About Kevin Quirk
I wanted to be a writer from that day in fourth grade when I wrote an essay in response to JFK’s assassination. While I’m committed to my own writing projects and teach writing classes and seminars at major universities and independent centers, I thrive on helping others with their writing ventures as ghostwriter, editor, and coach. As you consider the services of A Writer’s Eye, I’d like you to know more about me.
My first book, NOT NOW, HONEY, I’M WATCHING THE GAME (Simon Schuster/Fireside), is a self-help guide helping women deal with a “sportsaholic.” It was featured extensively in major national media, including ABC’s 20/20, CBS This Morning, CNBC, National Public Radio, Good Day New York, Redbook, Sports Illustrated, and the Washington Post. If you’re interested in obtaining a copy of the book, email me for details.
My latest book, HELLO, AIBEK! A Journey of International Adoption (1st Books Library), chronicles our adoption in Kazakhstan. This was one life-transforming experience I knew I had to write about. For details on how to order a copy, visit www.memoirsforlife.com/adoption.htm. I’m currently researching two new book projects: THE QUEST FOR MALE SPIRIT and an untitled exploration into the need for cultural change.
Successful Ghostwriter & Collaborator
I recently collaborated on TO JOHNNIE WITH LOVE by Pearl Collis Kochan (Flanker Press). This tribute to the author’s husband of 57 years was completed one year after his passing. Ms. Kochan met Johnnie during World War II at a U.S. Army base in Newfoundland, where she grew up.
I am also the ghostwriter for STRATEGIES OF AN ORDINARY MULTIMILLIONAIRE by Paul Hanlon. Previously, I served as ghostwriter on CAUGHT IN THE NET by Kimberly S. Young (Wiley & Sons), a cutting edge book that explores Internet addiction. That book has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Newsweek, and it has been translated into four languages. I edited Dr. Young’s sequel TANGLED IN THE WEB: Understanding Cybersex from Fantasy to Addiction.
Former Professional Journalist
With a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and a Masters in Writing from the University of New Hampshire, I spent 12 years as a professional journalist, mostly as a staff writer for The Charlotte Observer. I was also a correspondent for Sports Illustrated and The Boston Globe before leaving journalism to pursue my dual career as an author and counselor. I am a member of the Washington Independent Writers and the Association of Personal Historians.
While I love writing, it’s not all I do in my professional life. With a second Masters in Spiritual Psychology, I am a part-time counselor specializing in relationships, career change, and life transitions. From this work, I bring to A Writer’s Eye exceptional listening skills and a keen understanding of the importance of building good relationships. My broad life experiences and perspective also enable me to quickly grasp diverse subjects and beliefs, from popular TV shows to the spirits of weather.