Welcome to Sunshine Memoirs

Write your biography without touching a pen or a keyboard.


About Sunshine Memoirs

Who We Are

Servicing the Sunshine Coast, we come to your home and assist you in writing your autobiography, from A to Z. 

The celebration of life that is contained in a biography originally came to Ilse when she was in her twenties, working as a teacher in a remote village of Gabon, Africa:

“Crack of dawn and looking out over the tropical forest, I was aware of the lurking threat of these tiny noiseless mosquitoes. I had just woken up from a huge malaria bout, with hallucinations and the peaceful readiness to let go of this world for good, while drifting on pink and light blue clouds. I had come out the other side, exhausted but alert: I still had a life to live!”

Ilse learned the craft of deep listening while she was volunteering for Karuna, a hospice in Brisbane, and witnessed the therapeutic effects of biography writing for patients and their family.

Writing and literary skills in English, French and Dutch.

Degrees in Literature, Theatre and Screen-Play Writing (Universities of Brussels and London).

Don’t die with your music still inside you – Wayne Dyer


Sunshine Memoirs Services

Standard Autobiography

Our smallest format: 3 sessions, 3 weeks

Often when we go through a life-changing event, we may benefit from reflection upon our lives. Clients often find great joy in leaving a legacy and acknowledging their values through stories. This standard format is frequently utilised by customers, as it delivers results in a very efficient method, while still maintaining an un-rushed quality. Estimated fee: $700.

Made to Measure Memoir

Suited to your needs and creativity

  • If you have already started a draft, we can work towards a completed autobiography 

  • If you would like to include other people’s contributions and create a family book, we can organise extra interviews.

  • Choose a different style: as a diary, flash fiction, cooking book with family recipes, travel journal, …

Whenever you work with Sunshine Memoirs, you can trust that you’re in great hands. Estimated fee: $700 - $1900

Gift Voucher

A Gift to a Loved One = a Present for You

For that very special birthday gift or out of the ordinary Christmas present. This is the perfect opening to revealing your heritage. Clients have expressed much gratitude for this service, as grandparents enjoy the attention and historical research, while children and grandchildren deepen their knowledge and appreciation for their forebears.


Get in Touch

Sunshine Memoirs is committed to exceeding your needs. Getting things done is our motto. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.


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