On episode 107, Shawn has a chat with Lisa Beere. She is a children's author, song writer, poet, and a brain injury survivor.
On Writing: the challenge of longer stories vs stories meant for children; paying attention to the details in long format writing. Lisa talks about the writer's routine and what she does daily.
The publishing industry can be difficult to navigate. Two useful resources for aspiring writers are Writer's Market 2019: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published and Guide to Literary Agents 2019: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published.
We learn about Lisa's website and some of her book events. She tells us about some currents and upcoming works, as well as a few things about the people who have illustrated her books, such as Stephanie Daze who drew the picture used in the cover art for this episode.
Brain Injury: Lisa recounts her story and how she came to acquire a brain injury. She talks about concussions, impact areas and the factors of recovery. She goes over the positive effects from her injury. We will also discuss mindfulness and slowing down to focus on the moment.
You will also learn about the extent of Lisa's brain injury, her speech issues and hearing problems. And you will find out about what happens when listening to music, the radio, telephone sounds and what she has learning about noise desensitization therapy.