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Your Life Tales

                                                 Your Life is a Story: How Might You Tell It?

“Life is filled with many

memorable stories, just waiting

to be told and shared."

Anne Middleton launched her personal histories business, Your Life Tales, in 2011 after a 40-year career in journalism, public relations, fundraising and teaching.

Since becoming a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor in 2011, Anne has taught introductory and advanced Guided Autobiography/Life Storybook workshops in San Diego (winter/spring) and north Lake Tahoe (summer/fall). In earlier years, she taught at the La Jolla Community Center in La Jolla, CA, and Laguna Woods in Orange County, CA.

Anne obtained a master’s degree in print journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1987, and then worked for several years as a newspaper reporter. Throughout her varied careers, Anne’s strongest passion was getting to know and write about other people's lives. Thus it was a natural transition to concentrate on her love of journalism in her retirement.

In 2009, Anne wrote her first life storybook, “Middie’s Memoirs,” which chronicled the life of her father, Arthur Warner "Middie" Middleton. The impetus for this book was a ledger her paternal grandmother used to track the family's expenses from 1930-1945. Subsequent personal histories include "Our 20 Kraemer Cousins -- featuring #2 Stevie Brennan"; “From Teacher Incognito to Fundraiser by the Sea,” which highlights Anne's job experiences from 1972-2011; and "Happy '85' Birthday, Ed (Barthold)." These books can be previewed at or on the "Samples" page of this website.