Capture your authentic story in rich & relatable narrative
Carry your values & wisdom forward to future generations
Steward your legacy—what you leave in others' hearts

"We failed miserably over the past 2-3 years working on our book—Caleb Breakey and his team at Renown have been a God send! Our experience with Renown's storytelling process has been heartwarming and memorable, exceeding our wildest expectations. We never dreamed that telling our story could be so life-giving. Our entire journey has been exemplary and remarkable." 

— Stan and Amy Reiff

Your Story is the Most Important Part of Your Wealth. Let Us Capture It.

You’ve faithfully built a life through blood, sweat, and tears. But have you…
  • Stewarded your story for future generations? 
  • Codified your values through the power of authentic narrative?
  • Empowered your sons and daughters with purpose? 


Steward your life's purpose by capturing and cultivating your story
A partnership with Renown Publishing surrounds you with literary professionals to guide you through the experience of producing and printing your legacy story so that you can make a generational impact through values-based continuity—without overloading your schedule. 

We call it The Legacy Storytelling Experience: a powerful process that brings focus and intentionality to communicating your heart and mission to future generations.

You will embark on a 16- to 18-month transformational journey that clarifies values, strengthens generational bonds, stewards wisdom, empowers next-gen impact, and fosters peace of mind. It looks like the following:

Document Your Story

Unearth gems inside of you as you discover how your values were forged.
Personal Interviews: You meet with us 2-4 times per month to reflect on meaningful moments & share your authentic story.

Published Memoir

Pass on your values through storytelling rather than instruction.

Heritage Video 

Capture memories & inspiring moments shared during your interviews. 
Cinematic Heirlooms: We capture your legacy story in written and visual form so that your purpose & values carry forward to your children's children. 

Letters to Loved Ones

Cultivate harmony & resolve any unfinished business.

Renown Hospitality

Experience a series of meticulously curated, life-giving messages & gifts.

Legacy Boxes

Present your book & letters in beautiful heirloom boxes.
Virtuous Mementos: We help you develop tangible & heartfelt messages that will ripple with love & wisdom for generations.

Your Experience Awaits . . .


Your Story
  • Meet Your


Your Story
  • Story


Your Story
  • Cinematic Manuscript


Your Story
  • Heritage Video
    & Letters


Your Story
  • ​Legacy 

Your Experience Awaits...

18 months from publication


  • Meet Guides

10 months from publication


  • Story Outline

6 months from publication


  • Cinematic Manuscript

2 months from publication


  • Heritage Video & Letters

1 month from publication


  • Legacy Boxes

Don’t Share Too Little of Your Story Before It’s Too Late.

The Legacy Storytelling Experience champions what you stand for and 
weaves timeless tales into a rich, captivating message.
Showcase all who have contributed to your life's milestones in a 
memorable, relatable, and inviting way.

Convey a Strong Sense of 
History, Purpose, & Vision

We highlight what has distinguished and shaped your life—solidifying the transfer of knowledge and demonstrating why values matter and how they contribute to the overall purpose and mission of your legacy.
Foster connectedness and timeless principles that bring your loved ones together in achieving greater societal impact.

Earn Trust & Buy-In From Future Generations

Renown Publishing aims to help your great grandchildren see themselves in your story so that they feel connected to you at a profound level and opened to your wisdom.
Shine a light on the difficulties you've faced and the decisions you've made that have solidified your values, core beliefs, and vision for your loved ones.

Why Renown Publishing

Renown Publishing is a transformational experience that helps high-impact leaders and families document & pass on their legacy—without overloading their schedule. We are an elite team of publishing professionals devoted to helping you shape, 
write, and steward your values-rich story. Renown has written, edited, and worked on hundreds of books (including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-sellers, and the #1 book on all 
of Amazon). 
  • Our vision is for the greatest transfer of wealth in history to come as values—not valuables. 
  • Our mission is to champion human flourishing and family harmony through the power of story.
  • ​Our Legacy Storytelling Experience helps high-impact leaders and families connect to the human heart through the power of story so that you can thoughtfully steward your values & wisdom for future generations. 

The Founders

In 2008, Renown Publishing founders Caleb and Brittney Breakey were arrested on their honeymoon for allegedly robbing a bank. Seven squad cars surrounded them—guns drawn—but when officers closed in, all they found were a couple of writers who were definitely not Bonnie and Clyde. Caleb sold that story to Chicken Soup, he and Brittney invested their wedding money in literary education, and together they haven't stopped telling stories since.

Caleb's professional career started in New York City, covering the Yankees for He loved interviewing professional athletes and sharing their stories, but it didn't satisfy his desire to impact lives through the written word. So after two years as a sports journalist, he and Brittney moved into a retirement community, where they served as night managers. The job gave them the opportunity to experience a treasure trove of age-defying relationships and to work on their adventurous writing and publishing endeavors—all the while making the occasional emergency call between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. 

Their literary pursuits during this chapter landed them literary agents, opened doors to traditional fiction and non-fiction book contracts, and inspired them to establish their own writing and publishing agency that has gone on to craft over 200 books, some earning spots on esteemed bestseller lists like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and securing Amazon's #1 book ranking.

Caleb and Brittney’s belief in the unique power of individual narratives, rife with struggles of acceptance, faith, fear, forgiveness, and love, deeply informs their life's work at Renown Publishing. They believe the best way to champion human flourishing is through the binding influence of shared stories, which contain the power to heal and transform. This ethos drives them each day, shaping the impact they hope Renown Publishing will impart on the world.

Our Values & Guiding Principles

  • ​World-Class Craftsmanship: Exemplify storytelling mastery. 
  • ​Trust: Show up authentically & cast zero judgment.
  • Love: Embrace & empower people in your proximity. 
“Observe people who are good at their work—skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone."

— Proverbs 22:29


he most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.
“Observe people who are good at their work—skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone."

            — Proverbs 22:29


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families & leaders trust our guidance


hours saved by our process
“Story is the most powerful way to transform the human heart." 

— Ted Dekker

“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.”

-Steve Jobs

Meet Your Legacy Guides

We are heart-forward storytellers, passionately guiding you on a journey to create a living, breathing narrative that unveils your most cherished values and becomes a powerful tool for your future.

Caleb Breakey—Book Director

Caleb is a dedicated wordsmith, gifted interviewer, and passionately committed to truthful storytelling. He is the founder of Renown Publishing, published traditionally in both fiction and non-fiction, and lives in Washington State with his wife of 16 years, Brittney. Together, they enjoy writing, coffee dates, bookstores, and visits from three mischievous mini huskies and a smiley Shiba Inu. 

• ECPA Book Award finalist, winner of the ACFW Genesis Award, and teacher at numerous writers conferences.

Former award-winning journalist of numerous star athletes and professional musicians


Steve is an exceptional writer hailing from Atco, New Jersey, and has spent a lifetime harnessing the power of storytelling to transport readers to extraordinary places. From his early days in grade school, he has cultivated a remarkable ability to ignite the imagination and captivate audiences with his literary creations.

Armed with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the esteemed Boston University, Steve's time at university not only sharpened his writing skills but also instilled in him a passion for capturing the essence of the human experience, a characteristic that permeates his work to this day.


With over 400 author interviews to her name, Brittney's passion for literature intertwines seamlessly with her innate gift for discovering the essence of captivating narratives. She is a distinguished editor and wordsmith, and has honed her ability to delve deep into the hearts and minds of literary giants—unearthing the stories behind their masterpieces. 

Her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication to the written word ensure that every sentence, paragraph, and short story she touches becomes a work of art. Her ability to craft compelling narratives and refine raw manuscripts is a testament to her unparalleled talent and passion for her craft. 


Tim, a seasoned journalist with a gift for crafting narratives, holds an esteemed portfolio that encompasses contributions to TIME, Sports Illustrated, Popular Mechanics, Forbes, New York Times, and Wired. His role as a researcher and contributor to television and video productions underlines his versatility and multifaceted talents.

Residing in the serene Pacific Northwest, Tim, alongside his wife and three daughters, embodies a legacy of storytelling excellence. With an unwavering commitment to his craft, he is an integral part of our team and brings warmth and insight to every interview. 


Jennifer is a distinguished storyteller and experienced writing consultant, here to craft and elevate your legacy narrative with utmost care and precision. Navigating the realm of legacy storytelling requires a skilled hand—one that not only respects your unique vision but also understands the depth and significance of the tales you wish to share. Jennifer, with her unwavering passion for stories that stand the test of time, is your trusted companion on this journey.

In the world of legacy storytelling, where every word is a brushstroke painting the canvas of history, Jennifer is the artist who meticulously weaves your stories into a tapestry that will endure for generations to come. With Jen by your side, your legacy is in the hands of a storyteller who understands the power of words and the significance of the narratives that shape our lives.


Rooted in the Midwest, Mike brings authenticity and relatability to his narratives, capturing the essence of the human experience. Through compelling storytelling, he invites readers to delve into narratives that resonate with depth, leaving a lasting impact on hearts and minds.  

Beyond his literary achievements, Mike is a devoted family man, drawing inspiration from the complexities of familial relationships. His stories beautifully intertwine suspense and genuine characters.


Lance is a virtuoso orchestrator of purposeful connections, creating harmonious bonds for generations to come. With a profound gift for discerning partnerships that empower aspirations, Lance conducts strategic unions that resonate beyond transactions.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Lance is a devoted partner and father, nurturing wisdom within his own family. His life is a tapestry of boundless curiosity, creative problem-solving, outdoor adventures, and shared laughter. As a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers, he embraces community and collective success. 


Lee, a distinguished interviewer and writer, crafts narratives that weave together a tapestry of wisdom, insight, and inspiration. He is entrusted by discerning and esteemed leaders to breathe life into their visions, transforming them into authentic literary masterpieces that not only captivate but also enlighten and empower readers. 

With meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Lee brings forth narratives that resonate deeply, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of literature and legacy.

Joy—Publishing Concierge

Joy is the consummate orchestrator of impeccable client experiences. With her unwavering dedication and keen attention to detail, she ensures that each client receives exceptional service throughout their legacy storytelling journey, embodying the essence of hospitality in its truest form. From initial contact to the final stages of the process, she goes above and beyond to ensure that every client feels valued, supported, and guided every step of the way.


Savannah has a keen eye for detail and identifying financial solutions. She excels in her ability to analyze complex financial landscapes, ensuring that all moving parts are handled with precision and efficiency. Her exceptional organizational skills ensure that each task and responsibility receives the attention it deserves. 

In the world of finance management, motherhood, homeschooling, and doula work, Savannah's ability to navigate diverse arenas with grace and expertise is truly remarkable. 


In the realm of legacy storytelling, Eric stands as a guiding light, assisting inquiring high-impact leaders and families with unwavering commitment and genuine warmth. Eric understands the profound importance of crafting a legacy that reflects the true essence of individuals and their families, and he embraces the responsibility with utmost care, working diligently to ensure that their visions are translated into tangible and lasting legacies. 

your story is the solution


Your children and great grandchildren are seeking a purpose greater than themselves.


Through the power of story, you can articulate your vision and values. 


Memory is constructed of narrative, making stories 7X more memorable than facts.


Distilling your values into narrative makes loved ones significantly more likely to remember what they stand for.


isdom is better when it’s paired with money, especially if you get both while you’re still living. Double protection: wisdom and wealth!​
Wisdom is better when it’s paired with money, especially if you get both while you’re still living. Double protection: wisdom and wealth!​

             — Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Let's Shape, Write, & Share Your Legacy Story

A life is only as good as its story. 

Stories have the power to stimulate meaningful dialogue, win trust, strengthen bonds, and fortify a living and lasting legacy.   

Harness the natural power of your story and pass the torch to your kids, grandkids, and great grandkids for generations to come. 

Connect with Renown Publishing founder Caleb Breakey directly at to set up a personal consultation.


Can you provide examples of families who have successfully implemented your storytelling approach?

Yes, upon request. Our clients are deeply engaged in our storytelling experience, finding it both transformative and empowering. "We failed miserably over the past 2-3 years working on our book—Caleb Breakey and his team at Renown have been a God send!" say clients Stan and Amy Reiff. "Our experience with Renown's storytelling process has been heartwarming and memorable, exceeding our wildest expectations. We never dreamed that telling our story could be so life-giving. Our entire journey has been exemplary and remarkable."

How do you ensure that the values & stories are effectively carried forward to future generations and actually impact their decision-making?

Our approach is rooted in the power of storytelling to “transmit, not teach” values. Authentic storytelling shapes behavior, and the purposeful intention and physical presence of a beautifully crafted book, heirloom gift boxes, and heartfelt letters serve as powerful reminders of the values and legacy being passed down—reinforcing the importance of those principles in everyday life.

What happens if the next generation does not resonate with or fully embrace our values?

Ultimately, our approach respects the individuality and free will of each person while providing them with a powerful resource to draw upon—a shared story and set of values that can provide guidance, comfort, and inspiration during their most defining moments. Our process fosters accessibility and a level playing field between you and future generations, allowing for open dialogue and understanding. Research reveals that authentic storytelling promotes higher levels of self-esteem, competence, fewer behavior problems, high levels of emotional well-being, identity achievement, self-worth, ability to plan for the future, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and increased resilience (Sources: Psychology Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post).

How do you determine the cost of your service?

Our quotes take into account the expertise and time dedicated to conduct deeply personal interviews, curate and edit memorable moments into a moving heritage video, craft a meticulously written memoir, facilitate heartfelt letter-writing, present heirloom gift boxes, and collectively provide a transformational experience. In short, you are partnering with an entire publishing team (interviewers, writers, developmental editors, formatters, copyeditors, proofreaders, designers, publishing concierge) for 18 months—though we only require 10-15 hours of your time. While our pricing reflects the extensive work involved (experienced memoir writers alone command $75,000+), we are open to discussing flexible options tailored to meet specific needs.

How do you address skepticism or resistance from those who may be hesitant to invest in this process or see its value?

Whether good or bad, every person on the planet is creating their legacy—it is an inescapable truth. The decision not to share your story can only result in a ruination of missed opportunity (see studies in Psychology Today, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post). By engaging in our transformative process, you ensure that your values and wisdom remain accessible to future generations during their most defining moments. This lasting impact allows your legacy to transcend time and positively shape the lives of your loved ones for generations to come.
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