You want to record what’s important in your life 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.


Perhaps you have a collection of memories, a file of your company’s newsletters or a written memoir that you are interested in publishing. Plus that box of unsorted family or company photos you want to include. Or, maybe you are interested in preserving your memories on camera as a record of your family or business history.

Our Lilja LifeStories process will simplify what can feel like an overwhelming assignment. Our assessment, writing, editing and design services will ensure satisfying and meaningful results in book or digital form.


And because we love what we do, you’ll have fun in the process!


Studies have confirmed that the next generation is more interested in the non-financial leave behinds – like memories, values, faith and religion – than the money or possessions they will inherit.

But these studies also point out that most families haven’t done a thorough job of capturing those memories and having meaningful conversations about them. As the population ages, the need to capture memories takes on an even greater urgency. We are dedicated to helping families and businesses preserve their stories so they can be shared across generations.


  1. To leave a legacy. Part of our legacy includes sharing our unique values and life lessons, and most want to leave behind more than possessions or money. Whether that’s a personal biography about living through technological and social upheaval, or the story of how your business grew from a small start-up to a large corporation, future generations will learn from your past. 

  2. Because every life is extraordinary. Every person, and every business no matter how small, has an important story to share. We believe the ordinary moments of life, when shared thoughtfully, can be truly extraordinary.

  3. To provide an antidote to celebrity culture. Our philosophy and approach stands in stark contrast to our society’s focus on celebrities and their stories. By reclaiming our own individual narratives, we can pass on some life experience and hopefully, wisdom, to future generations.


Lilja LifeStories is a one-stop shop for everything you need to produce your story.

Whether you want to record your story to share with your grandchildren, publish your personal memoir or business history, or create a video record of your family story, we can help. Our assessment and editing services will point you in the right direction, for satisfying and meaningful results in book or digital form.

  • Interviewing

  • Research

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Design

  • Layout

  • Printing

  • Video Production

  • Book Promotion

You can choose to have us 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.


8953 Aztec Dr
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347