Joe Cawley

Joe Cawley – Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter (Big 5 published), award-winning author, screenwriter and travel writer (Times, Telegraph). I specialise in memoirs with humour.


Although I'm unable to divulge too much information (pesky NDAs), I've penned and published five of my own books (memoirs, thriller and travel comedy), and worked on ghostwriting projects for many clients, including the founder of one of the world's largest sportswear brands, a high ranking officer in the Met, and a billionaire businessman.
I've been published in all of the national UK newspapers, including The Telegraph, Sunday Times and Guardian, as well as international publications like the New York Post and the Taipei Times.
I like to dig deep with my clients, helping them to articulate their drive, demons, desires... and humour. I'm always happy to take a book project from idea to bookshelf, either through personal industry contacts, or via self-publishing.
I also specialise in book to script, and script to book projects.
Humour and business memoirs are my specialities, so if you want a story injected with humour, or are looking for a biography or your business success (or failure), contact me for a friendly, no-obligation chat to see if we're a good fit for each other.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Travel
Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime Plays & Screenplays
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Jul, 2018 — Present

Ghostwriter helping clients create their best story and obtain Big Five publishing deals.
Unfortunately, due to having signed an NDA, I'm unable to provide more specific info on this, or any other titles that I've worked on, though references are available.


Sep, 2016 — Present

One of 20 writers selected from 1,500 delegates for the 2nd London Screenwriters Festival Talent Campus.
Specialise in adapting screenplay to novel, and novel to screenplay.
Have written a spec feature and currently writing a cosy mystery TV series.


May, 2006 — Present

Wrote and sold the first of my award-winning travel memoir series.


Jan, 2005 — Present

Travel writer published in the Telegraph, Times, Guardian, Observer, Express, Sunday Times, New York Post, Taipei Times, Conde Nast Traveller and many others.

Living Tenerife Magazine

Oct, 2002 — Nov, 2004 (about 2 years)

Editor of the island's first glossy lifestyle magazine.

Joe has 1 review





Robert W.

Robert W.

Oct, 2022

Everything went well. I would recommend Joe for any writing-related projects.
Joe C.
Thanks Rob, you were a fantastic client to work for, and I hope we can collaborate again.