Books by Sue Fagalde Lick

The following books are all are available as paperbacks and e-books at, in print via Amazon or your favorite bookstore, or independently from Blue Hydrangea Productions. Send e-mail to

New! Seal Rock Sound

PD Soares has survived divorce, infertilty, a dead second husband and a tsunami. You’d think that would be enough. In this sequel to Up Beaver Creek, PD is trying to figure out what happens next. Is it too soon for a new romance? Is it too late to become a professional musician? She is just beginning to find her way when a series of new crises knocks it all to bits. Luckily, she has friends and her partners in the Seal Rock Sound band to help her figure things out. Or does she?
We meet a colorful cast of coastal characters, including Donovan Green, known around town as the crazy artist who makes sculptures out of broken glass, pipes, and toilets; his niece Janey, who sings like an angel and speaks in exclamation points; the Rainbow Ladies Maryann and Dakota; Diana of Diana’s Diner; Helen Chan, who lost her home in the tsunami, and more. Each proves the road sign that declares their town “The Friendliest” tells the truth.

Love or Marriage: When You Can’t Have Both

It’s like this giant secret that is right in front of everyone. One in five women and even more men don’t have children—at least not their own. For more than half of them, it was not by choice. Their partners a) never wanted children, b) already had kids from a previous relationship, c) never quite felt ready for parenthood, d) had had a vasectomy, or e) had fertility problems. They are forced to make a choice between this man or woman they love and the children they might have had.

Love or Children features the best of more than 700 posts and comments from the Childless by Marriage blog. Sue Fagalde Lick and her readers unveil situations and feelings they wouldn’t dare tell their families, friends, partners, or even their therapists.

The Widow at the Piano: New! Order now from The Poetry Box or your favorite bookseller.

Gravel Road Ahead: These poems take the reader on a loving journey through Alzheimer’s Disease. Order your copy from Finishing Line Press or from your favorite bookseller.  

Up Beaver Creek: In this novel, PD Soares is trying to start a new life, but everything is going wrong. Will she end up poor and pitiful? No way!

Unleashed in Oregon: best from the blog answers such questions as what is a Californigonian and what was waiting at the door that night.

Azorean Dreams (a novel): Newspaper reporter Chelsea Faust ignores her Portuguese heritage until she meets Simao Freitas and falls in love, but there are problems that may keep them apart.

Childless by Marriage: What do you do when you want children but your partner does not?

Freelancing for Newspapers: How do you get your stories on the pages of the newspaper? This book tells you how to write, market and publish your stories.

Shoes Full of Sand: Why would two Silicon Valley residents leave perfectly good jobs near their families for a new life on the Oregon Coast? Read and find out.

Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese-American women tell stories of moving to America, work, families, culture and traditions.


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