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Teena Lyons

Teena Lyons - Ghostwriter

Kent, United Kingdom

Teena Lyons, a ghost for more than ten years, has collaborated on numerous projects from business 'how to' books, to biographies, to fiction

Overview

I'm a professional ghostwriter and have written more than 30 books in fields as diverse as business biographies to fiction. Previously a journalist with a number of national newspapers, I use the skills I gained on Fleet Street, finding the nub of a story and then teasing out the detail, to create strong, highly readable books.

Services
Fiction
Inspirational Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Managing director

Professional Ghost Limited

April, 2006 – Present (over 10 years)

Professional Ghost is a ghost writing service that was started by professional journalist Teena Lyons in 2006. Before setting it up, Teena spent more than ten years as a business and consumer specialist on national newspapers and consumer magazines including Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times, Guardian and Cosmopolitan. She left journalism after her first ghosting project, On Leadership, written in conjunction with business chief Allan Leighton, won critical acclaim and became a business bestseller. Since then, she has ghosted more than a thirty books for celebrities, professionals and individuals with a story to tell.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

On Leadership

Allan Leighton

There have been many books on leadership, but here at last is one that actually draws on the wisdom of those in the know. Acting on his belief that you get the most done in the first twenty minutes of a meeting, Allan Leighton invited Britain's top businessmen and women to spend just twenty minutes talking about their views on leadership. And he has talked to an astonishing range of them - the... read more

There have been many books on leadership, but here at last is one that actually draws on the wisdom of those in the know. Acting on his belief that you get the most done in the first twenty minutes of a meeting, Allan Leighton invited Britain's top businessmen and women to spend just twenty minutes talking about their views on leadership. And he has talked to an astonishing range of them - the... read more

Tough Calls: Making the right decisions in challenging times

Allan Leighton

We all make decisions every day. Most of them are pretty straightforward, but every so often there are some really tough calls. In business the choices that executives are sometimes faced with can make the difference between acclaimed success and ongoing prosperity, and failure and financial disaster.In Tough Calls, leading businessman Allan Leighton focuses on specific decisions he has made i... read more

We all make decisions every day. Most of them are pretty straightforward, but every so often there are some really tough calls. In business the choices that executives are sometimes faced with can make the difference between acclaimed success and ongoing prosperity, and failure and financial disaster.In Tough Calls, leading businessman Allan Leighton focuses on specific decisions he has made i... read more

The Complete Guide to Ghostwriting

Teena Lyons

By the ghostwriter of On Leadership: ‘Immensely readable.’ - Management Today Ghostwriters, for so long the publishing industry’s best kept secret, are finally stepping out from the shadows. In recent years there has been a rapid increase in demand for professional writers who can turn their hand to every genre of book, from celebrity life stories, to misery memoirs from ordinary folk with ext... read more

By the ghostwriter of On Leadership: ‘Immensely readable.’ - Management Today Ghostwriters, for so long the publishing industry’s best kept secret, are finally stepping out from the shadows. In recent years there has been a rapid increase in demand for professional writers who can turn their hand to every genre of book, from celebrity life stories, to misery memoirs from ordinary folk with ext... read more

Who Dares Wins in Business

Joff Sharpe

Who Dares Wins in Business is much more than a military analogy in the tradition of Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan, Sun Tzu and the rest. This is a book by a person who served as a captain in the regular SAS before pursuing a business career that has spanned multiple sectors and markets over two decades. Using concrete research and a refreshing absence of theory and hyperbole, Joff Sharpe’... read more

Who Dares Wins in Business is much more than a military analogy in the tradition of Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan, Sun Tzu and the rest. This is a book by a person who served as a captain in the regular SAS before pursuing a business career that has spanned multiple sectors and markets over two decades. Using concrete research and a refreshing absence of theory and hyperbole, Joff Sharpe’... read more

Full Brazilian: A true story of life, love and lap-dancing

Cintia Silva, Teena Lyons

Brazilian model Cintia Silva arrived in the UK with little else but a burning desire to make some money and turn her life around. After quickly finding she could barely scratch a living in the hugely competitive modeling arena, she plunged into the murky but multi million pound world of lap dancing. Sacked from her first club within the first week, thanks to some distinctly nasty behaviour fro... read more

Brazilian model Cintia Silva arrived in the UK with little else but a burning desire to make some money and turn her life around. After quickly finding she could barely scratch a living in the hugely competitive modeling arena, she plunged into the murky but multi million pound world of lap dancing. Sacked from her first club within the first week, thanks to some distinctly nasty behaviour fro... read more

Fur Coat No Knickers: A Romantic Comedy Based on True Events (The Fur Coat Series Book 1)

C. B. Martin

Fur Coat No Knickers is a hilarious, touching and outrageous tale; bound to relate to any woman who has ever feared becoming nothing more than a booty call. 1. How the hell am I supposed to give a man the silent treatment when he’s the one being silent? 2. My lunatic best friend has started talking to (and sleeping with) an inflatable doll called Barry... 3. And as for mum – she’s only been te... read more

Fur Coat No Knickers is a hilarious, touching and outrageous tale; bound to relate to any woman who has ever feared becoming nothing more than a booty call. 1. How the hell am I supposed to give a man the silent treatment when he’s the one being silent? 2. My lunatic best friend has started talking to (and sleeping with) an inflatable doll called Barry... 3. And as for mum – she’s only been te... read more

Common Sense Rules: What You Really Need to Know About Business

Deborah Meaden

Business expert and “Dragon’s Den” denizen, Deborah Meaden has years of experience building up her own companies and investing in others. She has the ideal combination of knowledge, intuition, and common sense to get right down to what is needed to build a legendary success.

Business expert and “Dragon’s Den” denizen, Deborah Meaden has years of experience building up her own companies and investing in others. She has the ideal combination of knowledge, intuition, and common sense to get right down to what is needed to build a legendary success.

Sales Commando: Unleash Your Potential

Doug Tucker

Sales Commando, Unleash your potential is an accessible, jargon free and highly innovative sales programme by former Marine Commando Doug Tucker. After an early career in the armed forces, Tucker has enjoyed incredible success in the financial services arena. Today he shares his selling secrets to packed seminars around the globe. Now, here, for the first time, he has set down his unique – and... read more

Sales Commando, Unleash your potential is an accessible, jargon free and highly innovative sales programme by former Marine Commando Doug Tucker. After an early career in the armed forces, Tucker has enjoyed incredible success in the financial services arena. Today he shares his selling secrets to packed seminars around the globe. Now, here, for the first time, he has set down his unique – and... read more

Sold Out

Bill Grimsey

In recent years, campaigns have been galvanised to 'save the High Street'. It seems everyone has a view about how we can revamp our down-at-heel towns and cities. But are they missing the point? Veteran retailer Bill Grimsey argues that it is already too late. The High Street, that we have grown to know and love, is as good as dead already. The indisputable truth is British towns and cities ar... read more

In recent years, campaigns have been galvanised to 'save the High Street'. It seems everyone has a view about how we can revamp our down-at-heel towns and cities. But are they missing the point? Veteran retailer Bill Grimsey argues that it is already too late. The High Street, that we have grown to know and love, is as good as dead already. The indisputable truth is British towns and cities ar... read more

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