Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Short & Sweet New Year's Sale!

Happy New Year! To celebrate and thank everyone who has supported my writing, my children's book 'There's a Monster In My Closet!' will now be on sale through my web site for the entire month of January! Click: www.lisabrooksbooks.com. Scroll to the PayPal button below the pic of the book on the Home Page. Select the On Sale PayPal button on the left. There's a drop down menu so you can buy more books to save even more money! And... since you're buying through me, I'll be happy to autograph the book(s) for you or a special child in your life! Just drop me an E-mail with the names. 

Who says no good comes out of procrastination? Still need to get a nephew a Christmas gift? Have children's birthdays coming up this year? Get the books while they are on sale!

May 2016 be your best year ever! 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

I Am Now For Sale on Several Sites!

Guess what? I finally learned how to make my own Web Page with a Web Page Domain and all! Feel free to check it out! Plus, on the Home Page, you can order 'There's a Monster In My Closet!' for a much cheaper price than Amazon and Tate Publishing. Not to mention (to those who are interested) I will personally sign each book. Just think... maybe, just maybe, someday that book could be a collector's item and you'll think back to this day and think, "Oh why, oh why didn't I purchase 'There's a Monster In My Closet!' when it was cheap and easy to buy? How could I doubt that Lisa Brooks's book wouldn't become a Best Seller someday? A collector's items worth.. maybe millions!"

I would hate to have you thinking that way. Order the book. Maybe a few. They make great gifts. AND... in an independent study, this book given to children ages 3 to 10, whom I do not know, have not only given it a thumbs up, but have actually hugged the book for an average time of five minutes! How's that for liking it? Hmmm?

Are you clicking on the PayPal link?  It's right at the bottom of this page. Go right ahead. I don't want to disturb you....

BTW... Merry Christmas!

Lisa Brooks Books 


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There's a Monster In My Closet!

Friday, November 20, 2015

My First Book Signing!

On November 14, 2015 I held my very first book signing at Jersey Java & Tea, in Haddonfield, NJ. I must admit I was very nervous. What if no one showed up? I'd be sitting there alone (except for my ever faithful companions who are my husband, Bob and my daughter, Lisa) at a table, pointing to the rest rooms when someone might ask where they were.
One PM came and went. Five minutes later, friends and co-workers (past and present) came by the dozens. I can't tell you how grateful and excited I was to see them!

 My daughter, Lisa and I.
Whew! People actually came!
 My characters in the book. And the
REAL Stars JT & Evie (my grand-children)

 All five of our grand-kids!
They were actually reading the book!                          

 My husband, Bob!


And even an old childhood friend, Ray Kerstetter!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


                                          




 

 My First Children's Book!

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Here I sit... 60 years old... attempting to begin a new career in writing children's books.
I'm a Gemini, so I always have conflicting feelings. Part of me is excited. Full of anticipation of things to come. Part of me worries that I waited too long. That it's too late to start a new career. That maybe I'm putting too much effort into starting a new life, while neglecting the life I already have.
What if I fail? What if I waste the last part of my life chasing a dream that never comes true?
What if I succeed and I discover that fame and fortune isn't what it's all cracked up to be? One day I might look up from my computer screen and find that my grandchildren are all grown up and I missed the time I could have spent with them.
Maybe if I'm successful, I'll leave behind books they can cherish and share with their kids. Maybe I'll be able to help them financially. Give them things they couldn't otherwise afford. We could take trips together. I could discipline myself to make sure I had lots of family time.
Even if I'm a failure as a writer, they will still have the books. I don't know. I hate being a Gemini.
Anyway...my first children's book 'There's a Monster in My Closet' will be released on November 24th. I'm advertising it on Face Book so potential customers can order it early. I have my first book signing set for November 14th. I'm planning to reduce the price that my publisher set, as I think they are charging too much money. I hope I'm wrong. After all, they're the experts. Maybe I am worth more than I think. But it's a soft cover book. I asked them to make it available in hard cover, but they want $23 for each book. Would anybody spend $23 for a short children's book by a new, unknown writer? 
I checked out some of the best selling children's books on the market and they're hard covers are only $9.99. Sigh. I'm worried. I'm scared. I'm hopeful. I'm a Gemini.

Friday, September 25, 2015

My First Children's Book!



Okay. Time for Plan B. My paranormal romance novel 'Passing Whispers' was pretty much a flop (sniff, sob). So there went my dreams of being on the NY Times Best Seller List, writing a screenplay for the movie which I was sure would become a must-see every Christmas, an Oscar of course, and possibly winning a Pulitzer prize. You get the idea. Good thing I had Plan B ready. 

I raised three children. I have three grandkids. I have quite a vivid imagination, so there it was. I decided to try my hand at writing Children's Books! Sounded like fun. I could reach inside (way inside) and tap my inner child for ideas. Not to mention the added benefit of increasing my popularity with the grandkids.

My very first children's book, 'There's a Monster in My Closet!' will be released on November 24th, 2015. But if you order it before the beginning of November, you can get it before Christmas. It's available in soft and hard covers, E-book and even a promotional cartoon! It has a 3-D cover. It comes with a free link to an audio page on the Internet, so the kids can listen to it whenever they play it. Heck. If you live in the Southern NJ area, I'll even come to your child's school and read it to their class. What more could you want?

Hopefully I won't have to come up with a Plan C. I've actually never heard of anyone using their Plan C's, so that makes me think that Plan B's must be fairly successful. Either that, or the people give up. But I'm no quitter, so Plan B it is!

You can order this soon to be famous book by clicking this link:



There's a Monster in My Closet!
by Lisa Brooks

Did you ever wonder what makes those bumps you hear in the middle of the night? Where are those shadows on the wall coming from? Is that doorknob really turning? It's just your imagination. Or is it?

Every child thinks there's a monster living in their closet. But one night, JT finds out he's right!
And JT's monster believes there's a monster living in his closet. He's right too. It's JT!

Follow along as these two young boys in There's a Monster in My Closet go from fear to friendship and learn that just because you're different doesn't mean you're a monster.

44 pages - $13.99 (paperback)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Never Mind



I'm a Gemini. Therefore I jump into making decisions much too quickly. Worse, I am never sure exactly what I want to do. Half the time, I'm ambivalent. I can see the good in all things. The successes in every project.

It's extremely exasperating. So... after I decided to join the thousands of writers in the below mentioned 'NaNoWriMo' I did a little research. Yes, I should have done the research before I committed myself. Hence, my previous divorce.

I found an interesting article written by two sisters who thought that reading books was actually more worthwhile than just typing out a zillion words off the top of your head. Time well spent, in other words. 

Yes, getting into the habit of writing can help an author become disciplined and perhaps successful. But reading can excite the soul and feed the mind. It can make you a better person. Teach you a lesson. Make you look at things differently.

Unless you're a Gemini. That part comes naturally to us.

I've decided to read and to study books on writing. Become the writer I want to be. Not just wish on falling stars.

Good luck to all the writers out there! Break a pencil!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jumping In

Many of you know me as a fearless woman who is always looking for new adventures. Ready to fight for what she believes in. Tireless. Some say, a woman ahead of her time. Of course, those people only live in my mind.

However, I have had a few adventures, some of them actually dangerous and exciting. And I'm not talking paper cuts suffered from discreetly tearing out recipes from magazines in a doctor's office for a future dinner party I'll never have. I'm talking skydiving, stand-up comedy, witnessing a crime in progress, having a novel published (however short-lived the success) and finding Mr. Right.

Now, I'm about to enter something I've always wanted to do, but never did. What stopped me? Was it fear? Lack of confidence? No time? Nah. Probably more like lazy and watching too much ID on TV. 


But those days will soon be over. I'm going to start by entering 'NaNoWriMo'. Sounds exotic, doesn't it? Challenging! Exciting! Yes, that will be the new me. Mrs. Productive! This annual contest is for all writer's published and unpublished, successful and not, old or young, anyone, anywhere who has ever had a desire to write a novel. It's a way to get you away from the TV, off the couch, a no excuses excuse to write that new or next novel you've always thought about writing.

There's no winners.. only finishers. Those who dedicate themselves to writing 50,000 words in one month. Spelling, punctuation, nothing counts, except number of words. It's quantity not quality. And that, folks, is me to a tee. Always has been. You'll see.