Personal Histories–Writing

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As a personal historian, I pay attention to you and your stories, helping you understand the value of your experiences. You’ll get the help you need to start what you’re sure you’ll get around to someday, which is to write down all those family stories you carry around in your head. Many of those stories you think of often, but there are others you believe you’ve long forgotten.

Start big, or take small steps. You (or your loved one) talks, I listen, ask questions, record what you’ve said, transcribe the conversation, then transform the conversation into a written form that preserves your voice. My years of experience as a professional storyteller and writer are put to work for you. It’s your story told in first person, which reads with the liveliness that only occurs when there is an interested audience—that’s me!

The Magic of Sharing your Stories

When you write your stories down, your children and grandchildren will grasp that you once were quite young, just like them. Imagine reading stories out loud from your very own book with your grandchildren. They will smile, laugh, perhaps cry, and will surely feel closer to you.   To get started, or for more information, please contact me.

  • Personal Histories in manuscript and book form
  • Ghostwriting services to get your book written
  • Interactive Memoir Writing and Storytelling workshops
  • Presentations


Silver Lake Sampler   A collection of personal history excerpts, as told to Marjorie Turner Hollman.

Splitting Seeds: Songs and Stories from the Threshing Floor. A compilation of poems, pen and ink drawings and narrative reflections of Mary Potter. A faith journey from severe depression and anorexia to a life of wholeness.

From Minnesota to Florida: Finding a Place in the Sun–Kuhl Family Stories, Letters and more. Personal History of the Glen and Don Kuhl Families

Co-authored, Bellingham Now and Then: Celebrating 300 years of Bellingham’s history Focus on the past 50 years, with personal stories, research on development of the town, forgotten past and much more



Certified Legacy planner, (CLP)  through the Legacy Stories International Association of Storykeepers (I-ASK)


Personal Historians Northeast Network (PHNN) Member and board member

Producer, Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s Oral History Project, supported in part by ABMI Cable 8 and the Bellingham Cultural Council; Web: Email: Phone: 508-883-3443