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It's time to write your memoir.

Most of life consists of doing, achieving, advancing in a career, taking care of others, supporting families, raising children. Writing a memoir is a process of reflection. It takes quiet thought, time, a bit of courage, and often, someone to walk through it all with you. Since 2001, I 've been helping people put their lives on paper.

Writing your memoir will make your descendants healthier. 

Your life story will instruct, inspire, and amuse, yes; but it will also make your descendants healthier. In his book, Secrets of Happy Families, Bruce Feiler says "children who know more about their parents, grandparents, and other relatives – both their ups and their downs – have higher self-esteem and greater confidence to confront their own challenges. Researchers have found that knowing more about family history is the single biggest predictor of a child's emotional well-being."

--From NPR interview with Bruce Feiler, February 17, 2013

See also NYT article, March 17, 2013, The Family Stories That Bind Us: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/fashion/the-family-stories-that-bind-us-this-life.html?smid=pl-share

 

 

WELCOME

 

       Writing your memoir is a gift only you

      can give to your children, grandchildren,

      and beyond.

Your legacy goes far beyond stocks, bonds, your grandmother's wedding ring, and heirloom furniture. It includes the way you look at life, how you were shaped by your family's circumstances and by the times you lived in, how you overcame heartache and adversity, what you've learned, your sense of humor, your hopes for your loved ones. Writing a memoir or biography allows you to share your accomplishments and your journey, be it starting a company, raising a family, or simply living authentically. Say what matters, what's inspired you, where you've found courage. Let your endowment include who you are.

 Kathy Evans is a personal historian and an experienced writer of life history: memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies.

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Since 2001, Kathy has written about 40 memoirs and biographies, ranging from 70 to 600 pages in length. 

"There is no history, only biography." –Emerson

 

 

 

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