Author Laura HedgecockMy passion for helping others share their stories stems from a gift left by my grandmother. Shortly before her death, Hazel Crymes passed on an old spiral notebook filled with a lifetime of memories, which she dubbed her “Treasure Chest of Memories.”  Grandma’s writings included childhood memories, stories of her children as they grew, good recipes, and wisdom she had gathered along the way.

Grandma’s “Treasure Chest,” as well as my own experience in genealogy, photography, scrapbooking, writing, and my own journey compiling such a “Treasure Chest,” inspired me to empower memory collectors with down-to-earth, practical advice and creative ideas.

My first book, Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life (originally titled Treasure Chest of Memories) guides hobbyists with writing prompts, exercises, and varied examples. Using this guide, even beginning writers will find that they too are capable of sharing their memories and compiling a legacy for their loved ones.

Similarly, Blogging for Family History provides a road map for family historians to launch a professional blog.

To find out more about my freelance writing, click over to my Media Kit. to explore my writing workshops or genealogical presentations, see my Speaker Topics page.

I love hearing from and connecting with readers. Please leave a comment below to contact me.


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