We were thrilled to see this clever little gizmo at RootsTech and quickly forked over our credit card, thinking of all the things we could use it for. Was it worth it? In a word, yes.Read More
One thing that we've learned, in a decade plus of helping people write and preserve their life stories, is that longer isn't necessarily better. Of course, if you have your heart set on writing a magnum opus, knock yourself out! But most of us don't have the time or inclination.Read More
This week our book highlight comes to you live from the RootsTech Conference, where we have this book on display along with many others we've completed this year.
Working on this book with Marlene has been one of the most joyful experiences of our careers. She positively radiates with an energetic joy that is contagious!Read More
RootsTech is the highlight of our year, and this year we are privileged to be presenting again as part of over 200 classes from top family history experts. To register, go to rootstech.org.
When we're not teaching, we'll be in the Expo Hall at booth #729, near the Cyber Cafe. Look for the big red Pictures and Stories book! Stop by to ask a question or browse books on display to get ideas for your own personal history project.Read More
This week we want to highlight a very special book. Last year at RootsTech, Carol Davis purchased a copy of our book "How to Save Your Life, One Chapter at a Time." Carol and her family used our book as a guide to create this lovely book about her mother-in-law, in well under a year's time, start to finish. We hope it's an inspiration to all of you: proof that it can be done!Read More
You've got the guts of your narrative ready to go, but If you are in the process of designing or self-publishing a book, figuring out what comes before and after the narrative can be confusing. Should I use a preface or a foreword? Where do I put the copyright notice? Here's the skinny on the rest of your book.Read More
This year, Tom and I have each committed to set aside 15 minutes a day to work on our own pictures and stories. So we thought we'd take you along for the ride!
Starting January 31, 2016, we will post a daily writing challenge of some sort: an exercise, writing prompt, or bit of encouragement. Our hope is that by the end of the year, you (and we) will have a stack of personal stories recorded.Read More
Including digital media with your printed book provides the best of all worlds: you get the low-tech, easy-access, leaf-able beauty to put on your coffee table; and additional digital files that can be easily shared and replicated for other uses.Read More