Okay, let’s get down to it. Let’s talk money. If you’ve ever tried to write anything, you know that writing takes time. And good writing takes even more time! And with ghostwriting, just like with anything else, you get what you pay for.


My rates aren’t the cheapest, but they aren’t the most expensive either. I’m a strong writer with a real dedication to my clients, and I take pride in what I do. But I’m also somewhat new to the field, and I occasionally have to schedule my ghostwriting around personal projects. These considerations keep my rates reasonable (for now!)

As you search for a ghostwriter,  keep in mind that the big ghostwriting houses take as much as 50%-75% for administrative and advertising fees. This leaves the writer with much less money and (consequently) much less time, to focus on what really matters – the writing. By hiring a ghostwriter directly, you effectively cut out the middleman, getting more of my personal attention at a lower cost.


Short (20,000 words or 50 pages) - start at $8,500

Full length (75,000 words or 200 pages) - start at $35,000. 


Short (20 pages) – start at $3,000.

Full Length – (90 pages) – start at $8,000.

personal histories


15,000 words without printing – $10,000.

15,000 words with printing package – $12,500.

For editing and consulting, or any other project that doesn’t quite fit into another category, my rate is $100 per hour, or I can give you a flat rate quote after we’ve discussed the project.

”Dara’s creative help provided me wonderful clarity in getting copy set for my book. She was on time, a great communicator and provided excellent results."
                                                                          — Clark Thompson, Author of "Driving Orinda"