Currently ghostwriting a psychological thriller for Relay Publishers under the pen name Jo Crow. Expected publication early 2020.
I started working with other authors on an ad-hoc basis while still working in educational publishing back in 2017. Since then, I've grown my business to help countless authors take their manuscripts from idea through to publication.
As Managing Editor at Independence, I managed the commissioning, design, and production processes for two series of educational resource books. During my time at IEP, I edited over 70 publications (under my maiden name Cara Acred).
Longlisted for the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2018.A coming-of-age story filled with love, mystery, and sparkle.Freddie’s life isn’t like it used to be – he’s alone, homeless, and carrying a secret that threatens to swallow him up. Every day is a struggle. Until he meets Violet Johnson.Violet’s life is going down-hill. Her parents argue, her little brother’s stopped speaking, and she... read more
When your bloodline awakens, how do you choose between family and freedom?Émi’s father used to weave beautiful tales of the magick and mystery beyond the wall, but she never knew if they were true. Now, her father is gone and Émi has been banished to the Red Quarter, where she toils to support herself and her mother – obeying the rules, hiding secrets and suffering the cruelties of the council... read more
Do you know who invented the Internet? Can you recognise a phishing scam when you see one? Most of us use the Internet everyday, but how much do we really know about it? This book explores the history of the Internet as well as answering frequently asked questions about the web. The Internet is a powerful tool and, with the rise of social networking and smarphones, learning how to stay safe on... read more
What are human rights? How do they work? Do you know how they apply to you? This book looks at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how it protects and affects citizens across the globe. It also explores issues surrounding minority rights, such as older people's basic home care and prisoners' right to vote.
With our planet’s resources dwindling, ‘sustainable living’ is an increasingly debated topic. In essence, sustainability is about balancing our lifestyle with Earth’s resources to keep the environment healthy and minimise our impact. This book looks at both issues and solutions, exploring our consumption of natural resources such as food, land and water. It also looks at how we can achieve a s... read more
The Internet is not just the Internet anymore. Products ranging from smartwatches and TVs to cars and fridges all use the Internet to connect our daily lives. This book explores the rise of the Internet of things, from the negative consequences of online technology to positive innovations. Articles include debate over screen-time for young children, online privacy and access to broadband. They... read more
Ten stories, ten unique experiences, ten very special families...Gently They Rage is a powerful and emotive collection of stories, told by parents who have experienced the myriad complexities of life with a disabled child.In a series of ten moving interviews, Linda Negus explores the practical and emotional challenges these parents have faced, offering a source of inspiration and comfort to an... read more
Bodd is a little character who struggles to make sense of his life and his big big feelings.In beautiful verse, this unique children’s story explores Bodd’s feelings and the vital role they play in his survival. It’s All About Bodd opens up conversations about how to deal with anxiety, the effects that worry can have on our health, and its impact on those around us. An essential companion for ... read more
Bodd is a little character who struggles to make sense of his life and his big, big feelings.In beautiful verse, this unique children’s story explores Bodd’s feelings and the vital role they play in his survival. It’s All About Bodd opens up conversations about how to deal with anxiety, the effects that worry can have on our health,and its impact on those around us. The Parent And Teacher Guid... read more
Many people who have experienced homelessness describe feeling as though they are ‘invisible’ when living on the streets. This book raises awareness of homelessness in the UK, exploring its causes and effects. It also examines the problems faced by those who are young and homeless, as well as considering different types of homelessness and how we might tackle the issue.
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I am a freelance Tennessee-based book ghostwriter specializing in fantasy, self-help, mystery, YA history, and how-to manuscripts.
I am a published author, ghostwriter and screenwriter with over ten years' experience of collaborating with clients