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Connect with Richard Squires,

At LifeStory, I write your memoir, creating a legacy your family will cherish always.

from Springfield, United States

Connect with Richard Squires,

At LifeStory, I write your memoir, creating a legacy your family will cherish always.

from Springfield, United States

Introduction

Headline:

At LifeStory, I write your memoir, creating a legacy your family will cherish always.

I am a(n):

writer family man creative storyteller author fiction teacher musician

I know a lot about:

writing storytelling fiction nonfiction memoir film music travel

I am the go-to for:

telling and sharing your story; capturing your loved one's story so you will always have them with you; transforming your creative idea into an on-the-page reality, and making your dream come true.

I can help you:

  • In one session, I will help you form a concept you can realistically accomplish for the story you want to tell, whether memoir, nonfiction, fiction, film, etc.
  • In one session, I can get you started on a writing project you will be excited to take further.

Why me:

I love story and I love people. I'm a very warm person, which is why my clients feel comfortable telling me the stories of their lives. They trust I will take care of them, that I will understand their points of view, and that the book I create will accurately represent who they are. All of my clients are pleased with the memoirs I've written for them.

I am available for:

💻 Virtual | 🤙 In person

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Meet Me

Free


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  • Currently available

About

My story:

"The story of Your Life is priceless. When your children and grandchildren understand what joys and challenges you experienced on your journey, they see themselves as part of a larger narrative. It’s a fact: people who know more about their family have better emotional health and happiness. They feel what’s called the 'intergenerational self'” (Feiler, 2013).
I’ve experienced this myself. Growing up, I listened to my grandfather’s life stories, especially his adventures flying fighter jets in the Pacific during World War II. I marveled at the raised scars on his leg, and I felt fortunate that he’d been brave and lucky.
One day, midway through my second master’s degree in writing, Grandpa asked if I would write his story. He’d begun but realized it was no easy task. He preferred to speak it and let me edit his words.
“Absolutely!” I shouted.
Over the next few weeks, I learned a lot about Grandpa, and our bond strengthened from solid to gold. Of all the stories he shared, one gave me the a-ha moment that changed my life and inspired me to launch LifeStory, my memoir writing business.
On many of Grandpa’s missions sailing across the skies, the enemy launched projectiles that exploded in the air and sent out flak, shards of metal. During one battle, the flak hit Grandpa’s plane and tore a massive gash in the fuselage. Pieces went into Grandpa’s leg. They also went into his co-pilot’s head, killing him.
Grandpa bailed out, parachuting down through gun-smoking chaos to land in the ocean, where sharks surrounded him and other soldiers. Holding onto their radio flotation devices, which they called Mae West after the beautiful—and curvy—actress, they waited for the Coast Guard to pick them up, and hoped the sharks wouldn’t creep closer. Thankfully, Grandpa suffered no further injury, and was eventually rescued.
The intensity with which Grandpa relived this story thrilled me beyond words, and I could see it benefited him to know it would be captured in his words as part of his legacy. It made me feel as though his story is a part of my legacy as well, that my “intergenerational self” has a rightful and important place in history.
At LifeStory, I do for my clients what I did for Grandpa—I write their memoirs. The benefits span the generations and strengthen the families.
If you’ve been thinking about writing your memoir, or are looking for the perfect gift to give someone who already has everything, reach out to me. I’d love to write your story.

My mission:

Every Life is Story. Let Me Write Yours. I want to help you create the legacy you have dreamed of--your story in your words--for your family to have and cherish forever.

My greatest accomplishments:

I've completed approximately 30 memoirs for my clients, with 100% satisfaction rate.
Two master's degrees in writing, Master's of Arts and Master's of Fine Arts.
Was honored to have my short story chosen as the best representation of the fiction genre at my Master's of Fine Arts program. I read my story at the 15-year reunion of the program.
Won a respected short story contest.
I'm proud of my beautiful family, my wife and two children. My two brothers are my best friends.

My goals:

To increase my business's scalability so I can write more memoirs for my clients while maintaining the highest quality.

Read, listen to, and/or watch this:

Don Quixote by Cervantes, The Trial by Kafka, Highway Rider by Brad Mehldau

Fun facts:

I've traveled to all continents except Antarctica.
I can play guitar, bass guitar, piano, saxophone, violin, and other instruments.

I want to learn more about:

business success mindfulness

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Portfolio

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A sampling of LifeStory Memoirs

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With some books

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In my office

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Interviewing Helene

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Interviewing Marilyn

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A song inspired by my client Victor's amazing life.

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Part of a documentary film I made about my client during the writing of his memoir.

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A mashup of various clients during the LifeStory Book Reveal--which captures the looks on their faces when they see their memoirs for the first time.

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Reviews

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(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Pick My Brain ., Pick My Brain
January 8, 2022 | Meet Me
Review:

Ever thought of documenting the story of your life, or the life of someone you deeply care about? Talk to Richard. This is what he does for a living. He writes people's memoirs professionally and captures them in a beautif...

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