a celebration (and a sale!)

june20 blogIn honor of my father, the original storyteller in my life, 11stories is giving a 20% discount on all packages booked during his birthday month of June.* What?! Incredible! So the 11stories Wedding Book, usually $500, is now just $400. And Life Stories, which normally start at $1000, now start at just $800. If you’ve been thinking about giving one of these as a gift, now’s the time!

11stories was started in large part as a result of interviewing and recording my own father’s stories. He is a great storyteller, as was his father before him, and I grew up hearing stories of his life – tales of his childhood growing up in a small southern town, his move to a big city to pursue a career, and his loves and adventures along the way. For a long time, my brother and I took those stories for granted, but as my father approached his 75th birthday, we decided we should try to record them. We sat with him for several hours over the course of two days, settled into comfy chairs together in his study, and asked him to start at the beginning.

I had no idea the response I would get from his book – a collection of those stories, organized chronologically and punctuated with favorite photos of his life. Family and friends were enchanted with the idea, and soon my own passion for sharing people’s stories developed into this wonderful business.

Here’s to my dad and to all the storytellers in your life!

* 20% discount on any package, with signed contract and deposit received within the month of June. if this is a gift, you will receive your gift certificate immediately, and then you and the lucky recipient(s) can decide when to schedule the interviews. gift certificates must be used within one year from date of contract. Interviews can be conducted locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, or wherever by Skype/Facetime!