By definition, ghostwriting demands discretion. In this “shadowy” niche, I can highlight excerpts from my work—noting the types of clients I’ve represented, and the categories of my work—while keeping mum about further specifics. Alas, that is the province of ghostwriting: embrace the work and leave your ego at the doorstep!

Every rule has an exception, though; I’m happy to disclose my affiliation with “Getting Control of Your Anger” (McGraw-Hill, 2006, 2010), since my contribution is acknowledged on its cover. This self-helps trade book far exceeded expectations: it was translated into several languages, excerpted in Woman’s Day magazine, reprinted in paperback, and featured on This Emotional Life in a “Nova” documentary on PBS.