Kelly Palmer

Kelly Palmer - Ghostwriter

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

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Overview

I'm an experienced writer and bestselling author and I'm passionate about writing and helping people to tell a good story, their way. As a multi-experienced 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, in both the romance and crime genres, using the pseudonym Michelle Kelly. I have had a number of bestselling titles including 'When I Wasn't Watching' which went to number one in the mainstream fiction chart in both the UK and Australia in 2014. I've been incredibly blessed in my writing career so far and one of my biggest joys is helping other writers to achieve their dreams. As a ghostwriter I specialise in both memoir and romance - particularly the subgenres paranormal, historical and suspense. I can and have written to all heat levels, though always with a HEA!

I have also both written and edited non-fiction including memoir, green technology, creative writing tutorials and pregnancy and birth. I enjoy writing across a wide range of subjects so if you have a non-fiction title or content I would love to collaborate with you on this!

The best thing about being a writer, as well as the freedom and flexibility, is the genuine joy I get from my work. 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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Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
Historical Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Suspense

Certifications

  • MDiv in Applied Theology
  • BA Hons Social Studies

Work experience

Editorial Manager

Greenstream Publishing
March, 2014 – September, 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

Freelance writer

Self-employed
February, 2011 – Present (over 9 years)

• 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.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

When I Wasn't Watching

Michelle Kelly

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 Randalls’ marriage. Tortured by memories, Lucy was left to battle her grief while raising her remaining son alone. Now, Jack’s killer has walke... 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 Randalls’ marriage. Tortured by memories, Lucy was left to battle her grief while raising her remaining son alone. Now, Jack’s killer has walke... 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 sneaking out. After all, what her parents don’t know about her could fill a book. On the other side of town, social worker Rachael Morris... read more

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 sneaking out. After all, what her parents don’t know about her could fill a book. On the other side of town, social worker Rachael Morris... read more

The Virgin Courtesan (Mills & Boon Historical Undone)

Michelle Kelly

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, Juliana falls into the hands of a mysterious highwayman - who makes no secret of his desire for her! Juliana should be afraid – only someho... 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, Juliana falls into the hands of a mysterious highwayman - who makes no secret of his desire for her! Juliana should be afraid – only someho... read more

The Rake of Glendir (Mills & Boon Historical Undone)

Michelle Kelly

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-naked Lady Amelia Hedburn. The rake in Jasper cannot resist his new neighbor's obvious charms–until he discovers she's a virgin. After a ... 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-naked Lady Amelia Hedburn. The rake in Jasper cannot resist his new neighbor's obvious charms–until he discovers she's a virgin. After a ... read more

Borgia Fever (Mills & Boon Historical Undone)

Michelle Kelly

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. But perhaps the greatest danger Bella faces is her own desire for the darkly seductive Marco Corelli, better known as the Rogue Assassin.... 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. But perhaps the greatest danger Bella faces is her own desire for the darkly seductive Marco Corelli, better known as the Rogue Assassin.... read more

Downward Facing Death

Michelle Kelly

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 day and teach yoga classes at night. However the more traditional residents of Belfrey do not take kindly to this idea-or really anythi... 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 day and teach yoga classes at night. However the more traditional residents of Belfrey do not take kindly to this idea-or really anythi... read more

A Death at the Yoga Café

Michelle Kelly

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 dating handsome Detective Ben Taylor, and things are beginning to look serious.Too bad things never seem to run smoothly for long. Eager to g... 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 dating handsome Detective Ben Taylor, and things are beginning to look serious.Too bad things never seem to run smoothly for long. Eager to g... read more

Borgia Heat

Michelle Kelly

An unexpected reunion has Giovanni leScala playing the game of his life for the woman he thought lost to him forever. Danger, intrigue, and passion ... Michelle Kelly brings the glittering court of the Borgia Pope to life in her new historical romance, Borgia Heat.Italy 1503. When Giovanni leScala, bodyguard to the notorious Borgia clan, is ordered to oversee at the hotly gossiped about Summer... read more

An unexpected reunion has Giovanni leScala playing the game of his life for the woman he thought lost to him forever. Danger, intrigue, and passion ... Michelle Kelly brings the glittering court of the Borgia Pope to life in her new historical romance, Borgia Heat.Italy 1503. When Giovanni leScala, bodyguard to the notorious Borgia clan, is ordered to oversee at the hotly gossiped about Summer... read more

Happy Birth Happy Baby

Kelly Palmer

Have a positive birth for you and your baby; and heal the world in the process! Birth is powerful. A happy birth is one that empowers you to make the choices that are best for you and your baby. Birth makes a difference; to mothers, to babies and to the world. Happy Birth, Happy Baby is a practical and inspiring guide to having a positive birth experience. Featuring cutting-edge research as we... read more

Have a positive birth for you and your baby; and heal the world in the process! Birth is powerful. A happy birth is one that empowers you to make the choices that are best for you and your baby. Birth makes a difference; to mothers, to babies and to the world. Happy Birth, Happy Baby is a practical and inspiring guide to having a positive birth experience. Featuring cutting-edge research as we... read more

Compass Points - Passionate Plots

Kelly Lawrence

New and emerging writers, existing writers looking to expand their skills and readers of erotic literature interested in writing their own stories will find this book a lively and informative 'how to' on writing erotica. Written by a published author, Passionate Plots focuses upon plot and crafting integral erotic scenes, with practical exercises for the reader.

New and emerging writers, existing writers looking to expand their skills and readers of erotic literature interested in writing their own stories will find this book a lively and informative 'how to' on writing erotica. Written by a published author, Passionate Plots focuses upon plot and crafting integral erotic scenes, with practical exercises for the reader.

Compass Points - Building Your Story

Kelly Lawrence

A lively and comprehensive guide on the importance of structuring your plot with in-depth looks at different techniques and lots of practical advice, including at least one writing exercise in each chapter on topics such as building tension, staging drama, identifying and rectifying structural issues and internal and external plot journeys. So if you're struggling with structure or grappling w... read more

A lively and comprehensive guide on the importance of structuring your plot with in-depth looks at different techniques and lots of practical advice, including at least one writing exercise in each chapter on topics such as building tension, staging drama, identifying and rectifying structural issues and internal and external plot journeys. So if you're struggling with structure or grappling w... read more

The Lady is a Vamp (The Paranormal Investigations Series Book 1)

Michelle Kelly

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 people’s minds. Dealing with vampires and werevoles comes as an occupational hazard. When a young member of the local vampire lifestyle ... read more

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 people’s minds. Dealing with vampires and werevoles comes as an occupational hazard. When a young member of the local vampire lifestyle ... read more

A Vamp About Town (The Paranormal Investigations Series Book 2)

Michelle Kelly

The second instalment in the romantic, dark, and devilishly sexy Paranormal Investigations series. Ever since former NYPD detective Nick Carter and 200-year-old vampiress Ruby set up their private agency for preternatural crime, things have been heating up both at work and at play. Yet Nick's refusal to share the ultimate intimacy with Ruby is putting a strain on their otherwise passionate rel... read more

The second instalment in the romantic, dark, and devilishly sexy Paranormal Investigations series. Ever since former NYPD detective Nick Carter and 200-year-old vampiress Ruby set up their private agency for preternatural crime, things have been heating up both at work and at play. Yet Nick's refusal to share the ultimate intimacy with Ruby is putting a strain on their otherwise passionate rel... read more

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Mark Bloom
I highly recommend Kelly for creative ghostwriting in the romance, sex, and relationship genre. With minimal guidance, she tuned into my world view and delivered a fictional, yet instructional story perfectly aligned to support my non-fiction book.

Mark Bloom, June 2020


VISHAL SAHNI
Kelly is a very creative story teller and an excellent writer. Her command of the language is amazing. I would love to work with her again. Highly recommended.

VISHAL SAHNI, May 2020

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