The Time to Tell is Now

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

Your story matters. We can help you create your autobiography, memoir book, family history book, or organizational history book for family, friends, board, or a larger readership.

We use your manuscript, notes, historical documents and photos, or can begin your project with interviews and research. We offer ghostwriting and editing services. We also can design and print your book. You’ll experience personal service throughout your project, starting with a planning meeting or call. The first free consultation discusses our creative services, your vision and goals, and provides an estimate for your custom, heirloom book.

Every project, like every life, is unique. You may want to hire a professional ghostwriter who will write your book in your voice. You may be a writer and curator, needing book editing services or layout and design for your draft manuscript or loose notes. Meet some of our very individual authors and view their bespoke books:


Portfolio: Books from Perfect Memoirs

Books photographed by Mickey Dobo.



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, Morning Pointe, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Southern Festival of Books, International Association of Personal Historians, and many more.


Upcoming Events

  • Meet & Greet Instructors & Deborah Wilbrink Nashville Community Education Open House SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN.
  • Time to Tell with Story and Song! Book Signing, Family History Writer Tips, and Live Music TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 9:00-10:30 AM FiftyForward / Bellevue YMCA, 8101 TN-100, Nashville, TN Free. Public Welcome.
  • Grandparent Adventures Morning Pointe of Brentwood SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 2:00-3:00 PM 1522 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN.

Time to Tell: Write Your Family History Now! Nashville Community Education
Nov. 7 Tuesday 10:00-11:00 AM
Repeated Nov. 9 Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM
Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN

Use Photos to Tell Your Story Nashville Community Education
Nov. 28 Tuesday 6:30-7:30 PM
Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN

Online Self-Publishing Nashville Community Education
Nov. 30 Thursday 6:30-8 PM
Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN

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Interview with Deborah about NCE classes
Video about NCE Classes