Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe – Ghostwriter

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


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. My latest collaboration, The Unexpected Gift of Trauma, by Edith Shiro, is a February 2023 "must read" from the Next Big Idea Club.
Health & Wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
English (US)
  • 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
  • Advanced Yoga teacher training

Work experience


May, 2012 — Present

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.


Mar, 2000 — Present

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.


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... 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 preg... 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 differe... 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... 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, an... read more
2002 Copyright. YOGA - A Yoga Journal Book, Beaux Arts Edition Large Coffee Table Size. 453 Pages. Many full size pictures.
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,... 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... 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. An... 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 H... read more