Roger McAuliffe is a former advertising copywriter with

a passing interest in famous novelists who also once worked as copywriters. They include Salman Rushdie,

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller, Don DeLillo, Martin Amis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Fay Weldon, Helen Gurley Brown, Liane Moriarty, Peter Carey, Bryce Courtenay … and too many others to keep listing here.


Research into former copywriters who aren't famous   novelists revealed the startling possibility that many of

the world’s greatest novels were secretly ghost written by someone other than the published author.  


The subsequent urge to write his own novel set in the shadow world of secret ghost writing was ultimately irresistible. The result is the irreverent literary satire Phantom Author.


Roger lives in the Australian countryside in the state of Victoria. He has a son, Callan McAuliffe, who is a film and television actor based in Los Angeles, USA. Callan is also the author of the captivating novel The Hill Ghost