special occasions. In addition, I perform solo wherever people will have me.

CEO, Blue Hydrangea Productions

This is the mother company and the imprint for my publishing, teaching, editing, writing and music activities. I chose the name for the massive blue flowers right outside my front door which mirror the ones that cover the Azores islands in Portugal from which my mother’s family came.HydranfallB

Contact:

For information on any of the above, contact me at sufalick@gmail.com, 541/961-4561, or P.O. Box 755, South Beach, OR 97366.

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3 responses to “Sue Fagalde Lick

  1. Hi, Sue! I saw your review of my book Rise From The River on Goodreads. I’m in Oregon right now – I’ve been in Waldport since July 16th, will be here until this Saturday, the 30th. Would you like to meet for coffee?

    • Hi Kathie. How exciting that you’re here. I love your books. I’m flattened by a back injury but I think it’s getting better. I would love to meet you for coffee. What time do you usually hit Starbuck’s?

  2. Sue Fagalde Lick,
    I’m a childless man. Its not like I never had children of my own. My child is in heaven through a miscarriage. I don’t blame my wife, but I do blame the circumstances of that moment.
    It has now lead me down a journey of pursuing parenthood through surrogacy.
    It was an emotional hurdle for me knowing that I’m not a father, and people can be insensitive toward me because I’m not a dad. They’ll ask me if I have children, and for the most part I don’t bite back in frustration. It does get frustrating when even people at church say, “Well, you guys aren’t trying hard enough.” Then I have people tell me what a blessing their child is to them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It does hurt because in a way they are saying I haven’t been blessed.
    So people find it oddly amusing that I’m always extremely busy, and I mean very busy.
    First it started out with two jobs, and now I’m working three jobs. I’m volunteering to keep myself occupied. Now, I’m also investing too.
    People tell me to chill and don;’t work as hard.
    But if I quit now than I won’t ever be able to afford the surrogacy. I’ll continue to be childless. I work as a mentor. It is very rewarding. Its not like I’m not giving back and being completely self centered.
    I started a journey, and now my wife has decided she is on the same journey with me.
    I made some important strides in the last several months–not nearly enough to afford surrogacy, but as time goes on I always try to up my investments. My goal is to reach $100,000 before this year is out. At this rate, it doesn’t look like this will be the year, but I’m not quitting.

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