About Gabriella Kelly-Davies
Founder, Share your life story
The smoke was settling from the new millennium fireworks on 1 January 2000 and I was dreaming about my ideal future. I’d always devoured memoirs, biographies and autobiographies and the local library couldn’t keep up with my requests for new stories. My shelves at home were bursting at the seams and I’d run out of space to store any more books.
Then it dawned on me. Maybe I should write memoirs, life stories and biographies as well as read them. It was like a light bulb exploded in my head. My spine tingled and the hairs on the back of my neck bristled with excitement.
I’d founded and published the school magazine and wrote stories as a hobby throughout my life. I’d worked professionally as a writer for 30 years and was studying writing at Sydney University and the University of Technology, Sydney.
So that’s what I did. I started off by writing stories about people in my life who inspired me. I even approached people I barely knew who were doing amazing things and asked them if I could write about them. I enrolled in a 12-month biography writing course at Oxford University and studied creative non-fiction writing at Sydney University. Over the years, I gradually learned the art of writing life stories.
… And as they say: the rest is history.
So I turned my passion into my profession and I feel blessed to have the privilege of helping people like you leave a lasting legacy.
I believe a memoir is a tremendous legacy you can leave your loved ones and generations to come. Your memories are precious. Writing a memoir is about remembering. It’s about preserving and sharing your life journey—your story. It’s about holding onto the ordinary moments, and occasionally the extraordinary ones. Your family wants to remember the precious moments in your life. The special memories, anecdotes and quirky things that make you who you are. The person they love so much. If you capture your stories now, you’ll create a treasure. For you and your children, your friends…and generations to come. The great news is that everyone can share their life story. You don’t have to squirrel yourself away for months on end and find the time to write. You don’t even need to keep a diary.
We can get started with a free no-obligation consultation about your wishes for a memoir or life story. If you decide to proceed, we’ll give you a questionnaire to fill out to jog your memory. Then we’ll do one or more interviews, depending on the package you choose, until we’ve captured your story. We’ll do the writing and all you have to do is proofread it. Sound simple? Let’s get going.
My clients tell me time and again they love the stories I write for them. They find the process simple and fun.
‘Gabriella made the process so easy.’
Through it all I’ve come to truly believe one thing:
Everyone has a story to tell.
Let’s start telling your story today.
Mobile: 0408 256 381
Vice President, Life Stories Australia Association
Australian Society of Authors
Biographers Organisation International
International Autobiography Association
National Association of Memoir Writers
The Birren Centre for Autobiographical Studies
Allen and Unwin Prize: Writing True Stories
Gold Quill Award: International Association of Business Communicators
Excellence Award: Australian Marketing Institute