All About Our Lives

Surprise your loved ones
with a personal book of your stories
so they can keep you close forever


I will call you within 24 hours to answer all your questions or plan a free first interview

All About Our Lives

Surprise your loved ones with a personal book of your stories so they can keep you close forever

A valuable gift to your children

Have you ever thought about how much value your stories will add to your children’s life? Sharing your stories will give them the opportunity to get to know you even better To find out how you became who you are and to give them a way to keep you close.

All About Our Lives is a way to capture your life’s stories in a hardcover book, especially designed for you. It is a gift to your children that will last for a lifetime, and for the generations after them.

Your story is worth sharing

While we are growing up, we feel that stories have a healing, educational and relaxing effect. Listening to stories makes us calm, and they inspire us. Creating stories gives us energy and many wonderful insights. You have listened to, and have created lots of stories throughout your life. Sometimes people think their stories aren’t interesting enough for a book. That’s a big misunderstanding. Your history, your memories, your thoughts on life mean the world to your loved ones. And I will be the professional that gives you tools to dig up the stories and details you thought you had forgotten about.

My Story

I am Esther, story addict and writer. I grew up in the Netherlands and since I was a little girl I’ve always been searching for stories. By reading, by listening, by writing, by experiencing things myself that automatically became a part of my own story. As a grown-up I started writing for magazines and websites. Stories about my parents, about people I met and about specific subjects.

How can I help you?

With my experience in interviewing, writing and designing I can help you to capture your stories in a beautifully designed book. It will be your book, about your stories in your words. Everything is personal. I’ll guide you in a few steps:

1

Free Intake

In a free intake conversation we will talk about your wishes and you can find out if you want to work together with me to create your book. Based on your wishes I will set a price for you.

2

Personal Interviews

All you have to do to create your book is tell me your stories. In about 3 — 7 interviews of 2 hours each I will be listening and sometimes help you with some questions to dig up memories or details you thought you forgot about.

3

Writing and comments

After every visit I will send you the stories based on the interview. We will talk about it during the next visit. In this way I keep you updated and you can check if it’s growing into a book you’re proud of.

4

Photos

Pictures are always a part of your book. We will browse through your photo albums together and I will make sure the pictures you pick will add value to your book.

5

There it is: your book!

Before the final version is going to the printer I will show you a digital version of your book. Of course we can discuss the length of the process but normally the book will be there in 6 to 12 weeks, depending on your wishes.

Packages & Pricing

Every book is personal and custom made to your specifications. After our first free conversation, I will set a price for your book based on your wishes and expectations. These prices below give an indication, but keep in mind that everything is possible. Books about a single person, about a couple or even with interviews and stories from other people to complement your stories. Let's talk about the possibilities, and I can give you a price indication. You can call me at 330-412-0477, or send me an e-mail at allaboutourlives@gmail.com.

Standard

  • Around 50 pages
  • 6 hours of interview time
  • At least 24 hours of writing and designing
  • Include up to 20 photos
  • 5 copies + a digital copy
$1800

Extended

  • Around 75 pages
  • 8 hours of interview time
  • At least 32 hours of writing and designing
  • Include up to 30 photos
  • 8 copies + a digital copy
$2500

De Luxe

  • Around 100 pages
  • 12 hours of interview time
  • At least 48 hours of writing and designing
  • Include up to 40 photos
  • 10 copies + a digital copy
$4500

Get in touch

I will contact you within 24 hours to answer all your questions or plan a free first interview