Your Life Story in a Beautiful Book

Personal Biography Services

Through personal interviews, extensive research and unparalleled writing talents, we create a compelling narrative to tell your story as it has never been told: completely, precisely, perfectly.

How It works


We fly to you, conduct interviews for several days, and gather from you any photos, documents, and other materials you want used in creating your book. While many folks are unsure of how they will like the interview process, every one of our clients has found it invigorating, pleasant, and many have found working with us a healing experience.


The various events of your life are woven together in the most compelling narrative to tell your story completely, precisely, perfectly. In the case of an Heirloom Biography, we conduct extensive research to set the stage for your personal stories. In the case of a My Story Memoir, the book is created solely from what you told us in the interview process.

Design and Printing

Our graphic designers are experienced professionals who take the memoir we have written for you and blend it together with photographs, documents and records to make a print-ready file that you review, and when you are satisfied, we turn that file over to one of our partner book printers, who then print and ship to you your books.

Love Our Clients

For more than 20 years, Real Life Stories, LLC, has specialized in personal biography and memoir, which some people call the work of a ghostwriter. Our books are impeccably researched and written in an enticing style to showcase the trials and triumphs of your life.

We hold our clients’ lives in utmost confidence and treat each personal biography and each client with individual attention. We stand above the rest in the beauty of the writing we offer you. We can also take your manuscript (either completed or partially-written) and turn it into a beautiful printed book and e-book for retail sale.

You have one life. It’s more amazing than you think. Let’s turn it into a book
~ Sheridan Hill

About Sheridan Hill

After 25 years of writing and editing (McFarland Publishing, The Chronicle, Wake Forest University alumni magazine, Guilford College magazine, Parabola, Reader’s Digest ), Sheridan Hill founded Real Life Stories.

A passionate biographer and memoir writer, Sheridan Hill works with clients internationally to create a biography that is beautifully written, impeccably researched, and professionally printed.

As founder of Real Life Stories, she works with a small stable of publishing professionals hand-picked for their expertise, efficiency, and ability to deliver.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Steve Tyler

Omaha, Nebraskar

When my dad was sick, we put the memoir you wrote next to his hospital bed, and another copy at the nurse’s station also, so they would know who he was. It revived his spirits when people picked it up and asked about his life. We are so grateful for this book.

Heidy Arts

New York

Sheridan Hill has written a powerful depiction of one woman’s personal history and shown the impact it had on many lives. She has taken my mother’s story and made it mine, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Shawna Carol

Author singer/songwriter

Working with Sheridan Hill is delightful! Her skills as editor, marketer, and web consultant are spot on. She made it possible for me to re-publish my out-of-print book, and she made it fun! Her author video for my book was a complete home run. Add to that her encouragement, kindness, formidable intelligence and can-do attitude and you simply have the best. We are so fortunate to have been able to work with her.
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