Welcome to Conversations with Authors, where I – Alison Thompson, AKA The Proof Fairy – meet amazing authors and find out what inspired them to write and what advice they would offer other aspiring authors.
My guest today is Lisa Cherry. Lisa’s writing journey has taken her from blogging to authoring to becoming an international speaker and trainer specialising in trauma, recovery and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and their families. She is the author of four books, including The Brightness of Stars and her new book Conversations that make a difference for children and young people, which both deal with the experience of children in the care system.
In our conversation Lisa talks about using writing as a tool for healing, how identifying the intention behind your book is the key to its success, and why authors need to be courageous.
More About Lisa Cherry
Lisa Cherry is an author and a leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting those in Education, Social Care and Adoption and Fostering to understand trauma, recovery and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in this field and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience.
Lisa’s MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Currently, Lisa is undertaking her DPhil studies at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question “How do care-experienced adults understand being excluded from school in relation to ‘belonging?”
Lisa’s Website: www.lisacherry.co.uk