Kevin Anderson & Associates Inc.
Kevin Anderson, CEO
Cole Gustafson, Chief Consultant
Erin McKnight, Vice President, Editorial
Alexandra Napolitano, Managing Editor
Tim O’Leary, Managing Editor (LA Office)
JuLee Brand, Design & Self-Publishing Coordinator
Elizabeth Pasquariello, Coordinator
Adam Brunner, Manager’s Assistant
Emma DeBono, Assistant Coordinator
ABBREV. LIST OF STAFF AUTHORS AND EDITORS
Kira Breed-Wrisley, Ghostwriter & Screenwriter: Kira is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, professional screenwriter, playwright, and ghostwriter. Her ghostwritten and credited books have secured contracts with Big-5 publishers, including multi-book offers from HarperCollins and Scholastic.
Marcia Layton Turner, Ghostwriter: A New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer, Marcia has authored, coauthored, or ghostwritten nearly 35 nonfiction books. She works almost exclusively with entrepreneurs, CEOs, senior executives, consultants, and business owners.
Jim Ballard, Ghostwriter & Editor: Jim is a seasoned, highly imaginative ghostwriter, author, co-author, and editor. In addition to his own titles published by Random House, John Wiley, and Beyond Words, he has co-authored a number of books with business guru and bestselling author Ken Blanchard (which have been published by Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Josey-Bass and Harper-Collins).
Wendy Lee, Ghostwriter & Editor: Wendy began her publishing career at HarperCollins, where she worked with New York Times bestselling authors and debut novelists. In addition to being an editor, Wendy is the author of the novels The Art of Confidence (Kensington Books, 2016), Across a Green Ocean (Kensington Books, 2015), and Happy Family (Grove Atlantic, 2008). Happy Family was named one of the top 10 debut novels of the year by Booklist and awarded an honorable mention from the Association of Asian American Studies. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Corporation of Yaddo for her fiction.
Kate Hanley, Ghostwriter & Editor: Kate is a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter, veteran health journalist, and author. She ghosted Effortless Healing, published by Random House, for Dr. Joseph Mercola and has had her own books published by National Geographic Books (A Year of Daily Calm), Adams Media (Stress Less) and Globe Pequot Press (The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide and The 28 Days Lighter Diet).
Karen Lacey, Ghostwriter & Editor: Karen is a bestselling author who’s worked with some of the largest and most established publishing firms in the world, including Penguin, McGraw Hill, Wiley, and AMACOM. Over the last decade, she has ghostwritten, edited, and doctored numerous books on behalf of her clients, several of which have been published by major publishers and gone on to become bestsellers.
Alice Anderson, PhD, Ghostwriter, Editor, & Publishing Consultant: Alice is an award-winning poet, New York Times bestselling ghostwriter, writing professor, and former acquisitions editor at Random House. Her forthcoming memoir, Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away, recently sold at auction to St. Martin’s Press, and her poetry collection, Human Nature, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and won both the Elmer Holmes Bobst Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association Best First Book Prize.
Hy Bender, Ghostwriter, Coauthor, & Developmental Editor: Hy has aided hundreds of clients, ranging from New York Times bestselling authors to Hollywood screenwriters; and he’s helped two first-time authors reach The New York Times bestseller list. Hy is the author or coauthor of 16 books under his name that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. These include five books in the popular Dummies series and a Complete Idiot’s Guide, which demonstrate Hy’s ability to explain even complex concepts in an accessible, entertaining manner that anyone can understand.
Mike Wicks, Ghostwriter & Coauthor: Mike has authored, coauthored, or ghostwritten almost twenty print books and eBooks. He works with business professionals to help them write books that promote their personal and corporate brands and educate their markets. He also enjoys working on narrative non-fiction in the form of memoirs and unusual approaches to stories where fact and fiction interweave. Mike has also written several corporate histories. Mike has over 35-years’ experience working for mainstream publishing houses and was head of the special publications division (which he established) at Random House in the U.K.
Mary Curran-Hackett, Ghostwriter, Developmental Editor, & Publishing Consultant: Mary has written over 100 inspirational and religious books. Her bestselling novels, Proof of Heaven and Proof of Angels, published by William Morrow/HarperCollins, went on to be Target Book featured selections and was an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Ruth Mills, Ghostwriter & Editor: Ruth has ghosted and published books by CEOs of some of the largest U.S. companies, including Continental Airlines, Donna Karan International, Jenny Craig, and Sears. With more than 30 years’ publishing experience, Ruth edited nonfiction books for Random House/Crown Business, John Wiley & Sons, and Prentice Hall.
Robert Foreman, Ghostwriter & Editor: Robert Foreman has won a Pushcart Prize for his fiction, and his collection of essays, Among Other Things, won the inaugural Robert C. Jones Short Prose Prize and was released in early 2017.
William Ecenbarger, Ghostwriter & Coauthor: Before becoming a full-time writer and ghostwriter, Bill was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he was part of an Inquirer team that won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. He is the co-author of two books—Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World (Wiley & Sons, 2013).
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Ghostwriter, Editor, & Publishing Consultant: Award-winning writer who has published over 40 books for young people, from picture books to middle grade novels, biographies, and historical nonfiction. Her publishers include Penguin USA, HarperCollins, Random House, Little Brown, and Scholastic.
Margaret Wright, Ghostwriter, Editor, & Publishing Consultant: Experienced editor with former positions at Penguin and Simon & Schuster.