Sharon Heller

Sharon Heller – Ghostwriter

A PhD psychologist, I am a ghostwriter and developmental editor specializing in self-help, mental health, and memoirs.


"Dr. H writes clearly and often lyrically, as well as humorously" wrote Edward Hallowell, M.D. on the cover of "Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight (HarperCollins, 2002)."

I am a developmental psychologist and well published author of popular psychology books (HarperCollins, Wiley, Macmillan). These include a book on parenting, on healing anxiety and fear, on non-psychological causes of anxiety, and on sensory processing disorder. My books have been reviewed in Time magazine, Newsday, Psychology Today, the Washington Post, and articles written about them in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the Miami Herald among other publications.

I am especially good at organizing a book and writing it so it flows smoothly.

Recently, I have changed my focus to writing memoirs as these tend to be far more engaging than self-help books.

Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (US)

Work experience


May, 2013 — Present

I've ghostwritten over 100 books, primarily self-help and memoirs. Here is some of the feedback.

"Wow - Sharon was amazing to work with, and she delivered beautiful work. Her expertise, writing and professionalism was above and beyond. A true pleasure to work with. I recommend highly."

"Sharon is an absolute gem! Working with her is easy and enjoyable. Her skills and experience provide us the relief knowing that the end product will be amazing! Thank you!"

"Sharon is an incredible writer. She is professional, fast and thorough. Thank you Sharon for making the experience fun and enjoyable. Looking forward to working with you again soon."


Freud A to Z

Sharon Heller

A lively guide to the life and work of the father of psychoanalysisFrom Anna O. to Zionism, this uniquely accessible A-to-Z reference presents a comprehensive overview of Freud's ideas, family, colleagues, patients, writings, and legacy. Mixing humor, passion,... read more
You're no idiot, of course. You know that monsters don't really live in your closet, the dark can't hurt you, and, statistically speaking, that flying is safer than the freeway you use every day. But when it comes to facing your own fears and anxieties, you fe... read more
Using a lively array of anthropological and sociological sources, The Vital Touch presents a provocative examination of the reasons why, now more than ever, we need to make consistent physical connections with our infants and children.
In the publishing tradition of Driven to Distraction or The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, this prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which suffe... read more

Sharon has 8 reviews





Varpas D.

Varpas D.

Nov, 2023

I had a great experience working with Sharon. She was flexible when needed and firm in keeping me to my timelines. Very professional, she challenged me to make the book better. She was able to coax out a coherent story through the benefit of her expertise.
Ricky W.

Ricky W.

Jan, 2022

Overall the service provided was great. Sharon worked with me to create terms for an agreement when it was tough to find someone else to do so. She was great with working with me on addendum if the project had to slide.
sara C.

sara C.

Nov, 2021

Overall, great experience with Sharon and good quality work. She approached the work efficiently, via digital communications only, but this process worked for me.
Jamesina B.

Jamesina B.

Aug, 2021

This was a very difficult book to write and Sharon allowed me to proceed at my own pace, which was greatly appreciated. Sharon was professional, listened to my vision and brought to life the words I struggled to find. Sharon is truly a one of a kind. I highly recommend her.
Kimberly B.

Kimberly B.

Jan, 2021

Sharon was great to work with. She responded to my requests in a very timely manner and offered good suggestions and feedback related to my writing. I would definitely work with her again!!

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