New book on memoir writing

Author Karen Dustman of Markleeville has released the new book, “Writing A Memoir: From Stuck to Finished.”

Dustman has helped preserve life histories for more than 20 years, and enjoys teaching in-person Life Story writing classes. She’s the author of more than a dozen history and personal memoir books and hundreds of magazine articles.

“Writing a life story can be a challenge, especially if you’ve never written a memoir before,” said Dustman in a press release. “But family stories are among the most precious legacies we can leave. This book is designed to help folks to finally capture those important life stories and get them down on paper.” The book’s step-by-step approach simplifies the process, from assembling a toolbox to creating the finished product.

The book is available for pre-order on Kindle, with the paperback version available soon at