Matt Litton


Matt Litton is a #1 national bestselling ghostwriter, as well as an author, editorialist and content editor.  He has written about faith, culture, music and sports for numerous publications including the Dallas Morning News, the Huffington Post, Religion Blog, Christianity Today, Catalyst Leader, Busted Halo, and 

Matt has a passion for crafting stories. He works alongside authors, agents and publishers developing content for publication and ghostwriting books. His unique approach is tailored to the strengths, learning style, personality, schedule, and mission of each individual author. While many ghostwriters have a one-size-fits-all methodology to their craft, Matt believes that each project is unique and demands a differentiated approach tailored to the specific needs of every client. The creation, excavation, and collaboration essential to building a successful book should be a comfortable, enjoyable and extremely focused process for every author.

In addition to working with books, Matt also consults with organizations to help them communicate their story and mission in more compelling, creative, and memorable ways. A former award-winning educator, he helps ministries, sports organizations, and businesses to develop engaging content and specializes in creating strong curriculum and teaching programs. You can learn more about Matt at

Twitter: @matt_litton


“I had a blast working with Matt Litton on my book Retire Inspired! Matt helped me talk through a lot of complicated teaching to make sure I was presenting it in a way any reader could understand. He also challenged me to dig deep and find personal stories from my life to add depth and authenticity to what I was writing. Matt added an editorial eye that made this a better project from top to bottom!”
-Chris Hogan, the Dave Ramsey Group, speaker & author of the #1 National Bestseller, Retire Inspired (Jan 2016)

"Matt was a huge help in helping us wrangle an enormous pile of information, years of teaching, and a career’s worth of personal stories into a solid, concise final book. The information we covered is traditionally dry and boring, but Matt helped us breathe fresh life into the work and create a fun, enjoyable take on a potentially lifeless topic. Matt’s excellent communication, dedication, and commitment moved the project forward, and his great personality helped keep the author on track and engaged throughout the writing process."
-Allen Harris, Executive Director of Content Development, Ramsey Solutions

"Writing a book is a daunting task for most people. With all of the responsibilities I have on my plate, it certainly was for me. Matt completely changed all that. What I was once dreading became a truly enjoyable experience. Matt did an incredible job of focusing my message and the important information in a very concise amount of time and delivering it into written form not just perfectly, but also in my voice. I am looking forward to our next book project."
-Caz McCaslin, President & Founder of Upward Sports, speaker and author of Coach ‘Em Up (April '17)

"Litton is not only a fantastic editor; he is truly a writer’s coach. Matt understands the delicate balance of delivering both sincere encouragement and tough critique. I’ve grown exponentially as an author because of Matt’s ability to help me clarify my voice and share it more confidently.”
-Jenni Catron, Leadership coach and author of The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

“Matt was fast—when we needed a project done fast. Our project wouldn’t have made it to the shelves on time without Matt Litton. He’s thorough. He’s professional. And he stuck around well after his job was done to help with marketing and promotion.”
-Matt Yates, Partner, Yates & Yates Literary Agency

“When we needed help in developing the language to tell our story in a clear, compelling way, Matt Litton moved us toward identifying the most effective means of helping our audiences understand and appreciate our mission.  Matt has not only given us language we can use, he has helped us think about the most effective delivery methods for our message. “
-Tommy Kyle, Executive Director, Nations of Coaches

“I trust Matt with our most important clients and projects. His ability to make authors feel comfortable is remarkable and rare. He also understands the big picture of publishing—how development impacts marketing, publicity, and book sales. I can dump a bunch of messy details on Matt and he can shape them into a beautiful story.”
-Shannon Litton, President & CEO of 5by5—A Change Agency

"I had the privilege and opportunity to work with Matt Litton to develop engaging character lessons and curriculum that Upward coaches and leaders across the country could use with their athletes. This was one of our key impact projects for the year and Matt knocked it out of the park for us. He helped us develop a new strategy and direction for the curriculum and then wrote all of the character lessons for our organization. Matt ensured we met all of our objectives, reached our deadlines, and exceeded expectations with the project. "
-Will Blanton, Director of Leader Equipping at Upward Sports