How to Pitch And Sell A Movie Based On Your Autobiography Or Life Story

There are ways to get a movie made about your autobiography. However, it’s an uphill battle. Let me share some tactics you can use when pitching your autobiography or memoir.

A difficult aspect of selling your autobiography is that you can lose perspective. When people accept or reject aspects of your autobiography, it’s easy to take it personally.

Therefore, to have the best chance to get your autobiography published or produced, you need to be able to see the pluses and minuses of the project in a more objective way.

What If Someone Else Was Pitching Your Autobiography?

Imagine how someone you don’t know would pitch your autobiography.

  • How would they start?
  • What elements would they highlight?
  • What would they leave out?
  • How would they describe YOU?

Most decision-makers are suspicious of people who are pitching autobiographical projects. This is because there are a lot of people people who believe “my life should be a movie/book,” when their life isn’t the kind of story that would interest a large audience.

One of the best ways to sell your autobiography is to partner with someone known for working with biographical material, and let them pitch it. That provides a crucial ingredient to getting a decision-maker interested: third-party validation.

Accumulate Third-party Validation

The single best thing you can do to make a decision-maker see the value of your autobiography is to convince other decision-makers that it is valuable.

For example:

  • Get a story about you written in the local paper.
  • Get a national magazine to feature you.
  • Attach a producer who specializes in biography.
  • Attach a star to the project who wants to play “you.”

What Is The ‘Movie Story’ Version Of Your Autobiography?

Thinking about what your autobiography would look like as a movie can help you clarify the most compelling aspects of the project. This will help you to pitch it effectively (whether you want it to be a movie or not).

Movies need to have a simple, clear story that maximizes visual interest. This often requires making significant adjustments to the actual events of your life. That’s why real lives and movie versions often differ (more on this here and here).

If your story was going to be a movie, how would you have to shape or adjust your story to fit the medium?

See Your Autobiography From The Decision-Maker’s POV

Lucky Man book coverAutobiographies, whether a book like Lucky Man (by and about Michael J. Fox), a movie like 8 Mile (about and starring Eminem), or a TV show like Louie (by, about, and starring Louis C.K.) have lots of potential to make money.

However, decision-makers such as agents, executives, and publishers typically do not want to invest in an autobiography unless it meets at least one of two standards:

  1. It must be incredible, timely, and relevant.
  2. It must already be successful in some other medium.

Incredible, Timely, And Relevant

You may have an unusual, amazing life story. But if it is not also timely and relevant to what’s happening in our culture, decision-makers are unlikely to want to invest.

To develop a more compelling pitch for your project:

  • Identify famous historical analogues to your story.
  • Link your story to trends in contemporary culture.
  • Reference current news stories on the same topic.

Here are two autobiographies that are in development. I’ve chosen them because neither author is a celebrity though both have extraordinary stories.

American Sniper bookScreen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.05.17 AMSomething to notice about these two examples—neither was sold immediately as a movie. American Sniper was a successful book first, and Saroo Brierly’s story received significant international press coverage, then was sold as a book to Penguin and as a movie to See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech).

This demonstrates one of the key ingredients of selling your autobiography: proving that it has been successful in another medium.

Already Successful In Another Medium

Pam Grier bookIf you are a celebrity, this is a form of success in another medium. Being a famous actor, businessperson, or other “star” is one kind of evidence that there may be a market for material about YOU.

So, for example, an autobiography in development is:

However, if you’re not a celebrity, there are other ways to prove that your story is worth telling. Here are some things I have seen people do that helped them to sell an autobiographical project:

  • Getting national press
  • Performing a financially successful one-person show
  • Distributing a short film on YouTube which goes viral
  • Creating a popular blog about your life
  • Publishing articles that leverage your experience
  • Becoming a public speaker

How To Use Your Personal Story

This may surprise you, but if you’re pitching an autobiography, this is what you should do:

If possible, pitch the project without referencing yourself at all.

Prove that the story stands on its own. Then, if you get sufficient interest from the decision-maker and you get asked how you came up with the idea, with humility and brevity you can describe the part of your own life that gave rise to the project.

This strategy is more effective than leading with your connection to the material because:

  1. You demonstrate professionalism by showing that the story comes first.
  2. Your personal connection adds credibility to the material.
  3. Your personal experience acts as a “button” to an already strong pitch.

Do you have a favorite autobiographical project? Let me know in the comments.

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Discussion About How to Pitch And Sell A Movie Based On Your Autobiography Or Life Story

  1. Joevic Cunada

    Hi Stephanie,

    I find this article that you wrote, “Autobiography: How to Pitch And Sell A Movie Or Book Based On Your Life Story”, very helpful to me. I’m a 47-year old gay man from the Philippines. I have lived here, mostly in the San Francisco Peninsula area, for more or less 20 years. I came here 20 years ago to check on my parents who were the living in Southern California while working for a pharmaceutical company in the Philippines. On my second return trip from the Philippines, I decided to leave my job and help bring my younger sister over so she can try her luck in the nursing field here in the United States.
    As for myself, I kept trying and trying to find ways to gain legal status in the country. I resorted to having a sham marriage so I can get a work permit. This one event led to other events and realized one day I was no longer in control of my life. In 2008, my world stopped when the INS refused to renew my work permit. All of a sudden, I faced a towering wall in front of me. I needed to deal with the fact that I no longer have a work permit and that I’m in the process of getting evicted from my apartment, being homeless becoming more and more a reality as the days went on, my mental issues about being a gay man and my relationship with immediate family came to the front and that being a Filipino born and raised in the Philippines living in San Francisco became centerstage in my life at that point in time.
    In 2014, I was granted prosecutorial discretion by the INS and this came with a one-year renewable work permit. Over a month ago, I started working as a part-time housekeeper at a bed & breakfast in Noe Valley owned by a nice Jewish lady. Just yesterday, I came to the Western Dental Clinic across the street to have my teeth examined so I can prepare to have my porcelain bridge repaired.
    Today, I dropped by the Mission public library and spoke with the branch manager about resources available for people who want to write an a book, particularly an autobiography in my case.
    I have written emails and letters to 9/11 organizations in New York, organizations that were formed in response to Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines and other materials that I have available that I can share with anyone who can help me get started in writing a book.
    Maybe, you can personally help me or direct me to someone in San Francisco who can help. I’ll appreciate your help. Right now, I’m busy looking for a room to rent.
    Please let me know what you can do for me. God bless you!

    Sincerely,

    Joevic Cunada
    397 Moscow St.
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    415-678-7008 cp
    [email protected]

  2. Arselio

    I have drama love story that i had been wrote done. Tell me how can i sell it.

  3. Chopper D Man

    I would love to tell my true life experience as a high ranking officer of a large motorcycle club. Actually, I believe my entire experience in the biker community would make for a huge eye opener. From start to finish. From my first scooter, joining the club, the life, the change, the awakening, the departure, the truth about all types of bikers. No Son’s of Anarchy BS. Who’s who and what’s what.

  4. Kim Howell

    Hi Stephanie,

    I would like to thank you for this article! Although I am still perplexed as how to proceed.
    My true life story starts as I first tried to kill myself at age five by throwing myself out of my parents car on a highway in Okinawa. After many more years of physical (beatings, broken bones) and emotional and mental abuse I ran away from home.
    Where less than 24 hours after I was injected with crystal meth and died instantly. I died and left my body. Obviously lived through that to witness a murder from a motor cycle gang. Was away from home and four states away.

    Progress to past a abusive marriage years later, having to move 13 hours away so my husband wouldnt find me and kill me only to come home to sign the divorce papers and he breaks in while I am on the phone with 911 and proceeds to try to kill me.

    Then came an arrest for attempted murder. For which I was innocent and just a bystander that helped to save the victims life who was sliced open in his stomach and accross his neck. Spent two weeks in jail, parents bonded me out only to turn me back in to the jail and revoke their bond. Spent two months in jail until the bond was reduced and my employer bailed me out. Charges eventually dropped.

    It is like three different lifetime movies by the time I am 25!
    Do I write three different books as it is too much for one to absorb for one book?
    Help!!!

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I am so very sorry that you had experience something so horrific, Kim. You are a courageous person and I admire you for persevering and wanting to help others. There are definitely other people who could benefit from your experience. There is a lot to absorb in your story. I recommend checking out some other books about people who have survived abuse to look for a template that feels like the kind of book you want to write. Go to the library or a bookstore and find the shelf where you book would be categorized. Check out the books in that section and see what stands out to you. This can often be a helpful guide to narrowing down what you want your book to focus on. Sending you lots of good thoughts on your journey.

  5. Abiodun Paul

    Hi Stephanie Palmer,
    Thanks for this article.
    I have just come to the conclusion to (write) tell my story, but its not just telling it alone; I want to see if I can also raise money through it for my studies abroad. I a 35 years old man from Nigeria living in Abu Dhabi.

    My story is the story of a boy who was never loved by his father. I was the odd one in a big family of about 14 children and 4 wives. I want to tell the world what it takes to be born in Africa, in a polygamous family, to be beaten & bullied on daily basis, to become a peptic ulcer patient for years due to hunger, to walk to the farm (jungle) bear-footed, to have a name that’s different from your sibling’s.

    You know, my father concubine once determined whether my school fees will be paid or not. My father constantly told me I won’t become anything; he’ll say “you’re ugly and not well behaved”. Meanwhile, I was the most well behaved boy or person in family then and even now. This happened when I was already a teenager. I had do manual labour to clothe myself. I almost dropped out of secondary school because I of unpaid school fees. I manage to progress to a three college for national certificate program. I dropped out of so many educational programs and university just because I couldn’t pay the fees. All I desire is to become itinerary teacher/speaker about African family settings, youths, poverty, negligence of parents and government agencies, etc.

    Note: I have also written something yet to be published or reviewed about sexual sin and I also have a blog about the subject. (http://www.christianandsexinmarriageministry.blogspot.com.es/?m=1)

    I have unquenchable desire to study youth work or social work abroad since 2009 and I cannot take my mind off it yet finance is an issue. I agreed to take the job of a driver here in UAE perhaps I’ll be able to save money for this cause but it hasn’t been so easy as I still have to support some of my siblings and my wife.

    Hence, I need your advice, please. Thanks for your time.

  6. forgetful

    I always wondered if it would do anything or any good to write about what happened with my family. Basically.. all I can say in a nutshell is my family was some how involved with columbine… not in helping it.. but being close proximity of the shooters enough for them to ruin our lives.. and make parents and family members of the lost think that we were involved. I know my father was contacted by Barbara Walters team to be interviewed and he declined just because he was scared for us and his kids. I guess I kind of wanted.. to set things straight.. that we had nothing to do with the killings of innocent people. I don’t know.. it would also dip into my crazy family… my mother having bipolar, my dad having a drinking problem.. and the craziness that is my family and life. It would follow up on a little side note of being an unlucky person out of a big percentage of people… those people out there… where nothing really amazing happens to them in their life. I one of them.. and understand them. I’m not really a good writer… but I feel like I have a unique story to share.

  7. Danielle

    Hi Stephanie,

    I actually have a published book. Not about me or my life, yet on the lines of Sex in the City, it’s called Diary of Dating, by DG Elizabeth. I am writing, because I know you have ‘screen plays’ and my question was, who wrote those for you, if any one? And would you recommend someone.

    Thank you.

  8. Brandi

    Hello. I am currently a 26 year old single mother. My name is brandi and I am native American.
    I feel if I write a book telling my true life with dialogue and details, people, (friends, relatives, acquaintances, and even enemies) might feel the need to drop whatever they thought they knew. I feel I could inspire most readers.
    I grew up in n out of foster homes, lock up facilities and group homes. Endured being neglected by a junkie mother, was a first hand witness to my older siblings being beaten brutally by an abusive foster mother, all before I could even talk.
    Its hard to believe that my older siblings and I no longer speak.
    I faces a lot of demons growing up, my siblings and I were raised by a sadistic grandmother. Behi.d closed doors.
    N placed in the system where I became a survivor and victim.
    I ran away from every place I was put. I faced abandonment and never knew how a healthy relationship would look like.
    Aging out of foster care when I was a little over 18 was where things got even more brutal. I endured rape more than once, endured hemorrhaging due to a rape while I was pregnant. Got involved with some very hostile and volatile relationships where I was beaten during another pregnancy, n hospitalized during that pregnancy, lost my oldest daughter to the state due to false accusations which I proved the accuser to be wrong, however still I cannot see my oldest or have anything to do with her.
    I am struggling still to this day with little assistance thru the state and another beautiful baby girl to look after, who is my ultimate motivation.
    I’m happy however I do feel the need to publish a autobiography. Even of it isn’t a best seller. A lot of friends have suggested it to me and r eager to get their hands on a copy.
    I would appreciate any type of accommodation u could lend.

  9. andreasfulcher

    Andreas Fulcher

    11/6/15

    to me

    I was born in Germany in 1968, a bastard child to a double adulterous seed. I saw demons as an infant on one occasion with a tall angel among them.

    I struggled with sexual addiction all my life. I served in the Army as an MP from 87-89 in Germany which was a perfect place to feed my life time demon of lust because I speak fluent German!

    I found my favorite past time, American football, in Germany. I began to play in a local league for the Wurzburg Pumas in 1989. I also began singing in a heavy metal band. I transferred out of the Army to play football. In 1994, I signed with a club called the Hanau Hawks American football club. There I met an extremely shy 19 year old woman named Viola who had dark hair and green eyes. She was a cheerleader for the team. One day one of the cheerleaders came to me and told me, “Viola says you are the ONE!” I didn’t know what that meant.

    A few months later I broke the ice with Viola and she took me to her parents apartment, where she also lived, to meet her parents. I knew she was a virgin but It was my intent to sleep with a woman this perfect at 112 lbs.. She seemed prepared and she gave herself to me that night in her room where we had unprotected sex. She was one of many woman I was befriending.

    In 1995 I was an All-Star quarterback at 27. My South All-star team had just upset the mighty North All-Stars in Hamburg. Two weeks after the victory Viola won a 3 day all inclusive trip to EuroDisney by riding a mechanical bull in Frankfurt! I wasn’t there to see her win that prize so I was pleasantly surprised when I was told I was going to Paris!

    We had a great time making love every evening in that incredible first class hotel on the rim of the Park. Later on My struggle culminated after feeding my demons for 8 years in Germany two months after I had just returned from EuroDisney with that innocent German woman. I was diagnosed with HIV! I fell to my knees in my condo in Hanau and pleaded with God to have mercy on someone so innocent as Viola! I cried to Jesus and shouted, “Punish me Lord, not Viola! You know she did this out of pure love, I did this out of lust! Punish me for what I have done, not her!!!!” I knew if Viola would commit herself to me it would inspire me to become a better man.

    I told Viola of the virus and gave her the choice to return with me to Garland, Tx if she chose. With tears in her eyes her unconditional love prompted her to say two words which defeated the Enemy, “I’ll go! I’ll go!!!” A fire lit up in my spirit because I knew I had to change! I hated myself and my lack of self control and felt her love for me might lead me to deliverance.

    She returned to Garland to start over with a man with black man no college degree as we moved into my parents house at the end of 1995. Now my fiance’, Viola, had to pass through immigrations which required her to take and HIV test after 20 months of unprotected sex. Her results came back negative!!! God had mercy on such an innocent woman and loving woman!.

    I decided to make a covenant with God not seek medication in belief that if I stayed faithful to Viola, the virus would always stay dormant. This would be a challenge because I had never been able to stay faithful to any woman all my life! A local prophet also concurred and said she heard from God and if I keep my eyes on God he virus will never become full blown.

    I started a construction company after one year of experience as an administrator in Dec. 1996 when the company I worked for filed bankruptcy. At age 28, with a hand full of credit cards had collected, I drove to Austin to incorporate Onycha Industries Corporation.

    Viola and I had just quietly moved into a small two story house in North Garland in Jan. 1997. I wanted Viola to live the American dream without stigma. We returned to the Church I had left in 1987 but didn’t even share this with my pastor at the 95% Caucasian church (I am black).

    Our first year became a challenge in mid 1997 when a black engineer defaulted for $220,000 on a $268,000 invoice when faithfully carried out a City of Dallas sidewalk contract. This left me with maxed credit cards as I had hired 8 subcontractors under my company.

    One day I cried out to God while standing on the porch of our house, “Jesus! I wanted to show Viola the American dream! This has become a nightmare! What can I do?” The Lord simply told me to pay the minimums of my maxed $5,000 credit cards. I kept the bad news away from Viola telling God, “Lord, you know why I am not telling Viola about our delimna

    I limped into early 1998 when I received an invitation to bid on an $80,000 parking lot at Plano High School. I would have to qualify for my first surety bond with only a Ford Probe as collateral, no degree ad only 30 years old. After researching my reason for being maxed on my cards the bonding company discovered the engineer had over $500,000 in claim on the 1997 project! Inspired by Viola’s sacrifice, I showed the bonding company perfect credit despite the maxed cards!I kept The bonding company decided to take a chance on me and approved the Bond! I bid and won the project and immediately decided to find a white Dodge Ram dually diesel. I traveled to Sherman,Tx to a dealership whom I discovered in the Auto Trader had what I wanted. When the dealer researched my credit he discovered Chrysler Financial approved me for 3 vehicles in one day I left the dealer with two Dodge Rams and a Ford Taurus, all while, all within one year old. That year our company grossed $446,000. and me and Viola traveled to Cancun to celebrate!

    In 1998, my sister came from Austin to install the internet. This scared me because I knew I had a weakness for the smut on the internet.

    By 1999, our company had eclipsed a million dollars in sales and Viola and I were living the American dream however to internet had secretly taken its toll on my and I was committing adultery by giving my lust to the internet! Plus I had given I to lust on two occasions and committed adultery. I knew then the clock was ticking.

    One day in the living room Viola said with her simple voice, “Andy, your a winner!! I could not receive what she said because I knew Satan was winning the race for my spirit! I hated myself and told God, “Lord, even though I know death and Hell is eminent, I must do something demonstrative to salvage whatever is salvageable! I am going to fast for You and Viola every Monday without faith until I die!”

    My company went on to gross almost $2.5 million by the end on 2002 when my body succumned to the virus and I began losing weight drastically! Too weak to work, my Mother moved into my home to try to nurish me back to health but to no evail! I had given up on my life and braced myself for Hell! I fell into a deep torpor and at one point I was approached in the Spirit by an average man. He asked me ,” Would you like to see what Hell is like?” I relied, “Why not. I am up talking to you and I took a chance in 1987 and took a one way ticket o New York with no money not knowing what to expect. Lets do it!” I replied. I found myself I a semi circular cove moments later. There was not fire and brimstone as I expected. Only one person from afar crossing the cove at a distance. Then I suddenly found myself in front of a movie video store that looked like it promoted pornography so I went in. looked into the small mini theatres expecting to see porn. Each both only had about 6 seats. The booths were extremely extravagant with one promoting Roman arts on its walls with ceramic artistry. The next booth had a Greek theme. Each theatre had design curtains reflecting a theatrical setting. There was a video screen in each theatre so it vexed me that no porn was being displayed! went from booth to booth also needing to use the bathroom badly! Now my sear changed to finding a toilet which I did just in time to avoid a doing it on myself. Afterward I decided to look behind one of these theatres to see how it operated. Carefully I peaked behind on the theatres and noticed props, like for a theatrical play. I was frustrated because I didn’t get to see what my flesh craved! I couldn’t believe what was happening to me and it was at this time I knew I was not going to die! I sincerely believe this experience acted as a fast would however promoted by the Holy Spirit.

    There were many adventures in the Spirit realm however I had no idea how long I was in this world because there is no concept on time in the Spirit.

    One of the amazing highlights was a state of the art fitness center I entered into from the back side of the facility in a rural part of east Texas. I saw TV monitors everywhere. It was a fascinating place! There was also an amusement attraction which was a dark laborinth. I would have to walk up a small flight of stairs, go through the laborinth in the darkness and the down a small flight of stairs at the other end. There were many other people laughing and shrieking through this attraction. Then I walked through a training room which was filled with men who had just worked out and were getting messages. Then I entered into a large Auditorium the size of a college basketball arena. I walked into the center of the court when I observed a sphere which was suspended by nothing! There were a few people to my left that were at awe in what we were seeing. It was a bright light which nobody could figure what it was! Then a flash shot out of the sphere like a missile!

    Months after coming out of the Spirit I realized was completely delivered from this life long curse!!! Viola’s sacrifice combined with Gods mercy have led to victory over Satans 35 year stronghold and the generational curse was destroyed in the name of Jesus!!!I can go to the internet and there is no longer any propensity to feed my flesh with porn! I have always wanted to follow Gods laws and t know what its like to have a clean spirit without nasty sinful thoughts. NOW I KNOW!!!!!!!

    I transcended into a world of deception and also some demonic activity which will be described in a book which I am inspired to write. I have already received 3 offer from notable publishers for this book..

    I would lie for months with my mother constantly asking me if I was OK. Apparently, according to my mother, I told her yes. I’m having nice dreams. I never suffered many of the symptoms of AIDS such as pain, diarrhea , coughing or anything else except wasting. My body was dying and my brother, Marcel, noticed my condition and insisted I file bankruptcy to secure Viola of the over $200,000 in bills which were coming in. She had never written the checks before.

    One day after I had fully recovered I said to my mother, ” Mom, I was outside of this world for at least two I don’t recall months because

    my bankruptcy.” She replied, ” No Andreas, you were in this world for five months!”

    I thought for sure my brother and the bankruptcy attorney had filed my corporation under bankruptcy as well however they didn’t, leaving Onycha Industries as a legacy formed on Biblical principles and these principles will continue to support Onycha until the end of time.

    Click on “Our Credentials” on my web site to see me at George Bush’s 2004 Annual Presidents Dinner after I received th 2003 Texas Businessman of the Year Award by the NRCC. That photo on the site is one year after full blown AIDS!

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  10. Lywanis M Hamlett

    This story is about being molested at an early age and the results of that was battling with a Mental Illness for thirty six years to the present. I’ve dealt with promiscuous behavior, bi-sexuality, two pregnancies and lots of Hospitalizations.

  11. Rebecca Hammock

    Mine is a story of learning to live life again after the tremendous loss of a child and ongoing suffering from the rare genetic illness I unknowingly passed to him that caused his death

  12. Lashawna Bururss

    Based on thoughts of suicide, Mental abuse, harassment and stalking.

  13. Lashawna Burruss

    I am 34 years old. I would to pitch a movie of my life based on true events. My mother died when I was 13 yrs old of breast cancer. I was sent to live with my father and his girlfriend. My fathers girlfriend never welcomed me with opening arms. I was mentally abused in that house and at the age of 15 beat up by her 19yr old daughter. My self esteem and confidence was crushed at a young age. I never knew how to love or be loved. I had never been in a relationship with a man my whole life. But I have 2 kids ages 16 yrs old and a 1yr old. Both of my kids were rejected by their fathers. I been a sing parent to both. My youngest son father when I met him he told me he was single and I found out when I was 7 months pregnant he was in a 9 year relationship with a woman who had no kids by him. His relationship with that woman lead to me being harassed and stalked since the birth of my youngest child. I felt worth and started googling ways how to commit suicide. But it was 2 angels who helped me through it my Aunt and cousin. Its a working process still for me I attained my Ged at the age of 34 and currently attending college to become a Paralegal. I would love to create a movie to show young girls the mistakes I made and take make a better life for themselves. To seek help and support. To love themselves enough not to sleep with a man if he is not your mate or husband.

  14. Alisa mizelle

    I am author publisher I have a book title from red square to main street it is about my life story searching for love and truth wrong places with wrong people drama kidnap rape from one country to other country Russian mafia time historica.l survivall cultural great story

  15. Jennifer

    I would love to be able to share my life story, have been told for years to write a book. Thing is I have no idea on where to begin… Let me tell you a little bit of my life story. I am a 40 years old and have had anything but normal life. I’m going to skip to when I was 16 years old, I’m the oldest child of 6 kids. My mom had me when she was 15 so we were very close, more like sisters. On November 6th 1992 there was a house fire, my mom, brother & sister died. I woke up and realized the house was on fire and there was no way out but to jump out of my 2 story window. I did then ran to my parents window and yelled until I heard my mom, she was yelling for someone to help her save her kids! After I knew my mom was awake I ran across the street where my grandma lived… When I came back my dad was standing in the front yard… I asked him where my mom was and all he said was “she’s still in the house” I was furious he wasn’t even trying to save my family!!!! I knew at the time that this was his ticket out of his marriage!!! See, my mom had a “best friend” that saw all that my mom had, my parents were very well off financially… So this person wanted my moms life. She ended up having an affair with my dad, which is a story in its self… But when my mom found out that it was her own best friend sleeping with her husband, my mom was devastated! It was a double betrayal, not only her husband but her best friend. Anyways, I’m making this short so please know there is so much more to this story… The night of the fire we couldn’t find my dad, my aunt went looking for him and found him at his mistresses house. All he cared about was getting with her, did not give me and my siblings time to grieve so I was the one that took care of my siblings since I was the oldest. My dad was mentally and physically abusive to my mom and us kids our whole lives… Not even a week after mom died we went to clean my moms desk at work, my dad found her hair brush and threw it at me and said “here are the remains of your mom” bc her hair was still in the brush… He also told me worms were eating on my mom… I could go on and on…. Bottom line is I’ve been told for years to get my story out there. I believe that whoever would sit down with me and hear the whole thing that they would agree that this would not only make a good read but would make an excellent movie. My dad came to my house a few years ago and punched me in my face in front of my kids so we have been off and on at court. Finally got that settled. Oh I didn’t even mention that dad ended up marrying this woman, got with her the night mom died… And she has 3 boys that have my moms land and everything else that rightfully should be gave to my moms kids. This woman also got power of attorney of her dad behind her step moms back that was married to him for 40 years.. She’s 90 now and when her husband died she did not get a dime bc “this woman took everything from her! I know this is not worded right and all out of order, just trying to give you some kind of idea of my story… There is so much more to tell. Please contact me.
    Thank you so much

    Jennifer Steed
    479-461-1728

  16. Cipriano Gonzales.IV

    Well I really don’t know how to start I had a really hard life I grew up in Michigan in Holland little town it was growing too fast and I grew up on the streets I became part of a gang known as the Latin Kings and I devoted my life to them and also my two younger brothers followed in my footsteps and let them to being in prison for most life sentences for attempted murders and bodily harm. and then I met somebody that I thought I was going to spend my life with my first wife but unfortunately that did not work out I was trying to get out of the game at the same time and work to support my family but that time there was a lot of fighting and shooting and drive-bys sister working with the police officers and the FEDS to help bring down the organization and then I met my first wife very happy so try to move and leave Michigan I moved to Texas to live with my father and my baby brother we are right there and morning when there are two weeks and my daughter it was a month old had passed away due to a fixie a shin choked on her own vomit the place here in Texas and San Marcos charged me and the mother with the crying of her of her passing away same day as evidence of her being abused and it was on the news and Sentinel on a Texas that no one needs papers we had a fight it for a couple years but it still left a big scar on us and we had gotten a divorce but my name has been run through the mud and a lot of bad things is very hard for me with my new family to take care of them and support them financially and loving physically like there’s a lot more details to this story but like this is only a comments on giving just the highlights

  17. Matilde

    I have a true love story,with a aincredible ending very sad ending it would make every one Cray kind of the end of Titanic ,it’s about Tru Love story hope to hear from you thank you,Matilda…

  18. Symphony Jackson

    Hey, I would like to publish my movie! Its about me when I was in willow springs!

  19. Anon Ymous

    I had a c-section back in 2006 and was noted as an uncomplicated surgery. What I found out from others was that my c-section took longer than usual (about 2.5 hrs. in the ER). Then in 2011, I lost my daughter at 19 weeks without any signs of labor; and a son in 2015. They defined it as an incompetent cervix (which I think was caused by the extremet cut in the c-section). I’m not a good writer at all. I would like to write a story and share my life story in this category since I can’t even sue since medical malpractice is only allowed one year from the event.

  20. Cynthia Rowbotto

    My daughter in law was the main victim of a well publicized child pornography ring where her step father Bruce nausler was a multi millionaire charged with 408 counts of rape along with her Mother and a Woman whom recruited children for Him, He shot himself while out on bail, He videotaped everuythibg