Cathryn Kemp

Cathryn Kemp - Ghostwriter

Hastings, UK

Sunday Times Bestselling ghostwriter/author. 16 titles, 5 in ST Top 10. Celebrity /true crime/nostalgia/extraordinary lives/inspirational

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Sunday Times bestselling ghostwriter and author. Winner of the Big Red Read Prize for Non Fiction and previously written across the full spectrum of the British press. 16 titles to date, including five in the ST Bestseller Top 10, including celebrity memoirs/true crime non fiction & fiction/nostalgia memoirs/animal rescue/inspirational and extraordinary lives memoirs. My career spans 11 years ghostwriting and 15 as a journalist. Represented by London literary agency Graham Maw Christie. I have written memoirs for publishers Hachette, Harper Collins Thurston, Mirror Books, Orion Publishing, Trapeze Publishing and Welbeck Publishing. Expect your story to be brought vividly to life by an experienced and passionate writer.
Short-Form Content
English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
True Crime
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction


  • NCTJ Newspaper Journalism
  • MA European Fine Art
  • BA Fine Art


  • The Big Red Read Prize for Non Fiction
  • The Peter Wilson Journalism Award

Work experience

Ghostwriter and Author

February, 2020 – June, 2021 (over 1 year)

Ghostwriting two crime fiction titles. Bound by privacy clause.

Ghostwriter and Author

March, 2019 – December, 2019 (9 months)

Ghostwriting true crime non fiction title. Bound by privacy clause.


July, 2018 – October, 2018 (3 months)

Ghostwriting a celebrity memoir. Bound by privacy clause.


February, 2018 – August, 2019 (over 1 year)

Ghostwriting three animal rescue memoirs.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Jam Butties and a Pan of Scouse

Clarke, Maggie, Kemp, Cathryn

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