Jamie McGillian

Jamie McGillian - Ghostwriter

Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA

I consider myself an expert on children's books and educational resources.

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Overview

I am proud to say that I am an international author. My books have been translated to Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portugese, French, and German. With almost 20 years of experience, I am the author of more than 25 books for young readers, including the highly-acclaimed Kids'Money Book (Sterling, 2016). I have worked as an editor and writer at Sesame Workshop for nearly a decade. In addition, I have worked at Scholastic, Macmillan, Weekly Reader, and Reader's Digest, just to name a few! In addition to being a freelance writer now, I teach creative arts to young children. My passion is writing books that help young readers strengthen their social and emotional muscles, especially during these difficult times.
I am easy to work with, I have big ideas if you want to hear them. I am a fast writer once I see the big picture.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Awards

  • EdPress Award

Work experience

Writer/Editor

Self-employed
January, 2003 – Present (over 18 years)

Write and edit all types of creative copy.

The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating

Jamie Kyle McGillian

It's dollars and sense! If the only thing your children know about money is how to spend it, it's time to teach them a different lesson. This revised and updated edition of Jamie Kyle McGillian’s thorough financial guide for kids now features the latest information and fresh, fun new illustrations. It explains how to create a budget, make big bucks, invest your earnings, and donate to charity.... read more

It's dollars and sense! If the only thing your children know about money is how to spend it, it's time to teach them a different lesson. This revised and updated edition of Jamie Kyle McGillian’s thorough financial guide for kids now features the latest information and fresh, fun new illustrations. It explains how to create a budget, make big bucks, invest your earnings, and donate to charity.... read more

How to Throw the Ultimate Slumber Party: Invitations, Games, Crafts, and More!

Jamie Kyle McGillian

Go beyond pillow fights and learn how to throw a slumber party that rocks everyone’s PJs! Everyone knows that sleepovers are about FUN—not sleeping! Now, with this comprehensive guide at your side, you can throw the best slumber party ever. It’s packed with punch-out invitations, ideas on how to get organized, and theme suggestions, from “Sports Night,” to “Under the Stars,” to “Glam Girl.” Th... read more

Go beyond pillow fights and learn how to throw a slumber party that rocks everyone’s PJs! Everyone knows that sleepovers are about FUN—not sleeping! Now, with this comprehensive guide at your side, you can throw the best slumber party ever. It’s packed with punch-out invitations, ideas on how to get organized, and theme suggestions, from “Sports Night,” to “Under the Stars,” to “Glam Girl.” Th... read more

Quiz Me!

Jamie Kyle McGillian

Are you a good listener? What’s your dream job? How big is your crush? These quizzes are all about YOU! Have you ever wondered what animal you’re most like? Or what your superpower would be, if you had one? Get ready to find out! These quizzes will tell you everything from which hairstyle suits your personality to how adventurous you are and what season of the year inspires you. They may seem ... read more

Are you a good listener? What’s your dream job? How big is your crush? These quizzes are all about YOU! Have you ever wondered what animal you’re most like? Or what your superpower would be, if you had one? Get ready to find out! These quizzes will tell you everything from which hairstyle suits your personality to how adventurous you are and what season of the year inspires you. They may seem ... read more

Pieces of Lace (The Lacey Series) (Volume 1)

Jamie McGillian

What’s better than a steamy cup of Starbucks coffee? A cup of Joe and a date with Jack. But can sixteen-year old Lacey Bryce hold it all together, or will Jack Powers see that on the inside, Lacey is just a big hot mess? For Lacey, Jack’s the perfect antidote for her strained relationship with her mom, who has all of a sudden started a hot and heavy relationship of her own with the gym teacher... read more

What’s better than a steamy cup of Starbucks coffee? A cup of Joe and a date with Jack. But can sixteen-year old Lacey Bryce hold it all together, or will Jack Powers see that on the inside, Lacey is just a big hot mess? For Lacey, Jack’s the perfect antidote for her strained relationship with her mom, who has all of a sudden started a hot and heavy relationship of her own with the gym teacher... read more

Sidewalk Chalk: Outdoor Fun and Games

Jamie Kyle McGillian

Chalk it up...for great fun! With a bucket of colored, neon, glittered, swirly, or even just plain white chalk, your fingertips, and the ideas in this charmingly illustrated book, the sidewalk is yours to play on and decorate. Write your favorite sayings, draw pictures, or play games with your friends or all by yourself. You can even create a big mess and nature will take care of it, because c... read more

Chalk it up...for great fun! With a bucket of colored, neon, glittered, swirly, or even just plain white chalk, your fingertips, and the ideas in this charmingly illustrated book, the sidewalk is yours to play on and decorate. Write your favorite sayings, draw pictures, or play games with your friends or all by yourself. You can even create a big mess and nature will take care of it, because c... read more

Jamie has 8 reviews

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Kristel Bell
Awesome work, per usual! It's always a pleasure working with Jamie! Very talented.

Kristel Bell, September 2021


Oya Alexander
We instantly knew Jamie was the one. We hit it off instantly. She took the time to learn not only the characters in the book and our writing styles, but also our visions for the book. Jamie communicates quickly and efficiently- sometimes multiple times a day! Because she took the time to learn the both the characters and the authors, she was able to draw things out of us that we couldn’t. She ...
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Oya Alexander, March 2021

Jamie McGillian
Honored to work with you!

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hari vikram
It was great working with Jamie. She had creative ideas and a way with words. She made my book come alive. I could tell she was professional and took my work seriously. She was super quick and easy to work with. I cant wait to work with her again!

hari vikram, February 2021


Patrick Grinnals
Jamie is highly skilled at her craft. An outstanding collaborator! Thank you for a great experience!

Patrick Grinnals, January 2021


Laney Davis
I can not wait to work with her again! She was an absoulte dream! Highly recommend!

Laney Davis, September 2020

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