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You’ve reached the official cyber porch of National Bestselling Author, Lisa Wingate. We love it when company stops by on an ordinary day!  While you’re visiting, you might enjoy learning a few insider secrets from our Super Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: What’s new/What’s next in Lisa Wingate books?

A: Two new stories set in North Carolina’s beautiful Outer Banks and Blue Ridge Mountains!  A historical thread related to the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island ties this group of dual time frame novels together. The September book, The Sea Keeper’s Daughters, brings to light the fascinating story of Roosevelt’s depression-era Federal Writers, who traveled the back roads of this country, discovering the stories of a hidden America. I hope you’ll find the life of a Federal Writer as fascinating as I did!

Click on the book covers below to read Sneak Peek Chapters

July 2013
May 2015
Sept 2015

Q: What’s the real-life history behind The Story Keeper?

A:  The Story Keeper is an exciting dual time frame story that delves into the mysterious history of the Melungeon people of Appalachia. Early explorers referred to them as the “blue-eyed Indians.” Their origins are still debated today. In the novel, a successful New York editor discovers a mysterious manuscript and finds herself caught up in the tale of a young Melungeon woman trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. RT Bookreviews gave it a Top Pick, and Booklist said, “Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.” I can’t wait for you to read it!

Watch The Story Keeper mini-movie trailer!

Q: Do you ever worry that you’ll run out of stories?

A:  Quite the opposite. I’m such a collector that I’ve started a site for sharing them. Come visit to experience fascinating, mysterious, and unforgettable untold stories… and to share your own!

Untold Story Guru


Q: Can you tell me more about prayer boxes and The Prayer Box book?

A:  I’d love to! To experience the world of The Prayer Box, including videos of the beautiful Outer Banks, Click here. To learn more about prayer box making, Click here. For book club prayer box party ideas, click here. For an article about 25 ways to use prayer boxes, click here.

Watch Lisa’s latest TV interview

The Prayer Box Interview

Q: Any news?

A:  Here’s a bit. For all the latest, find me on Facebook and Twitter.

The Story Keeper wins 2015 ACFW Carol Award and
the Christy Award for mainstream fiction! 
The Writer’s Jar,” a new column Southern Writers’ Magazine, features Lisa Wingate and Julie Cantrell sharing monthly conversations with today’s most interesting writers!
Carol Award


Precious Pearl Club offers special perks for serious readers.  To join Click here!

Pearl Card

Two of Lisa’s titles selected among Booklist’s
Top 100 books of the past 10 years!
Thank you, American Library Association!
Booklist Magazine


Q: Any exciting contests going on right now?

A:  Always!  Sign up for the Lisa Wingate email newsletter and you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing for an autograhped Lisa Wingate book!  Click here to sign up for the newsletter — No SPAM, we promise. If you’re a seriously dedicated reader, check out the Precious Pearl Club, an inner circle of books and friendship. Click here to learn more. Check the “Latest News” bar on the right side of this page for other fun contests, too!

Q: How can I keep up with you and your books?

A:  In this busy cyber age, there are so many ways to keep in touch!  You can find me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or sign up for my email newsletter.  Check out our Youtube channel for inspirational videos from the books.  Join me on every other Monday for my blog stories and articles, or email me by clicking the Contact Lisa button on the menu.  Find me at Pinterest.  I love keeping in touch with readers.  The best part of writing is watching stories do what they are meant to do–bring people together.

Q: Where can I find a full list of Lisa Wingate books and sample book chapters?

A:  For a full list of the books, in order by series, and sample chapters click here: For a printable PDF list, click here.

Q: How long have you been writing and many Lisa Wingate books are there?

A:  I’ve been writing all my life.  A special first-grade teacher made a writer out of me and I still have the report card with her note “I expect to see your name in a magazine one day.” The Sea Keeper’s Daughters is book-baby number twenty-five!  For a full list, go to my Bookshelf Page.  You can also read sample chapters for the newest books by clicking on the covers on my Bookshelf Page.


Q: Will you phone chat with my book club or visit my book club, church, or organization for a speaking engagement?

A:  I love to chat with real people (as opposed to the imaginary kind) anytime schedules permit.  For information on speaking engagements and phone chats, check my Speaking Info Page.