SWWV member Lynn Smailes collaborated with Tony Atkinson on his autobiography A Prescribed Life: Royalty, romance and medicine.
Lynn is well known to members as a former website administrator and layout person for our newsletter.
At our August meeting she gave a talk on ‘My Life as a Ghost or an Apparition’, a behind-the-scenes look at how she and Tony worked together.
Though ghost writers don’t usually get their name on the cover, Lynn said she did because of the way she and Tony worked. She thought she’d have to charge him an exorbitant amount, so she suggested that they share the copyright and royalties instead, and split all costs equally if they were unable to attract a publisher and decided to self-publish.
The above is an extract from an article by SWWV member Meryl Tobin. The complete article will appear in an upcoming WriteAway.