“I first spoke to Jerri when I decided to write a book about my mother. After our first conversation, I decided that Jerri was the perfect person to interview my mom and make her story into a book.
Jerri is warm and empathic. Her ability to capture the thoughts and feelings behind the spoken word is remarkable. She never met my mother during the several months and 25+ interviews she spent listening to my mother speak on the telephone, yet she absolutely understood her and ‘got who she was.’ This fact is highlighted by the wonderful introduction she wrote about my mother at the beginning of her book.
Jerri was always available to speak with me about any questions I had. She is kind and was always very patient with my mom who is hearing-impaired and during the interview process had to take a break for several weeks due to health problems.
I can truly say that the book in its final form exceeded all of my expectations. It was a gift to my mom but continues to be a gift to me, my children, and my grandchildren. If anyone is interested in writing a recorded history or story for themselves or for a loved one I would recommend using Jerri, without reservation. I feel very lucky to have found her.”
Gayle Rosenberg, from South Florida
“After writing my book I put it aside for a few years. As time passed I thought about getting it published, but had no idea how to do that. A friend of mine gave me the name of the printer he used. My book needed a lot of editing, so they referred me to Jerri Strozier at Life Stories. We talked and agreed on what was needed and the cost. My book was written as seen through my eyes as a young boy, and I didn’t want to change the words or the sentencing that I used. Jerri made all the changes without disturbing the story I wanted to tell. She designed the book and the cover and handled everything. She gave me a book that I am very proud to put my name on. I will always be in her debt.”
Terry Hennemann, from Kentucky
“Working with Jerri was an unexpected delight. This was my first book; I was truly stressed and on the point of settling for anything. Thankfully, Jerri’s enthusiasm and her commitment to a genuine process of collaboration inspired me. We worked hard to make our deadline, and while I changed my mind more than once, Jerri never lost her patience and good humor. She was creative, compassionate, and caring, helping me bring my vision to fruition. I couldn’t have wished for a better experience.”