Okay, I couldn't resist heading this post with a feeble pun.
Today I read an article in The Age about the launch of a book by Mick Gatto, an autobiography. I think it's interesting that the launch featured three Mick Gattos; Gatto himself; the actor who played him in Underbelly, a recent televison series about gangland warfare in Australia; and, not least, the writer who ghosted the book.
The Australian says Gatto raced his story into print to get in before the producers of Underbelly produce a film about Gatto's life.
I think it's not often that a ghost writer is given a significant role at the launch of a book, even appearing as one of the major speakers.
Incidentally, the book was produced in only four months, according to The Australian.
Ghost writing must be a highly specialised skill, I reckon, because you have to write in another person's voice. For more information on this, there's a cross-posted report from the Edinburgh Book Festival on Hackpacker's blog.