With my long history as a successfully published and best-selling novelist/editor under multiple pen names, I can help you turn your story idea into a page turner or polish your work-in-progress. I ghost write novels and specialize in crime ( mysteries/ suspense/thrillers/cozies), horror, general fiction, adventure, YA and sci-fi/fantasy. Google me for the good, the bad and the ugly - some of which might actually be true. My clients include folks from all walks of life, including a sitcom actor and soap opera star. I am comfortable writing stories with strong female and/or male characters. A great character is an interesting character. And what makes them interesting is their story. 

I've written dozens of novels in multiple genres under numerous pen names (crime, thrillers, mysteries, cozies, contemporary fiction). I've published with Kensington, Canongate/Severn House, Random House/Harlequin/Worldwide Mystery Library,, Thorndike and more.  I also work with nonfiction authors working on autobiographies, memoirs, business books, entertainment books, etc.  In addition, as an editor, I have worked with best-selling authors, companies such as Warner Bros. and Disney, and agencies including the USDA, NRC and EPA, among others. 

If there are words to be written, polished and perfected, please contact me to discuss your project. I'm up for any challenge, respond quickly to queries, and can work under tight deadlines. One publishing house recently contracted me to write a book every 2 months. I also work with non-English native authors looking to polish their books for the English-speaking market. 

LIBRARY JOURNAL: “Wacky characters, liquid prose, frequent humor…Readers who enjoyed Sharon McCrumb’s Bimbos of the Death Sun will also get a kick out of this.” 

PUBLISHERS’ WEEKLY: “Readers will enjoy Ripley’s sharp dialogue, which keeps the novel speeding along at a pleasant clip.” 

LIBRARY JOURNAL: “Action-packed plot. Recommended.” 

BOOKLIST: “Mystery fans will enjoy the clever plot, loopy characters, and sardonic humor… Fans of Greg Kihn’s recent musical mysteries will find a kindred soul in Ripley.” 

And if you are looking for lyrics, I am a professional musician and singer-songwriter also with multiple credits.

Please contact me to discuss your project, the ghostwriting/collaborating process, and writing/editing rates.