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Nora Zelevansky

NORA ZELEVANSKY is a ghostwriter, collaborator, coach, and sought-after book doctor for authors at publishing houses including Hachette Books, Penguin Random House, Sounds True and more. Her journalism and essays have appeared in publications including The New York TimesELLETown & Country, the Los Angeles TimesThe Wall Street JournalSalon and Vanity Fair, among others. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction book Roll Red Roll: Rape, Power, and Football in the American Heartland (7/22; Hachette), and the author of three novels including, most recently, Competitive Grieving (5/21; Blackstone).

Recent notable projects include:

  • Roll Red Roll: Rape, Power and Football in the American Heartland (Nancy Schwartzman, Hachette Books, 7/22)
  • The Soul Solution: A Guide for Brilliant, Overwhelmed Women to Quiet the Noise, Find Their Superpower, and (Finally) Feel Satisfied (Vanessa Loder, Sounds True Publishing, 10/22)
  • Raising Hell, Living Well: Freedom from Influence in a World Where Everyone Wants Something from You (Jess Davis, Ballantine, 9/23)
  • Unearthed: A Lost Actress, a Forbidden Book, and a Search for Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Meryl Frank, Hachette Books, 4/23)
  • The Happy High Achiever (Dr. Mary Anderson, Grand Central Publishing, 2024)

Nora’s expertise and interests include: Ghostwriting, book editing, book collaborating, book doctoring, book coaching, proposal writing, proposal consulting. Specialties include memoir, memoir/self-help hybrids, self-help, narrative fiction, creative nonfiction, historical fiction, historical nonfiction, humor. Expert topics include female empowerment, violence against women, social justice, fashion, beauty, wellness, health, design, travel, film, celebrity, psychology, family history, mystery, business/tech, cultural trends and the Jewish/Holocaust experience.