I’m Byron Laursen,


one of America’s premier ghostwriters,
a New York Times bestselling author,
San Francisco Chronicle bestselling author,
an award-winning editor.

I specialize in writing memoirs or life stories.

I help exceptional and accomplished people capture their personal history, individual milestones, life lessons and legacy – whether to share with the whole world or simply with their own families.

For most people, writing a memoir is a daunting task, if not a flat-out impossibility. They don’t know where to start! But it can also be one of the most emotionally rewarding experiences of a lifetime. The trick is to get the right professional in your corner. Suddenly, the proportion of hard work to sweet reward shifts dramatically in your favor. As multiple NBA champion Pat Riley wrote to me in gratitude, My thoughts found their expression in your words. Many thanks to a true Showtime Warrior.” *

With decades of experience and proven skills, I will coach you, interview you, and bring out the best of your unique stories and ideas. I will organize your thoughts and experiences to give your story the vibrant personality and fine polish it takes to be published in today’s demanding business world. Your book is truly important. Put it in capable hands.

Find out today how we can work together. Let’s talk about the process. How long will it take? How much will it cost? What guarantees can I give you? What kind of books have I written? What do my clients say about me? I know you have many questions, that’s why you searched for a ghostwriter, that’s why you’re on my site.

Please review some of the tabs at the top of the page. You can find out a great deal about the entire process, likely costs, and about me as a writer and as a person, in just a few moments. If you like what you read and see, then give me a call for a complimentary assessment of all the possibilities. You have nothing to lose if you’re truly getting serious about finally telling your story. You can reach me Pacific Standard Time at: 805-686-4323, or by email at writeontherange@earthlink.net.

* Pat Riley’s rarely-awarded compliment for top-flight teammates who always give their best.


Sig, an independently-published autobiography for Sigurd Wathne, Southern California entrepreneur and inventor, has won its author (and his proud ghostwriter) a silver medal from the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards competition!

Bev Hills Award

photo by E.K. Waller