Karen S. Cole


I am a book ghost writer or book ghostwriter with over 30 years of freelance writing and editing experience. It's been off and on, over time, and I only began ghost writing in earnest in early 2003. I began sending work out to a team of writers and others in 2005, and have been offering our general services as affordable, inexpensive ghost writers, editors, marketers, publishers and other related writing field workers to all kinds of available reasonably paying clients. I am an Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords NYT bestselling ghostwriter. My books by other people were listed on the New York Times fiction and nonfiction bestseller lists many times before. I'm responsible for the production of some 350 or more such books. Now I'm trying to take Smashwords by gentle storm, and here's some more about me: this is my first successfully published humor novel under my own name. I'm offering it for free now and hoping people will enjoy it and spread the word about a possible ongoing series.

A Brief Sampling of Books I've edited for other people:

The Boys of Birmingham - in the Library of Congress, first self published book they ever accepted there. It's the true story of Dr. King's real life assassination investigation. True crime combined with civil rights and serious senses of humor.

Torn in Two: Valor of a US Marine - Edited for Farid Hotaki, Afghan born American Jarhead

Simon Says by Simon Lewenberg - Edited for a ten-camp Polish Jewish Holocaust survivor

Ice Therapy by H. Thompson - Edited for a nice guy with a great healing method. Use heat too!

This is Your Time, Rwanda - Edited for J. Mbabzazi, a Canadian feminist working hard for African human rights

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Coming up with something odd and original that nobody has ever thought of before, that might be entertaining in some eerie manner...if people broke down and read what I write, without being overly critical or going, through their empty mouths and minds, "Gee, women don't write like that. Why isn't this a nice Young Adult novel, or a children's book?" I never do understand that sort of thing. I'm married and have one kid. That's all I ever wanted. Hopefully, someday, I get a grandkid or two, but if not, I'm happy somehow. Somehow. I hope my daughter finds a way. Sincerely. But I'm not a YA writer or a girl who pens children's stories. They don't sell that well, anyway. The market is flooded with female writers who think "children's books, that's all I can write." Really. So I'm not exactly a feminist, and some men say, I might be a bit confused. Since the Bible was half written by womenfolk, and etc. came down the line later...Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" for example, Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," all kinds of stuff by women writers...YA stuff? Well, I'd like to write something like that, but I feel rather beat to it. By J. D. Salinger, a guy, and also by A Wrinkle in Time, which was written by a gal. So...I shall think about it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The fact there are books at all. I've read everything from the backs of cereal boxes, every act by white western man I could grab including Hitler's stuff yet, every comedy act I could find that was published as a book, including Dorothy Parker and all white western female writers I could grab, then all the black people wow stuff I could find that was around - and within easy reach, and uh, stuff by and about Mexican Americans, the Irish, the English, the French, the Russians, Native America including Canada, Australia, down in the Boondocks, lesbians and gays, ordinary people, dogs and cats, birds, and come to think of it 90% of it was actually movies and TV shows. Swell! You know my dirty little secret. Anyhoo, I decided I'd better be a book ghostwriter and oppose idiocy by doing something innovative. While selling somewhat, realistically speaking. And see what happens when you are limited in the amount of money you are allowed by circumstances to ever make.
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Where to buy in print


The Book of Nice Monsters: Or a Few Scurrilous Drawings
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
DISABLED PEOPLE ARTWORK. Inspired the drawings of Dr. Seuss, and this has also my Aboriginal heritage. Over the years I added on scads of different Native American influences, such as Pacific Northwest, Southwestern, East Coast and Algonquin Nation art; painters, such as Picasso, Miro, Degas, Rembrandt and Van Gogh. There's Rock 'n Roll images, Batman art, erotic art, Jules Feiffer.
Woody Allen Makes A Scary Sandwich - Horror Pastiche, Stories & Poems
Price: Free! Words: 125,430. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Heywood "Woody" Allen: Over time, Allan Stewart Konigsberg and I have associated with each other. This is the first in a series of books compiling a few short stories we've distantly collaborated on throughout the past 25 years. I am a book ghostwriter and editor of long standing, and these "tall tales" reflect a variety of genres including horror fiction, humorous sci-fi and narrative nonfiction.
The Rainbow Horizon - A Tale of Goofy Chaos
Price: Free! Words: 125,970. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
This 1980s' satire of the able-disabled Pacific Northwest fosters friendship favorably. Stars 3 Mexican-American sillies, 1 Black middle-class dietitian, 1 Jewish Holocaust and 2 Vietnam War, albeit white, survivors. Also hugs a conflicted gay dude with character, centered within a triangle of 20 to 80 year olds - wit' 1 roarin' drunk Montanan! Racism lampoons, sexists sell...Viva la Vida Locally.

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