Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer - Ghostwriter

Orlando, FL, USA

Experienced and fast book ghostwriter specializing in personal development, personal finance, business and short ebook Founder's Stories.

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Overview

I am a professional ghostwriter who specializes in business books and leadership/personal development topics. I also have deep expertise writing for founders and thought leaders on diverse array of subjects.

Stories are the most powerful force on earth. The stories we tell shape everything we do, everything we think, everything we love. What is the story of your process? Of your philosophy? Of your business? Of your clients' biggest wins? Of your life?

Stories are my world. Books are my true love.

I've very much enjoyed telling stories -- true ones! -- for,,, Pipedrive, SkilledUp and MarketScale, as well as countless businesses, tech firms, events and individuals. I've even told some stories about people who don't exist, yet make us smile anyway. (book nerd here...SHHH, I'm reading.)

It's all about spinning together the right words into books that inspire, educate, entertain, reveal, clarify...and it all begins with trust. My clients have to trust me to open up, get vulnerable, and share their inner truths. They have to feel safe with me, knowing that no matter how much we joke around during our meetings (and we definitely will joke around), deep down I have one goal: to see the world through their eyes and communicate their message with warmth, integrity, and clarity.

My mission is to serve you, my author.

After we've talked at length and I've come to understand you, there are hours and days where it's just me in front of my screen. I am going to use every tool at my disposal, all my research skills, my empathy, my humor, my love of a well-chosen quote, my experience with chapter organization and rhythm, and my intellect to convey your ideas.

Your book should have a central idea that is both simple and clear. It must be elegantly written, meaning the chapters flow in a pleasing way, with a clean structure and a conversational tone. Your book, ideally, offers the reader total clarity. What does that mean? It means there are no extra words or unnecessary jargon. Finally, your book should be stimulating. It evokes emotion and curiosity. It guides readers right to the heart of key moments of transformation, both in your own life and in the lives and careers of your clients. More than anything else, your book exists to serve and uplift others. Ready to get started?

I create paradigm-shifting books with executive coaches, keynote speakers, leadership strategists, and top-tier life coaches. If you are currently building your coaching or consulting business, I'd love to talk. To learn more about my process, please reach out.

I believe in stories. I believe in the power of a book to change minds and societies. I believe in ideas. Tell me yours.


Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (AUS)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Children’s Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing
Inspirational
Psychology
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Middle Grade

Work experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

MarketScale
May, 2016 – October, 2018 (over 2 years)

I wrote and edited corporate blogs, web content and marketing scripts. I also did research to complete campaign briefs and generated content ideas for a variety of companies in the AV, healthcare, robotics, technology and manufacturing space.

Author

Simon & Schuster
December, 2008 – Present (about 14 years)

I've published three novels with Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The first, The Teashop Girls, was published in December of 2008; my most recent title, Littler Women: A Modern Retelling will be released in paperback in April, 2019.

Founder

Self-employed
January, 2002 – Present (about 21 years)

I ghostwrite paradigm-shifting personal development and business books and ebooks/booklets for founders, life coaches, executives, financial advisors, wealth managers, creative entrepreneurs, artists, associations, celebrities, keynote speakers, and startups.

After many years of creating a wide range of content for, MarketScale,,, SkilledUp, and Leading Response, I now focus exclusively on writing long-form works with thought leaders and experts. I specialize in completing projects quickly and showing up with intention and curiosity. I am extremely responsive, positive, thoughtful, easy to work with, creative and friendly.

To begin our writing journey together, I enjoy working with busy individuals to design an intentional table of contents. From there, I interview my subjects via phone over video chat (in a process many consider to be fun and cathartic) and create the content. The end result is the book or ebook you've always imagined, shaped over the course of mere weeks or months, written in your own unique voice.

If you've been looking for a gifted and experienced ghostwriter, get in touch and let's talk about your goals.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Match.com
November, 2001 – July, 2017 (over 15 years)

As a freelance writer and editor for, I pitched and completed dozens of articles for Happen Magazine and wrote profiles as part of the ProfilePro service. I also ghostwrote several pieces for a celebrity partner that appeared on.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
May, 2001 – Present (almost 22 years)

As a freelance writer, I've pitched, researched and written many pieces for companies and online publications including,, VentureBeat, SkilledUp, Pipedrive and.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Jab Till It Hurts: How Following Gary Vaynerchuk's Advice Helped Me Build A 7-Figure Brand

Ken 'Spanky' Moskowitz

Are you feeling stuck in your job? Do you wish you could walk in and fire your boss? You can!You’re probably reading this from a corporate office—because you want out. You want to be on your own. Free. After being mentored by my friend and entrepreneurial guru Gary Vaynerchuk, I discovered my way out of Corporate America and learned that ANYONE can join me, simply by giving. My new book Jab Ti... read more

Are you feeling stuck in your job? Do you wish you could walk in and fire your boss? You can!You’re probably reading this from a corporate office—because you want out. You want to be on your own. Free. After being mentored by my friend and entrepreneurial guru Gary Vaynerchuk, I discovered my way out of Corporate America and learned that ANYONE can join me, simply by giving. My new book Jab Ti... read more

Single Mom...Slaying It!: An Empowering Resource Guide to Expand Your Superpowers

Andrea Pearson

Welcome to the Single Mom Squad. By reading this book, you have become an honorary member of the Sisterhood of Single Moms.• I see you overwhelmed and stressed out.• I see you financially strapped and wondering how you are going to pay your bills.• I see you needing a break so you don’t totally lose it.Let’s slay…together!By supporting one another, we can achieve and accomplish anything and ev... read more

Welcome to the Single Mom Squad. By reading this book, you have become an honorary member of the Sisterhood of Single Moms.• I see you overwhelmed and stressed out.• I see you financially strapped and wondering how you are going to pay your bills.• I see you needing a break so you don’t totally lose it.Let’s slay…together!By supporting one another, we can achieve and accomplish anything and ev... read more

The Resilient Advisory Business: Systems For Business Optimization & Growth

S. Jay Coulter

The Resilient Advisory Business is for financial advisors and teams who need to transform their practice into a business so they can systematically manage their clients and drive growth. Readers learn how to optimize the business systems that matter the most to their success. This book is 100% actionable and provides access to follow-up templates and training videos for instant execution. If y... read more

The Resilient Advisory Business is for financial advisors and teams who need to transform their practice into a business so they can systematically manage their clients and drive growth. Readers learn how to optimize the business systems that matter the most to their success. This book is 100% actionable and provides access to follow-up templates and training videos for instant execution. If y... read more

The Ego Cleanse: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Randy Haveson

Our society has sold us a lie. We have been taught from an early age that if you have the “right” car, the “right” label on your shirt, the “right” job, the “right” number on the scale, then you have esteem. We have been taught that ego and self-esteem are the same thing, connected to each other. That all those outside things make us who we are. And it’s just not true. Too many times, we let e... read more

Our society has sold us a lie. We have been taught from an early age that if you have the “right” car, the “right” label on your shirt, the “right” job, the “right” number on the scale, then you have esteem. We have been taught that ego and self-esteem are the same thing, connected to each other. That all those outside things make us who we are. And it’s just not true. Too many times, we let e... read more

Littler Women: A Modern Retelling

Laura Schaefer

The March sisters encounter new friends, challenges, school dances, and more in this fresh, modern retelling of the perennial classic, Little Women.Thirteen-year-old Meg March and her sisters Jo (twelve), Beth (ten), and Amy (nine) are a close-knit group who share in one another’s hopes and dreams, as well as struggles and frustrations. Over the course of one year they get to know their neighb... read more

The March sisters encounter new friends, challenges, school dances, and more in this fresh, modern retelling of the perennial classic, Little Women.Thirteen-year-old Meg March and her sisters Jo (twelve), Beth (ten), and Amy (nine) are a close-knit group who share in one another’s hopes and dreams, as well as struggles and frustrations. Over the course of one year they get to know their neighb... read more

The Teashop Girls

Laura Schaefer

The Official Rules of the Teashop Girls 1. Teashop girls are best friends forever. 2. Tea is held every week, no matter what. 3. All tea and scones must be split equally at all times. Annie, Genna, and Zoe have been hanging out at the Steeping Leaf since elementary school. The Teashop Girls do everything together -- at least they used to. With the end of eighth grade approaching, Genna's too b... read more

The Official Rules of the Teashop Girls 1. Teashop girls are best friends forever. 2. Tea is held every week, no matter what. 3. All tea and scones must be split equally at all times. Annie, Genna, and Zoe have been hanging out at the Steeping Leaf since elementary school. The Teashop Girls do everything together -- at least they used to. With the end of eighth grade approaching, Genna's too b... read more

The Secret Ingredient (Paula Wiseman Books)

Laura Schaefer

Annie juggles sabotage and summer romance in this refreshing follow-up to The Teashop Girls that includes recipes for tea-related treats!It’s the summer before ninth grade, and Annie has been working hard at the Steeping Leaf, which has been busier than ever. And Annie’s involved in a huge scone cook-off with one of Louisa’s tea suppliers that could mean an all-expenses paid trip to London! Bu... read more

Annie juggles sabotage and summer romance in this refreshing follow-up to The Teashop Girls that includes recipes for tea-related treats!It’s the summer before ninth grade, and Annie has been working hard at the Steeping Leaf, which has been busier than ever. And Annie’s involved in a huge scone cook-off with one of Louisa’s tea suppliers that could mean an all-expenses paid trip to London! Bu... read more

Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor

Laura Schaefer

The Best and Worst Personal Ads of All Time.

The Best and Worst Personal Ads of All Time.

Planet Explorers Walt Disney World: A Travel Guide for Kids

Laura Schaefer

UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2014!This fun and informative ebook includes everything an 8-12 year-old needs to know about Walt Disney World, including information about attractions in all four of the parks, food options near your family's favorite rides, live entertainment, and Disney resorts.Children are what Walt Disney World is all about. Why not buy an affordable guidebook written just for them? Let... read more

UPDATED FOR SUMMER 2014!This fun and informative ebook includes everything an 8-12 year-old needs to know about Walt Disney World, including information about attractions in all four of the parks, food options near your family's favorite rides, live entertainment, and Disney resorts.Children are what Walt Disney World is all about. Why not buy an affordable guidebook written just for them? Let... read more

Planet Explorers New York City: A Travel Guide for Kids

Laura Schaefer

If there's a trip to New York City in your future, you're a lucky person. There is so much to see and do in the city, whether you like museums, Broadway shows, music, history, sports, art or shopping. Even if all you do is stay in one place and watch people, you'll have an amazing time. Read these pages to learn a little more about what's in New York City and why it's so cool. Check out fun fa... read more

If there's a trip to New York City in your future, you're a lucky person. There is so much to see and do in the city, whether you like museums, Broadway shows, music, history, sports, art or shopping. Even if all you do is stay in one place and watch people, you'll have an amazing time. Read these pages to learn a little more about what's in New York City and why it's so cool. Check out fun fa... read more

A Long Way from Home

Schaefer, Laura

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Travis Cody
Laura did an absolutely FANTASTIC job with a very tough project. Her task was to take transcripts of a workshop and edit them into a manuscript. She NAILED it in a way that massively exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with her again and highly recommend her.

Travis Cody, June 2021

Laura Schaefer
Thank you for the kind feedback!

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