Cole Gustafson

Author Solutions, VP
New York Times-bestselling editor

Doctors say that when Cole Gustafson was born, he emerged from the womb reading Mark Twain—hence, he was destined to make literature both his passion and profession. A skilled editor and ghostwriter, Cole’s writer’s intuition is an invaluable resource to authors of all abilities and aspirations.

Cole earned his master’s degree at Harvard University in 2008 and is currently completing his PhD in American Literature. While at Harvard, he studied under the prominent literary critic and esteemed writer, James Wood, who taught him that form and style are just as integral to the success of a book as content and subject matter. It was also at Harvard where Cole met Kevin and the two have formed a productive and inventive professional relationship ever since. During his many years of experience as a professional editor, ghostwriter, and university writing instructor, Cole has been the lead editor and ghostwriter on numerous published projects and bestselling books.

When not working, Cole spends much of his time in the 19th century, reveling in the works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Harriet Jacobs. He loves watching and playing basketball, eating ice cream, occasionally running marathons, traversing across the US with his lovely wife and two young children, visiting family and friends, and sipping good bourbon. Finally, he is an unabashed fan of The Dave Matthews Band—but we try our best not to hold that against him.

You can learn more about Cole on LinkedIn.