Saving and Sharing Your Treasure of Memories
Deborah’s career spans a start-up with CNN News in 1980, ghostwriting for a U.S. Senator, commercial video scripting, and managing four historic cemeteries. She’s published in corporate and music magazines. Her writing won Associated Press and Advertising Club of America awards; the Berkeley-Oxford scholarship to England’s Oxford University, and a Caribbean Cruise from the International Bluegrass Music Association! Deborah also scored perfectly on the English Composition and Literature teachers’ exam.
Teaching and writing kept Deborah busy since moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2003. Now she focuses on helping others across the country save their life stories for families and publication; and teaches memoir-writing classes.
“My interest in memoirs started when I read women’s diaries, studying women’s history in the University of Georgia’s Journalism school. When I helped with an oral history of Atlanta, wrote the civic history of the Columbus, Georgia cemeteries, and coaxed stories from celebrities like Emmylou Harris for my articles, I realized what fun it is to listen well! Then, at a family reunion, my aunt Frances Schnuck Hardman helped me to recognize my heritage. Through Aunt Fran, I too became an active Daughter of the American Revolution, and helped write our own family history in memoir form. I’d be honored to help you with yours! If you have ever considered preserving more than ‘scraps,’ Perfect Memoirs can bring your thought to completion.”
Member: National Association of Personal Historians (Secretary); Tennessee and Middle Tennessee Genealogical Societies; DAR; Senior Services Network of Nashville.
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