Who is My Story Guide?
I’m Lily, founder, CEO, writer, author, instructor, and personal cheerleader to help you write your memoir. I’m the person most passionate about helping you write your book and empowering your creative self.
I believe that everyone’s life is a story worth telling. Helping you tell your story in a way that honors and encourages you today is my hope. My passion is for helping you write stories that inspire others and connect you across generations.
Since childhood, I have been sitting at the breakfast table and listening to the stories of my extended family and of our history and migration across three continents. First from India to Guyana as indentured workers, then to the United States. Over the last decade, my writings include preserving the stories, recipes and Indo-Caribbean Culture, for my own family and Indo-Caribbeans around the world. My writings also include a self-published book: Letters From Edna, as a way to honor my mother-in-law and preserve her history. I am destined to be the family historian and storyteller.
My beginning career started as a Journalist working for a newspaper and radio station. I made a living as a CEO for a technology company and am now helping others explore their creative selves and bring their stories to life. On any given day, you can find me listening to people’s stories everywhere from the playground, to the football stadium, to the local craft distillery or attending or perusing the creative works of others through the Maryland State Arts Council.
Our team at My Story Guide includes two journalists, a graphic designer, technologists, CEO and life coach. We have been helping people tell their stories for more than 27 years as reporters in both radio and television, as mothers and grandmothers. We are privileged to hear and share many important narratives. Our passion is about bringing stories to life and we’ve found the most important narratives to be the truth.
As certified teachers of Guided Autobiography from The Birren Institute for Autobiographical Studies in California, we can provide helpful tools or you to use as you organize and tell your life stories. Our writing classes include helpful writing tips, and provide the support you need to improve your writing. With Guided Autobiography (memoir), you will create, in one book, a detailed account of your Life’s most significant passages, for yourself and for those who come after you.
How Can We help you?
The team at My Story Guide offers memoir or autobiography services to meet you right where you are. From your first story to holding your printed book in your hand, we help take the anxiety and hassle out of writing and publishing. Whether you come to us having never written a word before, or with a partially completed manuscript, we’re ready to guide you every step of the way.
Why do we do what we do?
My Story Guide honors, encourages, and enriches your life and the life of your family through writing, telling and preserving of your life story or memoir. By doing so, you leave a legacy and connect your life through generations.
We accomplish our mission through Live virtual and in-person writing courses, workshops, and retreats. Our writing sessions include:
- One hour guided flash writing sessions through The Virtual memoir Writing Club
- 6-week guided memoir sessions to give you a huge start on writing your life story
- Full Day guided workshops
- Weekend retreats.
Services we provide include:
- Guidance on self-publishing so you can deliver your books for private family libraries
- Publishing support for those who wish to make a profit by selling their books online and locally.