Your Words, Your Life Story: A Journal for Sharing Memories

Five Fun Facts About the Author J.Q. Rose

1. Fun fact. I like potato chips dipped in ketchup accompanied by a cold glass of chocolate milk.
2. Fun fact. I kicked up my heels as a hobo from Hooverville in the chorus line of the community players’ production of Annie. So much fun and a dream fulfilled.
3. Fun fact. I helped to build the ark. No, not THAT ark, silly. The ark is the centerpiece of the Ark Park, a playground for the community.
4. Fun fact. In my bio photo, the red Mustang convertible was a surprise birthday gift from my hubby in 1995. Still drives like it’s new.
5. Fun fact. My older brothers and I all played cornet/trumpet in the school band. They made sure to stand out on the front porch when I practiced at home so the neighbors could see they were not the ones tooting out those sour notes.

Your Words, Your Life Story: A Journal for Sharing Memories

Is the idea of telling your life story swirling in your brain, but the project is too overwhelming to consider? Life story teacher and published author, J.Q. Rose, can help.

Your Words, Your Life Story: A Journal for Sharing Memories by J.Q. Rose is a journal and a guide for capturing the moments that impacted your life–the happy, sad, funny and crazy times that shaped a generation. Family and friends want to relive your experience through your words.

Not into writing?

Discover audio and video programs to bring your authentic voice to listeners.

Silly questions that have nothing to do with your life are not in the book. Instead, the guide prompts you to remember details to develop a rich tapestry to share in single vignettes or in a collection. Take the opportunity to tell the familiar stories you have told around the family table, then organize and keep them just for your family and/or publish them.

Your Words, Your Life Story will help ignite and share your memories. You won’t be alone on your journey down memory lane. Receive support through the private Facebook group, TellingYour Life Story and Memoir Circle. You’re invited to join in to share stories, resources, tips, experiences, and memories.

Preserving the experiences of the past for future generations is important.

As they peruse the stories, they will wonder how you lived without a TV, a computer or microwave. The story of your life, the struggles, the joys, the accomplishments will be what the next generations understand. Your account will be a guide to help them through their own lives.

Start now to put together the vignettes that make up your life story and create a treasured family keepsake.

The workshops presented by J.Q. Rose have inspired students to tell their stories and realize how rich and full their lives have been.
Review Snippets:
A lot of useful information—Yvonne
–This class helped me to realize I haven’t wasted much of my life.—Sylvia
–It gave me a chance to go through my life again and relive it.—Helen
–I have some of the knowledge and encouragement to begin.–Carolyn

  • Within the pages of Your Words, Your Life Story you will find:
  • Larger print
  • No silly questions
  • An easy way to begin
  • Ways to spark memories
  • Exercises for you to recall your life stories
  • Inspiring quotations to motivate you to keep going
  • Lined journal pages to jot down memories
  • Information on storytelling
  • Links to sites for submitting your story
  • Links to sites for telling your story via writing, audio and/or video

Order your book now to preserve your legacy and pass your life stories to the next generations.

Your Words, Your Life Story: A Journal for Sharing Memories

Your Words, Your Life Story: A Journal for Sharing Memories

About J. Q. Rose

Non-fiction Bio J.Q. Rose, published author of mysteries and romance, enjoys offering tips and support to writers. She invites you to visit the Focused on Story blog at and discover inspiring and informative guest authors and information on writing, marketing, and publishing. Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing is a compilation of writing tips plus from fifteen talented authors. Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening: Starting Your Garden, co-authored with her husband, Gardener Ted, was an Amazon best-seller. 

Connect online with J.Q. Rose

J.Q. Rose blog
J. Q.  Rose Amazon Author Page