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My Story of Faith

Congratulations to the Phelps family for publishing their Mama’s inspiring life story, “My Story of Faith.” These two ladies and their family were so fun to work with. I admire their tireless dedication. Today, I got to deliver the book to them. As they looked at the photos and stories with tears in their eyes, […]


Don’t write your memoir

Write short stories instead.   Years ago, I used to write short stories. Scary ones. Funny ones. Romantic ones.   It was a good format for me to share my stories. Less overwhelming. In a matter of 500 words, or 1000 words, I could finish a story. There was a beginning and an end.   […]


Organizing your story

The other day, I was visiting with a friend from church and she said, “I LOVE organizing!” She was referring to closets, shelves, houses, etc. I told her she was welcome to come over to my house and organize anytime. Closets might not be my expertise, but book organization is becoming mine. I love making […]


Treasured Story: Kathy Mouritsen

I’d already arranged to have a photo shoot for a Treasured Stories poster with Kathy Mouritsen and “one or two grandkids” this past week, when she called. “Jewel,” she said, her voice tinged with despair. “I don’t think I can do it.” “Do what?” I asked. “Just pick one or two grandkids.” We laughed. I […]


Treasured Story: Matt Price

20 years. That’s how long Matt Price has been involved with Grantsville High School’s theater program. First, as a volunteer, then as the theater director/drama teacher. And boy, does he have stories to tell. For their 20th anniversary just this past week, the school put on a fabulous performance of Phantom of the Opera. At intermission, […]


Treasured Story: Jan

From Poet to Published Jan Fultz with her book “The Winds of March” Sometimes a memoir can take a different shape than the traditional storybook format. Such was the case with my talented client Jan Fultz, who has been turning her observations and experiences into poetry all her life. A couple of months ago, she […]


What’s your story?

Last Saturday, I was at the Salt Lake Library volunteering at a table for the Life Story Foundation when a guy stopped to chat. When I asked him what his “story” was, he said, “I want to be a mayor of a big city.”I said, “Which one?” He said, “In Mali.”I said, “Are you related […]