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The books I excel at have something to say about innovation, persistence, character, and connection.

SALLY COLLINGS

Who I Am

With 20+ years in book publishing, I know what makes an outstanding manuscript and book proposal—and I know how to create them. Former non-fiction publisher for HarperCollins and editorial director for Amber Books, I now work as a ghostwriter, specializing in non-fiction manuscripts and book proposals.

 

In 2007, I wrote my first book, and pivoted from traditional publishing to ghostwriting. These days, I focus specifically on leadership memoirs as well as books that promote cultural and personal change.

 

My clients are represented by a number of agencies, including Park & Fine Literary & Media, Talcott Notch Literary, The Palgon Company, and Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Some have published with HarperBusiness, St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster, and Chronicle Books, while others have successfully self-published their books or worked with hybrid publishers.

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Early in my career, my job as an assistant editor for HarperCollins was to sift through the slush pile of book proposals and manuscripts to find a diamond in the rough. I reviewed hundreds of submissions, rarely reading more than one page before deciding it wasn’t impressive enough to pass along to my boss.

 

Every submission I read left me with an intense desire to fix things. 

If only I could modify the voice of this manuscript.

If only I could create a more compelling author bio.

If only I could add more richness and detail to these chapters.

If only I could help the author elevate their proposal from mundane to exceptional.

 

At the time, I did no such thing.

 

Today, however, I do precisely that.

 

I use all my experience and passion and channel it into your story, your message, and your book.

Born in Australia, I now call Northern California home, and I get my kicks (literally!) from my new love: kickboxing.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about what brings you to my website.

My Team

Autumn Jade Monroe

Autumn Jade Monroe

Autumn Jade Monroe is an award-winning ghostwriter and bestselling substantive editor living in Nashville, TN.  With a background in Psychology and Learning Management, she specializes in trauma, neurodivergence, personal development, and educational content. When Jade is not writing, she enjoys painting, teaching dance, and being a dog nanny.

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Anita Ponton

Anita Ponton is an artist and writer based in London, UK. Educated at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Goldsmiths University, she has a PhD in Fine Art. A former academic, she now works independently as an editorial assistant and artist advisor. Anita has published several short stories and is working on her first novel.

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Dara Silverman

Dara Silverman is an award-winning playwright and ghostwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. With a Master's degree in Creative Writing, Dara specializes in writing memoirs and stage plays with distinct voices and uncommon narratives. She is also the founder, Artistic Director, and playwright for Agile Rascal—a theater company that intersects the arts and cycling.

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