Both from the Portland, Maine area where they were engineering students, Beverly and her husband lived for many years in Massachusetts. Beverly currently resides in Naples, Maine. She has three grown daughters, all married who collectively have nine children ranging in ages from 7-20.
Beverly has been writing ever since she can remember, writing poetry as a child and then sci-fi in her twenties. When she moved to Acton, Ma. in 1978, she started writing a slice of life column for the local newspaper. Her books are all motivated by personal experiences, even her sci-fi short stories being based on dreams.
"Are You Emotionally Ready To Retire?" It's not a question that only Baby Boomers are asking, but also a question that all ages should be asking.
What author Beverly Lessard discovered through her own experiences as well as those of the people she interviewed, was that to be happily retired required more than a party and sleeping until ten o'clock the next morning.
As one man remarked, "you need to retire TO something, not FROM something."
And the happiest retirees did just that.
The interviews in this book include those from people who will never retire and those who will retire as soon as possible; people who were truly experiencing the golden years and those who found themselves returning to work.
By reading the stories which relay the wide range of retiring experiences, people who are counting the days, weeks or even years until that magical date, will discover that if they fill their lives with all the right stuff, they too will be ready.