Lisa Banister

Freelance Children's Book Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Topeka, Kansas, United States
2 Skills
I was born in Lajolla California the six of seven children. We moved around a lot as I grew up moving from the west coast to the east coast. At the age of nine my parents divorced and my father was given custody. We continued to move around due to my fathers work. He remarried when I was 11, and divorced when I was 15. From Kindergarten to my Senior year in High School I attended 13 different schools and still graduated with honors. Growing up in a dysfunctional family built character and made me a stronger person. I met my husband at the age of 18 and was married at the age of 21. I began another journey of frequent moves because he was active duty navy. My employment history has gaps for this reason. I have worked in Libraries as a page, putting books back on shelves and helping patrons find books. I have worked retail and fast food. I worked at the Naval Aviation Air Museum Gift shop in Pensacola FL. Daycare centers, family daycare, babysitting, and watching kids at nonprofit organizations while there parents got counseling. I have worked in elementary school cafeterias as a food prep personnel and cafeteria monitor. I have also worked as a receptionist in a nonprofit organization that gives financial assistance to people in need, and was training to be a case worker. I am currently working as a before and after school program director. My passion is poetry. I have a bachelors in psychology. I also have a beautiful daughter who is in high school.