Ghostwriter Rebecca Farnworth dies

Ghostwriter Rebecca Farnworth dies

Arrow has paid tribute to Rebecca Farnworth, best known for ghostwriting Katie Price’s bestselling books, who has passed away at the age of 49.

Farnworth, who died on 24th November from cancer, wrote three romantic novels under her own name, all with Cornerstone imprint Arrow, and started working with Price on the former glamour model’s first book Being Jordan (2004).

The writer subsequently worked with Price on nine novels and four autobiographies. All were top 10 bestsellers.

A statement from Arrow described Farnworth as “vibrant” and “huge fun to work with, always ready with a quip to set the room alight with laughter”.

“Rebecca was totally professional, with a journalist's ability to get to the heart of the matter, always delivering on time a near faultless manuscript,” Arrow said.

“Her natural empathy, humour and zest for life shone through in her work.”

Farnworth was represented by literary agent Maggie Hanbury of The Hanbury Agency. The company said in a statement that Farnworth was a “hugely valued client” who had a “rare talent”.

Farnworth leaves her husband Julian Mayers and three children.