Saving and Sharing Your Treasure of Memories
“I started Perfect Memoirs in 2011. My interest in memoir began when I read women’s diaries while 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 music feature 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 foundry roots, became a member of DAR, and added three generations to our own family history, adding stories of memory to produce my first personal history book. Since then I’ve helped over 25 families reach their goal of a heritage book. 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.”
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 and family history writing workshops.
Member: National Association of Personal Historians (Secretary); Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society; Historic Nashville, Inc.; Tennessee Historical Society; DAR; Senior Services Network of Nashville.
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