Lisa Beere

Biography

Lisa Beere is an Ottawa writer creating in the areas of poetry, short stories, children’s literature and romance.
Her poetry has appeared in Ottawa Poetry Magazine, Crow Pie Literary Magazine, Ricky's Back Yard, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, and New Beginnings (CCP's Anthologies for charity program) http://www.crimsoncloakpublishing.com/new-beginnings.html
Lisa enjoys family time at the cottage, French cuisine, musical theatre, white water rafting and singing.

Purchasing: Lisa Beere's books (eBook and print) are available through Crimson Cloak Publishing (CCP); and Ingram Sparks Distribution Partners such as Chapters, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
http://www.ingramspark.com/how-it-works/print-distribution-partners

As well, Lisa will have print copies for sale at various book events such as launches, readings, workshops, etc.

Upcoming Children’s Books from Lisa Beere being published by CCP include:
Night Noises
Sparkle the Elf
Les bruits dans la nuit
I’m Running Away!
Hair, Hair, Everywhere!
The Monster Who Ate All of the Colours
God’s Littlest Angels: Talking to Young Children About Miscarriage
Twinkle the Elf
Sam & The Bully
One BIG Family
Mommy Doll Day!
BALLS
Cat
CATS
Cats In the Hall
Jack & His Cats
Dad and Me
Mouse in a BIG House
Mom Works
Gimli the Goblin
Bumble Bear

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
The first "book" I did was a story I wrote and illustrated about a squirrel that lived in our backyard. I had named him "Chipper". That was either in kindergarten or grade one.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I currently have numerous books with publishing contracts.
1. Night Noises - Sam is afraid of the dark and all the noises at night are keeping him anxious and awake. One by one his family attempts to help him get to sleep. Then his sister Junie has a great idea and gives him her beloved teddy bear. Release date December 1, 2016
2. Sparkle the Elf - A young elf girl needs to learn to look inwards to find her self-confidence and self-esteem, triggering her inner "sparkle"
3. I'm Running Away! - There's a new baby in Sam's family and no one is paying him any attention. So he decides to run away!
4. Gimli the Goblin - A goblin and blind boy become friends at the playground and demonstrate to other children how to see past differences and accommodate someone with a disability so everyone can play
5. One BIG Family - Sam's family is diverse with members of different races, one with a disability and other differences. Sam's family is held together by love and in Sam's family, there is always room for one more as his new foster brother is about to learn.
6. God's Littlest Angels: Talking to Young Children about Miscarriage - Years ago I had to struggle in explaining to my daughter why our baby would not be coming home. This story is meant as a gentle tool to help young children understand and provide comfort to families going through this difficult time
7. Hair, Hair, Everywhere! - This story touches on family dynamics (tension between Mom and Grandma over decision-making for the children) and demonstrates how to use humour to diffuse conflict. All the while, it wraps the amusing story around an issue children deal with every day - the status of their hair!
8. Twinkle the Elf - Twinkle wants to do everything her older sister Sparkle does! It ends in a "feel good moment" when Sparkle explains that Twinkle doesn’t need to copy anyone because she is special - as herself.
9. Mommy Doll Day! - This is a fun story about a Mother keeping her promise to let her child select her clothing, with amusing results and a gender equity twist at the end
10. Sam and the Bully –This is a gentle way to encourage young children to talk about bullying, whether they are the bully or the child being bullied. Readers start off sympathetic to Sam for having a bully in his class and then we are surprised to find out that the bully is - Sam!
11. BALLS – This is an easy to read book that will appeal to young beginning readers (age 4-7yrs) because not only does it use sight words children will relate to, it also tells an interesting tale of how various balls are moving and offers a safety message telling children never to follow a ball onto the street!
12. Cat – This story for very young children (0-4 years) uses simple language to describe life in the day of a cat. It builds vocabulary, teaches directionality and entertains.
13. CATS – This book builds early language skills for 0-4 year olds, by describing colours, size, locations and emotions. It ends with "party cats" to bring some silliness and amusement. It is similar in style to Sandra Boynton’s books.
14. Cats in The Hall – Is aimed at 2-6 year olds. It teaches early readers Dolch sight words, colours, counting, words for physical movements, and the social skills of repentance and forgiveness.
15. Jack and His Cats – This book has with simple dialogue and basic rhyming words. It also demonstrates the importance of labeling belongings, completing chores (cooking) and good citizenship in the search to return the cats. It is aimed at 2-6 year olds.
16. The Monster Who Ate All of the Colours – Yes, this story teaches young children their colours but more importantly, it promotes the value of sharing, the importance of having sensitivity to others’ feelings and having awareness that our actions do affect others.
17. Bumble Bear - Bumble Bear is of mixed race; half bear and half bumble bee. He attempts to fit into groups at school but struggles with feelings of being in-between. This story demonstrates how children can embrace their uniqueness and work together to overcome bullying.
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Books

I'm Running Away!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Sam is feeling a little left out now that the new baby has arrived. Even his sister Junie is too busy to play with him. So Sam decides to run away. (Don’t worry, he doesn’t get out the door.) Deciding what to pack can be challenging … At the end, Sam is given a happy surprise and he decides it is much better to stay.
Hair, Hair Everywhere!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
When Granny cuts the children's hair, it gets everywhere! Hair, Hair Everywhere! focuses on family dynamics, specifically the tension between Mom and Grandma over decision-making for the children. The story demonstrates to readers how they could use humour instead of anger to cope with difficult situations.
Les Bruits dans la Nuit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Sounds, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
NIGHT NOISES, by Lisa Beere, now available translated into FRENCH by Cecile Charlton ... Sam est un jeune garçon qui n’arrive pas à dormir, distrait par les nombreux bruits dans la nuit. Chaque membre de sa famille essaie de l’aider. Éventuellement sa Mamie découvre le problème et sa sœur Émilie vient à la rescousse en trouvant une solution qui démontre à Sam combien il est aimé et en sécurité.
Sparkle the Elf
Series: Crimson Cloak Educational. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Sparkle is the littlest elf. Often overlooked, she decides to learn how to sew and make a special outfit so she'll stand out. Her new skill gives her a Sparkle of achievement that draws admiring attention. This lovely book will inspire self-confidence in children by reminding them that they are loved, and encourage them to be proud of their skills and accomplishments.
Night Noises
Series: Crimson Cloak Educational. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
Little Sam can't get to sleep. Each family member attempts to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.
New Beginnings
Series: The Crimson Cloak Anthologies · Crimson Cares. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,870. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
New Beginnings, volume 6 of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies produced for charity, is a volume of donated short stories and other items on a theme of fresh starts and rebirth. All publisher profit will go to the charity STOP IT NOW!, providing resources to identify and prevent sexual abuse of children.

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