Autobiography and Memoir Portfolio (with Legacy Books)

Autobiography and memoir portfolio page with legacy books, medical books, self-help topics, and testimonials.

Enjoy my autobiography and memoir portfolio filled with samplings of legacy books and other personal journeys. Fascinating authors from all walks of life are represented.

This page is a work in progress as new projects emerge and older works are republished. My goal is to give you an inkling of the variety of manuscripts I work on and introduce you to some wonderful titles.

Let me know if you have questions or comments! I’d love to work with you on your project as well!


Samplings of Autobiography, Memoir, and Legacy Books


“Here’s a huge shout-out to Melanie Saxton, managing editor for my autobiography at Above and beyond the writing and editing, she has been instrumental in conducting dozens of interviews, updating my Wikipedia and IMDb pages, and assisting with social media. I give her tremendous credit for doing a terrific job on my website and blog too. Thank you, Melanie, for being such an important part of my team!” ~ Entrepreneur and Pro Athlete Pettis Norman, former Dallas Cowboy and San Diego Charger, and author of The Pettis Norman Story: A Journey through the Cotton Fields, to the Super Bowl, and into Servant Leadership

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“Melanie has such an important role in my book project. Writing my autobiography was an enormous undertaking, and Melanie approached each chapter with a sense of collaboration that was instrumental in capturing all the historical and personal nuances. Her research skills are incredible, and her journalism skills were put to good use as she interviewed contributors, crafted my website content, created my Wikipedia page, and helped promote my story — all within a tight deadline.” ~ Joan Sullivan Garrett, MedAire founder, chairman, and author of One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of a Flight Nurse Turned MedAire CEO.

“We appreciate your involvement in our book effort. It is a real book after your expert attention to all details. Thank you so much.” ~ Bill Mercer, sportscaster and inductee in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, the University of North Texas Athletic Department Hall of Fame, the Texas Baseball Ex-Pro’s Baseball Hall of Fame, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Hall of Fame, the University of Texas-Dallas Athletic Department Hall of Honor, and author of Oklahoma to Okinawa: 18K Miles on the LCI(G) 439: A Signalman’s WWII Naval Memoir

“I’m grateful for the incredible efforts of my co-author Melanie Saxton, who contributed endless hours shaping a historic and authentic story spanning nearly 90 years. I can only imagine the projects we’ll tackle in the future and look forward to an ongoing partnership. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” ~ Brian O’Connor, Florida, co-author of The Original Rolling Stone: The Travelin’ Riverside Blues of Eugene Powell

**As of yet unpublished** “Onward to Book Two! I’m excited and gratified to be co-authoring a companion book with Melanie entitled The Life and Legend of Mississippi Matilda: Iconic Blues Songstress of the Delta. What a novel writing journey this has been, and I appreciate the passion and respect she has for the Powell family.” ~ Brian O’Connor, Florida, co-author

**As of yet unpublished** “I am excited to be working with Melanie on the third installment of the Riverside Blues Series, America’s Unbeatable Musicians: The Original Masters of the Mississippi Riverside Blues. Time and again, she just knocks it out of the ballpark and is a great biography writer.” ~ Brian O’Connor, Florida, co-author

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“Thank you, Melanie Saxton, for taking this journey with me. You agreed to edit a stranger’s book and ended up crying with me, celebrating with me, and cheering me on.” ~ Sally Hubbard McCarthy, Hawaii, author of Harvest Time: The Sixth Generation: A Haunting Story You Will Never Forget

“Melanie, we worked our tails off on this project. Your leadership and patience took me step-by-step through the process of writing and publishing my book. It was so professional and far exceeded what you had to do. I can’t say thanks enough.  Because of your skills, this dream has materialized!” ~ Ron “Skippy” Hancock, Evansville, Indiana, author of Armstrong Basketball: A Journey Through the Glory Days

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“I cannot express my gratitude and the love I have for Melanie! She has gone over and beyond my expectations during the editing of my book series, and I appreciate it more than words can say! ~ Eliza Anne McDaniel, author of The Awakening Series: Journey to the Heart (Book One)

“I highly recommend Melanie to anyone who needs a book edited. Thank you for all you do.” ~ Eliza Anne McDaniel, author of The Awakening Series: Behind Closed Doors (Book Two)

“Special thanks to Melanie Saxton, who proved to be critical in this process. She provided creative ideas and editorial excellence to help make this book come to life. Thank you for your insight, kind words, and wisdom during the entire process.” ~ Velma Jackson-Wilkins, New York, NY, author of A Look Back: Stories of Struggle and Survival Growing Up and Out of Rural Alabama

“You are more than I could have wished for in an editor.” ~ Velma Jackson-Wilkins, New York, NY, author of Too Many, Too Soon


“I thank my editor Melanie Saxton for her belief in the importance of a fostering and adoption tale and her efforts in working through the chronology.” ~ Daniel Bishop, author of Ralley Point: Place of Refuge

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“Melanie was introduced to me by an author and publisher in my hometown in Pennsylvania. She is extremely hardworking and insightful, and as my book editor, has guided me through the journey of writing a memoir. She has also helped with social media and promotion. I feel blessed that we connected. She is wonderful, and I now call her ‘My Friend.’ Thank you, Melanie, and if a sequel is in my future, you are my editor!” ~ the late, great Sally Gerth, Furlong, PA, Realtor, and author of Sit It Out Or Dance

“I thank my creative editor, Melanie Saxton, for inspiration and content contribution that allowed this manuscript to evolve past the uni-dimensional.” ~ Author Mark Inglin, author of Beneath the Matterhorn: Odd Revelations and Sober Observations by an Airbnb Host in Zermatt, Switzerland

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