Susanne Dunlap

Susanne Dunlap – Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter/editor with 16 years of experience as a published novelist, and expertise working with writers to mold and polish manuscripts.


Although all my published novels are historical fiction, I read widely and have worked with authors in many different genres—from mystery to thrillers to memoir to self-help. My decades of experience writing content and copy for commercial clients has given me the ability to embrace the challenge of fulfilling a specific brief. My years in the nonprofit world taught me how to tell effective stories for grant writing and other fund development challenges. My academic writing taught me the importance of clear, precise writing within the standards of a particular field. I have worked with clients as both editor and ghost writer, and look forward to taking on work that I find rewarding and challenging.
Biographies & Memoirs
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (UK) English (US)
  • PhD Yale University

Work experience

Channing Bete

Feb, 2017 — Jun, 2019 (over 2 years)


Apr, 2005 — Present


A murder. A disappearing body. A mysterious building where strange ceremonies take place. And someone wants to make sure Mozart’s opera never sees the light of day. Theresa Schurman leads a double life, as a sweet, young Viennese girl from a respectable family... read more
The past is often just around the corner.Gloria Warren's charmed life as a Capitol Hill employee in 1972, takes an unanticipated plunge into weirdness after a mysterious brief encounter with Thelma Jean, her 5th grade classmate. Unearthed nightmarish memories ... read more
If you ever wonder why happiness is so elusive, why it doesnt last, why it shows up so sporadically regardless of all you do and of how much you wish to attain it, the good news is that deep and lasting happiness can be yours. Within these pages Monica Belizan... read more
The magic that happens onstage is only half the story...New York City in 1907 is a wonderland of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream, and no one has bigger dreams than young Pepper MacClair, a struggling vaudeville chorus girl who craves the Br... read more
When marauding gang members snatch Karen Flannigan off the streets of LA during the Rodney King riots, the police are too distracted by wholesale chaos to respond. Her fiancé, Max Singer, decides to stage his own daring rescue. Max, a twenty-nine year old hedg... read more
Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, émilie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears émilie's voice, he off... read more
The Academie

Susanne D.

When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils wi... read more
The romantic story of a young female pianist in cholera-ravaged Paris of 1832, whose own tragedy leaves her susceptible to the passions and scandals of the composer Franz Liszt At the height of the Romantic era in Paris, there was no bigger celebrity than the ... read more
It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at t... read more
For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to S... read more
Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself of... read more
Sent away for their own protection when they were very young, Azemar and Azalaïs become separated when they flee from the band of outlaws who served as their supposed protectors. Armed only with fleeting memories, their names, and the wits and intelligence tha... read more

Susanne has 1 review





Alex S.

Alex S.

Nov, 2019

Susanne Dunlop has exceeded my expectations. She has taken on the material as if it were her own, conducting research, checking facts, revising the characters for age appropriateness, brainstorming, etc.. In a short period of time, she has taken my work to where I wanted it to go, always checking in to be sure she's on track. I am looking forward to working with Susanne again.
Susanne D.
Alex was a dream client. I feel so fortunate to have this incredibly rewarding project to work on!