Just wondering a few things, did Ann give an outline for all the books or did the ghost-writers make some of them up completely themselves?
Were the ghost-writers given a choice in what books they wrote or were they just given the books? For example I notice Ellen Miles wrote nearly all the mysteries, was this because she liked writing mysteries or just because she was assigned them? Also I notice her first 3 regular books she wrote were mystery related as well.
I also noticed Peter Lerangis only wrote 1 Mallory book most of the other characters he wrote 4 books each, Stacey had 5 and Claudia 6. I wonder again was this as a preference or the editors decide he didn't suit Mallory books?
Anyway even if nobody knows the answer to these questions it is still interesting to see how these things break down
^Also, if she really outlined each book, well depending to what extent, some of them sure turned out a far cry from those she wrote herself! She might have written something like (for Mallory and Dream Horse, the last book I read): Mallory convinces her parents to let her take riding lessons. Mal has lousy experience, "fails" at riding, etc. Subplot: Pike kids organize neighborhood talent show. And/or "take up space about Nina's blankie.