Write a Book about My Life


Hire a ghostwriter to write a book about your life

Dear Friendly Ghostwriter, I want to find a ghostwriter to write a book about my life. I’ve experienced so much, and I feel others could benefit from reading my story. Can you help me?

There have been many ups and downs over the last ten years, but I’ve come through and have a good life now. People are always telling me that I should write a book. All the time! So I decided to reach out to you today.

I don’t have the time to write my book myself. On top of that, I really don’t know how to get started. I need someone with experience to help me! – R.W.

Dear R.W.,

I hear you! You might be surprised to know that I receive a lot of emails from people who need help writing a book about their life story. Of course, their stories are unique and there are variations to this request, but the plea is basically the same: Help, help, I want someone to write my book! Most busy people don’t have the hundreds of hours it takes to sit down and write their memoirs. In addition, many people who contact me recognize they don’t have the expertise to complete the project.

I’m here to help. That’s what I do.

If you’re interested in capturing the attention of a ghostwriter, I have a few recommendations. Most ghostwriters can’t ignore certain elements in a well-crafted pitch.

Know what I charge

If you’re interested in hiring a ghostwriter to write a book about your life, it is key to know our fees. Please take a moment and review my pricing, if you’re interested in hiring me. It saves us a lot of time. If you can’t afford me, but have a budget, tell me what that is and I’ll do my best to give you advice.

I offer a variety of packages to authors with different budgets. Plus I can sometimes help you work something out with another writer or find a way to help you write a shorter book. Mini-eBooks are popular on Amazon, so that’s always an option.

Please understand that no matter how compelling your book is, I am not able to write it for free (or for a percentage of the sales when it is completed). It takes hundreds of hours to write a book. Ghostwriters always need to be paid upfront.

Present an uplifting angle

Trust me, no one wants to read a book about how horrible life has been for you. While your story could be completely true, it will make the reader feel awful and sometimes squeamish. In addition, when everything is doom and gloom, it doesn’t allow for any room for the characters to grow. That makes for a flat and boring read.

Personally, I will only write meaningful stories with an ending showing success or at least a hope of triumph. The world has plenty of bad news; I don’t wish to add to it and depress people. It’s very rewarding for me when a reader walks away from reading a book I wrote with a new positive outlook and fresh approach to life.

I’ve ghostwritten a few books about the Holocaust because I feel the survival stories are each important to share. I spoke to a survivor the other day, who lives her life every day feeling grateful for being alive. She feels the weight of responsibility to make good decisions that help others because she feels she was chosen to survive against all odds. Shouldn’t we all feel that?

Research me and my website

cost to hire a ghostwriter, communicate wellIf you’d like to hire me because you need someone to write a book about your life, please check me out a bit. I love it when prospective clients do their homework before they write me. Review my website, read samples of my books, look over my testimonials, etc. I always enjoy hearing from people who wish to hire me because they enjoy the way I write.

I’ve written over two hundred blog articles about writing and ghostwriting. I try to answer every question my readers have put to me over the last two decades. So if you want to get a feel for my writing style, my website is a great place to start.

Over the last twenty years, I’ve helped to write over forty books. Unfortunately, I can’t share most of the titles. I know, I know… It’s just that I always sign a confidentiality agreement with each client and I take that pledge very seriously. After all, when you hire me, you’ll be the author and once we’re done, I’ll just be a ghost.

I do have a few books that bear my name. Check them out. You don’t have to purchase them but can see a preview on Amazon.

I love working with new authors but am very selective about the books I write and the people I sign with. My clients become my partners for the period we work together and most become good friends. It’s a special relationship, one I cherish.

If you’re saying to yourself, I want someone to write a book about my life, please contact me and we’ll see what we can do to get started.

Please check out these additional articles:

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  1. Scott Lucas

    I’m writing a memoir about surviving a dysfunctional home life by running away to South America for two years by way of Norwegian cargo ship in 1987 when I was 21. I lived in Ecuador for 2 years with a wonderful family who took me in and lived like Tarzan in the Amazon rain forest.

    • Laura Sherman

      Dear Scott,
      It was a pleasure speaking with you. I wish you success with your book!

  2. Queen

    I need help writing a book about my life

    • Laura Sherman

      Hi! I wrote you a private message and would love to connect!

  3. Jason campbell

    I’m 46 looking for someone to Wright a story on my life about working hard . Fucked by the system no drugs involved. Taught myself how to be a class a mechanic. Plus truck driver . 20 years heavy wrecker life . Seen it all. Lost it all . Gained it all lost it again . I pained my dews 19 years to my daughter but ended up with twins I didn’t ask for after my divorce. Twins are 14 now I got them when they was 4 . I just would like someone to talk to I have alot of info about how the cops and the system works . Thank you . Plus I grew up hard .


    I am a 50 year old white woman, married 26 yrs 3 sons to Greek husband , both of our parents stayed married..my husband’s parents marriage was arranged ..mmm..Greek Tradgedy or Triumph….I have notebooks and notebooks and saved all documentation to try to be prepared to get out of a dysfunctional relationship..I don’t want to be a victim im gained wisdom by looking at our family’s and the correlation between addiction and abuse ..we both have big family’s and have an unbelievable story of Tradgedy and Triumph and now im just tired with a memory that has to be jolted ..I wish I had the ability to convey and intrigue the unique story ..

  5. Mary foy

    Edit royal Canada police and child find

  6. Mary foy

    True story my daughter was kidnapped taken to Mexico found by fbi I want to publish my story I need a writer

    • Laura Sherman

      Thank you for writing! I will email you shortly so that I can get more information.

  7. Cynthia B Meyers

    I was in an abusive marriage for 38 years divorce 3 years ago,

    • Laura Sherman

      Thanks for writing! Please feel free to email me and we can discuss your project.

      • Mary foy

        Also very interesting uplifting and true I have news reports fbi found my daughter and I have poice records 3 country’s were involved .plus national center for exploited missing and fbi and Mexico police involved and royal police. interpol. rpol. Kidnapped teen with autism

  8. Angela Dye

    My boyfriend was locked up for 19 years and he wants some one write his story.

    • Laura Sherman

      Thank you for writing! Feel free to email me and we can explore options.

  9. Tonia Holloway

    I’m 46 mom was a heroin addict for 31 years I was molested and made to molest my brother we were starved abused …left home at 16 got pregnant and years if abusive relationships…. It gets better I have 3 wonderful sons I just graduated with my bachelor’s going back for my masters I will be a MFT helping families build strong relationships.. There’s so much in between a lot if abuse but I have no regrets would not change anything…I want my life to inspire others

    • Laura Sherman

      Dear Tonia, Wow, what a great turnaround! That’s amazing. Congratulations!

      I’ll email you privately to discuss options.

      Thanks for writing!

  10. jack joyner

    i grew up in hollywood in the 60s history that needs to be told jim morrison was my best friend how do we start.

    • Laura Sherman

      I just sent you an email to discuss your project. Sounds intriguing!

  11. yemaya alexander

    i want to wire a book of my life and I’m only 13 in the 8th grade what do i do first plz i need help

    • Laura Sherman

      Dear Yemaya,

      That’s wonderful that you want to write a book! I’ve written a few articles that might help you. Here is one that gives specific advice: Write and Publish a Book in 2021. Please let me know if you find it helpful! Feel free to email me anytime!

      • Mariah Scarborough

        Good Evening,
        I am Mariah. My little sister and I endured a very traumatizing childhood from birth. In and out of the system, almost going to foster care, enduring physical, mental, sexual and emotional abuse from family members including own mother. Mother and Father goes to prison over drugs. Father is serving 15 years in prison. Mother has hardcore mental issues. My little sister and I have been trying to figure out “normalcy”.
        While so, I endured a abusive marriage that recently ended due to abuse involving my child. I have overcome the obstacles of my awful childhood. I work with the State now and my sister has become a nurse and is happily married. I am still enduring the long term effects of PTSD, Depression & Anxiety and overcoming it with figuring out living life in a healthy mental space.
        Thanks so much :)

        • Laura Sherman

          I am so glad that you turned things around so beautifully! Thank you for writing me about your story.


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