Bestselling author/ghostwriter Kerry Zukus’s debut novel, The Fourth House, was a Featured Selection of the Book of the Month Club©, the Doubleday Book Club©, and the Literary Guild©, divisions of Random House/Doubleday Entertainment, where it sold out its first two printings. The Fourth House had previously been named a finalist for the prestigious James Jones Award, annually given to the best first novel by an American author.

In the literary world, Kerry has worked invisibly behind the scenes for years, ghostwriting numerous books in a wide variety of genres. In and around the greater New York City area (the Mecca of American publishing) he has held the position of Head Writer, General Manager, Development Consultant, and Senior Writer at various publishing concerns, overseeing and editing books by other writers and acting as mentor and teacher to talents young and old. His articles on the art of ghostwriting have been published in the bible of the publishing industry, Publishers Weekly. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or ghostwritten nearly 50 books.

An eclectic artisan, Kerry is an alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was a voice major studying composition and arranging, while also treading the boards as an actor in theaters all over New England. As a playwright, his works have appeared at theatres across the country.

He has lectured at Princeton University, Brown University, Rutgers University, the University of Scranton, Albright College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and has appeared on the PBS television series, Books Du Jour.

“Ghostwriting requires the absence of ego, a kind and empathetic soul, a thespian’s ear, a diligent work ethic, a love of loneliness as well as the human family, a sense of humor, an embrace of all learning, a passing knowledge of everything, patience, loyalty, stability, and a character worthy of trust. These are the words by which I conduct my affairs and lead my life.”