Ellen Goodlett

Ellen Goodlett – Ghostwriter

Versatile author and ghostwriter specializing in romance, fantasy and young adult fiction


I’m the author of two young adult fantasy novels with Little Brown, as well as several short stories, two fiction podcasts and a forthcoming literary novel. In addition to my own work, I’ve ghostwritten over thirty young adult, romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels for various authors and publishers.

Prior to becoming a full-time ghostwriter, I worked for 9 years in academic publishing as a marketing manager and as a book reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

I have worked with dozens of authors, literary agents, and book packagers on a wide variety of projects, both as an author and an editorial consultant and rewriter. Most of my experience has been on confidential projects, but feel free to contact me for more information, samples, and client reviews.

Education & Reference
Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2015 — Present

I write and edit/rewrite novel and novella-length works for a direct-to-Amazon romance publisher, as well as several self-published and bestselling romance and erotica authors. I also work with book packagers like Alloy Entertainment on pitch packages for young adult novels.
My clients tell me they come to me for the high-quality, rapidly-produced work, and because I am a flexible, easy-to-work-with writer with experience in a number of genres.


Oct, 2009 — Jan, 2017 (over 7 years)

Market the entire Life Sciences books program ($14m annual revenue), including textbooks, major reference works and professional books.
Organize book displays at 40+ conferences globally, plan annual campaigns for 150+ titles, and design 20+ email and e-newsletter campaigns a year.
Create channel marketing campaigns in collaboration with our B2B team, work on social media promotion across 15 subject areas, organize publicity campaigns for top titles, and work on print and digital advertising.


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Ellen has 5 reviews





Jennifer R.

Jennifer R.

Nov, 2023

Ellen’s writing and ability to turn my rough draft into a finished product are remarkable. She made my dream of completing this novel a reality. I’ll be forever grateful for her and her talent.
Arthur B.

Arthur B.

Oct, 2023

Was a pleasure to work with!
Ray M.

Ray M.

Aug, 2023

Ellen was receptive to my concerns and produced a polished product before deadline. I’m very happy with her work and would come to her first for another project.
Graeme C.

Graeme C.

Jul, 2023

Ellen gave more than I expected. Very insightful ideas and direction.
Chris B.

Chris B.

Sep, 2018

Ellen is a truly gifted writer and will improve any story she works on! She has great insight. I felt like she understood what I wanted. I would love to work with her again.

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