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Talk. Listen. Write.


Your Life Story

I’m so glad you came.  And I hope I can be the one to help you write the life story you know is inside you.
My name is Stefan Bechtel, and I’m a professional writer with almost 40 years of experience.  And helping you tell your story is my passion and my purpose. It’s what I love to do more than anything else in this world. I confess: There are a lot of things that I don't know how to do very well (fixing a lawnmower, for instance.) But writing books, especially personal histories and memoirs, is something I'm really, really good at.
And (at the risk of boasting) I can truthfully say that I have a long list of credits to prove it. My books have sold over two million copies and been translated into a dozen languages. I’ve been published by National Geographic, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Beacon Press, Rodale and a slew of others. I’ve been through the whole process of conceiving, organizing, writing, shaping, rewriting, editing and promoting book-length manuscripts multiple times, with multiple coauthors, editors, agents and publishers.
So let me make you an offer. If my skills and background sound like a great fit, please contact me for a consultation about your project. Our conversation will be completely free. We can discuss your book on the phone or via email, so that we can both get a sense of what you have in mind, and whether I’m the one to help you reach your dream.
Because, look: Working with you on your memoirs is a deeply personal experience. I wouldn’t take on the task – and I don’t think you would, either – if there wasn’t good personal chemistry between us. I’ll only take on your project if I feel like I can help you write a book that is not just good, but great. I would love to see you get there, because it’s an incredible feeling!  So give me a call!



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"Million-Books-Sold" Club

Working with Stefan was fabulous from day one! He poured his heart and soul into this project -- he was 130% committed to helping me tell my story.

                                                                                            -- Bob Perry

Contact Stefan at
or 434-466-7879
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