A full account of the major events of your life and the funny, scary, or surprising incidents along the way are the ingredients of a fascinating memoir. From 10 to 15 interviews of two to three hours each will allow me to get a complete picture of your life. Supporting material such as pictures, letters, or news articles are welcome.

After I write your memoir, you will have the option to provide two rounds of revisions and corrections to the book. It is of the utmost importance to me that you be happy with the content of the book and that it sound just like you. I will lay out the text, with photos, and print and bind it according to your preference.

Short Story Collections

Would you like to record the favorite stories of your great aunt, or the key moments of your grandparents' lives?  If so, a short story collection is right for you. This format is also ideal for a brief account of your ancestry (for example, how both sides of your family came to this country).

The work will involve one or two interviews and any supporting documents you'd like me to use. I will write the stories, submit them to you for one round of revisions, and lay them out with any pictures you provide. I will have the document printed and bound according to your preference. The typical length of a short story collection is around 20 pages.

Editing and Design

Perhaps you've written your life story, but it needs to be pulled together, edited, and laid out. If so, my editing and design services will provide you with a finished product you'll be proud to give your family and friends.

I will make technical corrections, provide light fact checking, and offer suggestions for changes to structure and organization if needed. Your voice and style will remain intact, but the narrative will be polished and clear. I will provide a basic layout, including any pictures, and oversee the printing of the book.

Next Steps...

If one of these services sounds right for you, please contact me with a brief description of your project. If you haven't found exactly what you're looking for, contact me anyway, and I might be able to point you in the right direction.