Write Your Family Story: Leaving A Living Legacy



We all have a lifetime of stories in our memory banks. We have had life lessons that our children and their children will want and need to know. Some of the stories will just provide entertainment or enlightenment. But they will all bridge the gap between generations.

Share these stories with your family, friends and anyone else who will listen

  • What was your favorite breakfast as a child?
  • Tell me about your first car.
  • What is an adversity you overcame as a child? An adult?
  • Where did your parent’s parents come from?
  • What is your favorite time of day? Of year? Of life?
  • What was your biggest disappointment?
  • What did you do that took courage?
  • How did you come to your political beliefs?
  • What do you consider your biggest success?
  • If you could have six words on your tombstone other than name and dates, what would they be?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What advice about life would you give a 15 year old?


A comprehensive listing of over 50 methods of writing your history.

This book is filled with information, anecdotes, and examples to assist historians, journalists, instructors, or writers in clarifying which methods will best suit their purposes.

A must for life story writing classes.


About the author

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues, including communication, encouragement, and end of life. She also focuses on personal issues like anxiety, depression, confidence, and self-esteem and works with many small and large organizations–from Head Start to child care resource centers. Judy is a certified Pet Grief Coach who takes pride in her work with Animal Human Connection. She has written extensively on the topic of grieving and offers guidance, counseling, and communal sharing for many grief clients. Artichoke Press is not Judy’s only self-starter project. Judy has owned and managed numerous small businesses. She and her husband Dwain, alongside their six children and foster kids, worked family businesses in order to teach them Responsibility, Respect & Resiliency.

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