About Kevin Quirk
As Your Book Ghostwriter, I offer a blend of professional skills, extensive experience and a diverse life perspective enhanced by that time in my life when I stopped being a writer.
You see, 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 began journaling, explored teachings in psychology and spirituality and worked for 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.”
Then I had an inspiration to write a book about “sportsaholism.” Writing my first book 22 years ago was an exciting but daunting challenge, but with my favorite music accompanying me 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 was fun but a bit crazy. Like the moment seconds 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 book 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 become their book writer. I have now ghostwritten more than 25 books, in addition to the four books that I have authored or co-authored. In my work with Your Book Ghostwriter, I’m an active member of these two professional organizations:
What’s New in 2018
The box office hit movie “Sully” with Tom Hanks rekindled interest in the book that I co-authored, “Brace for Impact,” telling the stories of the passengers on the Miracle on Hudson flight. I recently assisted a highly accomplished professional in chronicling her inspirational story of surviving a childhood in a state mental hospital and living on the streets, and I’m helping two lifelong friends and business partners write a book to celebrate their company’s 30-year anniversary.
It’s always exciting to witness the launching of new books written by one of my clients. “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 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. “Farewell, Berlin: My World War II Story of Surviving Hitler’s Germany and Embracing Life in America” by Wolfram Forster tells a unique and remarkable story about that time when lives throughout Europe were turned upside down.
Other recent books 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. Additional 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 dad trying to keep up with my 16-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 for whatever your book project happens to be and wherever you may live. I enjoy traveling to new locations 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?