Christa Bourg

Christa Bourg is a ghostwriter, book coach, book doctor, and proposal writer with 20 years of experience in publishing. Specializing in nonfiction, she has worked with authors ranging from the CEO of a global Fortune 500 company to a madam who ran an illicit escort agency in New Jersey, as well as medical professionals, academics, television personalities, journalists, and many more. She has written, edited, or contributed to more than 100 books in a wide variety of categories—memoir, business, lifestyle, parenting, health/wellness, self-help, how-to, and others—including multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestsellers.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


  • business
  • health/wellness
  • memoir
  • lifestyle
  • self-help/spirituality
  • parenting
  • food/entertaining
  • prescriptive/how-to
  • book proposals

Years of Experience: 20

Memberships: Editorial Freelancers Association


Some recent ghostwriting or book coaching projects include:


New York Times and Wall St. Journal bestseller, Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen, by David Novak (Portfolio)

INC Magazine Top 10 Sales Book of the Year, The Ultimate Sales Revolution, by Steve Lishansky (Advantage)

O Great One!: A Parable, by David Novak, with Christa Bourg (Portfolio)


Amazon bestseller, The Clarity Cleanse by Dr. Habib Sadeghi, foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow (Grand Central Life & Style)

Amazon bestseller, No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness proposal, by Michelle Segar, PhD (Amacom)


Amazon bestseller, When You Get There: An Autobiography, by former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (Advantage)

Unlocking Secrets: My Journey to an Open Heart proposal, by Kathe Crawford (forthcoming from Hay House)

The Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office, by David Novak (Crown)

The Education of a Very Young Madam, by Ma-Ling Lee, with Christa Bourg (Scribner)


Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad, by John Carr, LCSW (Sterling)

What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager!: A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters proposal, by Arden Greenspan-Goldberg, LCSW


Return to Life: Finding Your Way Back to Balance in a Stressed-Out World, by Pam Butler (forthcoming from Hay House Australia)

Painting Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck, by Barbara Diane Barry (Taschen Books)


The Lazy Hostess: How to entertain and feed your freeloading friends without breaking the bank and barely lifting a finger, by Babe Scott (Bantam UK)

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