One day, your great-great-grandchild will want to know you. This is your chance to create that connection.
Capture Your Story takes your rich, vibrant life and turns it into a legacy that will last for generations.
Enjoy a seamless, gentle, and eye-opening process as together we pull back the curtains of the past and bring your story to the present.
We’re a team of empathetic listeners with years of professional writing experience behind us. We’re here to help guide the conversation so you can delve even deeper into your cherished memories and reflect on the remarkable life you’ve lived.
Many of our clients even say that they enjoyed the interview process as much as their final book! Let’s turn your memories, stories and words of wisdom into a beautiful keepsake that your family will treasure forever.
“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
– Michael J. Fox
Meet our founder, Ilana Sinclair
Hey there! It’s so nice to meet you.
Growing up, I was surrounded by family - parents, siblings, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Even as a child, the best part was always the stories. This gift of knowing where I came from gave me a deep sense of connection to my family’s past and helped shape my identity.
Today as a mom of four, I have literally made it my business to ensure that my kids know our family’s stories. I want them to have that same feeling of connection and belonging as I do.
It’s now my joy to get to combine my love of storytelling with my passion for supporting older adults.
The result? A treasured heirloom that will be passed down through your family generation-to-generation.
I believe a Life Story book is a gift YOU deserve to give yourself and your future generations.
Meet Our Writers
All of our writers possess remarkable writing skills and years of experience in the industry, but what really sets them apart is their gift for compassionate and attuned listening. They’ll listen closely to your story, ensuring that your voice and your words are captured accurately, eloquently, and with genuine care.
For 25 years, Andye chased stories about Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World for Israeli and foreign-based magazines before leaving the media in 2020 to focus on teaching teenagers to debate.
"Capture Your Story has been a terrific way to satisfy my curiosity about people while also keeping my storytelling “chops” in shape."
Aviva is an experienced writer with a Master's degree in history.
"As a writer for Capture Your Story, I bring my background in history and museum exhibitions to help curate people’s life stories, giving future generations a priceless gift."
Formed at La Sorbonne, Celia is a French-Israeli screenwriter who has collaborated in writing features such as Diplomacy by Volker Schlöndorff. Mother to four children, she writes books for them and, in parallel, develops features, shortcoms, and documentaries with a pool of international writers.
“As a writer for Capture Your Story, I believe each of us lives in a movie; "H'ai be seret", as we say in Israel. I'm convinced there is a great plot in every person's life that requires enlightenment from darkness to light, love to disillusion, and failure to success."
Dannii is an experienced storyteller with a background in Language and Literature. "We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” (Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal).
“As a part of the Capture Your Story team, I'm excited to have the chance to empower people to pass on their stories to others, to future generations, and to have their voices heard."
Maiyan is a highly experienced writer with a background in linguistics and anthropology.
"I am constantly inspired and in awe of people’s incredibly rich and complex life stories. As a creative introvert, I love knowing that many people have experienced extraordinary events and lived fascinating and challenging lives."
Sarah is the author of Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered and the New Media Editor at Times of Israel.
“In Judaism we say, “The one who saves a life, it is as if they saved an entire universe,” and it’s true: each one of us contains multitudes. We are each a universe unto ourselves. And the stories we’ve lived are the ways we can share our worlds with those we love. This is why I am honored to be part of the Capture Your Story team - we get to be map makers, helping chart these universes for generations to come."
Discover our easy process.
We’re here to make it effortless and enjoyable. From the writing to the layout and design, we’ll shoulder every aspect of your project.