Canadian children’s book writers at your service

Hi. My name is David Leonhardt, and I run THGM Writing Services. Our dedicated team of professional ghostwriters is ready to write your children’s book. We’ll deliver the manuscript you want on time and on budget.

Our team includes talented Canadian writers and American writers, as well as French and Spanish translators. We’ll match the right ghostwriter to your needs.

Fill in the yellow form on this page today for a free quote.


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Whether your readers are in Canada, in the United States or around the world, our ghostwriters will bring your message to life. We can write to any audience:

  • pre-schoolers
  • young children
  • middle grade children
  • teens
  • young adults

Five reasons to hire a children’s book writer

  • Hire a children’s book ghostwriter to get organized.
  • Hire a children’s book ghostwriter to start right away.
  • Hire a children’s book ghostwriter to complete it sooner.
  • Hire a children’s book ghostwriter for top quality writing.
  • Hire a children’s book ghostwriter to reach more readers.

Five reasons to hire our children’s book writers

  • Our children’s book writers are talented – they write well.
  • Our book writers treat you, the author, like a king or queen (your choice).
  • Check our name: The Happy Guy Marketing. Our specialty is making customers like you happy.
  • We write from scratch – no plagiarism.
  • We listen to your needs, and we are flexible to fill them.

For a top quality children’s book manuscript, fill in the form on this page now.

Five reasons to hire a freelance writing agency for your children’s story

  • You won’t be alone. Your children’s book will have professional writers to help.
  • We are not alone. If a writer falls ill, we will send you another.
  • All our writers have been verified. That protects you from scams.
  • Our contracts protect you and your copyright. That’s the main reason we work with contracts.
  • We don’t interfere. You work directly with the ghostwriter.

Five reasons to hire a Canadian book writing agency

  • Canadians are nice. We love working with you.
  • Canada is a cold country. We do a lot of things indoors…such as writing.
  • We have Canadian writers…but we also have American writers on our team.
  • Geography doesn’t really matter. We assign the best writer for your book, based on their skills and your needs.
  • We write Canadian English for a Canadian audience (Young readers from Vancouver to Toronto to Halifax will love your book!) We can just as easily write US and UK English, if you prefer.

Five age categories for your children’s book

Age categories for children's books

You get to choose just one age category for your book:

  • board books, for up to 3 years
  • picture books, for 3-8 years
  • early chapter books, for 6-9 years
  • middle graders, for 8-12 (or 10-14) years
  • young adult (also called “teen”), for 12 years and up (or 14 and up)

Which age category will your book reach?

Five book products to write for you

You might not need most of these for a picture book, but for young adult or even middle grade books, all of these could be useful. Talk to us about which of these you need:

  • outline
  • manuscript
  • cover blurb
  • query letter
  • synopsis

Bonus: we are happy to give your children’s book a promotional push, if you are comfortable with seeing your book on a ghostwriting agency’s website.

Five tips to work with a children’s book writer

  • List every item you want in the book.
  • Use “track changes” to give specific feedback.
  • Pay on time to keep the ghostwriter’s work flowing.
  • Organize your material. Use a timeline. Or list items by character or by place.
  • Give fast feedback after each draft chapter. Keep your writer “in flow” for the best possible manuscript.

Five things to tell your children’s book writer

  • Tell your children’s book writer every detail that you want included.
  • Tell your children’s book writer what lesson you want to subtly get across.
  • Tell your children’s book writer about any illustrations you might be planning.
  • Tell your children’s book writer how you want readers to feel about the lead characters.
  • Tell your children’s book writer the age of your target reader. Be more specific. Name a single age.

To get started writing your children’s book, fill in this form for a free quote now.

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Five things you should know about our book writer contracts

  • Our book ghostwriting contracts name you as the copyright owner. That protects you if ever there should be any doubt.
  • Our book ghostwriting contracts specify the approximate length of your manuscript.
  • Our book ghostwriting contracts confirm the fee for writing your book.
  • Our book ghostwriting contracts specify your payment schedule.
  • Our book ghostwriting contracts name the writer.

Five costs of book writing (you might need)

  • Payment for the actual writing. For larger books, this is typically done in three instalments. Most of the time, this would be your only cost.
  • Research, if needed, which would be paid by the hour. This is rarely needed for children’s books.
  • Optional personal meetings. Some clients feel a need to meet face-to-face with the writer. This often adds a per diem, and sometimes travel costs, as well.
  • Optional transcription. If you want to give us your information by voice, it will have to be transcribed into a written format that the ghostwriter can easily search and scan.
  • Editing. We edit and proofread your manuscript before signing off on it. That’s included in our price. But it is always wise to have a totally unrelated editor review it before publishing, which might mean paying somebody else.

Most of these costs would never apply to books for very young children. In some cases, you might want some of the extra services starting at middle grade readers.

Five things you should know about the cost of writing your book

The Happy Guy Marketing does not compete on price. We are neither the most expensive nor the least expensive. We compete on quality, and our price is competitive for the quality of writing we give you. Here are five things you should know about the cost of writing your children’s book

  • Writing takes time, so it costs money.
  • The longer the manuscript, the longer it takes to write. The longer it takes to write, the more it costs.
  • Hollywood and Manhattan ghostwriters are good. Ours are just as good, but you don’t pay extra for their expensive addresses.
  • You can find dirt-cheap writers on the Internet. They are worth every dime you pay for them. If quality is not important to you, dirt-cheap is what you want. If quality is important to you, you’ll probably be coming back to us to fix the mess they made.
  • Our price includes writing, editing and proofreading. But a fresh set of eyes should always proofread your manuscript one final time.

Five things to do once you find a children’s book ghostwriter

  • Explain what you want in the book.
  • Be very explicit about how text and images will relate.
  • Decide how to send your ghostwriter all your details, and how to provide feedback along the way.
  • Explain who your ideal audience is. Describe a single child or adolescent, and be very specific about the age and gender.
  • Sign the ghostwriting contract. Congratulations, you have found a ghostwriter.
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Start writing your book today!

The most common reason people ask for our help is because they don’t have time to write their book. We can help you start today. Please fill in the form on this page. We’ll give you a free quote and put you in direct contact with one of our best ghostwriters.

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