About Kevin Quirk
As Your Book Ghostwriter, I offer a blend of professional skills, extensive experience, and a diverse life perspective. But you know what best prepared me to help people write memoirs or autobiographies, or purpose-driven books? It’s that time in my life when I stopped being a writer.
How’s that? By age 12, I had firmly set my career goal to be a sports reporter. I went on to earn a journalism degree from Boston University and spent 12 years as a professional journalist, mostly for The Charlotte Observer where I enjoyed charting the success of Mike Krzyzewski and Michael Jordan.
Then I heard a new calling. I started journaling, explored teachings in psychology and spirituality, and found meaningful work with an educational center at the forefront of personal and social change. For seven years, I stopped writing. No newspaper or magazine articles. No brewing novels. When people asked me what I did, I never answered “writer.”
Along the way, I had an inspiration to write a book about “sportsaholism.” Writing my first book was an exciting but daunting challenge, but with my favorite music accompanying me for hours on end, I pulled it off. And I learned a ton along the way. That led to a new idea: helping other people write books! Suddenly I was a ghostwriter.
I discovered a new reason for why I wrote. I was helping women and men of all ages and backgrounds tell the most important stories of their lives. And I was assisting dedicated professionals in sharing tools and wisdom for making the world a better place. My fresh perspective sparked a passion for ghostwriting meaningful books for people like you.
When my first book Not Now, Honey, I’m Watching the Game was published, I was whisked around the country on a 17-day media whirlwind. That book tour was exciting, and sometimes just a bit crazy. Like the moment just before a live TV interview when I found myself on the verge of passing out until the savvy host gave me a swift kick to the shin. Or being flown from Houston to Detroit at 3 a.m. and stumbling out of bed for an in-studio radio interview with a fast-talking morning show host at 6:30 a.m.
But today, as a ghostwriter, I get just as excited and feel more gratified when I stand beside the authors I assist as they bring their new book into the world. When I see their satisfied expression, and the eager response of those who read their books, I am reminded of why I do this work.
So that’s how I became a ghostwriter, and why I love doing what I do. I feel privileged to assist people who count on an experienced hand to write their books. In my work with Your Book Ghostwriter, I’m an active member of these two professional organizations:
What’s New in 2017
The box office hit movie “Sully” with Tom Hanks recently rekindled interest in the book that I co-authored, “Brace for Impact,” telling the stories of the passengers on the Miracle on Hudson flight. Recent inquiries show a growing interest in writing military memoirs, as well as responding to today’s changing political and social climate.
It’s also exciting whenever I witness the launching of new books written by one of my clients. Two of my latest client projects are “In the Hands of Strangers: A World War II Story of Courage, Heroism and Enduring Friendship” by Kim Moretto Niemeier and “The Day the Musick Died: A Mother-Daughter Addiction Journey of Suffering, Loss and a Ray of Hope” by Cheryl Hughes Musick. Both books chronicle compelling inspirational stories. “10 and 90: The Tackle That Changed Everything” by Logan Seelye highlights the author’s attitude that brought him joy and success after a football injury destroyed his dreams of playing pro football.
Books launched this year include “Life Reset: The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want” by Foojan Zeine and “Reflections of a Servant Leader: My Journey as the Longest Serving Airman in U.S. Air Force History” by Major General (retired) Alfred K. Flowers. Other new and noteworthy projects are: “Butterfly in the Attic: My story of Abuse and Abandonment in Foster Care” by Shandreka M. Jones; “Heaven Is for Animals Too” by Melinda Cerisano; “Who’s Your Higher Power?” by Dawn V. Obrecht, M.D.; “Finding Jill: How I Rebuilt My Life After Losing the Five People I Loved Most” by Jill Kraft Thompson and “Running through Life: A Marine, a Runner, a Journey through Life” by Lawrence Dickerson.
Personally, I’m a Baby Boom era dad trying to keep up with my 15-year-old son. I lived all over the U.S. before settling in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a family, we were able to take a 110-day around-the-world voyage with Semester at Sea, where my wife Krista served as Director of Alumni Engagement.
Thank you for visiting my website and considering my services, whatever your book project happens to be and wherever you may live. I enjoy traveling to new or familiar places in my work as ghostwriter, and I value the opportunity to enter the world of authors and the places their books may go.
Will your book be next?