VIRTUAL: Ghostwriting 101: Insights and Advice for Those Seeking a Lucrative Career

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
9:00 am to 10:00 am


“No one wants to hear from the ghostwriter,” says the ghostwriter of Prince Harry’s Spare. Except those wanting to know the secrets behind this lucrative way to support a creative career. Discover how to break into ghostwriting. Learn the nuts and bolts needed for a wheelhouse of services. Find out what to consider in taking on clients and what worked and what didn’t in seeing a project through. We’ll reveal the form’s challenges and joys and how it shaped (for good or bad) our writing journeys.

This virtual event was prerecorded. It will be available to watch on-demand online starting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 through Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: 2024_AWP_Ghostwriting_101_Event_outline.pdf



Kate St. Vincent Vogl teaches at the Loft. She is the author of Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers, which ABC news featured. She cowrote Lady Ref as well as Iron Horse Cowgirls. Her essays appear in best-selling anthologies like Why We Ride; her fiction received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant.

Hope Edelman has published seven nonfiction books of her own, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, and has cowritten Along the Way with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. She teaches workshops throughout the year and is currently collaborating on a nineties rock memoir.

Isidra Mencos is the author of Promenade of Desire—A Barcelona Memoir, an IPPY Awards silver medalist and Best Book Awards finalist. Her essay, “My Books and I” was listed as Notable in the Best American Essays 2019. She has ghostwritten books for CEOs and people without a high school degree.

Kate Hopper is a writing coach, editor, and the author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers and Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, and coauthor of Silent Running, a memoir. She leads retreats and teaches online and in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program.

Pauleanna is a celebrity ghostwriter and founder of WritersBlok, who helps high-profile leaders and doers turn their personal stories into powerful brand —when clients want to speak up and shake the room—she gets the call.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center