Marvin Ross

Marvin Ross – Ghostwriter

Non fiction ghostwriting


I have been a freelance writer for over 30 years with 12 books to my credit. In addition, I have written newspaper and magazine articles for a range of publications and websites such as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Medical Post. I am a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and Mind You Reflections on Mental Illness, Mental Heath, and Life. As a publisher, I evaluate and edit titles as well as well as market them. Three of my books have been listed among the top 10 titles on schizophrenia by the award winning website,. Three titles have been recommended by the US psychiatrist Dr. E Fuller Torrey who has been described as the most famous psychiatrist in the US. Two of my authors are recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada and one of my authors is the recipient of both the Courage to Come Back Award in Mental Health in the Canadian province of British Columbia and one of the Faces of Mental Illness in Canada.

As a competent writer, I am capable of ghost writing non fiction for clients with the same standards that I employ in my own writing. My participation in the book Eyes was initially intended as a ghostwriting project on behalf of an ophthalmic physician but the publisher insisted that my name be on it as well. That book was endorsed by the both Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Optometrists and translated into Polish.
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Life Sciences Math & Science Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Parenting & Families Writing & Publishing
English (US)
  • Best top 5 news coverage features in a business magazine Canada 2001
  • Hall of Fame Award 2013 for mental health advocacy from Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME)

Work experience

Bridgeross Communications

Jun, 1996 — Present

evaluating and editing books for publication (16 published thus far), writing and regular blogs for Huffington Post and Mind You on Wordpress



David Laing Dawson

From the pen of psychiatrist and mystery writer David Laing Dawson comes a psychological thriller. Is this hell, or just a psychiatric hospital? Dr. Robert Snow isn't sure. Waking from a drunken stupor in a small green room, the doctor finds he's on the other ... read more
Slide in All Direction

David Laing Dawson

From the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Last Rights & Double Blind, (St. Martin's Press) comes a new story of crime, addictions, mental illness, love and family, set in the decaying urban center of an old manufacturing city. Described as "fiction t... read more
The ideal book for everyone who has a pet, has had a pet or who is thinking of getting a pet. And not just cats and dogs but exotic and even surrogate pets are covered in this highly amusing look at life with our favorite friends. Picking the right pet for you... read more
Two one act plays from the pen of Canadian psychiatrist, novelist, film maker and artist, David Laing Dawson. Here Not There - In their golden years Charles and Shirley have downsized to a small Condominium. Charles comes home one night very late, a little dru... read more
Don't Look Down

David Laing Dawson

Four men, age 18 to 81, have murdered, and now share a room in the secure forensic psychiatry ward of a mental hospital. Who better to get inside their heads, and find both the tragedy and comedy of their lives than Canadian psychiatrist and novelist David Lai... read more
Unfaithful Mind

Marion Gibson

“What had happened to our beautiful happy life? Could it really be over for us? I just wasn’t sure if our love was strong enough to keep us together. I probably believed it wasn’t.” It was an idyllic marriage. John and Marion were high school sweethearts who m... read more
Sakeenah Francis describes her life as a Cinderella story in reverse. She grew up in a well-respected, middle-class African American family. She went to college, was homecoming queen, married, began a career and had children. Then, schizophrenia struck and she... read more
Recommended by the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, this book outlines all of the issues involved with schizophrenia and its treatment including history, causes, physiological changes in the brain and best treatments. It is an ideal ref... read more
The mental health community is now more divided than it has ever been before with considerable opposition to the biomedical model of illness. This report explores that polarization as the author reviews the intellectual and philosophical underpinnings of the r... read more
Vancouver artist Sandra Yuen MacKay has an abnormality of the brain - a disease called schizophrenia. As she says, "my life is schizophrenic because I have schizophrenia. It will always be there". Much of her life has been a struggle to cope with the symptoms ... read more
The sister of a man who suffers from schizophrenia finds herself drawn in when he is too confused to manage his needed medical care. Determined to do the right thing by him, despite the severity of his psychological problems, she and her other eight siblings b... read more
Susan Inman's memoir describes her family's nine year journey to help her younger daughter recover from a catastrophic schizoaffective disorder. "Highly recommended" by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey author of Surviving Schizophrenia and described by him as " of t... read more
The true story of a young woman studying neuroscience who, in her final undergraduate year, has a psychotic break, attempts suicide and ends up in hospital. Her struggles to get well and to pursue her PhD are described in this book. Her story is geared to peop... read more
A fascinating look into the world of schizo-affective disorder which, at times, is funny, heartbreaking, but above all uplifting. Dr. Carolyn Dobbins describes the onset and progression of this debilitating disease and gives readers hope. The book breaks throu... read more
The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Pearl Goodman grew up in Toronto in the 1960s. In this exceptionally original memoir, written with wry humor and a sharp satirical eye, she juxtaposes popular culture with the jarring transitions and contradictions in her a... read more

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