This week, everyone at United Ghostwriters thought it would be useful to give you an insight into what we’ve been developing over the past year. One of the questions often asked of ghostwriters is, ‘What was your last project?’ The truth is, UG has exceptional talent in every area of ghostwriting. But here, to make it all a bit more personal, is what we’ve all been working on recently.
No matter what your book is about, you will be able to find someone at UG who can talk you through the process and produce an incredible testament to your story, whether that is a memoir, a business book, a self-help guide, or any of the many other genres we have written. Through the website, you can get in touch with any of us, simply by clicking on our images, which will take you to our personal pages with contact details. Wouldn’t you like to join this list of amazing projects?
Our ghosts include:
Ginny is currently putting the finishing touches to her project about how to write a business book. It takes authors from first ideas, through to the writing, and then to the publishing and marketing of the book, all with the aim of becoming a successful published author with a publication that builds credibility and enhances their authority in their marketplace. In the past year, Ginny also won an APEX award for her e-book, ‘The Business Book Outline Builder’, which helps business authors to start and plan their book. She also ghosted: a self-help guide for a global business (published by Ebury this year); a business book for a highly successful service company; a business book for a UK entrepreneur and speaker; a business book for a professional services consultancy which launched as a number one in its Amazon category; and, a previously ghosted self-help guide was published by Penguin Random House. Ginny is easily UG’s most prolific Twitter presence, and her own page is filled with the most fantastic advice and guidance.
Caro has just finished working with Katie Piper on her latest book, ‘From Mother to Daughter’ – this is Caro’s second book with the inspirational public figure, as they also collaborated on ‘Confidence – the Secret,’ in 2017. Their fantastic partnership will continue with a third project later in 2018. Caro is also writing a book that has been optioned for a film, one about a gay couple with five surrogate children, and a heart-breaking book for a father who has lost his four children as a result of parental alienation syndrome. She has just finished the memoir of a rock drummer who spent 50 years in one of Britain’s most enduring bands, and a book for a paediatrician about her autistic son. On top of that incredibly impressive list, Caro is also working with a CEO who has started a philanthropic project helping small businesses in East Africa.
Spencer is currently finishing ghosting a memoir that has been acquired by Ebury. He has a number of other fascinating projects under wraps just now – keep checking back on the UG page to find out more details!
Shannon has been working on the memoir of an international high-profile businessman, as well as just finishing ghosting a book based on a film script. She has been incredibly busy in the media, featuring in many articles in the national press and on TV, and has just signed with top agency Lucas Alexander and Whitely, where she is already developing a number of new synopses.
Teena has just finished editing a book for Andrew Jennings, senior retail executive (ex-President Saks Fifth Avenue, Chairman of Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Ted Baker and more), called ‘Almost Is Not Good Enough’. The book looks at the future of the nation’s High Street and was nominated for a Business Book Award. Teena has also been working on a biography of Danny Lucas, the founder of Lucas UK, as well as completing a fourth book in a series for a well-known captain of British industry. She has blogged extensively this year on business writing and the ghostwriting process, and her website has a fantastic back catalogue of hugely informative articles.
The biggest news of the year for Emma was that the entrepreneurship book she co-authored won two awards – including the 2018 Most Promising New Textbook Award for ‘Entrepreneurship – the practice and mindset’. Her current ghosting projects include: a business book on behalf of a US entrepreneur; a business memoir on behalf of another US entrepreneur; a business book for a top management consultancy; a series of monthly articles for a global talent management consultancy; and, a business book for a highly successful Silicon Valley start-up. As well as those achievements, Emma is working on second editions of the three academic texts she has co-authored.
Cheryl is currently ghosting a self-help book for eczema sufferers, working with someone who has healed herself with a recipe of positive psychology interventions and a supportive network to help reduce stress, along with self-care/skincare and diet/exercise. She has also just finished working on a book on ‘happiness’ under her own name – after 13 years of writing books for a living, Cheryl was delighted to be approached by a publisher directly and commissioned to write on a topic which fascinates her. At the end of 2017, two books were published which Cheryl had ghosted. ‘Self-Made: the definitive guide to business start-up success’ by former BBC Apprentice runner-up Bianca Miller-Cole and her husband and serial entrepreneur, Byron Cole, which became an Amazon bestseller. ‘The Interim Revolution’, for interim management recruiter Pat Lynes, was also published to industry acclaim and glowing reviews. The book explores how the world of work and recruitment is changing, and defines how to be at the forefront of that shift by tapping into the power of the Teams as a Service® model. Last autumn, Cheryl also self-published her first children’s books after running a successful Kickstarter campaign. ‘YES, YOU CAN!’ shows kids that ALL toys, colours, clothes and hobbies are for ALL children by shining a light on gender stereotypes in a child-friendly way. The book also encourages children to find their spark, do what they love, and be proud of themselves. Cheryl is currently working on a few more children’s book manuscripts, while continuing to work on books that help people to cherish and cope with life and work.
Ian is currently spending his days ghosting a rather technical book about new developments in positioning and B2B marketing for IT product and services companies. His nights are dedicated to writing, under his own name, the first-ever book about the extraordinary poetry written over the last 50 years by Clive James, the Australian writer, critic and former TV star.
Kate has just had her fourth wartime novel published with Pan Macmillan. ‘The Allotment Girls’ has been getting some fantastic coverage and reviews (and there are lots of giveaways and competitions on Kate’s FB and Twitter pages). She is looking forward to publication of her first non-fiction book this August, with Penguin – ‘The Stepney Doorstep Society’ celebrates and amplifies the voices of some remarkable East End matriarchs who kept their communities running through war.
In the past year, Martin has had two ghosted books published – one was a major autobiography published by Penguin, the other a celebrity book on a topical theme which HarperCollins put out. He also edited a new selection of Charlie Brown cartoons, called ‘Peanuts for the Soul.’ Martin is currently working on a gangster memoir and a family history, as well as mentoring two novelists, one of whom has just landed a huge two-book deal.
Linda has recently been working with blogger ‘Part Time Working Mummy,’ whose first book is due to be published in July 2018 – on the first weekend of pre-orders, it was an instant Number 1 bestseller. In the past year, Linda has been the ghostwriter working with Sara Payne on ‘Letters to Sarah’, the story of how Sara has dealt with life since the horrific murder of her daughter in 2000. The book was a Top 10 bestseller and Sara was featured across the UK media, with the story serialised in newspapers, a Channel 5 documentary being broadcast, and many TV appearances undertaken. Linda also worked with Caitlin Spencer on ‘Please, Let Me Go’, a memoir of Caitlin’s horrific experiences as a survivor of trafficking and grooming gangs in the UK. The book was serialised in the Daily Mirror and picked up by all the major newspapers, received global coverage and was supported by politicians and celebrities. It was a Sunday Times bestseller, and has been in Amazon’s Top 10 memoir chart since release. In 2017, she also worked on projects dealing with alcohol abuse, anthropology and spirituality. Linda has two abuse survivor memoirs due to be published this year (‘Just Tell Me That You’re Sorry’ and ‘Don’t Say a Word’), and is working on three memoir synopses for publishers, as well as developing a non-fiction book on politics and policy.
Chris has just finished a very thorough rewrite of his co-authored book on entrepreneurship, ‘The Beermat Entrepreneur’. This was a huge success when the first edition was released, and Chris has added lots of fascinating new material as well as updating the original content. He is now working with the publisher on the cover and exciting promotional plans. Chris is also starting a book on rejuvenating existing businesses, with a UK consultancy, and the biography of an entrepreneur. With Eurovision coming up, Chris will also be promoting his book, ‘Eurovision! A History of Modern Europe through the World’s Greatest Song Contest’. His quartet of crime novels set in 1990s China – ‘The Dragon Awakens’ – will be republished online later this year.
Philip has, in the past year, ghostwritten case studies and major articles, including academic pieces, for a major European business school. He worked as editor with Vlatka Hlupic on the follow-up to her breakthrough book, ‘The Management Shift,’ on the enlightened, high-performance workplace, and completed similar work for a leading Scandinavian adviser on family firms. Under his own fiction byline, PJ Whiteley, Philip signed a contract for his third novel – ‘The Rooms We Never Enter’ – to be crowdfunded through the London-based publisher, Unbound. The crowdfunding campaign has already passed the 25% mark, with over 30 backers. On Saturday 5th May, it is due to receive a major boost when Philip hosts a fundraising gig of readings and songs featured in his novels at the Margate Spring Book Festival, where he will also host a session with legendary novelist Louis de Bernieres, a firm supporter of Philip’s writing.
This is just a snapshot of the amazing projects our ghosts have worked on in the past 12 months. Why not contact us today and see what we can do for you?