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Holly Maria Hudson

Holly Maria Hudson - Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter, author, and editor specializing in Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Women's Fiction, and Memoir.

Overview

I love helping people tell their stories. Everyone has a story to tell and I will help you write yours. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an artist, a surgeon or a parent (or both), I can help you communicate your vision, share your wisdom, or your plan to save the world. Whether you need a page turning mystery, a riveting memoir, an industrial how-to, or simply a book as a calling card for your business or lead generation, I will collaborate with you to deliver your manuscript.I work with people across all disciplines, from Seattle to Sydney, and I will deliver a polished, completed manuscript ready for publication.

Past clients have included scientists at the top of their field, entrepreneurs in a wide variety of enterprises, professors, fiction writers -- anyone with a story to tell.I have worked extensively with authors outlining and writing their non-fiction books on topics ranging from business, start-ups, technology, parenting, money management, health & wellness, self-help, religion, creativity, youth development, and memoir. As an author myself, I have published young adult and contemporary romance fiction novels, as well as a non-fiction self-help guide. I have written, directed, and produced two short films, and written several screenplays following completion of UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting. I received a B.A. in Film & Theater from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

THE PROCESS

I work with authors either in person or via Skype or telephone, most often the latter as busy schedules make this the easiest option for most people. Each project can be tailored to fit the client’s needs based upon how involved they want to be in the process. However, at least a few in-depth interviews are generally required to work through defining the audience, value proposition, client’s goals for the book, and other positioning and marketing information. From there, I build a detailed outline that will be the lighthouse that will guide the writing of the book. I will also work with a client’s previous writing, notes, research (conduct more if necessary), again on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon project needs. The entire process can generally take anywhere from two to six months, depending upon the length of the book.

I am happy to provide ghostwriting and developmental or content editing for fiction, particularly Young Adult or Women's Fiction, Non-Fiction and Memoir.

Please feel free to get in touch for a free consultation and chat.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Holly

Services
Book Ghostwriting Book Proposal Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Technology
Fiction
Plays & Screenplays Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • B.A., Film & Theater, Hampshire College
  • Certificate in Screenwriting, Professional Program in Screenwriting, UCLA

Work experience

Co-Founder

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

Ghostwriting and editorial services for business, general non-fiction, fiction, and memoir book projects tailored to each client's specific needs.

Book Outliner

Book In a Box
December, 2015 – May, 2017 (over 1 year)

I worked closely with primarily non-fiction authors and memoirists to outline their books.

Founder/Director

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (almost 11 years)

Fundraising and grant writing services. Through primarily proposal writing I have helped clients in the US and UK garner over $15 million in federal and state funding in the areas of education, social services, the arts, technology, telemedicine, healthcare, and criminal justice.

Assistant Director

Antioch Writers Workshop
January, 2006 – August, 2010 (over 4 years)

Event coordination and visiting author coordinator for annual summer writers' conference held in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Grace Steele: Death in the Pine Forest (Grace Steele Mysteries)

Holly Hudson

To her friends and family, 17-year-old Grace Steele is a shy, studious girl with a regular high-schooler's life. But in the privacy of her room, Grace inhabits a different world -- the world of passion and romance she creates on her anonymous blog she calls "Too Gorgeous."But when Grace's best friend, Sam, becomes a suspect in a shocking murder in their peaceful town of Two Gorges, Grace is dr... read more

To her friends and family, 17-year-old Grace Steele is a shy, studious girl with a regular high-schooler's life. But in the privacy of her room, Grace inhabits a different world -- the world of passion and romance she creates on her anonymous blog she calls "Too Gorgeous."But when Grace's best friend, Sam, becomes a suspect in a shocking murder in their peaceful town of Two Gorges, Grace is dr... read more

Tess Bloom (Chemical Attraction Series)

Holly Hudson

Tess Bloom is a successful perfumer living her dream in Paris. But now she has a big secret, one that could ruin her reputation and her business: she has lost her sense of smell. When her estranged mother dies, Tess retreats to her Ohio hometown to escape the pressure in Paris and settle her mother’s estate. That’s when she meets Jude McCallister, the frustratingly stubborn and attractive wood... read more

Tess Bloom is a successful perfumer living her dream in Paris. But now she has a big secret, one that could ruin her reputation and her business: she has lost her sense of smell. When her estranged mother dies, Tess retreats to her Ohio hometown to escape the pressure in Paris and settle her mother’s estate. That’s when she meets Jude McCallister, the frustratingly stubborn and attractive wood... read more

The Badass Single Mom's Survival Guide: 21 Life Hacking Tips

H.M. Hudson

A short and sassy guide to navigating the first phases of your journey as a single mom. These 21 tips shot from the hip and hard-won wisdom of a veteran single mom cover such important topics as building a community, teaching your kids to cook, managing finances, getting a dating life, and generally staying sane while keeping your sense of humor in tact along the way.

A short and sassy guide to navigating the first phases of your journey as a single mom. These 21 tips shot from the hip and hard-won wisdom of a veteran single mom cover such important topics as building a community, teaching your kids to cook, managing finances, getting a dating life, and generally staying sane while keeping your sense of humor in tact along the way.

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