Autobiography and Military-Memoir Coach
Bio Bistro™ Autobiography-Creation Program
Your life, your story, is unique.
You've overcome difficult challenges.
You've followed your dream,
despite the odds.
You've been touched by people who've made a difference in your life,
and you've made a difference for others
Now you can tell your story,
with the help of
award-winning author, book coach,
and biographer, Tammy Barley.
Whether you’re writing for yourself,
or the world,
Bio Bistro™ is here to help you
bring your story to life.
Create and self-publish
your autobiography using
one of three options.
1. Autobiography-Creation Workshop
Why start creating your story alone? Enjoy beginning it with a group of fellow autobiographers! Tammy Barley provides an exciting four-hour workshop with a world-travel motif, and shares everything you need to know to bring your autobiography manuscript to life.
2. Interview and Ghostwrite
Don't write your book; be interviewed! As your personal ghostwriter, Tammy interviews you and then writes your book for you, based on your own words!
3. Book Coaching
Tammy works with you one-on-one, helping you plan how to tell your story. Then she inspires and encourages you as you keyboard or speak (and audio-record) your manuscript draft — even if you aren't a writer.
- Professional Manuscript Edit
- Graphics Design, to Add Visual Elements to Your Pages
- Captivating Custom Book-Cover Design
- Coaching to Make Self-publishing a Snap!
An interview and ghostwritten autobiography
makes a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime gift!
(For the above books, Tammy Barley provided book development, coaching, editorial, and/or ghostwriting assistance. Not all of the above authors participated in the complete Bio Bistro Program.)
From Sorrow to Dancing:
The Recent Widow’s Handbook
by Marcy Kelly, Certified Life Coach,
B.A. in Psychology
From Sorrow to Dancing is recommended by Focus on the Family.
From Sorrow to Dancing
portrays the emotions, thoughts, actions, and experiences of widows as they struggle through the aftermath of losing a spouse, and it addresses key situations where decisions can change life for the better.
It’s Okay to Be Scared—but Never Give Up:
A book of hope and inspiration for life
by cancer survivors Jim Palmer and Martin Howey
Prepare to be motivated, inspired, more hopeful, and perhaps even transformed!
Each of us faces challenges, some more severe—and fear-inducing—than others. The knowledge that you’re not alone can be a tremendous comfort. In addition, the stories of others who have persevered and overcome great odds can help you surmount—or avoid entirely—similar obstacles.
Playing Up: One Man's Rise from Public Housing to Public Service through Mentorship
by Vaughn L. McKoy, JD, MBA
attorney, businessman, motivational speaker
After being awarded a football scholarship to Rutgers University, Vaughn meets former alumnus, attorney, and business mogul Arthur M. Goldberg while lifting weights. For the next ten years, "Mr. G." weekly mentors Vaughn to pursue academic and professional success.
Belief has power. If you believe you can,
then you can.
An inner-city youth from Paterson "P-town" New Jersey, Vaughn becomes convinced life has more to offer than drugs, gangs, and prison. Throughout his school years, despite the lure of the streets and the shock and responsibility of becoming a teenage dad, he strives for athletic excellence, encouraged by coaches whose teachings are never solely about the game.
Books by Tammy Barley's Clients
(These link to the Web site of our sister business,
PO Box 2151
McHenry, IL 60051
Inspirational Books and Resources
A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant
by Maka Kartheiser
The irony of life is that all experiences, over time, change us. They grow us and give us new perspectives. They set our feet on new paths.
I have walked on many of these paths, ever since I was a child in the dark years of the Soviet Union. But even though I am now free of that mess, I still find myself out of place.
I invite you to walk a little of my journey with me. Together we may find our place in the universe, and discover our purpose for being.
Where Do I Belong?
What Am I Meant to Do?
These questions have followed me much of my life. Many times I have made the decision to go back home and never return to America. And yet, every time I fly to my birth country of Georgia, that same number of times something pulls me back to the United States.
Without Limits: An Autobiography of Living the “Impossible”
by Richard Kirchner
Do You Live without Limits?
Paralyzed at birth, I wasn’t
supposed to live. Months later
I overcame the paralysis, only
to knock on death’s door again
at age seven. And again in
college. And again hiking with
my son in the Grand Tetons.
With a thirst for adventure, and
an almost miraculous inability
to die, I began to realize I was
still alive for a reason. Was that reason my positive attitude? An indomitable mind-set? A God in the universe moving cosmic chess pieces in my favor?
Why was I alive?
I came to discover my purpose, my reason for being, and the key to living a miraculous, impossible life without limits. I share my story with you, so that you might discover the key to living your own adventurous, miraculous life . . . without limits.