about life legacy books, journals, laminated bookmarks, and  

Write from the Inside: Dig for Treasures, Discover Yourself, Leave a Legacy

Kind words of reflection from life legacy book and journal clients:

"Brilliantly conceived. Impeccably crafted. Lissa's hand-bound books are a gift to be enjoyed and treasured for a lifetime."
         -- Joe Sabah, Past President - Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA)

"Lissa's high level of professionalism and quality work on layout, flow and captions, contributed to leaving my son in silence for hours as he poured through the pages of his personalized graduation book. Truly a gift to be treasured forever."
         -- Guy Lanter, client


"I love Lissa's work. When I gave my Mom her personalized journal, she got big tears in her eyes. She just thought it was the greatest thing."
         -- Eve Stewart, client

"The journal I gave my sister highlighted her original artwork on the cover. I'm so satisfied that, through Lissa's wonderful work, my sister received the gift of appreciation for her own creativity. Besides that, she has a unique and wonderful tangible gift that she said she will always treasure."            

           --Diane Dassow, client, APH member

"What a pleasant surprise to find in the mail: custom-made bookmarks from you! We love them! And, for the first time, I truly understand what a great little gift they make!" 

-          ---Bruce Washburn, APH member 

                (given as a Thank You gift)


Here’s the buzz about the book


Write from the Inside:

Dig for Treasures, Discover Yourself, Leave a Legacy


Open this treasure, discover your deepest truths. Lissa shines a light so you may see the legacy you are living.

Every page leads the way for you to experience your own incredible significance.

–Glenna Salsbury, author of The Art of the Fresh Start


In Write from the Inside, Lissa Ann Forbes poses thoughtful questions that beg our heart’s response.

She is a generous writer and gentle guide.

–Judy Reeves, author of A Writer’s Book of Days


Lissa gently coaxes you into the writer’s chair where you can safely delve into the life you’ve lived.

 –Keller Johnson Thompson, Helen Keller’s great grand-niece, The Helen Keller Foundation


Lissa Ann Forbes is a gifted writer whose mission is to bring out the gifted writer in you. She gently shows you how to mine your own hidden treasures. You could easily read this book cover-to-cover all at once, but I preferred savoring it over coffee as I sat on my deck, contemplating her suggestions, and writing the stories of my own life.

Jana Stanfield, Author, Recording Artist, Queen of Heavy Mental


Write from the Inside is a guidebook for just that—writing from the inside.

Lissa makes it easy to open up on the page. She evokes emotion and imagination.

–Nancy Slonim Aronie, author of Writing from the Heart


I find great value in Lissa’s theme articles, such as “Follow the Thread.”

They often give me ideas for my life writing classes.

—Libby Atwater, Ventura, CA, APH,  


Lissa’s writing is deep, simple, and elegant.

—Diane Dassow, Lombard, IL, APH,  


Lissa has a way of seeing importance and value in the little things.

Sharon Foltz,EdD, Indianola, IA, APH,  


I love the way Lissa invites her readers to reflect, to watch. She has a real gift!

Linda Linton, Morris Plains, NJ, APH,  


I like the energy of Lissa’s personal stories and how they lead me to want to write.

Carol Newman, Leawood, KS, APH,


Lissa’s creative approach has helped me in developing my own workshop material. 

Carol Upton, Gibsons, BC, Canada, APH,


These stories have touched me deeply. Lissa’s descriptions are so rich and full.

—Susan Williams, Knoxville, TN, APH,  


(APH—Association of Personal Historians,


                I marvel at Lissa’s ability to paint word pictures!

—Beth Crosby, Rock Hill, SC,


Lissa’s stories are awesome—I read them twice because they have so much insight!

Maureen Heeter, Loveland, CO


I enjoy the heart-centered approach the most. Lissa’s writing keeps the focus on

positives, stimulating writers who are stuck in the “dark side” of life.

Al Kreinberg, English teacher, Grand Junction, CO


Lissa encourages us to get in our lives.

Terri Stark, Dayton, OH,


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