About Beverly Mann Lessard

Lessard has been a student of writing about life since she was a child. Almost as soon as she could put pen to paper, Lessard was dashing off poems with little regard to any of the accepted forms. Later on, in her twenties, she began writing science fiction short stories. These stories were often written with one or two of her daughters sitting on her feet under the table enjoying the journey along with their young mother. By the time Lessard was in her thirties with three young children in tow, she began jotting down her every day life experiences which found a home in a local Massachusetts newspaper. 
Beverly Mann Lessard was born in Portland, Maine in March of 1950. She was raised in Gorham, Maine, the middle of seven children. She graduated from Gorham High School in 1968 and from the University of Maine in Orono in 1972.

During the semester break of her sophmore year, she married her husband Phil whom she had met during the summer of 1966. They finished school together, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. With no prospects for employment in 1972, Phil enrolled in graduate school while Beverly worked designing modular homes and then for a professional engineer who had been hired by UMO to redesign the argricultural buildings that had recently burned down.

In 1974, with Phil graduated and employed, Beverly and Phil started a family. It was during the next decade when Beverly was home raising three daughters that she returned to writing.

And as their family multiplied, so did her life experiences. Beverly's stories took her readers to soccer games and birthday parties gone amuck, while later experiencing life with teenagers and finally welcoming grandchildren. 
By the time Beverly put out her first self published book at the age of sixty, she had written over two hundred columns for the local newspaper and a list of unwritten stories waiting for her to write.

At age 67, she was discovered by Crimson Cloak Publishing Company, signing two contracts for her books, "Are You Emotionally Ready To Retire" and "These At Last Are The Good Old Days".

In addition to Beverly's joy of writing, being published by a real live publishing company is her dream come true!
Friends and family told her to never give up and she didn't.

​  Every day is a new story, she says as her fingers hit the keyboard. Let's see what we have today!