capture your family’s story

Everyone has a story. Let us write yours.

WHAT IS A LIFE STORY?

It’s your personal memoir, written by a professional personal writer. The book is narrated in your voice and illustrated throughout with your own photos.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone who wants to preserve their story, or the story of a loved one, for family, friends, and future generations.

Who it benefits

Storyteller

  • Experience the joy of telling your stories to a trusted interviewer
  • Watch as the manuscript takes shape
  • Know you’re giving the greatest gift of all: your story, told by you.

Family & Friends

  • Savour the stories of a loved one’s past, told in his or her words
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your family history

Descendents

  • Future generations will have a greater awareness of their history and the forebears who shaped them.
  • Knowing family history has been shown to increase the resiliency of families and individuals.

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS

Creating a custom-made life story on your own can be daunting.

With our help, it’s simple.

 

Step 1: You talk. We listen.

We meet with you online and record your stories over a series of casual, friendly interviews.

 

Step 2: We do the writing.

You’ll see the work-in-progress as we go along and can make any changes or edits you like. But you don’t have to do any of the writing yourself; that’s what we’re here for.

 

Step 3: Pick out your favourite photos.

Whether you have thousands of photos or just a few, we’ll help you pick out the best to include in your book, and match them to your story. 

 

Step 4: Choose your book cover and design.

When we have the book exactly how you want it, we go into production. We’ll show you options for layout, printing, and binding, and you decide how many books you’d like — from one to hundreds.

testimonials

MICHAEL PHAM

My wife and I loved talking to Nicola. She was warm, friendly and and a great listener! We were also truly impressed with the final product, a beautiful book that we have shared with our friends and family.”

JUSTINE TROTTON

It was so special to read and remember some things I had half forgotten about my parents’ lives, and to see their story laid out so carefully with their old photos. 

I highly recommend Nicola’s work.”

AMY SIMPSON

“Nicola’s expertise in interviewing and easy going personality drew out my parents and parents-in-laws’ stories sensitively. She has turned their words and photographs into beautifully presented books which I will give to all their grandchildren.”

PRICING

Pricing starts from AUD $500 for a 3000 word professionally designed PDF including your own photos. Includes 2 hours of interview time.