About Janette Dennis

janFounder and owner Janette M. Dennis holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and English from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Arts degree in management consulting from DePaul University.  She created LivingStories.us following 30 years of professional experience as a writer, executive, consultant, and volunteer with not-for-profit agencies serving individuals and families. While raising funds for good causes, she learned that people want to leave a legacy on earth; that they hope their lives make a difference in others.

When she was 18, Ms. Dennis lost both of her parents to cancer on the same day.  They were 55 and 60.  Her hope is that through LivingStories.us, families will begin earlier to record life lessons, facts, and memories in more permanent ways so that future generations may learn and benefit.

Janette carefully selects colleagues that are skilled interviewers and listeners who use a tailored process of guided recollection to hear, understand, document, and illustrate life experiences through the eyes of their clients.

“The Living Story for my parents, Joe and Virginia, was very well received by our family last Christmas. Janette is genuinely interested and truly professional.” ….Ed G., Chicago IL