Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelly – Ghostwriter

Bestselling author and ghostwriter. I can help you tell your story the way you want it to be told!


As I'm an experienced writer and number one bestselling author and I'm passionate about writing and helping people to tell a good story, their way. As a multi-experienced, USA Today bestselling ghostwriter, I will collaborate with you to produce a book you can be proud of and that your readers will love!

I have been traditionally published with major publishers including Random House Group, HarperCollins and St Martins Press in the US, achieving critical acclaim in both the romance and crime genres. I have had a number of bestselling titles including 'When I Wasn't Watching' which went to number one in the mainstream fiction charts in both the UK and Australia in 2014. One of my biggest joys is helping other writers to achieve their dreams. As a ghostwriter I specialise in personal growth, memoir, crime and romance - particularly the subgenres paranormal, historical and suspense.

A particular passion of mine is working with under-represented authors and/or writing under-represented characters. As a neurodivergent, disabled working-class author, I am all too aware of the barriers that marginalised people can be faced with in the publishing world and believe in working towards a more diverse and truly representative industry.

As well as successful fiction, I have also both written and edited non-fiction including memoir, spirituality and popular psychology. I enjoy writing across a wide range of subjects so if you have a non-fiction title I would love to collaborate with you on this. I am also a trained and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor and so will be a great fit for your self-help or popular psychology title.

The best thing about being a writer, as well as the freedom and flexibility, is the genuine joy I get from my work and from helping people see their ideas come to life. As a result you can rest assured I will be committed to your project, work to agreed deadlines and hold myself to a high standard of professional ethics.

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Biographies & Memoirs Sex & Relationships Writing & Publishing
Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Historical Romance Middle Grade Fantasy Thriller & Suspense
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
  • Ad Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • FHEQ English Literature University of Cambridge
  • M.Div Women's Spirituality

Work experience

Greenstream Publishing

Mar, 2014 — Sep, 2017 (over 3 years)

• Running a small office, proficient with administrative and organisational tasks
• Handling social media accounts, sales and marketing – including copywriting, website management and press releases
• Managing publishing contracts, calculating author royalties and overseeing editing and proofing process
• Developmental editing across a range of texts


Feb, 2011 — Present

• Bestselling author of popular novels 'When I Wasn't Watching' and 'Eyes Wide Open' among others. Writing as Michelle Kelly
• Range of articles published in local and national publications including health and wellbeing publications
• Freelance services including ghostwriting, editorial and content management for a diverse range of clients including bestselling authors, charities and tech start-ups.


Book Ghostwriting
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As I Am: A Memoir

Schön, Vanessa

Book Proposal
The first instalment of the romantic, dark, and devilishly sexy Paranormal Investigations series. Detective Nick Carter is a cop with a difference – not only does he investigate the hidden world of preternatural crime, but he is a telepath, able to read other ... read more
Keeley Carpenter has found her center. After returning to Befrey, the traditional English village she called home ten years ago, she’s opened her dream yoga café, which doubles as both a yoga studio and a delicious vegetarian café. Even better, Keeley is datin... read more
After ten years away, Keeley Carpenter is excited to be back in Belfrey, the traditional English village hometown she fled as a shy teen, with a plan to reopen her father's neglected butcher shop as a yoga café, where she will sell delicious vegetarian food by... read more
Summoned to Rome for her skills as an apothecary, Bella has already had more than enough of the wickedly decadent papal court. Though protected—for now—by the powerful Borgia family, she knows her very life depends on accomplishing the task she has been set. B... read more
Scotland 1809 Jasper, Laird of Glendir, notorious womanizer and spy, has reluctantly returned home for his current mission. The ghosts of the past surround him, although one "apparition" running through his estate at night proves to be very tempting–the half-n... read more
Penniless and homeless, beautiful Juliana Hearnshaw’s virginity is her most bankable asset, and now the gently-bred young woman must sell herself to a wealthy, elderly patron who will pay handsomely for her company. But on her way to her first assignation, Jul... read more
Eyes Wide Open

Michelle Kelly

She was supposed to keep them safe.She was their only hope and she had failed. Fifteen year old Jenna’s parents would never approve of her new boyfriend. But he says he loves her. So, even if she hates the way his friends look at her, nothing will stop Jenna s... read more
Every parent’s worst nightmare... Eight years ago, Lucy and Ethan Randall’s little boy, Jack, was abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince. A moment’s distraction had ripped a family apart – and with the loss of their son came the collapse of the Randall... read more

Michelle has 11 reviews





Chris P.

Chris P.

Mar, 2024

Michelle was great. It was my first time working with a Ghostwriter, she guided me through the process and created something truly beautiful.
Josée P.

Josée P.

Oct, 2023

She was great to work with. She is patient, flexible, and willing to collaborate. She was transparent regarding her availability which helped for planning and scheduling deadlines. She is an excellent writer. She worked easily with my suggestions/writing and added her own touch. I am pleased I had the opportunity to collaborate with her (we worked on my professional memoir).
Krissyann G.

Krissyann G.

Dec, 2022

I could work with Michelle Kelly a million times and never be disappointed. She is personable, and easy to work with. Her communication skills are top notch and she took the time to learn a new platform just to adjust her style to match mine. She was great at keeping me updated on her progress and met all deadlines on time. Michelle went backwards and read the first half of my series so she cou...
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Krissyann G.

Krissyann G.

Oct, 2022

Kelly was easy to work with and attentive to details. Upon the completion of our first project together, we immediately started on a second, and I'm hoping to continue working with her in the future.
litharsa P.

litharsa P.

Oct, 2021

Michelle managed to capture the characters I had in mind throughout the short story she had written.

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