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

Don’t just write a book. Create a lasting legacy.

Transform your experience, knowledge and insights into a story worth reading, a book worth sharing.

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Writing Your Life Story?

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Be sure to download the free Author Resource List, which shares 5 free tools that will help you write and promote your book (click the image below). #ProductiveAuthor

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Join a community of like-minded nonfiction and historical fiction writers in the free Ink & Impact Facebook group! Click the image below to access the group. #Ink&Impact


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Meet Your Book Coach.

Welcome! I’m Dalene Bickel, founder of Lasting Legacies, a company that offers a complete suite of writing and self-publishing services for independent nonfiction authors of all ages and writing levels. I’m going to provide you with the practical advice, resources and accountability you need to successfully write and publish your distinctly valuable book.

Don’t struggle on your own. Take advantage of the free resources listed below and invest in your success through the services available on this site. I look forward to getting to know you!

Dalene Bickel Lasting Legacies

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Ink & Impact Blog

Regardless of whether you’re an aspiring author or a recreational blogger, you’ll discover lots of great writing tips and interesting stories on the Ink & Impact blog. Check out a few of the most recent posts here:

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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 an author, book coach and speaker who helps nonfiction authors successfully write, develop and self-publish their books.