Why Write Family Stories

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Why write family stories? Each of us may have a different reason and any reason is valid. Do you want to leave a legacy of how life was for those who follow you? Do you want to remember particular people who were notable in their accomplishments? Do you want to flesh out a genealogy by describing the appearance and character of the relatives you remember or even those who came before you?In HOW TO WRITE FAMILY STORIES, Susan Williamson provides practical advice to help you accomplish your writing and publishing goals.


Susan Williamson

Horses, Mystery,Travel: Susan Williamson is a horse person, gardener, writer, reader. She has worked as an extension agent, a newspaper editor, a community and adult education coordinator, the owner of a paint and wallpaper store, a riding instructor, trainer, barn manager, adjunct professor, and manager of a local farm to table coop. Currently she is writing, gardening and horsing around. The University of Kentucky and the University of California, Davis are her alma maters.

She met her husband at a horse show ( after the horse she was riding ran away with her). Their daughter’s first word was horse. She has been an avid mystery reader since she discovered Nancy Drew at the age of 9. Carolyn Hart, Rita Mae Brown, Nevada Barr, CJ Box, Steve Berry, J.A. Jance, Sue Grafton and many more are her favorite authors.

She and her husband have recently downsized from 10 acres in North Carolina to a town house in Williamsburg, VA.


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