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Joanne Lake


Joanne Lake is a ghostwriter whose first book, I’m Not Really Here (the story of ex-Manchester City footballer Paul Lake) became a Sunday Times best seller and was voted FourFourTwo’s Football Book of the Year.

In 2016, she collaborated with World Cup referee Howard Webb on his autobiography, The Man In the Middle, after which she joined forces with former Manchester City and Leeds United winger David White to create his memoir, Shades of Blue.  While she specialises in sport, Jo also enjoys working with individuals from the world of music, comedy, drama and politics. She lives in south Manchester with her husband, her two kids and her crazy cat.