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I can answer questions on just about anything regarding writing and researching biographies, memoirs, corporate histories, and family histories including handling sensitive issues, interviewing, editing, self-publishing, and setting up a business as a memoir writer.

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I have more than twenty-five years of experience as a radio and television news reporter, author, freelance writer, and workshop presenter. I present classes to nonprofits and professional groups, "How to Write Your Memoir or Life Story." I'm author of four nonfiction books. My latest book is A Guide to Writing Your Memoir or Life Story: Tools, Tips, Methods and Examples, available in paperback and eBook at Amazon. I'm past president of Springfield Writers' Guild (Missouri). My articles and book reviews on a variety of topics have been published in national magazines and on the Web. I was a senior-level college administrator for twenty-seven years, including nine years as a vice president, during which I wrote newsletters, brochures, magazine articles, and published and edited an alumni magazine.


Missouri Center for the Book, Springfield Writers' Guild, Greene County Historical Society, Christian County Historical Society.


Books: Witnesses of Hope, Faith, Love and Healing; Dumb Luck or Divine Guidance; The Pastor's Guide to Fund-raising Success; Levell-Drew Family History. National magazines including CASE Currents, Congregations, Ozarks Mountaineer, Your Community Hospice, Power and Light series of Sunday-school curriculum for adult learners.


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"It is not enough that we write to be understood. We must write so we cannot possibly be misunderstood." Robert Louis Stevenson.

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2014-05-03 Book call "Art out of Doors" 1893:

Thanks for your inquiry, Victor.    Facsimile reprints of the Art Out of Doors book are readily available on for more than forty dollars. If yours is a first edition, a rare books store should

2014-04-06 Holocaust memoirs:

Thanks for your question, Joan.    I don't know that there is a complete list of anything. Your best route is to enter into your browser's search field the words "complete list of holocaust memoirs," without

2013-05-08 How to deal with accusations/rumours in a memoir?:

Thanks for your question, Kevin.    There could be fallout, legal or otherwise, from the statement as your father phrased it. You have several options:    1. Delete the phrase.  2. Keep the phrase and

2012-02-20 Slash Autobiography:

Thanks for your question, Sydney.    I don't have experience estimating the value of rare or signed books. Try typing into your browser's search field the words rare books and lots of sites will come up

2011-12-03 use of foreign dialect:

Thanks for your question, Timothy.    It would fine to use "singlish" in your memoir. At the front of the book, perhaps in your introduction, you could explain what you have done. Then, from time to time


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