Our Clients and Testimonials 2020-07-28T12:21:43+00:00

Our clients include publishers, literary agents, published authors, celebrities, professionals, public figures, and a wide range of aspiring and first-time authors. Agencies and publishers who have benefited from our services include HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Hachette, HarperCollins Leadership, McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, Wiley, Macmillan, Sterling Lord Literistic, Writers House, Park Fine Literary and Media, CAA, Folio, Abrams Artist Agency, Curtis Brown agency, William Morris Agency…and many more.

The vast majority of our client relationships are 100% confidential; the following testimonials represent a small sample of our clients’ published and bestselling titles.

Client Testimonials

Jeff James, HarperCollins

VP & Publisher. Authors include Rachel Hollis, John C. Maxwell, and Tilman Fertitta

“Pairing an author with the right ghostwriter is inherently fraught with built-in challenges, and these challenges cause risk for both the publisher and the author. Kevin Anderson & Associates reduces those risks by providing a layer of expertise and oversight on the entire process of selecting, coordinating, and managing the contract writing process. The end result is a better book because the right ghostwriter was chosen, the project was managed efficiently, and editorial quality was greatly increased. At HarperCollins Leadership we look forward to working with Kevin and his extensive team of writers and editors on another successful project as soon as possible.”

Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

The Domino’s Story (HarperCollins) will be released on October 27, 2020

“Working with Kevin Anderson & Associates’s ghostwriting team was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They are clearly seasoned professionals who care deeply about their craft. We were especially appreciative of the time, effort, and patience they gave to ensure the facts details of the book were accurate and captured our corporate culture in the very best way possible.”

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Scott Cawthon

New York Times #1 bestselling author of Five Nights at Freddy’s–over 1 million copies sold

“It has been a pleasure working with Kevin Anderson and his team of talented writers and editors–I highly recommend them. Having collaborated together on over a dozen manuscripts since 2015, including the original Five Nights at Freddy’s series, I can attest to their responsiveness, dedication to excellence, and commitment to keeping their clients happy. The ability to work with multiple gifted writers concurrently has been especially valuable to me.”

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DJ Spinderella

Member of the legendary hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa

“The team at Kevin Anderson & Associates has been incredibly helpful in guiding me through the book-writing and publishing process, as well as building a great book proposal. Within two weeks of working together, Kevin landed me one of the top agents in the industry! Thank you for all your editorial support and assistance through this journey—it means a lot to have such committed partners on such an important project to me.”

Celeste Fine, Park & Fine

Nation’s #1 literary agent (Publishers Marketplace) with reputation for negotiating 7-figure deals

“Working with Kevin Anderson & Associates is a great experience. Having worked together on multiple books over the years, they’ve proven themselves to be reliable, responsive, and talented. Their team of bestselling authors is a great resource for us and I definitely recommend their services to any author or publisher looking for top-quality writing services with a well-managed process.”
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Ken Honda

Ken Honda

Bestselling author–over 7 million books sold worldwide

“Working with Kevin Anderson & Associates has been a pleasure from start to finish—they even accommodated my request to meet with me in Japan. My lead editor, Mary, is a truly talented editor and a joy to work with. I couldn’t have been happier with our dynamic throughout the process. She brought a passion and an energy to my project that is rare to find and immensely valuable. I recommend KAA and look forward to collaborating on more projects in the future.”

Norman Ollestad

Norman Ollestad

New York Times bestselling author of Crazy for the Storm–over 100,000 copies sold

“I have worked with Kevin many times over the years for my memoir, fiction, book proposal, and articles. With each interaction, Kevin and his team provided excellent editorial services. His firm offers a diverse pool of editors to choose from, which enabled me hone the type of service I was looking for. Each editor was concise and insightful, giving me constructive notes that really allowed me to take my work to the next level. I particularly appreciated the editors’ ability to point out where I could strengthen my story while not feeling like they were trying to change my story—this is a delicate balance that only the best editors know how to do. I felt that they were in for the long haul because Kevin was always there for me when I had follow up questions. A great experience across the board.”

Debra Dorfman, Scholastic

VP & Publisher at Scholastic, former President & Publisher at Penguin

“I really enjoy working with Kevin Anderson & Associates. They have a great team of writers and are very collaborative, responsive, and professional. Kevin’s team has been quick to provide a range of top-quality writers who they feel are ideal for the novels we want to have written. I am currently working with Kira Breed-Wrisley, a great writer and listener, and I have been so comfortable working with her.”


Tom Golisano

Self-made billionaire, founder of Paychex, and author of the #1 national bestseller, Built, Not Born 

“I’ve enjoyed working with Kevin Anderson and Associates on my books and appreciate their assistance in guiding me through the publishing process. My lead writer, Mike Wicks, worked closely with me to capture my voice and ensure the writing was readable and accessible.”

Tim Burgard, HarperCollins

Senior Acquisitions Editor with HarperCollins Leadership

“Working with Kevin Anderson & Associates and their team of bestselling ghostwriters has been a great experience all around. In addition to delivering excellent material in a timely manner, I especially appreciate their ability to adapt to demanding timelines and nonstandard processes. They are truly a classy organization that takes great pride in taking care of their clients. It’s rare to find such professionalism in a writing service. On one particularly demanding project, they really went above and beyond to produce an excellent manuscript within a two-month window—the way he and the organization handled the process was prompt, professional. They have also referred some great authors to us that we ended up signing deals with. I strongly recommend their service to any author, agent, or publisher.”

Naomi Whittel

New York Times bestselling author of Glow 15 and High Fiber Keto 

“If you want the best of the best for your book, choose Kevin Anderson & Associates. Kevin and his team are passionate, talented, and a joy to work with.”

Dr. John La Puma

Dr. John La Puma

New York Times bestselling health and wellness author of The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat and Chef MD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine

“Kevin Anderson & Associates is an impressive team of former Big-5 acquisitions editors and bestselling writers. I’m very thankful for their service, and especially the time, energy, and passion that Kevin and his editors dedicated to my publishing efforts. I feel like I’ve found a partner who sincerely cares about my long-term success.”


Tom Murry

CEO of Calvin Klein and author of A Great Fit 

“I’m incredibly impressed by the responsiveness and professionalism of everyone at Kevin Anderson & Associates, and especially my lead ghostwriter, Mary. Writing this book would simply not be possible without their help, and now my message and business lessons have been transformed into a beautifully written manuscript that I’m proud to call my own. Every step of the process has been a pleasure, from the group book-planning and strategy sessions (conducted onsite, in the comfort of my home in Florida), through writing the book and pitching it to agents and publishers. Thank you!”

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Andrea Fleck-Nisbit, Harper Horizon

VP & Publisher

“We were impressed with Kevin Anderson & Associates’ beta reader service. As a publisher, we found it invaluable to receive direct and honest feedback from target readers. The breadth, thoroughness, and high level of thoughtful detail contained in the report helped guide our editorial decisions. We especially appreciated how the report offered constructive criticism, combined with actionable editorial solutions to address identified problems. We were very happy with the professionalism of Kevin Anderson & Associates and the great services they provide.”

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Jeff Pegues, CBS News

A 3-time Emmy Award-winner and author of Kompromat and Black and Blue

“Kevin Anderson & Associates provided the guidance I needed in the publishing business. Kevin’s team helped me take all of my ideas and put them into what Entertainment Weekly called one of the “15 juiciest political books to come in 2018”. If you’re interested in becoming an author, Kevin Anderson & Associates can make your dream become a reality. It is a full-service firm that pays attention to the details and will help make your book a bestseller.”

Ken Rusk

Ken Rusk

Author of Blue Collar Cash (HarperCollins/Dey Street)

“Kevin Anderson & Associates made my dream of becoming a published author a reality. When I first reached out to them, I knew nothing about the publishing business or how to write a book. A year later, I have a well-written book that perfectly captures my message and voice, I’m represented by the #1 nonfiction agent in the country, and I’ve signed a six-figure book deal with HarperCollins. I have no doubt that their strategic planning, world-class ghostwriters (I highly recommend Mary!), and ongoing consultation and support are what led to me becoming a published author. KAA’s industry knowledge and insider connections were incredibly valuable in ensuring I had the best team for long-term success. KAA’s team, and very often Kevin himself, were truly my partners and guided me through every step—planning the book, structuring the chapters, positioning the book to my target reader, ensuring the writing was publishable, connecting me directly with the top literary agents in the country, introducing me to the best PR agents and marketers, and finally helping me choose between multiple offers from Big 5 publishers. They are the best in the business and really take care of you–I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Jackson Tucker, Macmillan

Publisher’s Representative at Macmillan Learning

“Kevin Anderson & Associates gives aspiring writers the tools they need–through ghostwriting, editing, and proofreading–to get their book ready for a literary agent or publisher.”


Bob Proctor, LifeSuccess Publishing

National-bestselling author of Your Were Born Rich and contributor to The Secret

“LifeSuccess has had the pleasure of working with Kevin and his team since early 2008. I must say that we’ve been very impressed with their professionalism and excellent editing services. Several of our authors have gone out of their way to express how much they’ve appreciated their professional advice and helpful insights. They have also been readily available to us whenever we’ve needed them in a crunch. I cannot recommend them enough.”

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James Villepigue

International bestselling author–over 2 million copies sold

“Professional, prompt, and incredibly talented! Kevin Anderson and his team are world class and I strongly recommend them to anyone looking to get the most out of their book. Thank you for always being there when I needed you!”

Ghostwriter, Editor, HarperCollins, Sara Kendrick

Sara Kendrick, HarperCollins

Senior Acquisitions Editor 

“Very impressed with Kevin Anderson & Associates’ ghostwriting and editing services. Not only have they taken great care of our authors, but they’re always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the manuscript is exceptional and that the author is happy. Always responsive and responsible, this team is clearly passionate about writing books and pleasing their clients. In one case, we needed 9 different business books developed within a short time frame. Kevin’s team not only took on the challenge enthusiastically, but delivered what we needed and then some. Even when one of their writers became ill, they were able to immediately replace them with a new one and carry on with the project — which is very reassuring as a publisher. They are talented, flexible, and loaded with industry pros who know what it takes to write a powerful book. Great source for any publisher or agent who wants a dependable and professional service.”

Select Book Endorsements

Larry King

Emmy-winning host of Larry King Now

“Sara Azari knows of what she writes. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book.”

Check out Sara’s book, Unprecedented: A Simple Guide to the Crimes of the Trump Campaign and Presidency

Mark Wahlberg

“Not only is this a fun and entertaining story, it also teaches wonderful life lessons just like the game of golf itself.”

Look out for Mary’s next Polly Pivot book, publishing March 2021!

Jim Harrison

Award-winning novelist and poet

“Crazy for the Storm is an absolutely compelling book which I read in one long sitting. The fact that it’s true made me shudder, but then Norman Ollestad is a fine writer and every detail is convincing.”

Get your copy of the New York Times bestseller Crazy for the Storm

Sanjay Gupta

New York Times bestselling author and CNN correspondent 

“Naomi is one of a kind, a wellness warrior. Besides her incredible success in the natural products industry, she has a gift for making complex science understandable and relevant. Glow15 is a product of her work with leading doctors and researchers to create a program that essentially hack your biology to help you look, feel and perform your best.”

Check out Naomi Whittle’s New York Times bestselling book Glow15

Michael Strahan

Co-anchor of Good Morning America

“Azari has taken something that comes across as beyond understanding for the everyday person and made it easily understandable to everyone. We live in a complicated time, and this is so needed. It makes the complicated simple!”

Get your copy of Sara’s book, Unprecedented: A Simple Guide to the Crimes of the Trump Campaign and Presidency

Dave Hollis

CEO, The Hollis Co. and New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Own Way

“Deciding to leave a senior leadership role at a major film studio to lead Rachel and my startup was not easy. Every decision seemed fraught with risk. Absorbing Tom’s practical lessons for managing a high-growth business will reduce the fears that many feel when making the leap into entrepreneurship.”

Pick up a copy of Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs

Will Ferrell

“Mary has written a wonderful book for young golfers that reminds all of us who love the game to keep it simple and have fun! In addition to being an excellent golf instructor, it should be noted that Mary Jacobs is also an incredible semi-professional salsa dancer.”

Look out for Mary’s next Polly Pivot book, publishing March 2021!

Russell Banks

Award-winning author of Affliction

“Crazy for the Storm is a heart-stopping story beautifully told . . . Norman Ollestad has written a book that may well be read for generations.”

Purchase a copy of the New York Times bestseller Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

Chris Cuomo

Host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time

“As a lawyer and journalist, it is always a challenge to explain complicated legal analyses so that people can get what matters most and why. And these days, citizens really need to know the facts and implications, free from spin. When it comes to understanding the charges rendered by the special counsel in the Russian interference probe, specifically the merits and arguments for and against it, this book is an easy read that tells you everything you need to know. Sara Azari has made a complicated matter into something digestible and understandable.”

Check out Sara’s book, Unprecedented: A Simple Guide to the Crimes of the Trump Campaign and Presidency

Kevin Harrington

The original shark from ABC’s Shark Tank

“A must-read! Lisa has unlocked the proven formula to be paid what you’re worth.”

Check out Lisa Sasevich’s book, Meant for More: The Proven Formula to Turn Your Knowledge into Profits

Tom Galisano

Founder of Paychex and author of WSJ and #1 Barnes and Noble bestseller Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs 

“In Blue-Collar Cash, Ken Rusk shows how working with your hands is not only an honorable endeavor, but can be a rewarding and lucrative one as well.  In our world of oversold college degrees, it has never been more important to keep this great American tradition alive.” 

Check out Tom’s book Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs and pre-order Ken Rusk’s book Blue-Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life now!

Jack Canfield

Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

“Ken’s book will transform your life and your money.”

Check out Ken Honda’s book, Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money

Adam Levine

Singer, Maroon 5
“Polly Pivot is a total rock star! One, Two, Follow Through truly applies to everything. What a wonderful book for kids!”

Look out for Mary’s next Polly Pivot book, publishing March 2021!

John C. Maxwell

#1 New York Times bestselling author and global leadership expert

“Built, Not Born is full of hard-earned insight from a proven entrepreneur. Tom Golisano’s commitment to clients to ‘make their business his business’ is not only smart advice, it’s good leadership wisdom. He has something to say to anyone who has built–or is looking to build–a successful business.”

Get your own copy of Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs 

Tom Monaghan

Founder of Domino’s Pizza

“Tom Golisano understands what it takes to grow and thrive as a business owner at all levels, and Built, Not Born is full of practical insights for those who have made or are considering making the leap to starting a new business.”

Get Tom’s book Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs 

John Calipari

Hall of Fame basketball coach and New York Times bestselling author

“The idea of guiding a company from the minor to the big leagues of business can be exhilarating, but also daunting without a detailed set of directions. All In provides those directions with humility, comedy and street smarts.”

Buy a copy of Bill Green’s All In: 101 Real Life Business Lessons For Emerging Entrepreneurs

JJ Virgin

NYT bestselling author and media personality

“Required reading for heart-centered entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, coaches, and consultants. Sasevich makes the unsavory parts of business not only doable, but easy.”

Get Lisa Sasevich’s Meant for More: The Proven Formula to Turn Your Knowledge into Profits

Marci Shimoff

#1 NYT bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

“Happy Money is the fast track to finding ways to experience happiness and abundance together”

Buy Ken Honda’s Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money

Tony Dungy

Former NFL coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer

“Gary Brackett is one of those guys you always want on your team.”

Check out Gary Brackett’s Winning: From Walk-On to Captain, in Football and Life Hardcover 

Terry Lundgren

Former Chairman and CEO of Macy’s

”I am always looking for books with hard-won wisdom from business leaders with integrity, talent, and an eye for what is truly important in life. In A Great Fit, you’ll learn not only about Tom’s successes on his way to leading one of the world’s most recognized brands, you’ll also learn about his failures. Most important, you’ll benefit from all the life lessons he learned along the way. Here’s to you on your journey to finding a great fit.”

Get your own copy of A Great Fit: My Take on Confidence, Charisma, and the Career that Suits You Best 

Bernie Marcus

Founder, Former Chairman & CEO of The Home Depot

“All In is full of real-life, hard-won, street-smart lessons that are entirely applicable and transferable to any business.”

Buy your own copy of All In: 101 Real Life Business Lessons For Emerging Entrepreneurs

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