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Abigail Santamaria co-founded Biography by Design, LLC, to help individuals, families, non-profits and corporations tell their stories in a variety of formats, from website narratives to full-length books. Abby and her partner, Kate Buford, are the first team of commercial biographers to offer their expertise on a private contract basis. Their services include:


  • Custom written biographies of individuals, families, or organizations

  • Corporate histories

  • Memoir coaching

  • Ghost writing

  • Research for books, podcasts, TV and film

  • Manuscript editing

  • Book proposal writing or consultation


For more information, visit Biography by Design or contact Abby directly at

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