We all have a unique story to tell, lessons to share and wisdom to pass on. But sometimes getting those gems down on the page can be daunting, if not downright impossible. Writing anything, let alone the stories that mean the most to you, can be incredibly intimidating. And that’s where I come in.
I've had the privilege of interviewing some of the most gifted storytellers of our time, from director Ron Howard, to bestselling author Sebastian Junger, to investigative journalist Maureen Orth. From them, I've developed tools that I want to share with others.
Interviewing New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Junger
for Outside magazine at his summer home in Cape Cod.
I can serve as a conduit to telling your story. We’ll work together to cultivate your memoir, the story of your company, or your book idea, from organizing ideas, to getting it down on the page, to crafting the narrative arch, to seeing it through to print. Whether you’re looking to write a book for publication or creating a precious keepsake for future generations, I’ll help you tell your story in the most compelling ways possible.
Each year, I take on one ghostwriting project. After signing on together, we’ll lock in a six-month schedule during which I will conduct interviews and research, and then ultimately write your book or long-form piece. I offer an à la carte service, customized to meet your needs and literary objectives.
Interviewing Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth in New York City.
75,000 - 85,000 words
Extensive research and interviewing
Outline and planning
Revisions and scrupulous editing
Final product ready for printing
"My father is presently 96 years old, born in 1922 and lived through the Depression and World War II. He was the first person in his family to finish high school and the first to attend college. He landed at Normandy on D-day and also at Anzio Beach and San Raphael in the Mediterranean.
I had read a lot of Rob’s writing and thought he was a great storyteller. His use of pace, metaphor, phrasing and action make his stories very fluid and exciting. His attention to detail and context make the stories reachable and real. When my son told me that Rob had enjoyed talking to my father, I responded by saying “We should hire Rob to write Pop’s story.”
Rob was immediately enthusiastic and truly wanted to tell my father’s story. He interviewed my father and family members very thoroughly. He would have interviewed his cohorts but there are none left. These stories are passing out of the culture. I am so happy we decided to have this one written professionally for posterity.
The result was incredibly moving. A tribute to my father’s life and endeavors and to the lives of the people who lived these times with him. The whole family was inspired. Even though we all knew the story, we had never seen it like this. We have all read it hundreds of times and it still chokes me up to this day.
I strongly recommend to my friends that if they have something or someone who’s story should be kept alive that they do so posthaste. You cannot put a price on it." -Liam Rogers