I believe that deeper family connections come from conversation and a true understanding of each other's lives. That means we need to share our stories authentically and often. Do you know why people don't tell their stories? Sometimes, it's because they are too humble or they believe their stories are too painful to tell, but most often, people don't tell their stories because no one asked. Well, on behalf of your family, I'm asking for your story, and I want to help you tell it just like you would at Sunday dinner. Are you ready to tell yours?
I write and/or record your life story for you as books and audio playlists. For the do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts, I help you craft your memoir via online group workshops and online self-directed courses.
Have photos that need to be organized or scanned? I can help you preserve the photos that tell your story.
I can also make the end-of-life transition easier for everyone by helping you say what you want to say via Legacy Love Letters.
I am committed to helping you save your stories in a way that shows how grateful you are for the life you've led. I believe you have a fascinating story inside of you, and I want to help you share your experiences, beliefs, values, and life lessons with all generations of your family. Family memoirs have transformed how we look at our heritage, our own lives, and ourselves. Please accept my invitation to join my family and leave your positive mark on the world, one story at a time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Our Storytellers and Their Families Say . . .
"I'm at a loss for words for how wonderful the book is. This was quite an experience. It's very impressive to me. You've got such a talent." - Alfred Ewald, author of The "Cute" One: Memoirs of a Grateful, Four-eyed Nerd with Quacky Feet
"Michelle took the words right out of my mouth and made them sound so much better." - Lynda Spinelli, author of My Protocol: How I Broke the Rules and Survived Cancer
"I cannot tell you how well you put everything together and inspired such a wonderfully written story. Thank you for believing in my mom and listening to her life." - Lynda Spinelli's son
"I have remembered things that I had forgotten and learned to appreciate what has taken place in my life. I learned so much about myself. I have a calmness about me; it’s almost like a religious experience, a new understanding." - Donna Carter, author of I Can Dog-Paddle, But I'd Rather Float: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter Who Learned to Let Go
"This process is worth the money even if we never publish a book. My mom has a new confidence since she started working with you. I can’t imagine how much work you put into her book. " - Donna Carter's daughter
"Michelle knows exactly what to ask to help you say what you need to say. This has been extremely helpful to Rich and me. She is amazing at what she does. You feel like you have known her forever. So very thankful to Michelle." - Diane Landolfi, wife of storyteller Richie Mastroianni
I had a life long dream to write a book/memoir about this awesome life I have lived. Michelle asked all the right questions with an unbelievable amount of understanding, empathy, talent, and reality. She taught me more about my own life than what I had already experienced and thought I knew. I am so grateful that Michelle could relate my story with dignity, love, emotion, and finesse. There were some difficult moments in my life, yet Michelle smoothed out my heart and managed to write the moments with grace and faith. I have tears of joy and disbelief each time I read "my life". - Linda Jean Willms Angle, author of Worthy: How Unconditional Love Brought My Life Full Circle
This project was completed in collaboration with editor, publisher, and friend Sam Uhl owner of The Cheerful Word