Kelly James-Enger

Kelly James-Enger “escaped from the law” in 1997, but she’s no fugitive. Since then, the former attorney has written 700+ articles for more than 55 national magazines. She’s the author of eight books under her own name, including Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: The Writer’s Guide to Making Money Ghostwriting and Coauthoring Books (CreateSpace, 2010) and Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money (Random House, 2005). She’s also a ghostwriter and coauthor; her collaborative books include Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life (with Ellie Krieger, R.D.).

She specializes in health, fitness, nutrition, psychology, and wellness subjects, and her ghosting clients have included health experts, book publishers and packagers, and nonprofits. In addition to writing, Kelly is an ACE-certified personal trainer and motivational speaker on topics ranging from healthful living to stress management to goal-setting. She lives outside Chicago with her family; visit www.becomebodywise.comor her blog,, to learn more about her work.

Located In: Downers Grove, IL
Specialties: Health, Fitness, Wellness, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Help
Years of Experience: 14+ (6+ ghostwriting/coauthoring)
Memberships: Association of Ghostwriters, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Chicago Women in Publishing
Honors: N/A
Books Contributed to: Published books include eight books under my own name, as well as: “Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life” (coauthor), “Eat Right When Time is Tight” (ghostwriter), “Motivator, Teacher, Shrink: How to Attract and Develop Highly Successful Salespeople” (ghostwriter), “The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting after Infertility” (coauthor), “Don’t Retire! Get Inspired: One Couple’s Extraordinary Journey to Make a Difference” (ghostwriter)
Magazines Contributed to: Freelanced for more than 50 national magazines, including Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, Health, Cooking Light, Self, Shape, Fitness, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and Chicago Parent