Thank you for running that writing workshop. I had a lot of fun listening to how everyone writes, and when I read, getting feed back. When I got to hear what people thought of my writing, it gave me confidence and made me inspire to write more. At first I was nervous to read what I had written but, once I had, it felt good to know that people thought it was good. It was also wonderful to hear other people’ stories. We all have our own styles, and it is helpful to hear how others write too.

Again thank you for running that workshop. It was very enjoyable, and inspiring.


Ginny Chanda

Thanks so much for the interesting workshop. The information on the IBPA should be particularly useful to me. Also I will definitely check out Amazon’s Space as you receommended.

Thanks also for taking a look the opening of my urban fantasy novel.

With best wishes,
Ginny Chanda

Pat Leod

Thank you for your presentation, “Founding Fathers” for our 3rd Thursday Program on July 20th.

Once again, your research and energetic presentation made for a very informative and enjoyable program, and we thank you for your generous time and effort.

Pat Leod,
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We write books of life stories and business histories. Telling Your Story, Inc. is an independent publishing company.  Established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2001, the company provides individualized services for the clients who want their stories told in their own voices and words. Your dream of telling your story can come true.

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We can meet either in your home or office and conduct a series of interviews. Based on our conversations we will take notes and record your story. A draft copy is given to you for your approval.

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October 10, 2013 to June 30, 2014—Weekly Writing Critique Group by Marjory D. Lyons “Writing from the Heart” at Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $15.00 per week. Information 954-249-1333.

November 20, 2013—Writing Workshop by Marjory D. Lyons, 11:00 a. m. to 3:00 p.m., “Telling Your Story –in Words or Pictures” for the National League of American Pen Women, at Artserve, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. 11:00 a. m. to 3:00 p.m., $30.00 members; $40.00 nonmembers. Brown bag lunch. Information 954-249-1333.

January 20, 2014—Book Review by Marjory D. Lyons, “Food in History” by Reay Tannahill at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $20.00. Luncheon following @ $30.00. Information 954-249-1333.

February 6, 13, 20, 2014—A Writing Seminar by Marjory D. Lyons, “Telling Your Story –in Words or Pictures” at Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $100.00. Information 954-786-4590 or 954-249-1333.

February TBA, 2014—Live Performance, Four Short Plays by Florida Playwrights, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Plays include “Dead to Right” by Jon Fangipane and “Our Boys” by Peter Hawkins. Light dinner overlooking the New River. $30.00. Free parking. Information

Marjory Diane Lyons is founder and owner of Telling Your Story, Inc., a specialty publishing company which writes and produces books of life stories for private clients.

A recipient of the 2009 Hall of Fame Award by the Writers’ Network of South Florida for “service above and beyond the call of duty for the writing community…and for networking” among writers, Marjory conducts writing workshops on “Tips on Writing Your Life Story” and “What Every Writer Needs to Know about Writing and Publishing.”

In addition, she gives book reviews of New York Times Bestsellers including Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson, John Adams by David McCullough and The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel.

Her articles and memoirs have been published in the Kappa Delta Pi National Honorary Magazine, the Indiana School Boards Journal, The Pompano Pelican, and the Lighthouse Point Magazine. Two of her memoirs will be published in anthologies in 2010. At Florida Atlantic University she wrote two training manuals for the Small Business Development Center, and at Nova Southeastern University she founded and edited a journal for graduate English students.

She has been on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University for twenty years, teaching English and leadership courses, live and online. Currently she is dissertation chairperson for doctoral students in organizational leadership.

Marjory is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and a board member of the Florida Publishers Association, the Writers Network of South Florida, and the National League of American Pen Women, where she chairs the scholarship committee, providing awards for high school student writers.

Click here to download a pdf of Dr. Lyons’ complete résumé.