Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer - Ghostwriter

Windermere, FL, USA

Experienced and fast book ghostwriter specializing in personal development, personal finance, business and YA/MG/children's titles.

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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 young readers ages 9-16.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (AUS)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Children's - Non-fiction
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult

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 11 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.

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.

Executive Ghostwriter

Self-employed
July, 2001 – Present (over 18 years)

I am an active executive ghostwriter, creating book-length non-fiction works for executives and celebrities. I enjoy working with busy individuals to design a table of contents together. From there, I interview my subjects at length either in person or over video chat (in a process many consider to be fun...and even cathartic) and create a manuscript.

The end result is the book you've always imagined, shaped over the course of mere months, and written in your own unique voice. If you've been looking for a fast and effective ghostwriter, get in touch and let's talk about your goals.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
May, 2001 – Present (over 18 years)

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

Portfolio (10 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

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