Ghost Writing Portfolio

Ghost Writing The problem with talking about ghost writing in a portfolio is that I sign a nondisclosure agreement for each book, and so I can’t point to any of them and say, “I wrote that.” But here’s a list of some of the genres in which I’ve ghost written for other people.  

Crime and mystery fiction
Police procedurals

  • UK police
  • US police
  • Settings: California, Nevada, Oregon, New York, Florida, North London, South London, North Wales, Newcastle on Tyne

Psychological crime

  • Settings: North Africa, South Africa, Florida, Shropshire

Historical crime

  • 1920s London
  • 1960s Yorkshire
  • 1890s New York and London

Historical fiction

  • 1770s Revolutionary American colonies
  • 1840s England
  • 1940s Wartime England

  Science fiction

  • Alternative/multiple universes
  • Time travel
  • Life in the future

Dystopian fiction

  • Settings: USA, Europe, South Africa, Unspecified

  True Crime

  • Settings: USA, UK
  • POV: Investigator, Criminal

In my early ghost writing days, I wrote a lot of memoirs. Now, I write very few. If a publisher whose favor I want to keep asks me to write a memoir, I will usually do it; for others, I have to really want to write the book, which means I need to find the person’s story gripping and worthy of a wide audience.  

The Book of the Film

I’ve written a lot of these. Adapting a book into a screenplay is an art, but so is writing a book from a screenplay or even from a treatment, and that’s what I’m talking about here. Someone writing a screenplay can rely on the actors to convey so many things that the author has to convey using words – a raised eyebrow in a movie may be doing the work of 300 words on the page. I’ve made such a specialty of this that I’m regularly approached by agents who want a book to sell on the back of the movie.  


That’s a list of the most usual requests I get, but there are others that aren’t so easily pigeonholed. If you have something unusual, get in touch. I like unusual.

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