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
  • “Am I Married?” Full Grown People, Oct. 5, 2017
  • “Learning to Feed Myself,” Voicecatcher, Spring 2017
  • “When the Lights Go Out,” Oregon Quarterly, tied for third place in the Northwest Perspectives Essay contest, May 2015
  • “Falling Hair,” The Manifest-Station, Sept. 25, 2014
  • “Father-Daughter Dance,” Dogwood Literary Journal, Spring 2014
  • “How Much Will It Cost?” Apple Valley Review, Fall 2013
  • “Velveteen Roses,” Prime Number Magazine, June 2013
  • Oregon Coast Today, Sept 2011-2012: “Toledo Art Walk,” “All That Jazz!”, “Yachats Mushroom Festival.” “Quilters’ Paradise,” “Jammin’ on the Oregon Coast,” “Harry’s Heroes,” Wrapper’s Delight.”
  • “My Imaginary Daughter,” Still Crazy, Jan. 2012
  • “Childless Woman’s Survival Guide,” Exhale Ezine, Winter 2010
  • “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
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