Memoirs I Have Ghostwritten

Some of the life stories and memoirs I’ve ghostwritten have been subject to non-disclosure agreements, meaning I’m not permitted to disclose that I have written them.

 Here are some examples of those I’ve written in which the authors have been happy to attribute me as the author or co-author.

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Marta Hardeman Around The Ridges

Robin has shown sensitivity, dedication and patience in the process of recording my elderly husband’s memoirs. The family is so happy that we arranged this before his memories became irretrievably lost.

MARTA HARDEMAN

MEMOIR FOR THE FAMILY

THE LIFE OF DOUG MACLENNAN

Around The Ridges

Doug was in the early stages of dementia when his family approached me and asked me to write his life story before he lost any further memories.

A boy from the bush, Doug was a cheesemaker before joining the Australian Army and serving in the Civil Affairs Unit in the Vietnam War. He spoke fluent Vietnamese till the end of his life. Back in Australia, he was in charge of disaster management for Queensland, gained a PhD in Biological Science and started Global Education Designs, a company that creates bespoke educational programs for international students.

Doug enjoyed recounting his adventures to me and his family were thrilled with his story. He has since passed away, leaving an impressive legacy. You can read more about his life here.

The Life Of Doug MacLennan

Around the Ridges The Life Of Doug MacLennan
Marta Hardeman Around The Ridges

Marta Hardeman

Robin has shown sensitivity, dedication and patience in the process of recording my elderly husband’s memoirs. The family is so happy that we arranged this before his memories became irretrievably lost.

MEMOIR FOR PUBLICATION

BOB MCDERMANT

The Ambo

‘Training? We’ve tried all that rubbish, it doesn’t work,’ the Superintendent said. 

This attitude was what Bob had to contend with when he joined the Queensland Ambulance in 1947, to discover that the equipment and procedures were antiquated and there was no training for officers.

Due to his perseverance and visionary outlook, Bob and his team succeeded in introducing a training program and bringing treatment in line with modern medicine. Over his 39-year career in the Ambulance, he helped lay the foundations for the progressive and highly skilled service of today’s Queensland paramedics.

It’s a story of determination and dedication, as he constantly came up against apathy, resistance and fear of change.

The Ambo has been highly praised both within and outside the Queensland Ambulance Service. Bob was 96 when it was published and received a lot of media attention, being the oldest author in Australia at the time.  

It’s available here. The Ambo

The Ambo Bob McDermant Book Cover
Bob McDermant Headshot The Ambo

Bob McDermant

At age 96 I thought my dream of writing my Autobiography was unattainable. I’d left it so late my writing was illegible, my eyesight virtually gone, my hearing poor. Robin Storey proved herself to be a very patient, understanding and diligent Ghost Writer for my project.

Pam Mariko Headshot

Robin helped me to create a book that I am very proud of and which was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. If you're looking for help in writing your memoir, I would thoroughly recommend her services.

PAM MARIKO

MEMOIR FOR PUBLICATION

THE SINCLAIR FAMILY

The Austin 7 Odyssey

'You’ll never fix that,’ the neighbour said as Nick’s father Rod towed the 1929 Austin 7 into the driveway of the family home. If it were a person it would have been in intensive care.

The neighbour was wrong – the car was repaired and this Baby Austin has now been in the Sinclair family for over 60 years.  I ghosted the story of the many adventures of The Bomb, as it was lovingly called by the Sinclairs, in New Zealand and Australia.

It’s had its share of rough treatment and neglect, but the Austin 7 was built for resilience and Nick has restored it to its former glory, with some modifications for safety.

Even non-car enthusiasts will enjoy these quirky escapades. If you’d like a copy of the book, contact me here.


The Sinclair Austin Seven Odyssey
Nick Sinclair Testimonial

Nick Sinclair

Being a first time author having Robin’s expertise with ‘pulling the story together’ was beneficial and I am also grateful for her patience.

MEMOIR FOR THE FAMILY

THE SINCLAIR FAMILY

A Larrakin's Life

Stealing a demountable toilet and throwing a nail gun cartridge into a combustion stove were all in a day’s work for Rod Sinclair. Roderick McLeod Sinclair (1917 - 1995), successful businessman, innovator, sportsman, traveller and adventurer, was also the quintessential Aussie larrikin.

He loved nothing better than pushing the boundaries and stirring up trouble - and he couldn't resist a practical joke, particularly if it involved blowing things up.

I wrote this biography of Rod for his son Nick, a rollicking story of a hell-raising character. There were many like him in those days – they may now be a dying breed!

A Larrikins Life
Nick Sinclair Testimonial

Nick Sinclair

The ‘no stress’ quality of Robin's work and attitude to creating something from what was mainly snippets of life were amazing. The feedback received is indicative of the wonderful creative energy Robin provided on both books ‘The Sinclair Austin Seven Odyssey - A tale of a small car’ and ‘A Larrikin’s Life’ and I could not be happier.

MEMOIR FOR BUSINESS

ROAD TRAIN ADVENTURES

Characters And Campfires

Graham and Deb Reid are the owners of Travel West, a travel company that specialises in personalised tours of the Australian Outback. They wanted a book they could use as a gift to whet the appetites of his regular clients and attract new ones.

This is a short e-book of light-hearted yarns about Graham's earlier adventures driving road trains throughout remote Australia. Close calls on the rugged bush tracks and offbeat outback characters are all part of the fun.

You can get a free copy of the book here. The link is in the footer of the page.
https://www.travelwest.com.au/

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Graham Reid Travel West Tours

Graham Reid

From the time we were first introduced to Robin I knew she was the right person to help me put my story into a usable document. Many of our passengers have read Characters & Campfires and commented on how well it is presented. Thank you Robin for your clever work, it's a nice compliment to our tour.

PERSONAL MEMOIR

PAMELA MARIKO

Red Moon - Secrets Of A Sixties Schoolgirl

Author Pam Mariko had already written her coming of age memoir, taking place in 1960s London – the era of The Beatles, beehive hair and ‘free love.’  

She asked me for a critique to help her improve it. I helped her re-shape the narrative, refine her voice and edit and polish the story until it sparkled.

Red Moon has earned 5 star reviews on Amazon and was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.

It’s available to buy here.

Red Moon - Secrets of a Sixties Schoolgirl

Red Moon Secrets of a Sixties Schoolgirl by Pamela Mariko
Pam Mariko Headshot

Pamela Mariko

Robin gave me a lot of valuable feedback during the process of writing my memoir Red Moon - Secrets of a Sixties Schoolgirl. She critiqued all facets from character development to the pace and structure of the story, and helped me to create a book that I am very proud of.

My MEMOIR BY ROBIN STOREY

MAKING THE BREAST OF IT

Breast Cancer Stories of Humour and Joy

When Robin Storey first heard the words, ‘You have breast cancer,’ she burst into tears. In an instant, her world had tipped upside down.

But as a comedy fiction author, she couldn’t help finding the humorous side as she underwent treatment, and learnt more about herself and others along the way.

This is my own memoir about my experience of breast cancer. You can read more about it by clicking the link below.

Making The Breast Of It

Making the Breast of It Storey Lines By Robin Storey

About Robin Storey

I’ve been in the writing industry for over 25 years, so I obviously love it.  After being a freelance writer, short story author and novelist, I’m now firmly ensconced as a ghostwriter.

I live in Queensland, Australia, ( beautiful one day, perfect the next), but due to the wonders of technology, I can write stories for people all over the world.

As well as being a book nerd, I love hiking, going to the gym and music, especially singing. I’m showing my age, but 70s and 80s music is unsurpassed!

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