Kelley Townley

Kelley Townley - Ghostwriter

Bath, United Kingdom

UK Ghostwriter: Children's and Adults Fiction. Professionally qualified and experienced. 120+ books. Also Content / Developmental Editor.

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Overview

Hello. I'm a professionally qualified and published British fiction writer and content editor. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and have been in publishing for nearly twenty years.

I write original fiction as a GHOST WRITER or under my own name, specializing in CHILDREN'S literature (from picture books to YA) but also ADULT mass market (especially fantasy / sci-fi / historical). I can appropriately target text to a variety of ages and genres and have written over 120 books, including: rhyming picture books, ESL graded reading, modernised classics, graphic novels, adult fiction; amongst others.

Testimonials:

"Kelley is an amazingly quick and talented writer and I would not hesitate to commission her again for our next writing project. Kelley has also been a dream to work with, always professional and friendly. "

Cavelle Creightney, Senior Commissioning Editor, Harpendore Publishing.


"What an awesome job Kelley has done. I am so pleased and genuinely impressed with Kelley's clever handling of the plot and the overall story, suffice it to say.... a first class job."

Ghostwriting client.


"My 7yr discovered Arabian Nights Adventures books this past summer. She is always anxious to hear the next story in the series. (I) found that the story line moves quickly. It's packed with lots of adventures. There is something unique about this book: unexpected developments and a tidy ending for a book of its length and depth. It has strong lead characters. I believe it's just perfect beginner chapter book. My daughter LOVES it and the book currently lives under her pink pillow :)"

Review from Amazon.co.uk of 'The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura'.


Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's - Picture Books
Classics
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • MA Creative Writing

Work experience

Freelance Fiction Writer & Editor

Self-employed
April, 2013 – Present (over 6 years)

Freelance Fiction Writer

Foxton Books Ltd
December, 2018 – Present (10 months)

Writer & Editor

House of Editors
May, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

Content Editor

Acorn Independent Press Ltd
May, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Here I am employed to mentor authors from initial reader's reports to full on in-depth developmental edits on both children's and adult titles.

Freelance Fiction Writer

Harpendore Publishing Ltd
July, 2015 – Present (about 4 years)

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

!!A perfect read for Aladdin the Disney musical or film!! Aladdin is a poor boy who lives with his mother in the ancient kingdom of Cathay. One day a strange man appears offering untold riches! Aladdin is not so sure, yet he's sorely tempted. Join Aladdin on his incredible adventures and visit the cave of treasures. A world of magic awaits you, but watch your step - there's mischief lurking at... read more

!!A perfect read for Aladdin the Disney musical or film!! Aladdin is a poor boy who lives with his mother in the ancient kingdom of Cathay. One day a strange man appears offering untold riches! Aladdin is not so sure, yet he's sorely tempted. Join Aladdin on his incredible adventures and visit the cave of treasures. A world of magic awaits you, but watch your step - there's mischief lurking at... read more

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

One day while Ali Baba is collecting wood in the forest he overhears the password to a cave where thieves have hidden their treasure. For the simple woodcutter it’s a dream come true, or is it? The thieves soon find out that someone else knows about the cave. And they go looking for the culprit! The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand and One Nights) is an ancient collection of tale... read more

One day while Ali Baba is collecting wood in the forest he overhears the password to a cave where thieves have hidden their treasure. For the simple woodcutter it’s a dream come true, or is it? The thieves soon find out that someone else knows about the cave. And they go looking for the culprit! The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand and One Nights) is an ancient collection of tale... read more

The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree and the Golden Water (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

Bahman, Perviz and Parizade are three siblings who spend much of their happy childhood climbing trees, building forts and shooting bows and arrows. One day a travelling dervish visits their humble cottage in the woods and talks about a mysterious bird kept prisoner by an evil sorcerer. The children set off to rescue the bird, but they must first get past the menacing danger that lurks along th... read more

Bahman, Perviz and Parizade are three siblings who spend much of their happy childhood climbing trees, building forts and shooting bows and arrows. One day a travelling dervish visits their humble cottage in the woods and talks about a mysterious bird kept prisoner by an evil sorcerer. The children set off to rescue the bird, but they must first get past the menacing danger that lurks along th... read more

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

One day while Ali Baba is collecting wood in the forest he overhears the password to a cave where thieves have hidden their treasure. For the simple woodcutter it’s a dream come true, or is it? The thieves soon find out that someone else knows about the cave. And they go looking for the culprit! The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand and One Nights) is an ancient collection of tale... read more

One day while Ali Baba is collecting wood in the forest he overhears the password to a cave where thieves have hidden their treasure. For the simple woodcutter it’s a dream come true, or is it? The thieves soon find out that someone else knows about the cave. And they go looking for the culprit! The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand and One Nights) is an ancient collection of tale... read more

The Enchanted Horse (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

Today is the great festival of New Year. A gigantic statue of a horse is brought to the palace of the sultan, a gift for His Majesty. Intrigued, the young prince seizes the reins. But this is no ordinary horse and little does Prince Firouz realise the magical journeys that lie in store for him. An adventure set amidst a dazzling backdrop of mountain kingdoms, winter gardens and exquisite palac... read more

Today is the great festival of New Year. A gigantic statue of a horse is brought to the palace of the sultan, a gift for His Majesty. Intrigued, the young prince seizes the reins. But this is no ordinary horse and little does Prince Firouz realise the magical journeys that lie in store for him. An adventure set amidst a dazzling backdrop of mountain kingdoms, winter gardens and exquisite palac... read more

The Fisherman and the Jinni (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

A sparkling lake set amidst lovely hills is full of fish of an unusual beauty. But when the sultan orders his cook to prepare some, the task is trickier than it seems. The Fisherman and the Jinni is one of the great tales from The Arabian Nights. Enter a world of enchantment and discover an extraordinary web of beautifully interwoven stories. The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand ... read more

A sparkling lake set amidst lovely hills is full of fish of an unusual beauty. But when the sultan orders his cook to prepare some, the task is trickier than it seems. The Fisherman and the Jinni is one of the great tales from The Arabian Nights. Enter a world of enchantment and discover an extraordinary web of beautifully interwoven stories. The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand ... read more

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

As a young man Sinbad foolishly squanders all his money. With no skills and no prospect of a job, he joins a merchant vessel and sets sail from Baghdad, to trade and seek his fortune in the world. But Sinbad soon discovers he has a taste for adventure and a love for the open water, and before long he has embarked upon seven incredible voyages – seven adventures full of terrifying monsters, enc... read more

As a young man Sinbad foolishly squanders all his money. With no skills and no prospect of a job, he joins a merchant vessel and sets sail from Baghdad, to trade and seek his fortune in the world. But Sinbad soon discovers he has a taste for adventure and a love for the open water, and before long he has embarked upon seven incredible voyages – seven adventures full of terrifying monsters, enc... read more

The King's Jester (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

One day a tailor invites the king’s jester to his home to enjoy a festive meal of fish with his wife. But the jester swallows a bone and chokes to death. Fearing punishment the tailor and his wife try to get rid of the corpse. This sets off a series of increasingly bizarre happenings and unfortunate events. The King’s Jester is an exquisite collection of tales that blend comic humour with an i... read more

One day a tailor invites the king’s jester to his home to enjoy a festive meal of fish with his wife. But the jester swallows a bone and chokes to death. Fearing punishment the tailor and his wife try to get rid of the corpse. This sets off a series of increasingly bizarre happenings and unfortunate events. The King’s Jester is an exquisite collection of tales that blend comic humour with an i... read more

The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

Caliph Harun al-Rashid goes disguised through the markets of Baghdad where he chances upon various strange encounters: a beggar who implores the caliph to strike him; a youth who spurs cruelly a mare upon which he rides. Bewildered, the caliph orders them to attend his palace so he might uncover what lies behind their odd behaviour. Back at the palace two more strangers arrive: a merchant with... read more

Caliph Harun al-Rashid goes disguised through the markets of Baghdad where he chances upon various strange encounters: a beggar who implores the caliph to strike him; a youth who spurs cruelly a mare upon which he rides. Bewildered, the caliph orders them to attend his palace so he might uncover what lies behind their odd behaviour. Back at the palace two more strangers arrive: a merchant with... read more

The Three Princes, the Princess and the Jinni Pari Banou (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

The sultan of the Indies has a suspicion. Could it be that Ahmed his son and Ahmed’s wife wish to dethrone him and take over his kingdom? As a test of their intentions the sultan, egged on by the sorceress Shahd, makes various demands of the pair. But how will Ahmed and his wife respond as these requests become more and more outrageous? Drama, intrigue, magic, mischief and sorcery are all aple... read more

The sultan of the Indies has a suspicion. Could it be that Ahmed his son and Ahmed’s wife wish to dethrone him and take over his kingdom? As a test of their intentions the sultan, egged on by the sorceress Shahd, makes various demands of the pair. But how will Ahmed and his wife respond as these requests become more and more outrageous? Drama, intrigue, magic, mischief and sorcery are all aple... read more

The Merchant and the Jinni (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

A merchant named Massoud mounts his horse one day to go and visit his supplier of nutmeg. Exhausted from the heat of the sun, he turns from the path to seek shelter at a small oasis. Unknown to Massoud, however, this tranquil spot is in fact a place of malignant magic, inhabited by a malevolent jinni. Before long the demonic beast appears carrying two giant scimitar swords and accuses poor Mas... read more

A merchant named Massoud mounts his horse one day to go and visit his supplier of nutmeg. Exhausted from the heat of the sun, he turns from the path to seek shelter at a small oasis. Unknown to Massoud, however, this tranquil spot is in fact a place of malignant magic, inhabited by a malevolent jinni. Before long the demonic beast appears carrying two giant scimitar swords and accuses poor Mas... read more

The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars (Arabian Nights Adventures)

Harpendore, Kelley Townley

A brass horse and rider sit atop a dome at the peak of a magnetic mountain, drawing passing ships to a certain doom along the rocky shores of its base. A man made of darkness and weeds silently steers a boat made of seashells, sinking below the water at the slightest utterance. A young woman arrives at a coastal town to find its inhabitants motionless, petrified in stone. A worm heads for a ne... read more

A brass horse and rider sit atop a dome at the peak of a magnetic mountain, drawing passing ships to a certain doom along the rocky shores of its base. A man made of darkness and weeds silently steers a boat made of seashells, sinking below the water at the slightest utterance. A young woman arrives at a coastal town to find its inhabitants motionless, petrified in stone. A worm heads for a ne... read more

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