“Writing – It’s what I do! It is how my brain processes, thinks, and creates.”

Meet Mattie Murrey Tegels, the founder of My Own Ghostwriter.

She leads the professional ghostwriting team who possess the curious ability to breathe life into your ideas and capture your unique voice on the page.

Get ready to embark on a remarkable journey of collaboration, creativity, and literary excellence as we turn your vision into a captivating reality.

About Mattie

Mattie’s Milestones

Interviewed by Stephanie Foo, Emmy Nominated Journalist

In an enlightening episode of “Home. Made.” hosted by the Emmy-Nominated journalist Stephanie Foo, Mattie Murrey shares her transformative journey from a constrained life within a strict religious community to rediscovering her passion and strength through a fateful motorcycle ride. This pivotal moment not only marked a significant turning point in Mattie’s life but also underscored her belief in the power of self-discovery and resilience, making it a major milestone in her career.

Contributed to “No Country for Old People” an Oscar-Qualified Documentary by Award-Winning Writer/Playwright/Director/Producer/Actress: Susie Singer Carter

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are an angel. I so appreciate your heart, your expertise, and your enthusiasm!”
Susie Singer Carter

Contributor to Women Riders Now, the number one motorcycle magazine for women

Lastly, I LOVE motorcycling and have been riding for almost 50 years. Yes, I started very young!! Meet Zeus.

In July 2018, Women Riders Now, the premier motorcycle resource for women, spotlighted a powerful and inspiring journey in an article featuring Mattie. Titled “How Freedom and Riding Motorcycles Saved My Soul,” this deeply personal narrative captivated readers with Mattie’s odyssey towards self-discovery and liberation. Through the roar of motorcycle engines and the boundless roads ahead, Mattie found not just freedom but her true, authentic self.

This heartfelt story resonated profoundly, catching the eye of Stephanie Foo, and leading to further exploration of Mattie’s transformative journey. Now, we’re thrilled to feature this compelling article on our ghostwriting website, inviting readers to experience the exhilaration and empowerment of finding one’s soul saved by the spirit of riding.

Mattie’s Big Why?

People hire me to write for them because I bring a unique blend of skill, passion, and dedication to the craft of storytelling. My writing attracts the attention of and resonates with individuals like Emmy nominated journalist Stephanie Foo and Oscar-qualified producer Susie Singer Carter, accomplished professionals who recognized the power and authenticity in my work.

My ability to capture the essence of stories, coupled with my calling to share these narratives, sets me apart as a writer who can bring depth, emotion, and impact to any project. Whether it’s capturing personal experiences, conveying powerful messages, or crafting compelling narratives, my writing is a powerful tool for those seeking to articulate their stories in a meaningful way.

Mattie’s Career

I write because I believe in the transformative power of stories.

I believe in the POWER of stories. I believe in the power of YOUR story. I believe in my ABILITY to write. Let’s tell your STORY.

In the early stages of my career, I embarked on a journey as a technical writer for a banking system in partnership with IBM. Positioned as the second-in-line leader responsible for crafting training manuals, my role served as a bridge between the IT team and the banking staff. It demanded a keen ear and attentive listening as I closely analyzed the system’s functionalities and limitations, translating complex technical information into comprehensible training materials. This pivotal experience served as my initial foray into developing a unique “voice” for ghostwriting, honing the skill of transforming intricate developer language into a clear and accessible process for effective training.

I have written for over 30 years as a technical writer, medical SLP, assistant professor for a graduate program, public speaker, freelance writer, and several times a published author, ranking on Amazon. I got it! It’s what I do – I write.

Layne’s Career

Layne Pratt is a writer at My Own Ghostwriter working behind the scenes to bring our clients’ visions to life through thoughtful editing and revising of their projects. She considers it a privilege to help bring transformative stories of impact to life, and is passionate about helping clients find their authentic voice as writers and leaders.

She has spent the last 20 years in leadership and people development roles, and in addition to writing and editing, enjoys running her consulting firm On the Agenda, which provides strategic, back-end support to senior leaders to help them focus on what they do best – running their organizations. Layne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Business from Ohio University, and a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education from Hunter College. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, where she enjoys family life with her husband and three young children.

I sincerely hope we have the chance to connect and explore how I may be able to help take your business to the next level.

Our Team’s Strengths

Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are dedicated to delivering a final product that exceeds your expectations.


Listening is one of our core strengths of ghostwriters. Through active and attentive listening, we absorb clients’ stories, perspectives, and intentions, allowing us to understand their voice and vision. This enables us to authentically capture their essence, emotions, and desired outcomes, crafting written works that deeply resonate with readers.

Collaborative Partnership:

We believe in the power of collaboration. From the moment we embark on your project, we actively engage with you to understand your goals, preferences, and desired outcomes. Through regular communication, we ensure that your voice shines through every word, creating a seamless fusion of your ideas and our expertise.

Gathering Information:

As ghostwriters, one of strengths is our ability to listen deeply. This is about you and your story and we are here to bring it to life. We begin by delving into your story, absorbing its nuances, and understanding its essence. Depending on your needs, we conduct in-depth interviews, review existing materials, or use questionnaires to capture your thoughts, experiences, and desired message. This information becomes the cornerstone of our writing process, ensuring an authentic and compelling narrative

Conducting Research:

If your project requires extensive research, we leave no stone unturned. We meticulously explore relevant sources, interview experts, and immerse ourselves in the subject matter. Our commitment to research ensures that your content is accurate, well-informed, and resonates with credibility.

Content Development:

With the foundation laid, our skilled ghostwriters work their magic, transforming raw ideas into polished prose. We craft engaging chapters, captivating articles, or persuasive speeches, carefully sculpting each sentence to captivate your target audience. Throughout the process, we remain open to your feedback and input, ensuring a harmonious collaboration.

Confidentiality and Creative Vision:

Your trust and privacy are paramount to us. We uphold the strictest confidentiality standards, safeguarding your ideas, personal information, and project details. You can rest assured that your work remains confidential and solely attributed to you as the author.
Moreover, we respect and honor your creative vision. Our role is to amplify your voice, breathing life into your ideas while maintaining the authenticity that makes your story unique.
Trust My Own Ghostwriter as your partner in the ghostwriting journey. With our collaborative process, meticulous research, and commitment to confidentiality and creative vision, we ensure that your story is unveiled in its full splendor, leaving a lasting impact on readers.
Embark on this transformative experience today. Contact us to discuss your project, and let us guide you through the enchanting world of ghostwriting, where dreams become words and words become extraordinary tales.