About Nicole

Three days after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Social Work Nicole Lischewski stuffed her belongings into a backpack and left Germany for Canada. She spent the following decade in far-flung places all over BC until in 2005 she and her partner began building their wilderness homestead. Tucked into the remote region where Alaska, the Yukon Territory and British Columbia meet, their log cabin is separated from the closest road and village by glacier-fed lakes and a whitewater river.

Nicole used to be the coordinator for a grassroots environmental organization. She has also been a youth worker with the local First Nation, did flight watch for heliski operators and, among other jobs, helped restore two gold rush era buildings. She now works as a literary translator, freelance writer and has published two books. Twice a year she leaves the solitude of bush life and paddles into town. She is currently doing a year of volunteer work at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter, caring for orphaned black bear cubs and other critters in need who will all be released back into the wild.

Wilderness can make us feel small and vulnerable, the way we really are. Difficult tasks can rarely be delegated to somebody else, and even in emergencies help is slow to come. The question: “What if…?” simmers at the back of the mind. And this very thought creates the most intriguing stories—no matter where they play out.

Nicole’s literary translations include eight novels for German Luzifer Verlag, among them the works of award-winning authors Robert McCammon, Kealan Patrick Burke and Greg F. Gifune, as well as a travel memoir for Sorriso Verlag.
Her articles and photos have appeared in international travel magazines, Canadian newspapers, and online magazines.

Nicole Lischewski's wilderness memoir “Ein Blockhaus in der Einsamkeit” and the thriller "Highway 16" were published in 2015 by 360°medien mettmann and Sieben Verlag in Germany.

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