About Us

Our Company

Stories from the Hearth is a business that helps people put their life stories down on paper for their children, children's children and beyond. Our memories are what make us, and no one can tell them quite like we can; that's why Stories from the Hearth, unlike many other personal history companies, puts down every client's stories and life lessons in their own words. A son or daughter should be able to pick up their mother’s book and hear her voice.


Stories from the Hearth founder Elizabeth Thomas (pictured at right) personally sits down with each client and listens to and records their stories, nudging them along as needed. The end result is a book full of stories, images and photographs that can be cherished for generations.

Elizabeth Thomas, founder and president

Stories from the Hearth founder Elizabeth Thomas has a degree in English and has added to that education experience in newspaper and book publishing (editorial and layout), as well as studies in French and philosophy.


Soon after graduating from SUU, Elizabeth married her high school sweetheart, became an award-winning newspaper columnist and took up running. She is an avid reader who loves hiking in the moutains and wishes she were a better cook and ballroom dancer. A story-lover at heart, Elizabeth is eager to meet you and hear yours.