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Laine Cunningham

Laine Cunningham - Ghostwriter

United States

GHOSTWRITER, AGENTS, PUBLISHERS, EDITOR, QUERIES, BOOK PROPOSALS, PR. 59 TITLES UNDER CONTRACT. 11 AWARD WINNERS. ADULT, YA, CHILDREN'S.

Overview

Publishing Consultant Laine Cunningham has owned and operated Writer’s Resource for 20 years. Laine works with authors, public speakers, thought leaders and small presses to ghostwrite, rewrite and edit fiction and nonfiction; public speaking; and branding. Her query letters and book proposals have placed titles with agents and publishers, and effective PR has reached thousands of readers of traditionally published and indie authors. Clients working with adult, YA and juvenile texts from children’s picture books through middle grade novels have found success with Laine’s support.

RESULTS: Currently, 59 clients are under contract with agents or publishers. Books handled by Writer’s Resource have gone on to win 11 national awards, and indie authors have sold 50K copies using her PR and marketing consultations. Nonfiction clients have had their ghostwritten projects financially sponsored by Fortune 500 companies, and endorsed by CEOs and celebrities. Fiction clients have been shopped to Disney and Pixar, received contracts for long-running series, and been placed in libraries and schools nationwide.

GHOSTWRITING, REWRITING AND EDITING: Laine works with authors to develop a seed concept into a detailed outline, writes the draft manuscript, then revises and edits to create a final version. Rough drafts provided by clients are developed further then rewritten as needed. Projects that are nearly finished have been edited. Clients have signed with top agents who shopped the works to Hollywood and the Big Five publishers.

PR: Crowdfunding campaigns have brought in $100 per day. Interviews and feature articles under Laine’s byline enhance exposure for authors, speakers, new products and corporate milestones, and can provide the links needed to generate a Wikipedia page written and submitted by her.

PITCH: Query letters, book proposals, juvenile submission packets, and individual pieces like bios and synopses have led to hundreds of contracts and have been singled out by agents as the most comprehensive and professional among thousands of submissions. She assists with the search by generating targeted contact lists of agents and publishers.

PRESS: National news outlets have sought Laine’s opinion on issues ranging from The Oprah Effect to the end of the Harry Potter series and Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter. Outlets include CNN Money,,, BNN (Canada’s version of CNN),, Media Bistro, writer’s magazines, and national and regional radio and TV shows.

ABOUT LAINE: Laine has conducted writing and pitch seminars for some of the nation’s largest literary organizations. As a juror for the Minnesota State Arts Board, she distributed over $200,000 to Twin Cities programs. Laine’s fiction and nonfiction works have received five national awards along with a host of regional honors. She has completed writing residencies at nearly a dozen programs including Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy; Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany; and the Vermont Studio Center.


Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literature Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Quoted on FoxNews.com
  • Quoted on MSNBC.com
  • Quoted on Media Bistro
  • Writer's Digest's Guide to Self-Publishing
  • Writer's Digest University
  • The Writer Magazine
  • Publishing Consultant
  • 20 Years of Experience
  • Quoted on CNN Money
  • Byline Writer's Magazine
  • Award-winning Ghostwriter

Awards

  • Fortune 500 Sponsorship for Business Thought Leader
  • Endorsements from Celebrities
  • Film Options for Clients
  • 24 and 48 Hour Response Rate from Leading Agents
  • Multi-book Contracts for Fiction Series
  • Traditional Publishing Contracts for Self-published Authors
  • 59 Titles Currently Under Contract

Portfolio (31 selected works)

Dreaming Creek

Edmund R. Schubert

High school teacher Danny Wakeman has spent sixteen years believing that his childhood friend, Marcus Gaines, saved his life after an accident. But Danny's perspective on the world gets turned inside-out when he and the woman he wants to marry, Sara McBride, drink from the mystical waters of Dreaming Creek, trade bodies, and get stuck that way... Trapped in each others' bodies, struggling to f... read more

High school teacher Danny Wakeman has spent sixteen years believing that his childhood friend, Marcus Gaines, saved his life after an accident. But Danny's perspective on the world gets turned inside-out when he and the woman he wants to marry, Sara McBride, drink from the mystical waters of Dreaming Creek, trade bodies, and get stuck that way... Trapped in each others' bodies, struggling to f... read more

Get A Grip: Parenting Tips I Wish I'd Known Then That You Can Know Now

Robin G. Banks

Robin Banks's charming, revealing, and unceasingly funny memoir of her parenting years should be required reading for all young couples thinking of having children. It will surely help them better handle, if not avoid altogether, all the parenting pitfalls she so poignantly and humorously describes.(John Rosemond, Parenting Expert, Author, and Nationally-syndicated Newspaper Columnist) Picture... read more

Robin Banks's charming, revealing, and unceasingly funny memoir of her parenting years should be required reading for all young couples thinking of having children. It will surely help them better handle, if not avoid altogether, all the parenting pitfalls she so poignantly and humorously describes.(John Rosemond, Parenting Expert, Author, and Nationally-syndicated Newspaper Columnist) Picture... read more

The Anti Light

John Warner

This is a post-apocalyptic tale that chronicles a young man’s journey into manhood. It is a page turner that unfolds mystery by mystery, never revealing the surprise ending. It has innocence, intrigue, philosophy, and humor overlaid with love found, then love lost. It starts in France during World War I, and ends 200 years later after the collapse of the modern world. Think of Cormac McCarthy’... read more

This is a post-apocalyptic tale that chronicles a young man’s journey into manhood. It is a page turner that unfolds mystery by mystery, never revealing the surprise ending. It has innocence, intrigue, philosophy, and humor overlaid with love found, then love lost. It starts in France during World War I, and ends 200 years later after the collapse of the modern world. Think of Cormac McCarthy’... read more

Christmas Runaway And The Angel

Mr. Gabriel Henry Merrill Sr.

A warm-hearted Christmas adventure story full of wonder, excitement and lessons for boys and girls. Truly amazing things happen when a young boy encounters an angel and the first Christmas.

A warm-hearted Christmas adventure story full of wonder, excitement and lessons for boys and girls. Truly amazing things happen when a young boy encounters an angel and the first Christmas.

The Itty-Bitty Icky Committee/Heroes of the Heart

Debbie Lindsay

The Itty-Bitty Icky Committee/Heroes of the Heart by Debbie Lindsay

The Itty-Bitty Icky Committee/Heroes of the Heart by Debbie Lindsay

The Complexity of a Soldier

Michelle Bellon

No one knows the heart and mind of soldier. Every day they must face scenarios and life choices that most of us will never even imagine. When Rory Nichols joins the Army, this hard lesson hits hard and fast. After 911, he is deployed to Iraq. He and his wife, Emily, face sacrifice and strife which they fear their young marriage may not survive. Pushed to his limits, Rory begins to ask question... read more

No one knows the heart and mind of soldier. Every day they must face scenarios and life choices that most of us will never even imagine. When Rory Nichols joins the Army, this hard lesson hits hard and fast. After 911, he is deployed to Iraq. He and his wife, Emily, face sacrifice and strife which they fear their young marriage may not survive. Pushed to his limits, Rory begins to ask question... read more

Out From Under: A Mental Maze of the Past...A Novel of Triumph!

Mark G. Platt

When Gregory Marks is tricked into marrying a psychotic criminal addicted to methamphetamine and Prada shoes, only friendship, a gun andantidepressants can help him survive.Out from Under is one of those rare books that swings between despair and chaotic, comedic triumph. Two foreclosures, utter financial ruin, twocareer changes, being punked into marriage, a car-theft ring, two criminal broth... read more

When Gregory Marks is tricked into marrying a psychotic criminal addicted to methamphetamine and Prada shoes, only friendship, a gun andantidepressants can help him survive.Out from Under is one of those rare books that swings between despair and chaotic, comedic triumph. Two foreclosures, utter financial ruin, twocareer changes, being punked into marriage, a car-theft ring, two criminal broth... read more

We All Have a Heritage (People (Culture Co-Op)) (Hardback) - Common

Illustrated by Lela Kometiani By (author) Sandy Lynne Holman

Children from diverse backgrounds celebrate all that they have in common.

Children from diverse backgrounds celebrate all that they have in common.

The Flourishing Home: Inspired Places, Enlightened Lives

Julie DeEsch-Kaminski

“The Flourishing Home” is about making your life easier, while enhancing your wellness and your sense of wellbeing. You will discover that every space in your home, whether it’s a formal dining room, a master bedroom oasis or the narrow entryway at your front door, can be made to be inspired and inspiring. In this book Julie DeEsch-Kaminski combines her unique experiences in counseling and per... read more

“The Flourishing Home” is about making your life easier, while enhancing your wellness and your sense of wellbeing. You will discover that every space in your home, whether it’s a formal dining room, a master bedroom oasis or the narrow entryway at your front door, can be made to be inspired and inspiring. In this book Julie DeEsch-Kaminski combines her unique experiences in counseling and per... read more

June Bug (The Murder-By-Month Mysteries)

Jess Lourey

Mira James never imagined life after college would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, not far from the present day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story beh... read more

Mira James never imagined life after college would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, not far from the present day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story beh... read more

Prison Education Guide

Christopher Zoukis

Prison Education Guide is more than just a comprehensive guide to correspondence courses for prisoners – it has a great role to play in re-shaping how we think about prison education and its effects on our nation and communities. The most comprehensive guide to correspondence programs for prisoners available today, this exceptional book provides the reader with step-by-step instructions to fin... read more

Prison Education Guide is more than just a comprehensive guide to correspondence courses for prisoners – it has a great role to play in re-shaping how we think about prison education and its effects on our nation and communities. The most comprehensive guide to correspondence programs for prisoners available today, this exceptional book provides the reader with step-by-step instructions to fin... read more

The Sanctum

Pamela King Cable

“This inspirational tale thrills with a tight plot, lyrical scene descriptions, and complex characters. Pamela Cable leaves readers aching for more.” ~ Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Christy Award winning novel, Into the Free On a November day in 1951 Neeley McPherson turned five ... and accidentally killed her parents. Thrown into the care of her schemi... read more

“This inspirational tale thrills with a tight plot, lyrical scene descriptions, and complex characters. Pamela Cable leaves readers aching for more.” ~ Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Christy Award winning novel, Into the Free On a November day in 1951 Neeley McPherson turned five ... and accidentally killed her parents. Thrown into the care of her schemi... read more

Wind Dancing: The Gift of Healing Traumatic Brain Injury

Deborah Ellen Schneider Mrs.

Editorial Reviews “Deborah Schneider has lived through a nightmare that most of us can’t even imagine. She opens herself up and invites us in—an act that requires great courage under even the best of circumstances. Her experience of kindness, compassion and grace in the midst of darkness is an inspiring testament to our shared humanity. Hearing of the struggles she continues to deal with on a ... read more

Editorial Reviews “Deborah Schneider has lived through a nightmare that most of us can’t even imagine. She opens herself up and invites us in—an act that requires great courage under even the best of circumstances. Her experience of kindness, compassion and grace in the midst of darkness is an inspiring testament to our shared humanity. Hearing of the struggles she continues to deal with on a ... read more

Brain Waves

Dennis Murphy

Former Navy SEAL turned inventor Mark Farrell is determined to make a lasting impact on the world. Named after the last good Roman emperor, Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, Mark's latest invention, a “smart” EEG machine called EEG-Xpert, may fulfill his dream, but inexplicable delays have plagued the project. An overbearing venture capitalist, suspected sabotage, a troubled marriage ... read more

Former Navy SEAL turned inventor Mark Farrell is determined to make a lasting impact on the world. Named after the last good Roman emperor, Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, Mark's latest invention, a “smart” EEG machine called EEG-Xpert, may fulfill his dream, but inexplicable delays have plagued the project. An overbearing venture capitalist, suspected sabotage, a troubled marriage ... read more

A New Prescription for Addiction: A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Richard Gracer MD

A New Prescription for Addiction relates a story of discovery for the author, Richard I. Gracer, MD, a long time family physician and pain specialist. In the early 2000's a new law (DATA2000) was passed by Congress, allowing the use of a novel medication , buprenorphine (Suboxone), for the office based treatment of opiate drug addiction. Physicians need a special "waiver" from the DEA to use t... read more

A New Prescription for Addiction relates a story of discovery for the author, Richard I. Gracer, MD, a long time family physician and pain specialist. In the early 2000's a new law (DATA2000) was passed by Congress, allowing the use of a novel medication , buprenorphine (Suboxone), for the office based treatment of opiate drug addiction. Physicians need a special "waiver" from the DEA to use t... read more

Who Put a Lizard in My Lasagna? - Using the Best of Who You Are to Create the Best of What You Want

Sam Glenn

Using the Best of Who You Are to Create the Best of What You Want

Using the Best of Who You Are to Create the Best of What You Want

Education Behind Bars: A Win-WIn Strategy for Maximum Security

Christopher Zoukis

There is a simple and inexpensive solution to many of our country’s most pressing problems: Prison Education. Educating our prisoners has proven to be the most effective and the least costly answer to reducing recidivism – and if we can reduce recidivism by even a modest 10% we can reduce our national and states’ budgets by $60 billion to $70 billion every year! We can reduce crime significant... read more

There is a simple and inexpensive solution to many of our country’s most pressing problems: Prison Education. Educating our prisoners has proven to be the most effective and the least costly answer to reducing recidivism – and if we can reduce recidivism by even a modest 10% we can reduce our national and states’ budgets by $60 billion to $70 billion every year! We can reduce crime significant... read more

HOWL! Lead - Level - Leverage any Pack

Deborah M Dubree

It's Time to HOW...LLL! LEAD - To initiate - To show the way - To set in motion. LEVEL - Allow leaders to flourish within every position and rank. LEVERAGE - Enhance what is already working. Unleash potential! HOWL! guides you to become the Alpha Leader of your life and accelerate your personal peak performance. Learn to lead yourself and others with greater decisiveness and focused discipline... read more

It's Time to HOW...LLL! LEAD - To initiate - To show the way - To set in motion. LEVEL - Allow leaders to flourish within every position and rank. LEVERAGE - Enhance what is already working. Unleash potential! HOWL! guides you to become the Alpha Leader of your life and accelerate your personal peak performance. Learn to lead yourself and others with greater decisiveness and focused discipline... read more

Lead by Example: An Insiders Look at How to Successfully Lead in Corporate America and Entrepreneurship

Sheila a. Robinson

This book is bold. Lead by Example is filled with insights on leadership development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds. This book is necessary. Lead by Example mentors women who are navigating today's complex global business world. This book is on the frontier. Lead by Example is a no-nonsense guide to stepping into your power, breaking down myths, and turning adversity into opp... read more

This book is bold. Lead by Example is filled with insights on leadership development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds. This book is necessary. Lead by Example mentors women who are navigating today's complex global business world. This book is on the frontier. Lead by Example is a no-nonsense guide to stepping into your power, breaking down myths, and turning adversity into opp... read more

A Kick in the Attitude: An Energizing Approach to Recharge your Team, Work, and Life

Sam Glenn

What Jumper Cables are to A Car Battery this Book is to YOUR Attitude"Good old fashioned advice on how to have a great attitude, delivered in a pithy andinteresting way."—Karen Leland, bestselling author of Watercooler Wisdom: How Smart People Prosper in the Face of Conflict, Pressure and Change"Sam Glenn is known for his funny and motivational presentations and for his ability to give people ... read more

What Jumper Cables are to A Car Battery this Book is to YOUR Attitude"Good old fashioned advice on how to have a great attitude, delivered in a pithy andinteresting way."—Karen Leland, bestselling author of Watercooler Wisdom: How Smart People Prosper in the Face of Conflict, Pressure and Change"Sam Glenn is known for his funny and motivational presentations and for his ability to give people ... read more

May Day (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 1)

Jess Lourey

Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected romance with a guy who seems to be the perfect man unti... read more

Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected romance with a guy who seems to be the perfect man unti... read more

Televenge

Pamela King Cable

Andie Oliver is a faithful woman--to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970's to be subservient and submissive in the tradition of the Bible-belt South, she becomes a prisoner of that tradition. As a reluctant member of Artury's evangelical megachurch, the House of Praise in Winston-Salem, North Caro... read more

Andie Oliver is a faithful woman--to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970's to be subservient and submissive in the tradition of the Bible-belt South, she becomes a prisoner of that tradition. As a reluctant member of Artury's evangelical megachurch, the House of Praise in Winston-Salem, North Caro... read more

Who Moved My Mouse?: A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don't Need Any Help)

Dena Harris

Has kitty been overindulging in catnip to fill the vast emptiness within? Does self-actualization always remain one whisker away? This indispensable guide, based on classic self-help texts and filled with quizzes, exercises, and insider tips, will teach cats to make small, daily changes (e.g. Become an Early Riser—and Force Others to Join You) to improve their lives. With chapters like “Don’t ... read more

Has kitty been overindulging in catnip to fill the vast emptiness within? Does self-actualization always remain one whisker away? This indispensable guide, based on classic self-help texts and filled with quizzes, exercises, and insider tips, will teach cats to make small, daily changes (e.g. Become an Early Riser—and Force Others to Join You) to improve their lives. With chapters like “Don’t ... read more

Bully in the Mirror: Making Hate Stop When You Don't Think You Can

Shanaya Fastje

Bullying is everywhere....and so is media coverage of bullying. In recent months, Ladies Home Journal, The Week, Redbook, and New York Times have all run articles on bullying. Episodes of Hannah Montana and Glee have dealt with bullying, and MTC launched a reality TV show called Bully Beatdown in 2009. Even the US Government is concerned; the Department of Health and Human Services has an inte... read more

Bullying is everywhere....and so is media coverage of bullying. In recent months, Ladies Home Journal, The Week, Redbook, and New York Times have all run articles on bullying. Episodes of Hannah Montana and Glee have dealt with bullying, and MTC launched a reality TV show called Bully Beatdown in 2009. Even the US Government is concerned; the Department of Health and Human Services has an inte... read more

College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

Christopher Zoukis, Foreword by Alex Friedmann

The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each addition... read more

The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each addition... read more

Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity: Why do we permit babies to have one, two or three strikes against them at birth and endanger our nation's future?

Jack C. Westman M.D.

Our government is forced to become involved in struggling families and their adult offspring at the cost of 23% of state and 45% of county expenditures that flow largely from our federal income taxes. One-third of our children and youth are failing in some aspect of their lives. The United States is at the top of the list of developed nations in child abuse and neglect and the bottom in educat... read more

Our government is forced to become involved in struggling families and their adult offspring at the cost of 23% of state and 45% of county expenditures that flow largely from our federal income taxes. One-third of our children and youth are failing in some aspect of their lives. The United States is at the top of the list of developed nations in child abuse and neglect and the bottom in educat... read more

The Toadhouse Trilogy: Book One (Volume 1)

Jess Lourey

Aine believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s Alabama, but when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that the reclusive woman raising her isn't really her grandmother and that she's been living inside a book for the past five years. With her blind brother, Spenser, she flees the pages of the novel she's called home, one terrifying step ahead of Biblos' black magic.... read more

Aine believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s Alabama, but when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that the reclusive woman raising her isn't really her grandmother and that she's been living inside a book for the past five years. With her blind brother, Spenser, she flees the pages of the novel she's called home, one terrifying step ahead of Biblos' black magic.... read more

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