Joe Cawley

Joe Cawley – Ghostwriter

Big 5 published, award-winning author, and travel writer for The Telegraph. I mentor, and specialise in memoirs, often seasoned with humour.


Although I'm unable to divulge too much information (pesky NDAs), I've penned and published six 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 industry leader.

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.

Memoirs with humour are my speciality, though I also write in many other genres, as well as novel to script and script to novel projects.

If you have an idea, or are struggling to complete your book, contact me for friendly, no-obligation advice.

Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Travel
Humor & Comedy Plays & Screenplays
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
  • 'Best Travel Narrative' by the British Guild of Travel Writers.

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.
I 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 Times, Guardian, Observer, Express, Sunday Times, New York Post, Taipei Times, Conde Nast Traveller and many others. Currently working with The Telegraph. Google 'Joe Cawley Telegraph' for my page.

Living Tenerife Magazine

Oct, 2002 — Nov, 2004 (about 2 years)

Editor of the island's first glossy lifestyle magazine. Duties included feature assignments, editing, proofreading, liaising with sales dept, and final page approval.

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.

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