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About the Author

Lisa Nicely
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Lisa Lucas Nicely is an award-winning journalist who has reported on a wide range of topics in Ohio for decades. Recognized as the best reporter in Ohio by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, she has also been honored with several Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalism Awards, including those for social issues, investigative, and political reporting. A graduate of Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Lucas Nicely's fascination with space began in her youth. She enjoys science fiction books, TV shows like Star Trek, and movies such as Star Wars. Her interest led her to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., where she trained as a mission specialist in orbit simulations. In 1992, during the Ohio 4-H Congress, she had the unique opportunity to meet Senator John Glenn and ask him one single question "What’s it like for you to look yourself up in the encyclopedia?" Surprisingly, he admitted he had never done so, leaving her amused and him at a loss for words.

Currently, Lisa Nicely works as a freelance writer for several different entities and publications. She resides in Defiance, Ohio.


Book signing: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24

Book signing: Johnson Memorial Library, Hicksville, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 3. 

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