Life Story Writer - Samantha Cutler

Samantha Cutler, Forget Me Not Lifestories Writer

Waikato
Phone: 07 870 2438
Mobile: 0274 718 015
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Btec National Diploma in Business, City & Guilds Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate

I am both proud and fortunate to have enjoyed a varied career to date both in the UK and here in the Waikato.  I have worked as an administrator, lecturer, work experience coordinator and most recently media sales consultant.  I have milked cows, ridden racehorses and throughout been a wife and a mum.  Without doubt a common thread has been involvement with a wide variety of people and their differing lives.  Many have had a story to tell; some have been hilarious, some shocking, some sad, some ordinary, some life changing but all unique.  How wonderful to have the chance to meet new people and to listen to stories full of normality, laughter, tears, surprise and achievement. 
I have often written for pleasure whether poetry, descriptive work or stories and so am excited to be a Writing Partner with the opportunity to record your story in a beautiful format, for yourself, friends and family ... forever.

A taster of some of my completed projects

I wrote my story as I wanted my grandchildren to meet Grandad Barry

Judy Hale's book Bright Sunlight Dark Shadow is an 88-page testimony to Judy's 78 years of joy and pain, tragedy and triumph ... a life characterised by a determination to prevail against all odds. Locals already know her resilience from the years she campaigned for both the visually-impaired and their guide dogs. This book, she said, is her way of giving something back.

"There has been plenty of sunshine in my life," she explained, 'but also lots of shadows. I wanted to write a book because none of my grandchildren ever met Grandad Barry. I wanted to tell them what Barry and I did. And I want to let people know that they can survive difficulties in life."

Judy Hale - Blind Foundation

Above: Judy Hale (left) hands over a donation from sales of her book 'Bright Sunlight, Dark Shadow' to Sefulu Calvert from Blind & Low Vision New Zealand, January 2020

Iris Gordon - From There to Here

Thoroughly enjoyed working with Samantha

Iris was very satisfied with the way her story 'From There to Here' was handled and with the presentation of the book. She said, "I thoroughly enjoyed working with Samantha, and reliving my journey from Northern Ireland to New Zealand."
- Iris Gordon

Doreen Lowen - Determined to Live Life Differently

My grateful thanks

“In writing up my life story 'Determined to Live Life Differently', I am more than pleased with what Samantha has done.  She was able to interpret what I told her and research further information, making the story more genuine.  My grateful thanks for a job well done."  
- Doreen Lowen

 

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