Internationally acclaimed story coach

Barbara has mentored award-winning authors and debut novelists like these.

Page Turner

“Brings alive almost every tough issue a writer of fiction must face… friendly and fun to read.” – Al Zuckerman, Founder of Writers House Literary Agency.

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“My Writing Mentor”

Welcome! If you’re an emerging writer, you’ll find lots here to help you write your book and get it published. As a mentor, I’ve launched many writers on the path to published success. It will be my pleasure to help you get there, too.


How I’ll Work With You

Online Master Classes

Immerse yourself in a full day of workshopping the opening of your novel-in-progress with me and your fellow emerging writers. You’ll receive expert guidance in this supportive online experience.

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The “Your Path to a Page-Turner” Program

ALL ONLINE. Learn how to write a book that excites agents and publishers, and leaves readers saying, “I couldn’t put it down!” Are you ready to take the path to success as a published author? It’s not as hard as you might think.

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The “My Writing Mentor” Program

ALL ONLINE. No longer will you have to go it alone. With this 3-month program, I’ll be your personal mentor. You’ll get live, one-on-one guidance from me about your writing, plus the support of a small, committed group.

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Manuscript Evaluations

You’ve finished your novel. Bravo! Now you want to get it published. Before submitting the manuscript in today’s tough marketplace, it’s wise to get it into top shape. My in-depth evaluation will help you make your book the best it can be.

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Mary Ann McGuigan is the author of award-winning young adult novels.

“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.” — Mary Ann McGuigan


Robert Rotenberg, a criminal lawyer based in Toronto, is the bestselling author of acclaimed mystery novels.

“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.” – Robert Rotenberg


Nancy Raven Smith’s debut novel Land Sharks was named an Amazon/Kindle Scout Selection.

“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.” — Nancy Raven Smith


Barbara Kyle

Barbara Kyle is the author of seven acclaimed historical novels – the Thornleigh Saga series – all published internationally, and of contemporary thrillers, three under pen-name Stephen Kyle, including Beyond Recall, a Literary Guild Selection. Her latest novel is The Traitor's Daughter. Over 500,000 copies of her books have been sold in seven countries. Barbara has taught writers at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and is a popular guest presenter at writers' conferences. Before becoming an author Barbara enjoyed a twenty-year acting career in television, film, and stage productions in Canada and the U.S.

Barbara’s master classes, online programs, and manuscript evaluations have launched many writers to published success, including bestselling mystery author Robert Rotenberg, historical novelists Ann Birch, Tom Taylor, and Barbara Wade Rose, debut novelist Marissa Campbell, thriller writer Carrie Rubin, and Steven T. Wax for his award-winning memoir.

“Page-Turner by Barbara Kyle brings alive almost every tough issue a writer of fiction must confront…friendly and fun to read.”

–  Al Zuckerman, Founder of Writers House Literary Agency