Emma Donnan biography
Emma Donnan is a ghostwriter specilaising in celebrities from popular culture. A former showbiz journalist, she has used the skills and contacts from her work to turn her hand to getting celebrities life stories and thoughts down in book form.
Emma was first published in 2008 as part of a book called Best Day Of My Life and got a taste for biography writing. She then went on to have four books published within her first year in the business, including a number one best-seller, establishing herself as one of today’s top ghostwriters.
Emma grew up in Buckinghamshire, and graduated with a degree in English and American Studies from Birmingham University. Her career as a journalist began as a news reporter on The Uxbridge Gazette in 2003, before she took a year out to live in France. On her return she worked as a freelance journalist, covering everything from court reporting, to red carpet events, to news reports.
She became a showbiz gossip columnist for News of the World in 2005 and then The People, where she was a finalist in showbiz journalist of the year at the British Press Awards.
During this time she has interviewed and written stories on stars ranging from A Listers such as Michael Jackson and Brad Pitt, to those from more popular culture such as Jordan, and stars from The Only Way is Essex and Big Brother. Emma then went on to be Assistant Editor at Star magazine, before leaving at the beginning of 2013 to focus further on book writing.
Follow Emma Donnan on Twitter @emmadonnan
How I Found the Agency
I contacted various agents through The Writers and Publishers Yearbook, and got on well with Andrew on the phone. An evening in his office exchanging ideas over a bottle of wine sealed the deal! Since then his dogged determination to get the best deal every time, as well as his availability on the end of the phone at all hours, has made me sure it was the right choice.