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Andrea Cagan Writer

I’ve been editing, collaborating, writing and ghost writing for decades. As a best selling author, I have worked with royalty, news anchors, rock and rollers, wounded warriors, motivational speakers, gold medal winners, and award winning musicians.

Whether I’m coaching a client, teaching a writing seminar, editing a manuscript, or dreaming up a novel, I search for the humor and pathos in everything, do my best to spin it into gold, and place it on the printed page. My work brings me satisfaction, challenges, and a lot of laughs. I've  finished my book, Memoirs of a Ghost. Check out my great review on Kirkus.


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Memoirs of a Ghost

One Sheet Away

To be a ghostwriter means to work unseen—to hide in the shadows while others claim your words as their own. When a book is finished, you are a phantasm—a waft of literary smoke that dissolves into the ethers. I've lent my ghostwriting services to celebrities in every walk of life, including rock stars and movie stars, news anchors and divas, award-winning athletes and motivational speakers. Now, I'm telling my own story. Learn More

  • "A poignant illumination of our shared humanity. Bravo."
    – Grace Slick, lead singer Jefferson Airplane

  • "Her story both enriches and inspires."
    – Marianne Williamson, Spiritual Teacher, Lecturer, #1 Best Selling Author

  • "Above all I am deeply moved by Andrea's honesty."
    – Oscar winner, Olympia Dukakis

  • "It's all here: touching, enraged, lonely, courageous, and loving."
    – John Densmore, Drummer, The Doors

  • "Memoirs of a Ghost reveals Andrea Cagan as a writer of gift and style, of revelation and insight."
    – Lynda Obst, award winning producer, & best selling author 

  • "An honest, balanced reflection. Cagan wonders if she's 'done enough' to pen an interesting memoir. She has."
    – Kirkus

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My Latest Blog Post

The Learning Curve

Andrea Cagan - Friday, July 24, 2015

Writer's Learning CurveThe past few months have been filled with so many new twists and turns, it leaves me breathless as I think back. I took on the task of self-publishing my memoir partially to avoid certain miseries like rejection, (I had no interest in facing the kinds of cruel comments and rejections typical of agents and publishers), endless waiting and criticism about what did or did not belong in my book. I figured that this was my memoir and I was the only one qualified to make those choices. Granted, publishers have tough decisions to make, but I often wonder if they put any thought into the fact that there is a human being on the other end of the manuscript they are evaluating and criticizing, choosing and/or tossing aside. ...Read More