You want to record what’s important in your personal or business history, to make sense of it for yourself and to pass along what you’ve learned. Sharing your story is one of the most meaningful projects you can undertake, but how do you get started? That’s where we come in. Lilja LifeStories is an outgrowth of Lilja Communications and builds on our extensive experience telling clients’ stories.
Lilja LifeStories celebrates ordinary people's lives. We believe that everyone has an extraordinary story to tell, whether to a mass audience or simply to your own family.
LIFESTORIES CAN HELP YOU:
Create a family heirloom book of precious memories
Publish your personal memoir or business history
Design a timeline or brand installation for your business
Tell your story through film
Celebrate your legacy with a family event
We can help you with any or all steps of your project. Our projects range from publishing a seasoned author's manuscript to taking a client from interview all the way to a beautifully designed and produced memoir. The possibilities are endless.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
"Ebenezer was fortunate to have Linda and her team at Lilja produce our 100-year legacy book. Her attention to detail was stellar. We are so proud to have a book of this quality to provide to our donors and other friends of Ebenezer. It truly captures the essence of Ebenezer and our 100-year journey."
Sue Olson, Ebenezer Corporate Office
“Mary, Linda and Lilja staff were wonderful to work with and made this a creative, positive and high quality experience. I highly recommend their terrific services.”
Dick Howard, past president of Fairview Foundation
"The Lilja team was an absolute pleasure to work with in the development of our Park Dental History Book. They listened to our stories and translated them in a very rich and meaningful way."
Dr. John Gulon, president of Park Dental
“I have given the book to my family and friends, and the response has been really gratifying. Several of them have passed it on to others to read. It was a pleasant experience working with you on the project.”
Taeko Perry, author of From Hokkaido to Minnesota
“I’m so proud of the book that Lilja created. It’s wonderful to be able to relive my life story with my family. And at age 95, I like sharing my memoir with other friends who don’t know as much about my history. I keep getting requests to borrow my copies of the book – I’ve never been so honored to share my library!”
Dr. Edgar Lechner, author of Dr. Edgar Lechner: A North Dakota Farm Boy Finds His Way – to Gopher Football, Dentistry, and Family
“Working with Lilja Communications has been an absolute joy every step of the way! They were patient, efficient, highly skilled and very easy to work with. The end product exceeds every expectation and we continue to receive high praise for our book — thanks to their work we look good, too.”
Shelly Rucks, Executive Director of the Episcopal Homes Foundation
"The project to write and publish The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation: Brad Robinson’s Story was a long journey. I am grateful to the Lilja team for making Brad’s dream – to tell his story – a reality. From the research, interviews and writing to the beautiful design, they were patient, helpful and responsive to our needs.
While Brad is no longer with us, he died feeling gratified that his side of the story was well told. I continue to receive rave reviews for The Price of Victory, and I’m thrilled that Brad’s legacy will live on.”
Susana Robinson, widow of Brad Robinson
"As an experienced writer of worship resources, I felt my manuscript did not need major editing. The Lilja team accepted my judgement but helped me with proofing text, formatting the book, and cover design. The team also provided pre-publication PDFs to send out to reviewers so we could quote from their comments on the back cover. Lilja also provided marketing help with media outreach and designs for bookmarks for both of my books. I appreciated the personal interest the team took in both my projects, and the timely manner in which deadlines were met. I am delighted with Embracing the Light and all the positive responses I have had from readers."
Mary Nelson Keithahn, author of Embracing the Light: Reflections on God's Word
"My granddaughter, now an artist and architect, and I have long shared a love for children’s books and had dreamed about collaborating on one together. The Lilja team made that possible for novices like us with their initial encouragement of our project, wise counsel on how to tell these stories from our family history, and practical guidance on design, layout, proofing, printing, distribution, and publicity. It has been a positive learning experience for both of us, and we are so pleased with our beautiful book!"
Mary Nelson Keithahn, author of Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier
“Working with the LifeStories staff was a wonderful experience! They were responsive, helpful and truly shared in my family’s excitement about turning our father’s stories and letters into beautiful books. The books will be forever cherished and serve as a lasting legacy for many generations to come.”