Everyone has a life story.
Are you ready to write yours?


Create a lasting legacy.

Transform your experience, knowledge and insights into a compelling life story that will be treasured by your descendants for generations to come.

Welcome!

I’m Dalene Bickel, a personal biographer and life story writing coach.

Regardless of where you’re at in your life story or memoir writing journey, I’m here to help you.

Here at Lasting Legacies, I specialize in ghostwriting and privately publishing individuals’ life stories, as well as coaching writers of all levels as they write and self-publish their own memoirs and autobiographies.

If you’re writing your life story or memoir, I encourage you to access the resources on this site and subscribe to my email list for regular writing tips, encouragement and opportunities.

If you’re seeking a personal biographer for yourself or a loved onecontact me to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Dalene Bickel Lasting Legacies



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Whether you want guidance as you write your story, prefer a complete done-for-you ghostwritten package, or are seeking a qualified editor, designer or consultant to self-publish your nonfiction or historical fiction book, Lasting Legacies will provide you with the tailored, supportive advice you need and the professional services you deserve.

What My Clients Say


I want to thank you for the smooth process you provided in the publishing of my father’s memoirs. Your patience and prompt responses with my questions were invaluable. Having had no experience, I felt I could trust and rely on your expertise, and we were thrilled with the final product!

Mary Jane Santeiro

Herb has had so many compliments on his book. We are so thankful that he was able to finish it while still able to do so. Thanks to your expertise and steady leadership, it is something that the friends and family will always treasure.

Catherine and Herb McKim
About Dalene


Dalene Bickel is a personal biographer, book coach and speaker who helps individuals successfully write and self-publish their life stories.