Bestselling Author


Thanks for visiting! Here’s a little about me. Before becoming an author, I enjoyed an acting career in roles that ranged from Shakespearean heroines on stage to starring roles in daytime TV dramas and made-for-TV movies.

It felt like a natural extension of acting to create characters for fiction. My seven-book Thornleigh Saga series, set in 16th-century England, follows a middle-class family’s rise through three generations and three Tudor reigns. My thrillers have won international acclaim. Over half a million copies of my novels have been sold worldwide.

My new novel of suspense is The Man from Spirit Creek, available in print, e-book, and audiobook. I hope you’ll love this story!

Are you writing a book?

I’ve coached hundreds of writers and many have achieved published success, including the authors above. I can help you, too, make the move up from “writer” to “author.”

How I’ll Work With You

Video Series

These 23 videos are packed with instruction, insights, and inspiration. They cover all the essentials of creating compelling characters, strong story structure, and dynamic dialogue, and getting your book published. You’ll have unlimited lifetime access, so you can progress through the videos at your own pace, learning how to write a book that leaves readers saying, “I couldn’t put it down!”

Master Classes

With this 6-week online program, I’ll be your personal mentor. You’ll get 6 live Master Classes for invaluable instruction, guidance, inspiration, and on-the-spot coaching. Plus, you’ll enjoy camaraderie and support from the community of “my writers.” You’ll finish these 6 weeks with all the tools you need to create a compelling story, and the confidence that “Yes, I can do this!”

Manuscript Evaluations

Finished your novel? Bravo! Now you want to get it published. Before submitting your manuscript in today’s tough marketplace, it’s wise to get it into top shape. My in-depth evaluation focuses on “deep character” arcs, powerful story structure, and essentials of style. I’ll help you build on your strengths and address any weaknesses, to make your book the best it can be.

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Here are some of the writers I’ve helped achieve success.

Mary Ann McGuigan

“Barbara Kyle is a master storyteller, and she’s especially adept at helping writers see what’s still missing in their work. I sing her praises to all writers.”

Robert Rotenberg

“I took Barbara Kyle’s excellent Master Class when I was stuck with my first novel. I’ve recently finished my fourth book, and Barbara’s wise words constantly guide my way.” 

Nancy Raven Smith

“Barbara Kyle’s manuscript evaluation was a game changer for me. I received advice and suggestions that vastly improved my manuscript’s clarity and vision. Working with Barbara is like having a secret weapon in your writing arsenal.” 

Christine Higdon

“Barbara Kyle was clear, down-to-earth, inspiring, and encouraging. As well, Barbara is the queen of plot, and I am forever grateful for her wise, pragmatic, and gracious mentoring.” 

Bruce Gardner

“Barbara, what a tremendously positive impact you had on shaping the final version of this story. The thorough manuscript evaluation you did – the honest and timely ‘tough love’ – was absolutely indispensable. Can’t thank you enough.” 

Cryssa Bazos

“Barbara, what I appreciated most was that your suggestions were true to my story and my characters. Without reservation, I found high value in each suggestion. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. You helped me find the right path.” 

C. S. O’Cinneide

“I had almost given up on this novel. Then I took one of your Master Classes and that gave me the courage to go on. And your manuscript evaluation provided invaluable feedback.” 

Steven T. Wax

“Barbara, thanks for all the help in getting there.” 

Jake Caldera

“Barbara quickly identified the weaknesses in my story and helped me strategize how to transform them into strengths. I am grateful for the positive encouragement she provided throughout.” 

Barbara Wade Rose

“Barbara Kyle is a rare combination of great teacher, canny editor, and supportive fellow-writer.”  

Ray Argyle

“Switching from non-fiction to fiction would have been much more difficult for me without Barbara Kyle’s sage advice.” 

Chandi Wyant

“Thanks for your excellent feedback, and your fabulous suggestions.” 

Ann Birch

“Words are scarcely adequate to encompass my gratitude for your help. Your workshops and your helpful manuscript assessment kept me going through times when I felt discouraged and adrift. You have been the major force behind my achievement.” 

Bill Prentice

“Thank you, Barbara. The insights and advice you offered in the manuscript evaluation helped me add depth and human complexity to the story that kicked it up two or three notches. Your inspiration made a huge difference.”  

T.K. Thorne

“If you are looking for a writing mentor, Barbara Kyle would be at the top of my list. Her input really improved my new book, and I learned from her comments.”  

“Packed with practical advice. As I listened to the audiobook on my commute, it was like Barbara was in the passenger seat answering all my questions.”
– B Scott Andersen

PageTurner is available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook

Barbara Kyle is the author of the bestselling Thornleigh Saga series of historical novels and of acclaimed thrillers. Over half a million copies of her books have been sold. Barbara has taught hundreds of writers in her online classes and many have become award-winning authors.