Internationally acclaimed story coach

Barbara has mentored these award-winning authors and debut novelists, and many more.

Praise for Barbara Kyle's Books

“Riveting Tudor drama”

– USA Today


“Haunting thriller…Kyle keeps the cinematic action scenes and nail-biting suspense rolling throughout.”

– Publishers Weekly


“Kyle is a master at her craft.”

– RT Book Reviews

Welcome! I’m delighted you’ve visited.

Are you a reader who loves a captivating story?

Then I hope you’ll enjoy my books, from my acclaimed seven-book series of historical novels – The Thornleigh Saga – to award-winning novels of suspense. You’ll find them here.

Are you a writer looking for expert guidance?

Then I can help you on the path to success – just as I’ve helped many others – through manuscript evaluations and personal mentoring. See some of those success stories here.

All my best,

Barbara Kyle

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“My Writing Mentor”

How I’ll Work With You

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.

The “Your Path to a Page-Turner” Program

This popular online program shows how to write a book that excites publishers and enthralls readers. You get 23 videos packed with information, insights, and inspiration, plus helpful support materials. Start whenever you like and progress through it at your own pace. Ready to take the path to success as a published author? Go!

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The “My Writing Mentor” Program

No longer will you have to go it alone. With this 10-week program I’ll be your personal mentor. You’ll get live, one-on-one guidance from me about your writing, my series of videos to inform and inspire you, and the support of a small, committed group. It’s all conducted online: no travel, no stress. You’ll finish this program with the tools you need to create a compelling story, and the confidence that “Yes, I can do this!”

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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. Read here about how I’ll work with you, and the writers I’ve helped achieve published success!

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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 Christine Higdon, thriller writer Carrie Rubin, and Steven T. Wax for his award-winning memoir.


Page-Turner brings alive almost every tough issue a writer of fiction must confront. Friendly and fun to read.” –  Albert Zuckerman, Writers House Literary Agency