Lisa Daily

Lisa Daily - Ghostwriter

Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, USA

Hi! I'm a bestselling, traditionally-published author of 9 non-fiction and contemporary romance books and I'd love to help you write yours.

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I'm a bestselling, award-winning, traditionally published author of 9 books and the Director of Publicity at a mid-sized traditional publisher. I've written non-fiction books on topics ranging from dating advice to pop music, as well as contemporary romance and young adult novels, for "Big 5" publishers including St. Martin's Press, Penguin, and Random House UK (now Penguin).

I'm also a former award-winning advertising copywriter, so I'm comfortable getting up to speed on your topic quickly.

Fun (okay, weird) stuff about me: I learned how to make movie-quality SFX vomit for a book promotion, I once walked a circus tightrope in front of a crowd of 300 people, I regularly give dating advice on national TV, and I have a YouTube writing advice channel where I teach people how to write a book they're proud of -- and occasionally make myself snort laugh. :-)

I'm fun to work with, endlessly positive, and I love what I do.

English (US)
Contemporary Romance
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award
  • One Show

Work experience

Director of Marketing and Publicity, Consulting

Oceanview Publishing
December, 2016 – Present (about 6 years)

Author & Ghostwriter

St. Martins Press
January, 2014 – Present (almost 9 years)

SINGLE-MINDED (2017) Contemporary romance (aka chick lit, romantic comedy, new adult). Foreign rights sales, great reviews.
*I've read a lot of books this year and a few of them in my mind have been book of the year candidates. Then along comes another one that just blows my mind. Single-Minded by [Lisa Daily]...had done that. It's just an outstanding, well-written and very funny at times look at a woman's life turned upside down.*
―Red Carpet Crash

BEING AUDREY HEPBURN (2014) New adult, Young adult. Ghostwrote the fish-out-of-water story of a 19-year-old girl from New Jersey who finds herself thrust into the world of socialites after being seen in Audrey Hepburn's classic little black dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.


January, 2009 – Present (almost 14 years)

HOW TO DATE LIKE A GROWN-UP (2009) Self-help dating advice for women over 50. Non-fiction.
*Witty and smart, this is a must-read for any woman ready to find Mr. Right. Or at least Mr. Right Now.*
Christopher Hopkins, Oprah's Makeover Guy and author of Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45


Penguin USA
May, 2008 – Present (over 14 years)

STOP GETTING DUMPED! Internationally best-selling self-help dating advice. (Non-fiction). Called one of the *top ten dating advice books ever* by Dennie Hughes, USA Today.

FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME (2008) Debut novel, contemporary romance (aka chick lit, romantic comedy). Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Film rights sold to Stephen Susco.

BEAUTY (2012) Young adult, standalone. Foreign rights sold to 7 countries.

Book Doctor, Ghostwriter & Writer

April, 2008 – Present (over 14 years)

Multi-Hyphenate Author, Writer, and Ghostwriter
Award-winning, bestselling author, book doctor, editor, and corporate storyteller in a wide
variety of formats. I'm a best-selling, award-winning author of 9 books, I help writers become authors. I write about dating and relationships -- a lot. But I write about lots of other stuff too — self-help, entertainment, tourism, education, healthcare, pop music, B2B, consumer products, social issues, marketing, and publishing.

Portfolio (8 selected works)


Daily, Lisa

Being Audrey Hepburn: A Novel

Kriegman, Mitchell

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