Dalene Bickel

Author & Book Coach


I’m an author, book coach, and ghostwriter who works with beginning writers of all ages.
If you have a nonfiction story to tell, I’m here to help.
Let’s transform your experience and knowledge into a book that informs and inspires!  


I’m a nonfiction writer, just like you. However, I also possess additional knowledge and experience that will help you.

I understand how challenging writing a book can be and how many moving pieces are involved.

In addition, as a published author, I know how exciting it is to hold a printed copy of your book in your hand. More importantly, it’s rewarding to know that your readers are benefiting from – and enjoying – your story.

Finally, as an experienced editor and project manager in the self-publishing industry, I know what to look for (and avoid) in both the manuscript phase and the printing process.

Becoming an author is more than merely putting words on paper. It’s a journey.
Discover how you can…

avoid overwhelm

achieve clarity

write consistently

gain confidence

overcome fear

and complete your book!

Which Type of Book Are You Writing?

Life Story/Memoir

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General Nonfiction or Historical Fiction

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Not Sure What Your Next Step Should Be?

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As Featured At

Topsail Magazine

Biographers International Conference Panelist

Biographer’s Int’l Conference Panelist

Growing Bolder


Back Porch Writer Podcast

Back Porch Writer


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 ghostwriter of nonfiction and historical fiction who loves to help beginning writers become established authors.