Because of the confidential nature of ghostwriting, I can’t list everything I’ve written. Other folks don’t mind saying they got some help, even if my name isn’t on the book itself. So, here are ones I can mention.
This story fascinated me from the first I learned of it. Here's the pitch for it:
Death found them in many ways, and many places—in a distant jungle, a frozen forest, and trapped in the flaming wreckage of a bomber blown from the sky. One died going over a fence during the greatest paratrooper assault in history. Another, in the biggest battle of World War II. Yet another, riddled with bullets in an audacious act of heroism during a decisive onslaught a world, and a war, away. They were eight men froma single street in a railroad town called Silvis, Ill., a tiny stretch of dirt barely a block-and-a-half long, and their acts of bravery gave it the name it’s known by today: Hero Street.
Rick is an old buddy. We worked together at WSVN in Miami. And he reads voraciously. He really impressed me with the breadth and depth of his knowledge on an incredibly broad range of topics. He also has an exceptional recall of dates, names and facts. Plus, he’s funny. Good guy. Good book.
Sam Rodriguez is a brilliant, passionate and devout pastor, and a dedicated worker for Hispanic equality and civil rights. He also has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible and world religions, and a great sense of humor.
A cookbook. Yep, cookbooks need writers, too. It’s got some great recipes in it, which I didn’t have anything to do with. I did help Gloria and Emilio tell the stories behind the recipes, and the significance the ones chosen for the book have for them.
Jose Cancela is one of the most knowledgeable experts on Spanish-language television and radio, and the Spanish-language market in the U.S. Thanks to my experience on the print side, as the former deputy managing editor of People en Español, we formed a great collaboration. This book offers tremendous insights in why any business person should pay attention to the growing Hispanic demographic, and how they can profit from it.
Isabel Gomez-Bassols – “La Dra. Isabel” to her listeners – is one of the most well-recognized Spanish-language radio psychologists, with a daily call-in help and advice program broadcast across the nation. This was her first book, aimed at helping parents handle the responsibilities and needs of bringing up children in a safe, loving and healthy environment. Literally translated, the title means, “Where are the Instructions for Rearing Children?”
Isabel’s second, with seven simple steps of advice for finding and fostering a strong, happy and mutually satisfying relationship. Translated, the title says, basically, that: “The 7 Steps for Success in Love.”
Isabel’s third, an offshoot of the success of the 7-steps formula in the relationships book. This one offers some good, grounded advice for managing, and succeeding, in life. The title is a variation of the earlier book, except, naturally, “... in life.”
The last book I wrote with Isabel, despite the pleasure of having done so, so successfully, for so long. Here, she expanded on the 7-steps model, offering some truly useful advice. Anyone, I think, could gain something from the guidance and recommendations in this book, no matter how happy they think they already are. There are smoother ways to translate the title, but for the literal linguistic purists, it means simply: “The 7 Steps for Being Happier.”
I love little Ruben. I wrote this one as a way to entertain and teach my children the names of colors in Spanish. It won a couple of indy awards. That’s me and their mom reading the story in English and Spanish on the CD.
Hey, if something works ... Some like this one better than the first. This one shows kids the Spanish names of some animals.
Whether you believe it or not, astrology is a fascinating topic. Some of our greatest minds, including Kepler and Galileo, believed in the power of cosmic rhythms. Do they influence our lives? That’s up to you to decide. Walter thinks they do, and millions of people around the planet turn to him for advice.
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