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The Time to Tell is Now

Save Your Story in an Unforgettable Book for Generations to Come!

Is your life story, memoir, or family history getting lost?

Your story matters. We can help you create your autobiography, memoir book, or family history book.

Are you looking for a way to preserve your family history or save your life story in a book?

We use your manuscript, notes, documents and photos as material. Not a writer? We can begin your project with interviews and research. We offer ghostwriter, editor and designer services.  You get a finished product and can order multiple copies at cost.

What’s different about Perfect Memoirs?

You’ll experience personal service throughout your project, starting with a planning meeting or call. The free consultation discusses your vision and goals, our creative services, and provides an estimate for your custom, heirloom book. You’ll work with qualified personal historian and owner, Deborah Wilbrink, who has a real stake in your satisfaction.

What will saving my story cost and how long will it take?

Every book is a custom, bespoke one. Discuss yours with Deborah to get an estimate that fits your budget. Plan to spend at least $2000. First consultation is free and is a guaranteed positive experience. Monthly billing is tailored to your budget. A consultation can determine if your time frame is 3 months or up to 18 months. We’re here for the long run if you need it.

Who uses Perfect Memoirs?

Busy people. People who inherit or collect the family documents and photos. People with unique stories that can help others. People who want to save a loved one’s stories. People who know the value of personal history. Businesses with a story to tell. Oral history projects.

DON’T LET YOUR STORY DIE!

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Portfolio: Books from Perfect Memoirs

Every project, like every life, is unique.  Meet some of our very individual authors and view their bespoke books:

Books photographed by Mickey Dobo.

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Events

Contact Deborah Wilbrink about speaking to your group or to lead a writing workshop. Our presentations and workshops entertain and educate about the importance of life story and family history: Time to Tell Your Life Story, Show & Tell Keepsakes, Write Your Family History Now!

Past sponsors: The Osher Institute at Vanderbilt University, Southern Women’s Show, Nashville Public Library, DAR Chapters, Morning Pointe, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Southern Festival of Books, International Association of Personal Historians, and many more.

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Upcoming Events

TIME TO TELL: BENEFITS OF LIFE STORY RECALL
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 9:00-10:00 AM PUBLIC & FREE
Windlands South Community Business Breakfast
3800 Sam Boney Drive, Nashville, TN
SAVE YOUR STORY: WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:30-12:30 PUBLIC & FREE
Metropolitan Government Archives
615 Church Street, Nashville, TN
NASHVILLE HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Meet & Greet Booth #82
Saturday, June 1, 10-5,
Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center
Registration Link

“USING PHOTOGRAPHS TO ILLUSTRATE” & “WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY”
Family History Conference, Federation of Genealogical Societies
August 23, 2019, Washington, D.C.
Registration Link

SAVE YOUR STORY: WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:30-12:30
Nashville African-American History & Genealogical Society
1100 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN
FREE to members, $35 to non-members
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