I started telling stories when my daughters were very young. I made up adventure stories and eventually wrote them down. I'm currently turning these adventures into a series of children's books. I also wrote my own scathing memoirs, and 2 self-development books. And, I incorporate storytelling in my radio shows and podcast programs.
Books I've Written
My mission is to help you bring to life your favorite memories and experiences in a way that is fun and exciting for you, and entertaining and memorable for your loved ones. Sometimes you just need someone to ask you the right questions so you can express your story in a way that conveys the meaning and value you want to express. I know the right questions to ask.
My formal training is in the Fine Arts, writing, audio recording, film making, TV, radio, media arts and healing arts. I recognize the innate creativity in everyone, and because I am genuinely interested in who you are and what you have to say, I can naturally draw from you the most important aspects of the stories you have to tell.
About My Background
When I recently became a grandma I realized how important it is for our grandchildren and children to know who we are as individual human beings who have suffered through hardships and celebrated achievements . . . and learned and grew through the good times and the bad.
My grandson has no idea what it was like for me growing up in Motown during an era of racial riots, bussing, political assassinations, the British Invasion, Transcendental Meditation, Viet Nam war, Watergate, and Peter Max, whose art clearly expressed the psychedelic craziness of a history wrought with turbulent change. These experiences helped shape who I am today, but my grandson won’t know unless I tell him.
My mom is in her mid-nineties and she lived through things I couldn't imagine living through and will never read about in history books. As a daughter, I don't care if my mom isn't a Nobel prize winner or wasn't a famous movie star. I want to know about her life. What was like for her to live through the Great Depression, prohibition, and cars that required cranking to get them started. How did she meet my dad, why did she fall in love with him, and how did she stayed married to the same man for 63 years? I want to know the stories of my grandparents and great-grandparents that only she she can tell me. And I want to hear them being told in her voice. I want to preserve her legacy.
It made me think about how important it is to preserve my stories for my children and my grandchild. And I know there are many people like me, who want to know the history of their families, and the trials and tribulations they have gone through. Our ancestry is a big part of what makes us who we are today.
I created this business so baby boomer grandparents can learn how to preserve their own stories, and the stories of their parents, grandparents and family members, because I didn't get this chance when my grandparents were alive. But the knowledge and tools I provide is for everyone who has a story to tell. I love helping people tell their stories.
When I first started writing and recording my stories I had to jump over a lot of hurdles. I had no idea if I would ever be able to tell my stories with the passion and emotion I felt when living the actual experiences. I made a lot of mistakes, and learned as much as I could along the way, and here I am. Now let me save you the time and trouble of learning the hard way. I promise to you that with your passion and my know-how, I’ll get you there too.