Keep someone’s memory alive in a book

One drawback of working as an autobiography writer is hearing from people who tell me, with considerable regret, how sad it is that a parent or loved one never told their story. As families grow, there is an inevitable sadness that younger generations will never even know very much – if anything – about the people we have lost.

But even after a person has died there are stories about their life that can still be told. And in this article, I’d like to share some ideas to help you write a commemorative autobiography or memory book. These tips are drawn from work that I have done on posthumous autobiographies, commissioned by surviving family members.