Preserving history and healing lives…one life story at a time…Lifetales Media, Yesterday Press
Mission: Lifetales Media provides support through editing and coaching to attract people who are passionate about writing their memoirs and family stories so they can preserve their history.
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Passionate. Authentic. Flexible.
We are passionate about preserving the life stories that make up history. We are authentic. We give you the guidance and the tools to write your story your way, even if it means recommending another company to help you. We are flexible. We will never insist that you do it our way. Your stories are yours, and we will work with you to find the best way to bring those stories to the world.
I had a discussion with my son the other day about his family history (on his father’s side). It seems that my son has uncovered a family secret and no one knows the story behind it. It made us wonder – just how many stories have been lost in time?
My children know me. My grandchildren (hopefully) will know me. Beyond that though…who knows? Unless someone lives to tell my story, what will become of me generations from now? Will I simply be another name on a headstone with someone in 2114 asking, “I wonder who she was”?
I have stories to tell. I want future generations to remember the ones I love as I knew them. This year I have vowed to start writing down the stories that I keep close to my heart of some amazing people that I have known. I hope my children and grandchildren will get to know and love them as I did. They were more than just a name on a headstone or in a government document. I want them to live on.
So off we go…to become the storyteller…to tell everyone who will listen about some truly amazing people who did some truly amazing things – they lived, they were here on this earth, and they touched our lives.
To quote Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa in Daughters of Stone, “I am a teller of stories. It is what I do. It is who I am. I have collected many stories. They have been given to me freely. And now, I give them to you. All I ask is that you listen with your heart and, if you have a mind to, that you pass them on.”Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa in Daughters of Stone
I hope you will join me on my journey and become a storyteller too! Talk to people, write down their stories, share those stories, and go collect some more!
Writing, especially family histories, is often painful and darn hard. I can edit and offer suggestions while you write. Whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, or personal history, I am here to help get you through. As an editor, I bring over 40 years experience. I have edited manuscripts for companies, schools, and individuals. As a writing consultant, I guarantee you moral support, practical advice, and the organizational tools to lead you to the best possible version of your book or memoir. My focus always remains on YOU and YOUR vision.
My expertise is in non-fiction narrative, which includes memoir, family history, and research driven narratives. My non-fiction narrative, Lostmans Heritage: Pioneers in the Florida Everglades won the Silver Medal in the Florida Writers & Publishers Presidential Awards in 2021.
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EDITING & COACHING
I offer a choice of edits depending on your personal budget: developmental edit, line edit, copy edit, and consultation (coaching). Contact me for a free consultation to determine which service fits your needs best.
Karen was very insightful in addition to being a talented, intelligent writer. She brought the direction and encouragement I needed to knock this proposal out of the park. You will not regret hiring her for your project!Mills Creative Mind
I will record your family stories using audio and/or video, depending on what is comfortable for you. You can hire me for your own personal stories, or you can hire me to work with your family member. I will transcribe your recordings to digital format, and these recordings are transcribed verbatim. You can choose to have them translated into narrative form for an additional fee.
I am available for speaking engagements. I have spoken at genealogy societies, museums, libraries, bookstores, and schools. Previous engagements include Brevard Genealogical Society, Cocoa, Florida; Museum of the Everglades, Everglades City, Florida; Barnes & Noble, Delray Beach, Florida; Robeson Community College, Lumberton, N.C.; Port St. Lucie High School, Port St. Lucie, Florida
I offer workshops in memoir writing and journaling to community centers, adult education programs, educational programs, and private groups.
I offer assistance in publishing to indie authors on a case by case basis. Please contact me for more information.
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