Mike Wicks

Ghostwriter (Business)
#1-national bestselling ghostwriter and coauthor

Mike Wicks is the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling coauthor of Tom Golisano’s Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs. It was also a #1-bestselling business book at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon. Mike has written more than 23 books over the past twenty years, including Fire from the Sky: A Diary Over Japan, which was awarded a silver medal for best military memoir by the Military Writer’s Society of America. During his more than 40 years’ in the publishing industry, Mike has worked, in a variety of capacities, at several major houses, including Random House UK, where he established and ran the special publications division; Hodder and Stoughton (Hachette); and Chambers Harrap Publishers. His second coauthored book with Tom Golisano,The Italian Kid Did It, will be published by HarperCollins Leadership.

Specializing in business, memoir, and self-help/personal growth, he is the author of How Not to Sell (HarperCollins Leadership 2020) and How Not to Manage People (HarperCollins Leadership 2020). His clients are many highly successful businesspeople in North America. Mike has also written more than 1,000 business articles, developed several major business programs, and lectured extensively on entrepreneurship. Mike especially enjoys working on “big idea” projects that have the capacity to make a difference in the world. He also likes to work in the personal growth genre on books dealing with mindfulness, meditation, loss, grief, and depression.

His very first book was written for a cross-dressing, American, quantum physicist living in Budapest. Working with him in Hungary was an unforgettable experience featuring a nightclub hidden at the end of a labyrinth of WWII Hungarian resistance tunnels, bodyguards, and a quasi-medical-cure-all-device.

In his spare time, at home in the Pacific Northwest, Mike can more often than not be found in the kitchen. Trained by his close friend, award-winning chef, and cookbook author Angelo Prosperi-Porta, he is loves to bake and prepare gourmet meals.