About Personal History Productions

Founder and managing editor Andi (on left) worked for many years in the traditional book publishing industry, including as a senior project editor at a division of Random House and as a senior editor at Prima Publishing. She has overseen the editorial work and production  of hundreds of titles. In addition, she holds a bachelor’s in business and a master’s in English and has taught composition to undergraduate students at two universities.

Founder and writer Susan, who graduated with a bachelor’s from Duke University, is an award-winning journalist who worked as a reporter for a monthly magazine and daily newspapers including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Dallas Times Herald, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Since the company’s founding in 2005, our team of skilled and highly experienced book professionals have worked with a wide range of people and companies to create legacy projects. They’ve done everything from interviewing a client’s mother and father for an hour each and delivering audio files of the interviews to creating life story coffee table books based on dozens of hours of interviews and illustrated with hundreds of photos and original documents. In addition, they’ve created business histories, as well as a commissioned biography requiring original-source research on three continents.

Our goal is to help you tell your life story, in your way, so it can be shared future generations. We know we’ve done our job when our clients are thrilled!

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With client Joe Garbarino at his book signing party, held on his 83rd birthday.

We look forward to discussing your project!