living legends

Malcolm Paine, Gus Henderson and Mary Morgan

Writing your own story, the story of a family member or the story of an event is powerful and rewarding. Family connections are often enhanced as stories are developed..  We will walk you through how to tell your story as if we were sitting down at the kitchen table having a cuppa. Our legacy books are typically 40 - 80,000 words long.  Our process for the development of these books is specifically designed to help you to create a beautiful family story that will become a treasured legacy

In addition to our signature From Storyboard to Print™ program, we offer three Living Legend opportunities

Life Story Adventures

Write & publish your memoir or family story.


Writing your story is powerful and rewarding. We  work with you to tell, write, design and construct your story in a meaningful, authentic way. This may be your own story or the story of a family member or event.  Writing your story may feel daunting but we will do out best to relieve the stress and help you to really enjoy the process. We strongly recommend that people do a From Storyboard to Print book before engaging in the Life Stories program. If you are unsure, talk to us - we want to offer you the best experience possible.


We will supply a clear format to guide you as you collect your data, help you with content creation and provide online support.

Over 8-10 months your story will develop from an idea to a print ready book then go into the design studio to be prepared for print, go to print

In fortnightly one hour sessions, we will touch base and monitor the progress of your story.


Our design team will then collaborate with you to plan and develop page designs that support and enhance your project.

Included in our program is extended consultation with our design team who will collaborate with you to plan and develop page designs that work for you and your project.

This bespoke service is very special and rewarding for the both writer and the reader. Please contact us so that we can design a program that will work for you. When we have a solid idea of what you are wanting to create we will prepare and provide a detailed quote for this bespoke service.

Learn how to capture family stories

An opportunity to learn how to interview, record and organise your files as you collect family histories


The  family stories that surround us are treasures. In this short course you will  be introduced to techniques  that will enable you to collect and preserve your family stories for present and future generations.

All groups have a maximum of 10 participants.


Resource materials, online support, private facebook support group, laughter.

Whispers of Wisdom™

We co-author your story with you. Your voice, our writing skills.


This is a bespoke collaborative service is offered for people who would prefer someone else to write their story from them.  .

We will work alongside you as you tell your story, Different to ghost writing this is a co-authoring opportunity to work alongside a

writer to tell your story using your voice.

All Whispers of Wisdom  projects are quoted individually but  include the following  distinct sections:

1. Interviews and research to get to know you and your story.

2.  Planning and outlining your book

3.  Writing the content

4.  Revisions

5.  Copy editing to eliminate spelling and grammar errors

6.  Pre-press and publication

7. Celebration book launch

Please note that this process take 8-18 months depending upon the story.

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