Capture your story in a memoir to pass down to future generations
I'll write your life story through face-to-face interviews and professional ghostwriting
in and around Greater Manchester or over video chat
- or -
I’m Joss, Elephant Memoirs Life Story Writer
Unlike an elephant, I have a bad memory. So I keep my own stories on my computer, the internet, and my camera.
But technology can change. Photos, emails, and documents may one day be lost or out of reach.
A book lasts forever though. A book is for life.
That’s why I write your life story in a memoir, to be remembered for good.
Writing your memoir could be the most important thing you ever do
I was too late to write my parents’ stories.
So now I write older people’s life stories. Over a series of face-to-face interviews, I capture your story for friends, family, and future generations to learn from: a celebration of your life and achievements and a historical record of a unique life.
You don’t have to be rich and famous to have a memoir. We all have interesting stories to tell.
Now I’m losing my memories of people’s names. But [writing my memoir] has brought back memories. I can remember everything about it. It’s brought the past alive again. It’s just like life was.
I find it strange that people are so interested in reading my book. I’m just a very ordinary person."
How life writing works
1. Creating the timeline
For your free first session, we’ll map out your life story and create a personal timeline of your life.
2. Face to face interviews
I’ll come to your home (or interview you over video chat) and record our conversations about your life.
I rewrite your words so they flow, make sense, yet still sound like you.
4. Printing and delivery
Your memoir is printed in a set of beautiful hardback books. I’ll personally deliver them to you.
Ready to start your memoir with a free introductory interview?
Sharing your story with a stranger, and the world, is a big decision to make. That’s why I offer the first interview for free, so that we can get to know each other before you commit.
Let’s be optimistic. The kids go back to school, and stay there. The pubs remain open. The economy bounces back. Nobody dies. Things are back to normal. One day it will be. History shows us that nothing bad, or good, lasts forever. There is always change.
Read an excerpt from an Elephant Memoirs book
Here are three chapters from my clients’ ghostwritten books for you to read