Tell Your Story

Let us ghostwrite your story for you!

Let us ghostwrite your story for you!

Lack the time, expertise, or confidence to write your own memoir? Let The Cheerful Word write it for you. Our ghostwriters specialize in helping everyday people discover and preserve stories that matter.

Our writers guide you through a no-hassle process of becoming the consummate storyteller. After a little bit of prep work, all you do is tell your stories. It feels like a series of conversations with a good friend, aimed at capturing the stories you treasure most.

Each interview is digitally recorded so we understand your unique voice and turns of phrase. This helps ensure the final book contains the character and personality for which you are known. One of our greatest compliments is when we hear a relative read one of your books and say, “That sounds just like you!”

How long does it take from start to finish?

We complete most projects within six months. Some take 12-18 months if there are multiple storytellers for a book or other issues arise to make a project unique.

Following are the all-inclusive package rates for ghostwriting and publishing your book.

Extraordinary Memories Package: $12,200

  • Up to four hours of interviews*

  • Up to two photos for front and back covers

  • Finished paperback book published for private family library or for sale on Amazon worldwide. Includes interior and cover design, two PDF drafts, one proof print for your review.

Epic Storyteller’s Package: $15,500

  • Up to six hours of interviews*

  • Up to three photos for front and back covers

  • Finished paperback book published for private family library or for sale on Amazon worldwide. Includes interior and cover design, two PDF drafts, one proof print for your review.

*Additional interview hours may be purchased. Please contact us for details.


What's the ghostwriting process?

  1. Contact us and Sam, our owner, memoirist, and project manager, will contact you answer any questions you have. She will also ask some questions of you to see how we can best meet your needs and desires. She will help you answer four foundational questions which will serve as the basis for your memoir development.

  2. If you feel that moving forward is a stellar idea, Sam will send you an Agreement to read and sign. She will then choose a writer she feels is the best fit for you.

  3. After we receive your deposit and a signed Agreement, you will be introduced to your writer. She will schedule your interviews at a day and time convenient for you.

  4. The rest is for you to sit back and enjoy the experience of being a storyteller! Your writer will guide you through the interview process as you narrate your own life stories. Once we complete a first draft, you will review and respond with corrections and comments on a form we provide to you.

  5. Your writer will produce a final draft. This draft will be approved by you and then go to a book designer who will design the interior and covers according to the theme of your content.

  6. Your book is thoroughly proofread.

  7. You will receive a PDF draft of your book to approve for printing. You will have an opportunity to review and respond. Only minor errors can be corrected at this stage such as dates or name spelling corrections.

  8. At long last, your memoir is printed and delivered to you! Take a look at some of our successful books here.

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