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Mike Wicks

Author & Ghostwriter

About me

I ‘m a ghostwriter, ghostblogger, freelance writer, author and publishing consultant.

Books have been my life since I joined my first publishing company at eighteen. I’ve written on just about any topic you can imagine, from mutual funds to the fire-bombing of Japan in WWII, from the decline in world trust to the fourth industrial revolution, and from how not sell and manage people to baby boomers to Dungeness crab. I write under my own name and as a ghostwriter and writer-for-hire for clients as diverse as a renowned financial advisor, a WWII veteran, a multi-billionaire, a popular life coach, a Vietnam helicopter pilot flying hunter/killer missions, and a sex trafficking survivor.

I co-wrote the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs with Tom Golisano. It was a bestseller on many lists, including Barnes and Noble, Publisher’s Weekly, and Amazon.

Harper Collins Leadership publishes my two books: How Not to Sell and How Not to Manage People (pub. August 2020).

Fire From The Sky – A Diary Over Japan won a silver medal for the best military memoir of 2005, awarded by the Military Writers Society of America.

My sales and marketing column appeared in Douglas business magazine for ten years. I have written small business, food, lifestyle, and travel articles.
I have over 40 years of experience in mainstream and custom book publishing, working at many great publishing houses, including Random House, Michael Joseph, and the Pearson-Longman group. I founded one of the industry’s first special publications divisions, publishing corporate-sponsored books and specialist publications. I subsequently became the managing director and part-owner of two custom publishing houses.

I am a member of the Association of Ghostwriters.

I have enjoyed a prolific career and have crafted and contributed to thirty books as a ghostwriter, book coach, and recognized author. My reputation as a writer is underscored by my affiliation with the writing agency Kevin Anderson and Associates and the well-regarded Association of Ghostwriters. Beyond the realm of writing, I find solace and creativity in my kitchen, where I prepare gourmet meals that reflect my passion for culinary arts.

In 2011, I launched Blue Beetle Books Inc., a custom book publishing house. In 2016 Blue Beetle Books Inc. brought onboard a new business partner, took a new direction, and morphed into Your Better Business Content. Today, Paul Abra, my business partner, manages YourBBC, and I have a behind-the-scenes role as the lead writer for Your Better Business Content.

If you need a professional writer with over 40 years of experience who loves to be creative and approaches each new project with high-level energy and enthusiasm, call me for a no-obligation chat!

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There are thousands of good writers out there, so why hire me?