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JD Barker
Christine Daigle
Kevin Tumlinson
Jena Brown

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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After Running with the Devil, ghostwriter Alex Cody Foster explores John McAfee’s descent into madness with Foster’s latest book, “The Man Who Hacked the World.” As one of the world’s most sought after ghostwriters Alex has ghostwritten eight #1 Amazon Bestsellers, wrote for one of the U.K’s most successful thriller writers, and worked as John McAfee’s ghostwriter for six months, which is profiled in a new Netflix documentary. Foster closely with Gotham Ghostwriters and Reedsy, two of the top ghostwriting agencies in the world. Alex writes from New York City, telling true stories from the heart with an unmatched style and voice.


Alex Cody Foster is a #1 Amazon bestselling ghostwriter. He’s featured in the Netflix documentary, Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee, and is the founder of Ghostwriting University, an online course that teaches writers how to become ghosts. He lives in New York City.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Alex escaped a life on the streets
  • Why studying masterworks can make you a great writer
  • What to do when assignments become dangerous


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