Why Choose Me?
The first book I ever wrote with a client, Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity, became a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Businessweek, and Amazon bestseller shortly after launching.
My client Garrett Gunderson said of working with me:
“I first contracted him as a ghostwriter, but he added so much original depth and insight that I made him a co-author…”
Going through this bestseller process gave me a depth of knowledge about the book writing, editing, publishing, and marketing process that you won’t find from any Googled ghostwriter.
21 Books Produced to Date
As a professional book writer since 2006, I’ve co-authored, ghostwritten, personally written, or substantially edited 21 books to date, including my books, Manifest Destiny: Choosing a Life of Greatness and Uncommon Sense: A Common Citizen’s Guide to Rebuilding America.
But I do more than just write the books: I shepherd them through the whole process, from conception to printing.
I know how to make the process smooth and hassle-free by coordinating with editors, graphic designers, and publicists.
You profit from the mistakes I’ve made — and subsequent lessons I’ve learned, which are integrated into your book — on 21 books before yours.
You can trust me with the full scope of your project without wasting time, money, and effort on inexperience.
Fast Process, Superior Product
I can produce world-class books in as little as 6 months — cutting 6 to 18 months off the usual process.
Deep, Broad, & Lifelong Education
My classical, liberal arts education immersed me in the greatest minds and the most enduring words in the history of the world, thus propelling my writing and thinking abilities immensely.
In addition, I read at least one book per week (see my Goodreads profile and list of favorite books).
Simply put, I know books.
Marketing & Entrepreneurship Background
I don’t think like a nerdy, academic ghostwriter. Yes, I’m a writer. But I’m also an entrepreneur and marketer.
In other words, I think like you, which is why it’s effortless for me to get inside your head and tell your story. You don’t have to slog through an arduous learning curve with me — I pick up your message quickly and intuitively.
I’ve owned and operated my own businesses since 2004, including a partnership in a full-services marketing firm for small businesses for several years.
An Expert on Persuasion
Ultimately, you want to move minds and hearts — to persuade your readers to take action — right?
That’s what I do.
Based on research from leading cognitive neuroscientists, I understand how the brain works, and how to use words scientifically to maximize their effectiveness.
I know how to consciously craft your book content, organization, formatting, and design to cater to four general personas, as based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
This puts your book on steroids — taking it from a message by you for people like you to a message for a much broader audience.
This results in more book sales, more influence, and a broader following for you.
My Clients Say:
“Stephen has been more than a writer for me — he has been a partner. He captures my voice and puts it into writing in ways that I simply cannot…without him our book probably would not have become a New York Times bestseller…” –Garrett Gunderson
“Stephen’s creativity, wisdom and friendship helped to draw the very best out of me and write a far better book than I could have ever done alone. He made the process so enjoyable that I feel we not only wrote a world-changing book together, but that I’ve gained a new friend for life.” – Steve D’Annunzio