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Lisa Loucks Christenson, author of the book « Winter Bugs: 10 Year Anniversary Edition »

41n0lm7gccl-_ux250_About Lisa Loucks Christenson: I’ve enjoyed many career changes from working for the Minnesota Conservation Corps, various newspapers, radio, working as a traveling photographer, working in communications, dispatching, fulfillment and more. After years of selling my stories, articles, stock photos, books, both fiction and non-fiction, writing articles, shooting pictures, filming what I observe in the wild. I thank god every day for the blessing He has given me, and allowing me the opportunity to live my dreams: photographing His world, writing, illustrating, selling my art, cards, paintings, books, e-books, photos, and sharing my work through exhibits and speaking engagements.

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How many books have you written? If more than one, are any a series… or trilogy?

I’m working on many books right now. Most have been in progress for years because I only create one illustration per year, or write one story for the series.

Wolves of Whitewater Falls, Eagles of Whitewater, Bow Wow Detectives®, Meow Meow Detectives™, Robinwood Ridge, and my Christian Dystopian releasing in a few weeks, First Christmas in Eden, #1, 8H: Eight Horsemen of Equinox Estuary, the book trailers are on my site.

Tell us a little about your book.

winterbugsWinter Bugs is a documentary filmed on the grounds of a former ghost town, the town of Beaver, Minnesota. The land was repurchased by the State and returned to its natural appearance. I was working on my Walk the Burn documentary and was looking for a subject to include for that day. I couldn’t find anything. It was very cold, -37 below, and it was snowing, and I had to keep moving, looking. I finally came to rest on a tree, and asked God to help me, I refused to go home without finding something. When I leaned off the tree there were several red box elder bugs staring up at me. They were my answer for the day and the inspiration for writing a book on insect life in winter. If these little nymphs could be out in this kind of weather I wondered what else was out there and decided to take the entire winter season to document what I could find. For the record: I found over 300+ species in various stages of their life.

Do you have plans for a new book?

I’m working on several now. I have spent 12 years in the valley documenting several species, eagles, bear, cougar, white-tail deer, Giant Canada Geese, a Muscovy Duck in the wild, more. I plan on putting these out over the next several years.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

I meet authors every week on my radio show for Book Divas, and I love meeting them all. I really do get to meet some of the worlds greatest talent, I’m forever grateful for the experiences. I don’t care if people are new or established, we all have stories to share.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?

I am usually sitting down with zero thought to what I’m about to write. I can write up 2K words a half hour to 45 minutes, sometimes 3K if the chapter is flowing. The most I ever wrote was 36K words in one day, literally 24 hours, with only a couple short breaks. I won’t attempt that again.

Winter Bugs: Ten Year Anniversary Edition is a documentary filmed in the Whitewater Management Area on the land where the former town of Beaver, Minnesota once stood. A real Minnesota ghost town now shrouded by insects and wildlife who live and die each year, but as this books shows, death doesn’t always come during winter.

Winter Bugs: Ten Year Anniversary Edition features close-up images of insects, spiders, and caterpillars, most of the subjects photographed were smaller than a grain of sand.

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The founder of Editions Dedicaces LLC is one of the international judges for the 2016 Utah Film Awards

The founder and chief editor of the publishing house Editions Dedicaces LLC, Guy Boulianne, became one of the international judges for the upcoming Utah Film Awards® in the United States (see here). The Utah Film Awards competition is judged by award winning Directors, Producers, Writers, Actors and various other creative media professionals from across the globe. All entries are judged on-line by panels of award-winning industry experts.

We find among the judges: Mitch English (KOKH FOX 25 Reporter/Anchor), Lisa Ann Walter (Actress), Nancy Stafford (Actress), Jennifer Durrant (Daily Herald), Arthur VanWagenen (Product Director, Film at Excel Entertainment), Frank Gerrish (Actor), Pam Arts (Southern Utah Center for the ARTS), Crystal CiCi Chambers (Executive Producer at Talking Pictures), Peter D’Alessio (producer, writer and production manager) and more…

A Utah Film Award (originally called a Filmed in Utah award) is an accolade by working film industry professionals in the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in film, series, and commercials. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by talented artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the film, television and commercial industry as that of other performance arts: Emmy Awards (television), the Cleo Awards (commercial productions), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures).

The first Utah Film Awards was held March 2011 to honor Utah filmmakers. The 4th Utah Film Awards ceremony was held March 21, 2014 at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo UT to a sold out house and was broadcast online internationally.

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