Tales of a Lifetime

Your Story, Your Words, My Pen 

Your stories are your life.
They are a part of the legacy you will leave for your children
 and future generations.
Let me ask the questions that trigger your memories of your
life, loves, adversities and triumphs.
Together we will turn your unique stories into a book
 you and your family will always treasure.
 
Custom books are my specialty. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you have at: c.j.lavalley@gmail.com

 

Baby’s Roots
• Why we decided to have you
• The 10 things we want you to know about our values
• 600 word brief histories of:
o Mom
o Dad
o both sets of Grand-parents
o additional family members $175 each
• Family tree diagram
• 12 photographs, up to 5,000 words
• One 7 inch by 7 inch hard cover, color book with dust jacket*
• $850.00

Our Love Story
~a wonderful gift for your lifetime partner~
~a fabulous anniversary gift for your parents or grandparents~

 example 1• How you met
• Your courtship and wedding
• Highlights from your years together
o children
o homes
o milestone anniversary
o how you spent your time
• 10 photos, up to 3,000 words
• One 7 inch by 7 inch hard cover, color book with dust jacket*
• $400.00

Personal History
Steps in the process:

 • You decide who your story is for and the point of view you wish use

 • I interview you to get an idea of the high points.
• I customize a questionnaire for you, and You write down or record your answers.
• Is your story to include other points of view? If so, whose?
• Memorabilia and photographs to be included?
• Will research be necessary, such as genealogy?
• Do you want a book or simply a manuscript you can manipulate as you wish?
• $35 per hour interviewing, writing, researching and editing
• Photographs: scanning, adjusting and layout ~ cost depends on number
• Project starts at $750.00

Leaves from the Family Tree
These are straight up stories as told by yourself or a family member. Maybe you have heard “those stories” hundreds of times, but this is not the age of oral tradition. These “leaves” give you the opportunity to reach across time and touch the life of a great-great grandchild with your views and experiences of the world via the written word.
• $35 per hour writing, researching and editing
• Photographs: scanning, adjusting and layout ~ cost depends on number
• Project cost depends on number of vignettes
example 2
 
Corporate Anniversary
• The very idea
• Getting ready and opening your doors
• Milestones by year
• Special employees
• This anniversary
• Looking towards the future
• 10 photographs, up to 3,000 words
• One 7 inch by 7 inch hard cover, color book with dust jacket
• $400.00
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

One thought on “Tales of a Lifetime

  1. To Carol Jean LaValley

    I believe you are trying to contact me. For some reason I am unable to access my Yahoo emails, but could review the list to see you had emailed me.

    Please resend the email to my husband’s address as above:
    cwachuck@aol.com

    Look to hear from you soon.

    Lila Atkins

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