I'm so thrilled with all the feedback I'm getting about the life story books I'm producing. So many clients are phoning to order more copies! One gentleman in his 90s said the news has gone round that he has now has a book about himself, and so many people are visiting him to see it! For a fairly isolated gentleman, he is just loving all the extra contact with friends and relatives as a result.
Another client has ordered another 5 copies making her total order 25 copies of her book! She is sending them all over the world to members of her family as well as friends. She is in her late 80s and she is still in contact with her very first boyfriend is still alive in England and about to receive one of her books. A picture of him as a young man is featured in the book and I can only imagine what a joy the book will be for him.
Did you know that once a book about you is created - it's easy to customise it for different family members or friends? An image or images can be removed - and one of them substituted so they feel really involved in your life story. You can also have copies dedicated to different people on the title page. I have just completed a book to celebrate a couple's renewal of vows on their 25th wedding anniversary which they are going to use as a guest register on the day and am making another copy of the book for the wife's mum, with different pictures and a poem that is particularly significant for her. It will make a very special gift that I know she iw
A couple who are renewing their vows next month have chosen to have a book made as a really special guest register for their celebration, tracing their 25 years together.
It's a wonderful journey, not just down memory lane, but a chance for them both to see how much they've learnt, changed and grown over the years. It hasn't all been plain sailing. Life and relationships never are, but they've worked hard to ensure they not only constantly challenge each other but also spend time nurturing their love. Hearing their stories and putting them into both a ceremony and a book have been a wonderful learning experience for me. I've been reminded how vital it is never to take anything for granted and to work hard for the things that are are important in life.
Rebecca Skinner has been a journalist and editor for more than 30 years working in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. Her caring nature enables her to put people quickly at ease to help prompt their memories. As a writer she can weave anyone's story into a professionally written and produced book that makes compelling reading.