Carrie Nyman

Carrie Nyman – Ghostwriter

Experienced Ghostwriter Specializing in Memoirs and Book Proposals | Content Editor | Best-Selling Author


| Crafting True Stories of Transformation, Trauma, Survival, Chronic Illness, and Healing

I am passionate about helping authentic individuals write their memoirs with the narrative drive of a novel. In nine years at a professional ghostwriting agency, I discovered that trusting relationships are crucial for effective collaboration. Now, as a disabled author and mother, I offer the creativity, experience, and emotional intelligence to guide you through the memoir process. Telling your story will change your life—I can't wait to hear it.

My Notable Nonfiction:

🔷 First Recon Marine/Field Surgeon's Memoir of the War in Afghanistan, PTSD, and Systemic Waste in American Healthcare

🔷 Venture Capitalist's Memoir of 30 Years in VC

🔷 Latinx Woman’s Memoir of Stripping, Alcoholism, and Sobriety in Las Vegas

🔷 Indigenous Woman's Memoir of Surviving Addiction, Sexual Abuse, and Mental Illness in San Francisco

🔷 Chinese-American Woman's Memoir of Criminal Deviance and Spiritual Renewal

🔷 Memoir of a Sisterhood’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

🔷 Veteran's Memoir of Physical Abuse, Fatherhood, and Post-Traumatic Growth

🔷 And 10+ Novels!

The Ghostwriting Process:

To capture your voice, I will begin as your audience. We will conduct video interviews for a comprehensive understanding of your story before I research, organize, and outline your memoir. Together, we’ll effectively illustrate scenes from your memory to create a disarming introduction and rich narrative chapters. Your manuscript will be readable, relatable, and clear! Finally, I will prepare a Book Proposal fit for publication and teach you how to think like an author. I respect my clients' privacy with NDAs, and they consistently express satisfaction and emotional catharsis in working with me.

My writing career started with an English Literature degree and a best-selling WWII historical novel. After my book was traditionally published in 2012, I was recruited by a ghostwriting agency, which helped me to complete many successful fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Whether you are searching for a full-service ghostwriter or a skilled content editor, I can polish your manuscript to ensure your memoir’s resonance readers and publishers. For your next step, please contact me for a consultation call to discuss your goals!


When I was introduced to Carrie as a potential ghostwriter, immediately, we clicked. She got me. My voice. My passion. My experiences, even though she herself had never lived them. I am so grateful to Carrie for helping me find my voice and help guide me through a very emotional experience. I cannot speak highly enough of Carrie, not only of her skill as a writer, but also as a human, and a compassionate one at that.

—Brenna Kean, Author of "Baby Goat Rising" (2022)

Carrie’s impeccable writing and editing skills combined with her ability to listen make her a well-rounded professional ghostwriter. I had a wonderful experience working with her.

—Janet B., Memoirist

Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction
Historical Fiction
English (US)
  • B.A. in English Literature from CU-Boulder

Work experience


Apr, 2022 — Present

When my mentor/agent retired, I started McFly Ghostwriting to represent myself. I am now accepting one new memoir client.

Mark Graham Communications

Apr, 2013 — Apr, 2022 (about 9 years)

Ghostwriter/Content Editor represented by Agent Mark Graham. With my clients, I’ve ghostwritten historical fiction, children’s nonfiction, YA fantasy, romance, business books, and several memoirs.

Carrie has 2 reviews





Keith A.

Keith A.

Jul, 2023

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Carrie on my first book, and I couldn't have asked for a better writing partner. From the very beginning, she took my rough draft and skillfully uncovered the story within, breathing life into it. Carrie's expertise in refining narratives and her dedication to the project were evident throughout our collaboration. Her professionalism, prompt communica...
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Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

Mar, 2023

Carrie was awesome to work with. She took my tangled web of notes and created a concise and chronological storyline while providing a sensitive and encouraging sound board. I am so glad we collaborated together.

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