I’m a professional ghostwriter/author/editor of highly-praised memoirs, business books, art books and more. My resume includes New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers, as well as self-published books.
I love helping people explore their thoughts and push past what they absolutely know. I love challenging philosophies or plans and finding the weak spots so we can strengthen them together. I love reimagining memoir story arcs in various ways, always with the intent of grabbing the readers and making them care – really care.
Ghostwriting a book is a bit like mining raw ore and turning it into precious metal. It takes some exploration and digging. And it takes the ability to recognize beauty in its early form before turning it into something valuable and significant. That’s what I do – and that’s what I find most fulfilling.
Think of me as a confidential “pen for hire” who will turn your ideas and experiences into an exciting, thought-provoking memoir, business book, book on history or politics, or other type of book.
My works have been published by Simon & Schuster, St. Martins, HarperCollins, LittleBrown, Warner, Broadway Book, and other major publishers. Here is what some of my clients and VIP editors at New York publishing houses have said about my work:
Bruce Krysiak, former COO of Toys “R” Us -
"I was impressed by his ability to challenge me creatively and sharpen my focus...Working with Barry became a journey of self-discovery, resulting in a much better book than I ever could have written on my own."
Steven Friedman, Vice Chairman & CEO of United Steel Service -
"He has an uncanny ability to understand what’s important and what’s not; to make you think more deeply about your life and come up with insights you didn’t know you had; and to transform your stories, ideas and feelings into writing that is not only beautiful but highly readable. With Barry’s help, writing my book was not only possible, it was pleasurable."
Diana Baroni, Vice President and Executive Editor, Warner Books -
"You’ve done a fantastic job here. The program is very clear, the writing is engaging, and the promise of helping people is evident on every page. There is very little to do editorially on this – thank you!"
Fred Hills, VP and Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster -
"Just a note to say how pleased I am with the job you did... Rarely do I receive the draft of a manuscript in nearly perfect condition… Congratulations on a superb job."
Kris Puopolo, Senior Editor, Broadway Books -
"You’re such a pro! Thank you, Barry."
Heather Jackson, Executive Editor, Crown Publishing -
"Thank you so much for all your hard work. I think this is a fabulous book."
Helen Gummer, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster UK -
"I read the manuscript and was utterly charmed. You have achieved just the right tone of affection and intimacy – congratulations."
My fee for ghostwriting a standard-sized book is U.S. $75,000.
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Ghostwriter and award-winning fiction and nonfiction author. Co-author with best-seller James Patterson. Passionate about the art of story.