Meet Founder

Laura Smetana

Laura's passion for preserving life stories began in 2006 when she traveled to Slovakia to collect oral histories from her extended family, which resulted in a self-published book: Reflections on Communism and Democracy in Slovakia, a compilation of twenty-four stories.


She has a background in education and nonprofit communications, with more than 10 years of experience interviewing, writing, and editing.

Laura believes everyone has a story to share and she would be honored to help you preserve your story for future generations in a custom book.

She is a proud member of the Oral History Association.

Because your life story is worth preserving.