About the Author

 Publication includesNightlighte3_txxd

  • Two stories for Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters (Bethany House, 2014) – A James Stuart Bell Project
  • Story of Faith in Tough Times on speculation with Today’s Christian Woman
  • Woman’s World Magazine Short – April, 2014 issue, and a fiction romance on speculation
  • Works in progress
  • Like a Tree (finding God and healing from abuse)
  • Stop That! (creating new habits by putting on the character of Christ), Little Words (the importance of little words. Biblical essay on each of 42 non-expounded words in Strong’s Concordance.

Anthology and Freelance Publications include:

  • Column – 21st Century GrandmaPrime Magazine, Circulation: S.E. Peaceful-Passage-by-Kim-WestWisconsin and Chicago www.primethemagazine.com – 3 years
  • Column – Life Tales- Wisconsin Senior Review
  • Focus On the Family Newsletters – contributor 6 years
  • The Christian Post – Growing Intolerance– 2,000 + responses



  • Christian Communicator – Writing Junkie and Writing for Anthologies
  • Chicken Soup for the SoulStories in 12 books including A Basket of Hope and Loving Without Words, in All in the Family, and Christmas Magic Circulation 1.55 million
  • Woman’s World Magazine – Thanksgiving Chicken Soup for the Soul story selected for feature.       Circulation 1.57 million
  • CBN.com – Ripples of Faith – Wheaton College testimony after 9-11
  • Guidepost Unexpected Answers to Prayer and
  • Guideposts – In Times of Need Circulation 3.5 million
  • Christian Devotions.US
  • Milwaukee Christian Living Examiner – Examiner.com – Placed in top 5 of local examiners several timesCirculation– Wisconsin, plus hundreds of markets in US via Internet. Multiple weekly postings for 1.5 years
  • National Healthy Living Examiner – Examiner.com –Circulation– 9781602903364 My Love to You Always_frontcovNational – 1 year
  • Thriving Life – Passing It On – Internet Magazine
  • Rooted Living – Messianic Internet Magazine – Teaching and Story
  • Oak Tara Publishing – Falling in Love with You and My Love to You Always
  • ClassSeminars, Inc – Out of the Overflow and Transformed
  • God Allows U-Turns – multiple books
  • UCI – Ultimate Books – Ultimate Teacher
  • Life Changing Moments – Kiwi Thin Thread Series
  • Chamberton Publishers – Lamplight and Nightlight anthologies
  • Blog – Be The Miracle! http://deloresliesner.com and guest blogs on other sites
  • Blogged for Setting Captives Free for 1 year
  • Online Creative Writing Tutor, Editor, Writer, Reviewer



  • Racine Arts Writing Contest – 2nd place
  • Plotting Contest – Kathy Macias – 1st place
  • Kiwi Publishing – story selected as how to write sample



Completed not yet published:

  • E-book – How to get paid for telling your stories

Ministry writing and mentoring

  • Christian Devotions.com
  • Children’s church curriculum and scripts
  • Adult teaching materials
  • Mentoring materials
  • Budget counseling material
  • Cantata spoken parts – Memorial Day – Easter – Special Occasions
  • Scripts and manuals for local public speaking club


Life Learning and Networking

I’ve grown comfortable with networking and continually seek to advance my skill level. Bi-annual writer’s conferences, monthly teleseminars, conference calls, webinars, or class assignments (currently with Tribewriters and ACFW) are increasing online presence and contacts. Those projects also enhance personal growth reading materials and current goal of working through “100 steps to craft a powerful writer platform.”


Related Life Experience, Learning, and Outreach


  • Testimonies shared with Focus on the Family, The Chapel of the Air, Crown Ministries, Buddy Greene, Gloria Gaither, Three-state Free Church Women’s Group and other Wisconsin women’s groups
  • Judge three annual major writing contests
  • Adult Sunday School and Home Bible Class teaching – 30 years
  • Small Group leader/facilitator for women – 15 years
  • Deaconess – one-on-one mentoring younger women – 40 years
  • Mentor caregivers
  • Mentor couples in budget counseling
  • Lay Counselor – 30 years – Biblical counseling
  • Pioneer Girls, Youth Group, Awana leadership of young women
  • Relating to and reaching parents/grandparents of children with cancer
  • Resource for research for grant writing, health issues, integrative health options, beginning writer
  • Mission trips including Spain, Mexico, Jamaica, New Orleans


Other Current Projects

  • Put On the Character of Christ – Mini devotionals for working women
  • Little Words – Essays with application of little words in the Bible
  • God Uses Nobodies – Application with stories of how God used nobodies
  • Like a Tree – Personal Native American and spiritual history learned through forestry experiences with my father

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