LAURA ELLIOTT’S love of story began in the Amazon where she waterskied with piranha while learning of head hunters and curses. Her first travel article about a visit to Dracula’s Bran Castle in Romania was published in The Los Angeles Times. Her ghostwriting skills grew as she interviewed and reported on CEOs, celebrities, and style makers for World Travel Magazine, LA Parent, Jetsetter Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and E! Entertainment Television.
She has a passion to help people write their books, speeches, and screenplays and specializes in memoirs, biography, self-help, business, adventure, travel, biopics, and adaptations. A published author, her titles have been nominated for national awards.
Memoirs and biographies she’s ghostwritten include a humorous and insightful story about a therapist’s global quest for happiness, a novel with a new twist about how to live for the moment, a legacy story about a WWII hero, a true-crime memoir about a son searching for his mother’s killer, and a bestselling inspirational cancer survival story which has been released in the English and Arabic languages.
Business books she’s ghostwritten include an inspiring story about leadership skills from a woman who suffered the loss of 28 members of her friends and family in the 2011 tsunami in Japan, a lead generation how-to, a female entrepreneur’s story of empowerment after abuse, a guide to how an optometry franchise can enhance the lives and solve the problems of doctors at different stages in their careers, and a bestselling book about a minority female entrepreneurial movement in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain space.
Fiction titles she’s ghostwritten include a true midwestern ghost story, a hilarious look at the fashion world, an inner-city Sex in the City, as well as consulting with a New York Times bestselling author’s novel.
Screenplays she’s written include a pilot for an episodic legal documentary currently in production, a real-life adventure survival story, a band biopic, and the pilot for a dramatic series.
Laura also has a passion for travel, particularly life at sea. She’s journeyed around the world twice, traveled to 24 countries on 6 continents, and enjoys bringing those experiences to her craft. She likes to say that she brings the world to her projects. No matter the language barrier, perceived danger, altitude, squalls, fashion faux pas, or ingested gluten, she writes to encourage with a focus on life-changing, planet-healing stories featuring self-discovery, pilgrimages, ecotravel, and journeys of the heart.
An expert in the art of the interview, she’s sought out as a writing consultant and editor by agents and authors when they need “a closer” to seal the deal with traditional publishers.
“With Laura’s help, I was able to turn an average manuscript into a polished, ready-to-publish manuscript. Laura connected to the story and brought breath to the scenes in a vibrant manner.”