Tell me a story
I love stories. I can’t get enough of them. At a party, you’ll find me in the corner asking Grandma how she met Grandad and what they did in the war.
As an avid reader, professional writer and magazine editor, stories are my passion and my life’s work. I even authored a children’s picture book called The Girl Who Could See Stories, which I’ve been known to describe as ‘the shortest autobiography ever written’.
I also spend time helping other people write their stories, using a therapeutic writing practice that I developed, called Soul Scripting. You can find out more about that on my personal website, gilliantorres.com.
Audio Autobiographies came into being when I decided to record my own family’s history, by interviewing relatives. Friends asked me to record their parents, they referred me on to their friends and the project grew. I love listening to your stories. You might find you get a lot from telling them.
You can trust me with your nan
There are plenty of things I’m not very good at – like ball sports, knitting and putting up tents – but I do have an affinity for making people feel comfortable. I often hear that I’m easy to open up to. It’s probably because I enjoy listening.
If you or your loved one is teetering on the brink of recording an Audio Autobiography but feeling nervous, book a free introductory chat. You’ll feel more comfortable once we know each other a little.
Trust me, whatever your age and background, you have plenty of stories to share. I’ve never met a person who wasn’t fascinating, and I’m certain I never will.
Gillian Torres, Audio Autobiography interviewer