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Sally Collings

Sally Collings - Ghostwriter

Palo Alto, CA, United States

I’m Sally Collings, a full-time writer and editor. I’ve written six books under my own name and ghostwritten more than a dozen memoirs.

Overview

I'm a ghostwriter of bestsellers and private memoirs who makes the writing process easy - and enjoyable.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Founder & CEO

Red Hill Publishing LLC

April, 2006 – Present (over 10 years)

At Red Hill Publishing, we create handcrafted books. From the personal interviews to writing the first draft, from book design to artisan bookbinding, each step is a unique, one-of-a-kind activity designed with one thing in mind.
To make sure you will always be remembered.

Associate Publisher (non-fiction)

HarperCollins Publishers (Australia)

August, 2002 – April, 2003 (8 months)

Commissioning and budget responsibility for motivation, self-help, biography and business titles.

Editorial Director

Amber Books (UK)

April, 1994 – April, 2001 (about 7 years)

Leading the editorial direction for a leading UK book packager, specializing in international co-editions of non-fiction titles, mostly highly illustrated.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Sophie's Journey

Sally Collings

It could have been anybodys child. ten days before Christmas. A room of children, napping on mattresses in their childcare centre, waiting for Santa to arrive. It's a peaceful scene. Until a car crashes through the doors at head height, smashing into the midst of the sleeping children. the engine revs faster and faster; flames lick the ceiling. Incredibly, no child was killed at the Roundhouse... read more

It could have been anybodys child. ten days before Christmas. A room of children, napping on mattresses in their childcare centre, waiting for Santa to arrive. It's a peaceful scene. Until a car crashes through the doors at head height, smashing into the midst of the sleeping children. the engine revs faster and faster; flames lick the ceiling. Incredibly, no child was killed at the Roundhouse... read more

Positive

Sally Collings

For anyone going through cancer, as well as their friends and family. Can good things emerge - unexpectedly - from the cancer journey? Reeling from the death of her mother from cancer, Sally Collings saw nothing positive whatsoever about the disease. But then she read that two out of three cancer survivors and their families consider that something good has come of their experience and she dec... read more

For anyone going through cancer, as well as their friends and family. Can good things emerge - unexpectedly - from the cancer journey? Reeling from the death of her mother from cancer, Sally Collings saw nothing positive whatsoever about the disease. But then she read that two out of three cancer survivors and their families consider that something good has come of their experience and she dec... read more

Parenting with Soul

Sally Collings

The only sense of wonder I have in my day is wondering how three kids can make such a mess. Do you want more soul in your life? Parenting with Soul is for every parent who feels that purpose and meaning are things they lost under a pile of nappies, crayons and odd socks. Living and parenting with soul means enjoying a rewarding and active inner life. It also means living a life that is rich, d... read more

The only sense of wonder I have in my day is wondering how three kids can make such a mess. Do you want more soul in your life? Parenting with Soul is for every parent who feels that purpose and meaning are things they lost under a pile of nappies, crayons and odd socks. Living and parenting with soul means enjoying a rewarding and active inner life. It also means living a life that is rich, d... read more

Get Published!

Sally Collings

With its zesty, punchy style, this book will teach you all you need to know about catching a publisher’s eye – and have some fun along the way.Didn’t know you needed to write a proposal? You need this book.Don’t know where to start with writing one? You need it too.Written one but have a tray full of rejections? You definitely need to read this. Get Published is a short, sharp, practical guide... read more

With its zesty, punchy style, this book will teach you all you need to know about catching a publisher’s eye – and have some fun along the way.Didn’t know you needed to write a proposal? You need this book.Don’t know where to start with writing one? You need it too.Written one but have a tray full of rejections? You definitely need to read this. Get Published is a short, sharp, practical guide... read more

The World According To Kids

Sally Collings

A child's-eye view of life, love and chocolate cake. Kids tell it like it is. And they know some very useful stuff indeed. Such as the fact that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Or it's never a good idea to try to baptise a cat. You just can't argue with these things. Our children are bursting to share commonsense advice that will help us grown-ups get through the day wit... read more

A child's-eye view of life, love and chocolate cake. Kids tell it like it is. And they know some very useful stuff indeed. Such as the fact that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Or it's never a good idea to try to baptise a cat. You just can't argue with these things. Our children are bursting to share commonsense advice that will help us grown-ups get through the day wit... read more

Family Spirit

William Grant & Sons

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky is proud to share Family Spirit, celebrating the perseverance and triumphs of 12 remarkable family-run companies. Featuring gorgeous full-color and back-and-white photographs from the archives of participating families, Family Spirit offers wisdom handed down over generations, contemporary insights, and timely inspiration. Featured families include: Deniha... read more

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky is proud to share Family Spirit, celebrating the perseverance and triumphs of 12 remarkable family-run companies. Featuring gorgeous full-color and back-and-white photographs from the archives of participating families, Family Spirit offers wisdom handed down over generations, contemporary insights, and timely inspiration. Featured families include: Deniha... read more

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