Life Story Books

            Photo by Christian McDonald

            Photo by Christian McDonald

Preserve your life stories in a Life Story Book custom-created with your personal history, just the way you want to be remembered.

The heart and soul of a family lies in their stories. Create a legacy that honors and encourages you today, and inspires the generations to come.

When you want to make a truly lasting impression, Life Story Books are a cherished, one-of-a-kind gift to yourself and your family. Whether you choose the Classic or Heirloom Legacy Book, each contains an unforgettable collection of the most meaningful life experiences, memories, values, and contributions to your little corner of the world.


Experiences of a lifetime are worthy of a private collection book to honor and encourage you today and leave a legacy of inspiration for generations to come. It’s an investment in relationships that will outlast the finest cars, best vacations, and latest technology.

Stories of your imprint on the world are captured through personal interviews guided by our personal historians. These professionally designed, softcover books contain the unforgettable collection of your most meaningful life experiences, memories, values, and impact you have made on the world.

We offer three different levels of Life Story Books: Classic Life Story Book, Vintage Life Story Book, and Heirloom Legacy Book.

The deliverable options vary between each book shown below.

Classic Life Story Book & Vintage Life Story Book

Overview of your Life Story Book process

  • During your consultation, we discuss themes you may want to include.
  • You receive a custom workbook to help jog the memories you most want to preserve and share.­
  • I conduct confidential in-person, online, or telephone interviews.
  • Digitally recorded interviews are transcribed into a raw manuscript.
  • Existing written material (if available), photos, and other memorabilia are gathered.
  • Manuscript is organized and edited.
  • Photos are scanned, touched up, and edited for high quality reproduction.
  • You receive a draft copy of the manuscript to edit.
  • Manuscript and photos go to the book designer for text and graphics integration and layout.
  • Your Classic Life Story Book is printed and delivered!

 

 

Deliverable Options
What a book project—investment tailored to your desired outcome—includes:

Vintage Life Story Book:

  • One (1) Life Story Book.
  • Up to ten (10) hours of interviews with one narrator.
  • Up to 100 images (photos & other cherished memorabilia).
  • Available in 5.5 x 8.5 inch or 6 x 9 inch softcover book in black and white or full color interior.
  • Custom cover design in full color.
  • Choose between matte or glossy cover finish and white or cream colored interior pages.
  • Digital mp3 audio files of unedited interviews are delivered via USB drive and via online download.

 

Classic Life Story Book:

  • One (1) Life Story Book.
  • Up to six (6) hours of interviews with one narrator.
  • Up to 50 images (photos & other cherished memorabilia).
  • Available in 5.5 x 8.5 inch softcover book in black and white or full color interior.
  • Custom cover design in full color.
  • Choose between matte or glossy cover finish and white or cream colored interior pages.
  • Digital mp3 audio files of unedited interviews are delivered via USB drive and via online download.

Additional costs

  • Travel and expenses; edited mp3 audio files; custom illustrations.
  • Book Reception Event—You’ll be presented with your Classic Life Story Book and we’ll host a book signing.

There’s no time like the present to preserve your life story. Contact us to talk about your legacy today: 919-244-6339.


                 Photo by Christian McDonald

                 Photo by Christian McDonald

Heirloom Legacy Book

Overview of your Heirloom Legacy Book process

  • During your consultation, we discuss themes you may want to include.
  • You receive a custom workbook to help jog the memories you most want to preserve and share.
  • I conduct confidential in-person, online, or telephone interviews.
  • Interviews are transcribed into a raw manuscript.
  • Existing written material (if available), photos and memorabilia are gathered.
  • Manuscript is organized and edited.
  • Photos are scanned, touched up, and edited for high quality reproduction.
  • You receive a draft copy of the manuscript to edit.
  • Manuscript and photos go to the book designer for text and graphics integration and layout.
  • Your Heirloom Legacy Book is printed and delivered!
       Photo by Christian McDonald

       Photo by Christian McDonald

Deliverable Options

What an Heirloom Legacy Book project—investment tailored to your desired outcome—includes:

  • One (1) 6 x 9 inch, hand sewn, leather-bound book imprinted with gold or silver lettering, printed on archival paper and delivered in a custom, red velvet lined box to protect your memoir for generations.
  • Classic Life Story Book (softcover version to share many copies at an affordable price).
  • Up to 12 hours of interviews with one or more narrators.
  • Up to 200 images (photos & other cherished memorabilia).
  • Digital mp3 audio files of unedited interviews.*
  • Book Reception Event—You’ll be presented with your Heirloom Legacy Book and we’ll host a book signing.

Additional costs

  • Travel and expenses; edited mp3 audio files; custom illustrations.

 

There’s no time like the present to preserve your life story. Contact us to talk about your legacy today: 919-244-6339.


Testimonials

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"I hired Sam to interview and write a book about my father’s life. In the interview process, she is given some very private  information. She has a high standard of ethics and holds her client's personal stories in total confidence. Many people have seen the book she published and they all have rave reviews – I recommend her to others without hesitation."  - Kelly