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08/07/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Time To Tell Your Personal & Family History book review  (Byline: Rachel Gladstone)
IN BRIEF: Personal history how to guide by Deborah Wilbrink featured in Dish Magazine www.dishmag.com
  Dish Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: "Tracking down information about your heritage can be fun but it is often difficult to know where to start your journey. Luckily, Personal Historian and author Deborah Wilbrink knows just what to do and she leads the way into this often complicated process in her new book TIME TO TELL..."   Column/Show
All Booked Up
Distribution/Location national, international
 
02/05/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Step on the Heartbridge: 50 Ways to Meet Your Lover  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Connect with others through sharing family stories about meeting loved ones. Download Feb issue to see article.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: A sure way to connect with others of different age, lifestyle or culture is to ask how they met a loved one. Several stories are shared from different generations. Visit someone lonely and ask about the past.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee and online
 
01/28/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Writing Your Ethical Will  (Byline: Ruth Leibovitz)
IN BRIEF: Ethical wills are important pieces of your legacy. What they are and how to go about it, including ask a personal historian and visit APH website.
  Williamson County Herald and website
 
    SUMMARY: History of ethical wills and types, refers to "Having the Last Say, Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story" by Alan Gelb, APH, and "Time To Tell" by Deborah Wilbrink. Motivational and convincing.   Column/Show
Commentary
Distribution/Location Williamson County Tennessee & International online
 
01/04/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Save Your Life Story: The Benefits of Memoir  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: An introduction to memoir with six benefits for you.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Memoir introduced for the general reader, with real-life contemporary examples. Six benefits are: Preservation, Revelation, Education, Family Connection, Mental Stimulation and Self-Awareness.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
08/05/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Family Heritage on DVD Part 2: Expert Advice for Your Heirloom Video  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Use the Download button on the home page for the August issue to read how Anyone can record family interviews but make yours a favorite family movie with tips from personal historians who specialize in video.
  PAGE 5 Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Stefani Twyford, Julie Miller, Jane Shafron and Debbie Brodsky share their knowledge about making your video stand out! Download link is free from the magazine, also on their home page at http://maturelifestylestn.com   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
07/08/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Family Heritage on DVD: Attorney Barbara Moss Makes Family DVDs for Gifts  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Elder law specialist and senior Barbara Moss records her family for gift DVDs. You can too, here are her tips! 1 of 2 parts
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Barbara Moss recognized the value of preserving family history. Starting with Dad and uncle, she makes DVDs about family members and gives them as Christmas presents for the last 5 years. She shares tips. Part 2 coming features personal historians who work in video.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
06/01/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Staying Able, Ed Zinkiewicz Coaches "How to Retire to A Better You"  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 70 year old author coaches and writes to improve the active lifestyle of other retirees.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
05/01/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Daughter Publishes 96 Year Old Mothers Book  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Wendy Wilson helps her mother Harriet Hackman publish a book that Hackman began 45 years ago. Self publishing and love across time is the focus.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Daughter Wendy Waldman gifts her mother, Harriet Hackman, with publication of the book Hackman began writing 45 years ago, featuring strong female characters and ahead of its time: Katha of Pentar. Article is a story of love amidst the book-publishing process.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
03/31/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Quilters & Personal Historian Collaborate- TV feature  (Byline: Emily Stroud)
IN BRIEF: Quilters'designs to illustrate a book & CD about personal history by Deborah Wilbrink. what is personal history? How do these quilts tie in?
  WBIR-TV Knoxville, TN (NBC)
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Five Alive at Four
Distribution/Location Knoxville & east Tennessee
 
03/25/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Personal History on Indie Bohemian Radio  (Byline: Ron Placone & Paulina Combow with Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Hosts explore personal history with author Deborah Wilbrink & play advance tracks from Time To Tell Your Family & Personal History
  WRFN Radio Nashville, Tennessee
 
    SUMMARY: Deborah also discusses her Kickstarter campaign, personal history in general.   Column/Show
Indie Bohemians with Ron Placone & Paulina Combow
Distribution/Location Nashville, TN
 
03/10/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Saving Your Family History Gets Easier  (Byline: Staff)
IN BRIEF: New book with CD of original songs is coming out by Nashville personal historian Deborah Wilbrink.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 10
 
    SUMMARY: Persuade and motivate family members to save their life stories and family history with an entertaining book of stories and how-to tips. It comes with an original CD of motivating songs, too! Quilters will be illustrating the book by Deborah Wilbrink, personal historian and columnist.   Distribution/Location
Middle Tennessee
 
03/05/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Jim Rooney Is In It For the Long Run  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 77 Year old tells of life in music: early folk scene & Nashville country music, & talks about his memoir, "In It for the Long Run."
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, Cover & p...
 
    SUMMARY: Jim Rooney, 77, discusses with eyewitness account the early folk music scene, Nashville recording life, his philosophy based on Classical studies, and his new memoir, "In It for the Long Run."   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
02/01/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Ben A. Jobe Weaves "Common Threads"  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Feature about 70 year old author Ben Jobe and his family history which traces Civil War heroes and slave owners to his own present work against human trafficking.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 4
 
    SUMMARY: Professor Ben Jobe publishes family history in his 70s: "Common Threads: My Family's Journey from Slave Owner to Abolitionist." Review and feature about the author, who works to end human trafficking in Tennessee.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
12/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Stories to Jump the Generation Gap  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Make your visit with relatives more fun by using these storytelling tips!
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 7, cov...
 
    SUMMARY: Younger people DO want to hear your stories. Here's tips to jump the generation gap using your memories and personal history to strengthen family connections.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
11/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Storytellers Patsy and Herman Lawson Tell THE STORY OF US  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Storytelling couple share why their unique heritage makes for a fascinating family history, and new career after retirement!
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 10
 
    SUMMARY: Storytelling couple with family feuds write their family history, realizing that their East Tennessee Appalachian heritage is what makes their stories unique.Herman Lawson and Patsy Hatfield Lawson   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
10/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: Helen Hudson and Kissing Tomatoes  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Helen Hudson is an Alzheimer's activist and singer-songwriter.Helen wrote a memoir, Kissing Tomatoes, about caretaking for her grandmother, who had Alzheimer's, while Helen was a young married at age 23.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 15
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
09/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: What Can You Teach?  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Deborah tells about a favorite teacher, and other school experiences. She then asks, "What lessons learned from life can you give to others?" Everyone has a unique perspective and could start today to leave it in personal history form.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 5
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
08/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Add Story to Your Family History  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Genealogists and personal historians can use complementary skills for a more readable family history. How to find, attribute, and add story. Both professions quoted. Ran black & white, p. 36.
  Middle Tennessee Journal for Genealogy and History...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Tennessee
 
08/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah That's the Gist of It: Book Review  (Byline: Shirley Wilson)
IN BRIEF: Book review of That's the Gist of It by Thaddeus Martin, editor Deborah Wilbrink, APH.
  Middle Tennessee Journal for Genealogy and History...
 
    SUMMARY: Entertaining with delightful photographs, Martin family history.   Column/Show
Book Reviews by Shirley Wilson
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
08/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: Judith Parrish Broadbent's "Golden Days"  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Active senior Judith Parrish Broadbent publishes a book with stories set in Tennessee's historical past, and poems by her and her daughters.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 10
 
    SUMMARY: Broadbent began writing in elementary school and became an English and Biology teacher. She was encouraged to write and uses historical facts and true stories from others as subjects. She and daughters Alarica and Andrea (dec.)have poems in the book, Golden Days.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
07/15/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Do You Love Me? Book Review  (Byline: Martha Gerdeman, Ed.)
IN BRIEF: Gerdeman reviews the memoir by local senior Gigi Goodall.
  The Journal of Dickson County History and Geneaolo...
 
    SUMMARY: Gigi had a hard life as an unwanted and oft-abandoned child, but became a compassionate, charitable adult. Inspiring and very readable.   Column/Show
Book Review
Distribution/Location Dickson County, TN
 
07/14/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Cross the Generation Gap with Family Stories  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Write family stories with your relatives from different generations for fun and connection.
  Retirement and Good Living website
 
    SUMMARY: Teens in a creative writing class enjoyed the family history project. Start one with your relatives. Author shares some of her own such as witnessing a hurricane, a whole house move, and the first e-mail system.   Column/Show
Blog guest
Distribution/Location online
 
07/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: Patricia West captures her father's story  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Personal Historian Patricia West finishes and publishes her father's memoir after his death: From Stearmans to Starfighters - A Pilot's Memoir
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 7
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
06/04/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Write Your Memoir Now  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: The time is now to write your memoir. Retirement offers opportunity to set the goal and meet it, here's how.
  Retirement and Good Living website
 
    SUMMARY: Writing your memoirs once you retire can preserve your memories and photos for generations to come. Your unique perspective is worthwhile. Key decisions are about content and process. Personal historians are helpful professionals; find one through APH website.   Column/Show
Blog guest
Distribution/Location International online
 
05/24/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Senior Show-and-tells more than a trip down memory lane  (Byline: Tony Gonzalez; Photos by Sanford Myers)
IN BRIEF: Seniors share stories at show and tells in middle Tennessee. Memoirist Deborah Wilbrink tells benefits. Personal History Awareness month and APH mentioned.
  The Tennessean
 
    SUMMARY: Seniors share stories at show and tells in middle Tennessee. Memoirist Deborah Wilbrink tells benefits. Personal History Awareness month and APH mentioned. Longer version with 2 photos, more stories, and a bit about personal history. Hardcopy.   Column/Show
Local Section
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee and statewide
 
05/23/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Rich Stories Emerge at Show and Tell for Seniors  (Byline: Tony Gonzalez)
IN BRIEF: Seniors share stories at show and tells in Nashville, TN area hosted by Deborah Wilbrink.
  The Tennessean
 
    SUMMARY: Seniors share stories at over a dozen Show & Tell events in Nashville area this month organized by Deborah Wilbrink. Sample stories and photos.Attendance encouraged for next show & tell.   Column/Show
Website - Family tab
Distribution/Location online
 
05/14/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Show & Tells Celebrate Personal History in May MAY 14 ENTRY  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink & APH)
IN BRIEF: Seniors do and will share stories of interest to celebrate Personal History Awareness Month in Nashville.
  Writers in the Sky Podcast, E-zine, & Blog
 
    SUMMARY: Mix of first hand accounts and APH PR   Distribution/Location
International online
 
05/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Personal History Events to be Held Throughout Middle Tennessee  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink & APH)
IN BRIEF: Show & Tell events celebrate Personal History Month in Tennessee
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 5
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
05/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Perry Crosses Miles & Generations for "Oh, Come, Angel Band"  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Two distant cousins find they both want to write the family history. They combine different skills to accomplish a book and website about the Bates family.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 4
 
    SUMMARY: Yvonne Perry and Jenny Bates Meadows-Sauls are of two different generations. Yvonne lives in Nashville and is a publishing author and spiritual coach. Jenny is in her 70s and lives in rural Georgia. How they find each other and write the family history is a happy tale. Oh Come, Angel Band is now a book, available on Amazon.   Distribution/Location
Middle Tennessee
 
04/04/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Jim Taulman's 75-Year-Plan: What Retirement?  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Jim Taulman tackles a third career, personal historian, in Franklin, Tennessee.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 7
 
    SUMMARY: Jim has been a minister and an editor before finding a new career as a personal historian. Discusses work and books published.   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
03/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Leonard Goodwin: Mt. Juliet's Inspirational Poet  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 84 year old social scientist discovers a deeper spiritual life and writes his memoir in poem form, "Echoes of the Universe, A Spiritual Journey."
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee p.4
 
    SUMMARY: Leonard first found meditation a solution for hypertension; he went on to explore Buddhism, the spiritual powers of sound, and energy circles. All while journeying through life as a family man and as a scientist studying poverty. His matter-of-fact, poetic account begins before WWII and moves through Civil Rights and more. Leonard and his wife Gerri live an active lifestyle with many interests in an independent living community near Nashville. He has a blog, Adventures in Applied Spirituality, http://leonardgoodwin.com/   Column/Show
pg 4, Monthly Column new senior authors by Deborah...
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
02/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Do You Love Me? Tennessee Senior Gigi Goodall Finds the Answer  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Senior author tells of publishing her inspiring memoir: how she was abandoned but grew into a career finding housing for the poor, and provided foster care for 25 children. "Do You Love Me" by Gigi Goodall on AMAZON.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 6
 
    SUMMARY: Active senior Gigi publishes her memoir of how she, an abandoned child, became an adult with a stable family, a career in public housing, and foster parent for 25 girls. Her children encouraged her to write and publish "Do You Love Me,"an inspiring memoir now available on Amazon.com to encourage those in now or formerly in foster care.   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
01/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah The Sky’s the Limit for Local Author Janice Robinson  (Byline: by Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 78-yr-old Jan Robinson adopted a stray kitten. She used her photos and to write and publish the true tale, "The Sky's the Limit, Adventures of McGee the Cat." She stays active teaching swimming, and is in a study group and writers circle.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 4
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
12/01/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah Local Gift-Giving, Meaningful to Giver & Recipient  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Suggestions for meaningful gifts that can be found locally. Personal History gift certificate and time spent together suggestions are included.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 6
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
11/01/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah Save Your Life Story: The Benefits of A Memoir  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Everyone has a story, just listen to these Tennessee seniors! Write or record your memories and reap these six benefits of memoir.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 19
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
05/15/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah A Violent Misunderstanding  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: The death of Lt.Andrew Wills Gould, C. S. A., stabbed in company quarters by his commander Nathan Bedford Forrest, is not only dramatic but illustrates 3 vital points about Nashville City Cemetery, Gould's final resting place.
  Monuments & Milestones, Nashville City Cemetery As...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Cover Story
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee and International online
 
02/22/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah Tennessee state chapter of APH Forms  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: National APH members of Tennessee meet in Chattanooga to form a state chapter; what and why personal history? Open meet and greet too with Patricia West, Co-President details.
  SUNY 92.3 Radio, Chattanooga
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
East Tennessee
 
02/22/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah A Ghostwriter Shares Disco, Tear Gas and Song  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Ghostwriting takes one down Memory Lane, examples from disco and from Memphis civil rights riots.
  Writers In the Sky e-zine, 3rd article
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
International online
 
12/28/2012 Wilbrink, Deborah Focused Memoir: Write Your Spiritual Autobiography  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: How and why to write an autobiography or memoir that focuses on your spiritual development.
  Writers In the Sky e-zine, lead article
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location International online
 
08/23/2012 Wilbrink, Deborah That's the Gist of It sums up life for 98-year-old Madison resident  (Byline: Autumn Boaz)
IN BRIEF: Thad Martin writes his autobiography at age 98, from rural to urban life in 1914 to present. A personal history that includes the beginning of RV communities.
  The News, 6 newspapers in Nashville from GCI Publi...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee neighborhoods
 
01/05/2012 Wilbrink, Deborah Perfect Memoirs preserves Family History & Tells Wonderful Stories  (Byline: Wanda Southerland, Editor in Chief)
IN BRIEF: New business saves your personal history in a book or recording.
  The News, 6 newspapers in Nashville from GCI Publi...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
New Business Feature
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee
 

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