About Sue Fagalde Lick


sufalick@gmail.com, P.O. Box 755, South Beach, OR 97366, (541) 961-4561

I have been writing and publishing in some form since elementary school, and I am anxious to share my words and my experience with you. Originally from San Jose, California, I now live on the Oregon coast with my dog Annie. In addition to my writing, I am a professional singer/guitarist/piano player.
Writing specialties:
  • Oregon coast
  • The business of writing
  • Childlessness
  • Dogs without pedigrees
  • Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • MFA in creative writing, Antioch University, Los Angeles
  • BA in journalism, San Jose State University, San Jose
  • AA in liberal arts, West Valley College, Saratoga, Calif.
Books published:
  • “Journey to Damascus”, Oregon Stories Anthology, Ooligan Press, 2010, Oregon150.com, stories in honor of the state’s sesquicentennial
  • “Beer with Attitude”, Seaport Airlines Magazine, Oct.-Dec. 2009
  • “Lighthouses of the Coast” and “Whales So Close You Can Almost Touch Them, Seaport Airlines Magazine, July-Sept. 2009
  • “Can You Answer These Questions?” Willamette Writer July 2008
  • “What Time is it There?” Byline Magazine, March 2007
  • “Smuggled Rocks,” “guest editor” essay published in Snowy Egret, Nov. 2006
  • “Tax Relief,” Writer’s Digest, April 2006; Writer’s Yearbook 2007.
  • “Sand Blast,” article on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 17, 2004.
  • “The Truth About Double Beds,” Skirt! Magazine, Feb. 2004
  • “When to Stop Writing and Think,” Byline Magazine, Jan. 2004
  • “Mushrooming on the Oregon Coast,” “Up, Up and Away!”“Flying Dutchman Winery,” Coastimpressions.com
Short Stories:
  • “Eating It All,” second place winner of the Writer’s Reward contest, Q.B. Publishing, featured on web site for May 2004
  • “The Day Father Jose Lost His Voice,” Bellingham Review, Spring/Summer 2004 (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
  • “Respirar” (Breathing), published in Portuguese in Saber Acores literary magazine from the Azores, Portugal, June 2004

Teaching Experience:

  • “Freelancing for Newspapers,” “Reviews and Op-Eds,” online courses at Writing-world.com
  • “Freelance I and II,” “Writing and Selling Freelance Articles,” “Writing and Editing Fiction,” “Creative Writing Workshop,” “Turning Your Research into Published Articles,”Oregon Coast Community College
  • “Everything But Writing,” Feb. 2001, “Print on Demand Publishing,” Aug. 2001, “Opinionated Writing,” Aug. 2004, “Freelancing for Newspapers”, Aug. 2005, Reviews, Aug. 2007, Willamette Writers
  • “Everything But Writing” and “Freelancing for Newspapers,” South Coast Writers Conference, Gold Beach Oregon, Feb. 2008
  • “Freelancing for Newspapers,” Willamette Writers Southern Oregon Branch, April 6, 2008
  • “Freelancing for Newspapers” and “Freelance Article Writing,” California Writers Club’s East of Eden Conference, Sept. 2008.