Our Members

Our Members


As members offer different services (e.g. some produce photo and text books, some record stories on films and some produce more detailed biographies), they set their own prices and these need to be negotiated directly with the respective member. 

As an association, we promote all our members equally and do not take commissions on any work they may undertake for you. We have divided the members by the State in which they live but please be aware that some accept clients throughout Australia.  If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a member of our association and would like to apply, please send an email to mem@lifestoriesaustralia.com.au. You can also click here to view the membership categories and access the membership application form here. 

State

N.S.W. (Full Members)

That’s My Life

That’s My Life

Medium: Film Production 
Name: Paul English and Alison Crossley
Description: We produce bespoke life story films between 25 to 40 minutes long presented on an elegantly presented DVD (or USB stick) as well as a secure online version able to be shared and viewed with friends and family. Capturing the essence of the person, the anecdotes, the old photos, the twinkle in the eye and the laughter in the voice. 
Location: Austinmer NSW 2515 (near Sydney)
Website:  www.thatsmylife.com.au   
Email:  info@thatsmylife.com.au 
Mobile: 0412 088 499

Rose Osborne – Write My Journey/ The Writing Shed

Rose Osborne – Write My Journey/ The Writing Shed

Medium: Writing/ Books 
Description: Write My Journey is a life story writing business that helps people introduce themselves to their future generations. Let your words linger beyond your lifetime. When you write your story and put it in a beautiful book with photographs you are creating your legacy. Write My Journey provides the following services: Corporate Tribute, Album Biography, Memoir, Celebration of Life (ethical wills), Travel Albums, Community Groups
Location: Bangor, NSW 2234 (Sydney)
Website: writemyjourney.com
Email: info@thewritingshed.com.au
Mobile: 0407 487 495

Mark Koehler – Life Story Writing

Mark Koehler – Life Story Writing

Medium: Author/editor, Memoir ghostwriter 
Name: Mark Koehler 
Description: A former journalist, Mark loves working with people on their memoir. He’s a ghostwriter, editor/publisher and finds mentoring to be of great benefit to clients.
The author of ‘Life is a Story’ (a comprehensive guide to memoir writing), and founder of Life Story Writing, Mark enjoys the interviewing process to bring out your authentic voice in your story.  
Location: Goulburn NSW
Website: www.lifestorywriting.com.au
Email: mark.koehler@lifestorywriting.com.au
Mobile: 0408 006 211

Libby Harkness – Writer For Hire

Libby Harkness – Writer For Hire

Medium: Writing/ Books 
Description: Professional ghostwriter, specialising in life stories/memoirs for commercial publication. 40 years experience as a journalist, editor, writer and published author. More than 35 published works including several best-selling books. Travels nationally and internationally for clients. 
Location: Mona Vale, NSW 1660 (Sydney)
Website: www.writerforhire.com.au
Email:libby@writerforhire.com.au
Mobile:  0411 477 200

Gabriella Kelly-Davies – Share your Life story

Gabriella Kelly-Davies – Share your Life story

Medium: Life Stories, Memoirs, Biography, Autobiography, Ghostwriting, Family History.
Description: Gabriella can help you share your story with your loved ones and future generations by bringing your memories to life on the page. She has written family histories and life stories, and also business and medical memoirs. She has studied writing at Oxford and Sydney Universities, runs memoir writing groups, and also mentors writers.
Location: Mosman, NSW 2088 (Sydney)
Website: https://www.shareyourlifestory.com.au/
Email: gabriella@shareyourlifestory.com.au
Mobile:  0408 256 381

Daniel Scott – My Memoir For You

Daniel Scott – My Memoir For You

Medium: Mixed Media.
Description:  At My Memoir For You we are passionate about preserving precious family history and celebrating the lives of elders. Our service includes a face-to-face filmed interview (up to 90 minutes) shot on high quality cameras with professional lighting and sound and delivered like ‘This Is Your Life’ on up to 6 USBs, intercut with montages of photographs. We also provide a framed photographic collage and an illustrated digital memoir.
Location: Charlotte Bay, NSW 2428
Website: https://www.mymemoirforyou.com.au
Email: info@mymemoirforyou.com.au
Mobile:   0424 290394

N.S.W. (Associate Members)

Kerry Anderson

Ruby Chandraraj

Victoria (Full Members)

Gillian Ednie – Your Biography

Gillian Ednie – Your Biography

Medium: Writing/ Books/ eBooks
Description: Your Biography is committed to helping individuals, families and organisations preserve their life stories and values for the benefit of current and future generations. Our goal is to help people record and review the extraordinary and ordinary aspects of their lives, their triumphs and their struggles, and the lessons learned along the way.
Location: Melbourne Victoria
Website: www.yourbiography.com.au
Email: yourbiography@optusnet.com.au
Mobile:  0425 770 605

Ann Bolch – A Story To Tell

Ann Bolch – A Story To Tell

Medium: Writing/ Books/ Photographic
Description: We help writers, business and families tell their stories. Your memoir may be all in your head or you may have been journalling for years. No matter the stage of your story, we help you understand the possibilities and provide a service that responds to your aims, dream and budget. Get in touch to find out how we give voice to people’s stories. 
Location: Woodend Victoria 3442
Website: www.astorytotell.com.au
Email: ann@astorytotell.com.au
Phone:  03 542 73336

Deborah Gough – Stories To Keep

Deborah Gough – Stories To Keep

Medium: Writing/ Books/ Video
Description: Writer and long-time Age journalist, Deborah uses her skills in interviewing, writing and layout to bring memories and life stories into light. From an in depth interview to a hardcover book set in newspaper-style, Stories to Keep will uncover unknown stories from the family vault and present them in a way to keep forever.
Location: Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Website: www.storiestokeep.com.au
Email: storiestokeepmedia@gmail.com
Phone:  0417 336 997

Des Tobin – Killaghy Publishing

Des Tobin – Killaghy Publishing

Medium: Writing and speaking
Description: Des Tobin spent 45 years in funeral service and is a ‘pioneer’ of Australian death and bereavement educational programs. The author of five biographies and an accomplished public speaker, Des is available for speaking engagements and to write life stories for family or commercial distribution. 
Location: Malvern, Victoria 3144
Website: destobin.com.au
Email: destobin@killaghy.com
Phone:  0417510211

Sally-Anne Watson Kane – On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading

Sally-Anne Watson Kane – On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading

Medium: Books
Description: Scribing life stories while you speak, face to face or via Zoom/phone. Editing your spoken, handwritten or typed story Editing your spoken, handwritten or typed story. Producing your story as a book – including typing, editing, design and self-publishing services. We welcome storytellers of all abilities, backgrounds and levels of English, and and specialise in writing and editing memoirs that include traumatic experiences. 
Location: Moe, Gippsland, Vic. Will travel to Central Victoria and Melbourne.
Website:http://www.ontimetyping.com
Email: info@ontimetyping.com
Phone: 0419 337 824

Kerry Anderson

Kerry Anderson

Medium: books, mixed media
Kerry Anderson is committed to sharing positive stories of people, communities and businesses. Whether it is writing content for a website, social media and print media; or researching, writing and publishing a book, Kerry can help articulate your story sensitively and positively. And why stop there? Video stories are incredibly powerful in this incredibly exciting digitally connected world. Let’s talk.
Location: Castlemaine
Website: www.kerryanderson.com.au
Email: info@kerryanderson.com.au
Mobile: 0418553719

Lindy Schneider – Writer

Lindy Schneider – Writer

Medium: Print/ Books
Description: Lindy is a freelance writer with a special interest in telling the stories of women, the ordinary and the marginalised. She works with sensitivity and heart to help bring a story to the page – as a writer, ghostwriter and coach – and has experience in self-publishing and book marketing. She has more than 25 years’ experience and a passion for memoir and writing as a method of healing. 
Location: Warburton, Yarra Valley
Website: www.lindyschneider.com.au
Email: lindy@lindyschneider.com.au
Mobile: 0417 365 697

Renée Otmar – writer, editor & coach

Renée Otmar – writer, editor & coach

Medium: writer/ghostwriter/editor (books and blogs) 
Description: Every life has a legacy. Personal, professional and family stories are important opportunities for healing, sharing and documenting our local and national histories. I’ve been a professional writer and editor for 30+ years. I specialise in helping retired professionals and organisations to preserve their legacy and share their contributions with the world: auto/biographies, memoirs, tributes, life stories, anniversaries and service histories.
Location: Mt Duneed, Victoria (Greater Geelong region)
Website: reneeotmar.com.au
Email:  writer-editor@reneeotmar.com.au
Mobile: 0409 792 799

Victoria (Allied Members)

Susan Pierotti – Creative Text Solutions

Susan Pierotti – Creative Text Solutions

Medium: Books
Description: Creative Text Solutions is your self-publishing advice hub. Established by Susan Pierotti, Creative Text Solutions partners with authors and storytellers to get that idea into the head to a book in the hand. Susan is an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).
Location: Box Hill North, Victoria 3129
Website: www.creativetext.com.au/
Email: susan@creativetext.com.au
Phone: 0437 127 159

Queensland (Full Members)

Michael Taylor – Number 41

Michael Taylor – Number 41

Medium: Biography and memoir writing.
Description: Michael is a full-time writer who specialises in biographies and memoirs. He gathers the jigsaw pieces of a life and puts them together to make a readable and entertaining story of a person’s life. 
Location: Cooroy Qld 4563
Website: https://www.number41.com.au
Email: number41.lifestory@gmail.com
Phone: 0413 994 329

Vicki MacPherson – Your Story Told

Vicki MacPherson – Your Story Told

Medium: Published Form
Description: Vicki provides a service sitting and listening to the stories of (mostly) older people and records them (in voice) and written form into a published form of their choice. Her services provide an outlet for people in residential care and their families to tell their story and help reconciliation and healing.
Location: Samford Valley Qld
Website:https://www.facebook.com/publishmystory
Email: vickiandmacka@gmail.com
Mobile: 0428 912 233

Robin Storey – Storey-Lines

Robin Storey – Storey-Lines

Medium: Books
Description:  An author and life story writer, Robin has been in the writing industry for over thirty years.  With compassion and empathy, she will transform your life experiences into a story that will move and delight you, while keeping in mind that it is your story to be told the way you want.
Location: Maroochydore
Website: http://storey-lines.com
Email: robin@altosoft.com.au
Mobile: 0402 937 773

Queensland (Allied member)

Margie Riley – Better Manuscript Editing

Margie Riley – Better Manuscript Editing

Medium: Books, Audio
Description: A reader for as long as she can remember, Margie’s developed a deep love of the written word. She’s a founder member of a local book club which is celebrating its 35th year. Margie’s helped many clients while editing their work and has worked closely with those writing autobiographies and biographies. 
Location: Cedar Creek Qld
Website: www.bettermanuscriptediting.com.au
Email: theproofreadingguru@gmail.com
Mobile: 0438 291 147

South Australia (Full Members)

Annie Payne – History From The Heart

Annie Payne – History From The Heart

Medium: Print/ Books
Description: Today it’s easier than ever to save your stories for your children, grandchildren and future family generations. You now have a voice into the future. Annie has been helping people save their stories since 1988 and has yet to hear a boring story – despite being told countless times “You won’t be interested in my story” 
Location: Adelaide S.A. 
Website: www.historyfromtheheart.com.au 
Email: historyfromtheheart@gmail.com
Mobile: 0438 838 975

Heather Millar – Life Stories Ink / Zest Communications

Heather Millar – Life Stories Ink / Zest Communications

Medium: Memoir, auto/biography, non-fiction, blogs
Description: Heather is a ghostwriter and editor of memoir, biography, life stories and other non-fiction works. She has a 25-year background in publishing and editing in London and Australia. An IPEd accredited editor and qualified counsellor, Heather is particularly interested in stories about overcoming trauma and hardship, recovery and self-help. She has also worked with people who are palliative.
Location: Aldinga Beach (travels to clients throughout Australia) 
Website: lifestoriesink.com.auzestcommunications.com.au
Email: heather@zestcommunications.com.au
Mobile:  0409 196 401

Luisa Redford – It’s Your Story

Luisa Redford – It’s Your Story

Medium: Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Creative Non-Fiction
Description: From a 100-word bio to an 80,000-word manuscript I offer packages to suit all needs. I will produce a stunning life story for you, or write your own with one of my online workshops. What a gift it is to weave your cherished memories into a rich narrative to be shared with family and friends.
Location: Aldinga, S.A.
Website: www.itsyourstory.com.au
Email: luisa.redford@gmail.com
Phone:  0439 681 560

Tasmania (Full Members)

Michael Collins – Memoirs & Writing

Michael Collins – Memoirs & Writing

Medium: Print/ Books
Description: Years of writing memoirs, books, short stories, and commercial copy have taught me that my empathy, humour, and pragmatism are attributes greatly appreciated by my clients and their readers. Combine that with the story you want to tell and we have a team – you and I.
Together, and in total confidence, we collaborate to tell your story in your way and your voice.
Location: Hobart (travels to clients throughout Australia)
Website: www.mcmemoirs.com.au
Email: ghostwritermc@gmail.com
Mobile: 0412 487 975

Western Australia (Full Members)

Rhuwina Griffiths – This is Your Life Story

Rhuwina Griffiths – This is Your Life Story

Medium: Research, writing, book reviewing and training
Description: Rhuwina is a ghostwriter and life story mentor with over 25 years’ experience in research, writing, and running life story courses and workshops. She is passionate about empowering people with the skills to write interesting and engaging stories about themselves and their family and to have fun while being creative.
Location: Perth
Website: www.thisisyourlifestory.com
Email: rhu@thisisyourlifestory.com
Phone: 08 9332 1986

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