In the News: The News-Herald recently ran an article about my new book, My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories. The book isn’t about MY life and times: it’s on how to write about YOURS.
My Life & Times helps you tell your life story (or capture someone else’s):
- Structured fill-in questions prompt you to recall and record memories of your childhood family life; schooling; professional life; romantic relationships and marriages; parenting and children; friends; pets; and personal interests and values.
- A flexible format and enclosed CD allow you to rearrange the book to fit your life, whether that has involved three marriages, military service, parenting, summer camps, or special circumstances like adoption or homeschooling.
- A unique collaborative element encourages you to gather memories from family members and friends, making your storytelling a group effort and allowing other cherished voices to take their rightful place in your history.
- Learn how to recover and “flesh out” forgotten memories, with plenty of explanation and examples. Read compassionate advice for writing about private memories, difficult relationships, and painful events. Review a bonus section on preserving family heirlooms and artifacts.