Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe - Ghostwriter

Beacon, NY, USA

I am a developmental editor, ghostwriter, and award-winning author of six books in the wellness/spirituality and health fields.

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Overview

I have been a magazine editor (Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Natural Solutions), writer (author of 6 books in the health and wellness field); ghostwriter (for book proposals, memoirs, self-help/wellness books; website copy); and developmental editor (celebrity memoirs; personal essays; journalistic self-help books; yoga books); technical editor; and writing coach. My passion is helping writers find their authentic voice and to share the story they've longed to share.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • Advanced Yoga teacher training

Awards

  • 2015 INDIEFAB Silver medal/Health for my book, Yoga at Home (Rizzoli Publications)
  • Yoga (a Yoga Journal Book) was chosen to be in the 2003 Academy Awards presenter gift bags

Work experience

Ghostwriter and Co-creator

Self-employed
May, 2012 – Present (over 7 years)

I am a ghostwriter, specializing in book proposals, memoirs, self-help/wellness books, and books on yoga, mindfulness and spirituality. As a developmental editor and writing coach, I have helped develop and bring to fruition celebrity memoirs, personal essays, journalistic self-help books, and step-by-step yoga books. Every book proposal I have either ghostwritten or co-created with clients has resulted in a contract offer from a conventional publisher. Although I cannot name authors or titles, I do have several book proposals and books I am currently working on as a ghostwriter and coach. Each book proposal contract contains language that assures me first right of refusal to co-write the book. Some of the projects I'm working on include:

1. A book proposal for a seminal book on social justice, which has already garnered the attention of two of the Big 5 publishing companies plus two mid-sized publishers
2. A book proposal on pleasure and sexuality, which already has two mid-level publishers interested.
3. A book proposal and ghostwriting assignment for a step-by-step yoga book
4. A book proposal and coaching assignment for a book on accessible yoga. Once I rewrote the book proposal, the first-time author landed a five-figure contract.
5. A book proposal for a new translation of the Tao Te Ching, which is now in the hands of two interested publishers.
6. A book proposal and coaching assignment for yoga memoir.

Writer/Editor

Self-employed
March, 2000 – Present (over 19 years)

An award-winning author and magazine editor, I have written six books of my own, revamped and relaunched publications in the natural health and self-help fields, and helped natural health and yoga companies rework their website's editorial copy. My mission has long been to help people understand the connection between their health and the choices they make in their everyday lives—the food they eat, the products they use, the way they manage stress. As a consumer writer and editor, I have often been called upon to "translate" complex medical concepts into language more accessible to the general public.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action

Seane Corn

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty―enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings―to help us heal, evolve, and change the world“My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might thi... read more

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty―enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings―to help us heal, evolve, and change the world“My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might thi... read more

What Wants to Be Known

Paul Goodberg

This is a story of an amazing life, the life of an extraordinary healer. In What Wants to be Known, Paul recounts the thrilling, often perilous adventures he embarks upon as he set out to increase his esoteric powers and fulfill the demands of two very different traditional healers. Born in the 1940s, Paul becomes heir to his Orthodox Jewish grandmother Gussie's Central European esoteric warri... read more

This is a story of an amazing life, the life of an extraordinary healer. In What Wants to be Known, Paul recounts the thrilling, often perilous adventures he embarks upon as he set out to increase his esoteric powers and fulfill the demands of two very different traditional healers. Born in the 1940s, Paul becomes heir to his Orthodox Jewish grandmother Gussie's Central European esoteric warri... read more

Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility

Denise Wiesner

Supportive, practical advice for couples who are trying to conceive.Denise Wiesner’s integrative East-meets-West approach, developed over twenty years of practice, has helped thousands of couples relax, reconnect, and conceive. The stress of trying to get pregnant can wreak havoc with a couple’s intimate relationship—right at a time when that connection is most important—and the frustration an... read more

Supportive, practical advice for couples who are trying to conceive.Denise Wiesner’s integrative East-meets-West approach, developed over twenty years of practice, has helped thousands of couples relax, reconnect, and conceive. The stress of trying to get pregnant can wreak havoc with a couple’s intimate relationship—right at a time when that connection is most important—and the frustration an... read more

Shift for Good: Simple Changes for Lasting Joy Inside and Out

Tory Johnson

Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson truly believed that she would live happily ever if only she could lose weight. She seemed to be well on her way to that ever-lasting joy after losing 62 pounds in a year--a journey she detailed in her inspirational #1 New York Times bestseller The Shift. But as her initial euphoria began to subside, Tory realized that other areas in her life could ... read more

Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson truly believed that she would live happily ever if only she could lose weight. She seemed to be well on her way to that ever-lasting joy after losing 62 pounds in a year--a journey she detailed in her inspirational #1 New York Times bestseller The Shift. But as her initial euphoria began to subside, Tory realized that other areas in her life could ... read more

Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice

Linda Sparrowe

The definitive guide to creating your own home yoga practice from the leading experts of Yoga Journal. Although yoga studios continue to proliferate, students are increasingly looking to enhance their studio experience with a personal home practice. Yoga at Home not only provides all the ingredients necessary, but this accessible how-to book also offers a visual feast of pose sequences and ro... read more

The definitive guide to creating your own home yoga practice from the leading experts of Yoga Journal. Although yoga studios continue to proliferate, students are increasingly looking to enhance their studio experience with a personal home practice. Yoga at Home not only provides all the ingredients necessary, but this accessible how-to book also offers a visual feast of pose sequences and ro... read more

Yoga Mama: The Practitioner's Guide to Prenatal Yoga

Linda Sparrowe

The first pre- and postnatal book geared specifically to experienced yoga practitioners—from an established author, with contributions from the leaders in the field. You've been practicing yoga for years. It is a part of the way you live, move, and breathe. And then . . . you get pregnant. Pregnancy can throw any woman a curve ball. Even established and experienced yoga practitioners will like... read more

The first pre- and postnatal book geared specifically to experienced yoga practitioners—from an established author, with contributions from the leaders in the field. You've been practicing yoga for years. It is a part of the way you live, move, and breathe. And then . . . you get pregnant. Pregnancy can throw any woman a curve ball. Even established and experienced yoga practitioners will like... read more

The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness

Linda Sparrowe, Patricia Walden

The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is the first comprehensive book about women's health issues and how to treat them with yoga. The authors offer a complete yoga program for general health as well as pose sequences that address specific health problems—all in the Iyengar tradition, which targets health needs more than other forms of yoga. For example, in the first part of the book, Patricia W... read more

The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health is the first comprehensive book about women's health issues and how to treat them with yoga. The authors offer a complete yoga program for general health as well as pose sequences that address specific health problems—all in the Iyengar tradition, which targets health needs more than other forms of yoga. For example, in the first part of the book, Patricia W... read more

Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness

Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga's mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery. This invaluable r... read more

Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga's mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery. This invaluable r... read more

YOGA - A Yoga Journal Book, Beaux Arts Edition Large Coffee Table Size

Linda Sparrowe

2002 Copyright. YOGA - A Yoga Journal Book, Beaux Arts Edition Large Coffee Table Size. 453 Pages. Many full size pictures.

2002 Copyright. YOGA - A Yoga Journal Book, Beaux Arts Edition Large Coffee Table Size. 453 Pages. Many full size pictures.

Yoga and the Art of Mudras

Nubia Teixeira

A unique yoga guide that fuses traditional asana with mudra and storytelling from the bhakti yoga traditionYoga and the Art of Mudras is a guided journey into the alchemy of asana (yoga pose) and mudra (symbolic hand gesture). Brazilian-born yogini, dancer, and author Nubia Teixeira has been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for over twenty-six years. I... read more

A unique yoga guide that fuses traditional asana with mudra and storytelling from the bhakti yoga traditionYoga and the Art of Mudras is a guided journey into the alchemy of asana (yoga pose) and mudra (symbolic hand gesture). Brazilian-born yogini, dancer, and author Nubia Teixeira has been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for over twenty-six years. I... read more

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