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About Us

Rarely can one person accomplish work as important as helping people write their personal and family histories.

It takes a team, the proverbial village, and Writing Your Life is made up of a hand-selected group of executive assistants, editors, and book designers dedicated to making your story the best it can possibly be.

Our Writing Your Life team spent many years preparing to serve your needs. Combined, we have five undergraduate and three advanced degrees, have been writing for more than 140 years and editing for others for more than 75 years.

We all write memoir and other nonfiction as well as a host of other genres, including:

  • poetry
  • children’s fiction
  • young adult and contemporary fiction
  • romance
  • short stories
  • literary essays
  • women’s fiction
  • flash fiction
  • Christian commentary
  • and allegory just to name a few

writing your life team

In addition to the books written by owner/founder, Patricia Charpentier, Writing Your Life team members have been published in anthologies, magazines, newspapers, literary journals, and textbooks.

Publishing books

But we have not always been writers and editors. We held a wide variety of jobs such as newspaper reporter/feature writer, systems analyst, criminal minute clerk, assistant personnel director, mortgage loan officer, secretary, librarian, pianist, Tupperware salesperson, organic peach grower, gopher, office manager, stay-at-home mom, amateur radio operator, paralegal, caterer, typesetter, project manager, lighting designer, stage manager, college professor with thirty years teaching experience, and business owner/entrepreneur. All the knowledge and experience acquired in these many occupations, we bring to your project.

When we aren’t writing, editing, and reading, our Writing Your Life team enjoys many interests, including dancing, gardening, genealogical research, teaching Bible classes, going to art museums, coloring, hiking, cooking, working on jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family, especially beloved grandchildren.

Our team stands ready to assist you in accomplishing your writing dreams. How can we help?