Testimonials

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

Christine Higdon

author of The Very Marrow of Our Bones – “A wondrous book” – Toronto Star.

“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.” 

Christine Higdon

Bruce Gardner

author of Hope of Ages Past – a Kirkus Reviews “Indie Book of the Month.”

“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.” 

Bruce Gardner

Cryssa Bazos

author of Traitor’s Knot.

“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.” 

Cryssa Bazos

C. S. O’Cinneide

author of Petra’s Ghost.

“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.” 

C. S. O’Cinneide

Steven T. Wax

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

Steven T. Wax

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.” 

Jake Caldera

Barbara Wade Rose

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

Barbara Wade Rose

Ray Argyle

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

Ray Argyle

Chandi Wyant

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

Chandi Wyant

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.” 

Ann Birch

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.”  

Bill Prentice

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.”  

T.K. Thorne

Nancy Jarmin

“Barbara, your critiques drilled deeper and were on a level that I’ve been looking for. Thank you. There was great value in this session, and our group discussions were so helpful.” 

Nancy Jarmin

Jacqui Gajewski

“The ‘Your Path to a Page-Turner’ program is magnificent! It is most definitely helping me grow as a writer. I love your tips. One of them really caused a shift in me.” 

Jacqui Gajewski

Dennis Evanosky

“I learned so much from your videos that I am incorporating into my novel. People talk about having ‘Ah ha’ moments, I must say that I’ve had several ‘Oh my God’ moments while watching your videos.” 

Dennis Evanosky

Hyacinthe Miller

“I can’t tell you how much your Master Class has helped me focus, select words, and edit.” 

Hyacinthe Miller

Dorothea Helms

“I feel like I have a whole new lease on my writing life. I’ve taken ‘master classes’ from other bestselling authors before, and none of them can compare. I haven’t been this enthused about writing in a long time.” 

Dorothea Helms

Steven T. Wax

Award-Winning Author

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

Steven T. Wax

Wayson Choy

Internationally Acclaimed Author

“Barbara, you are an inspiration!”

Wayson Choy

Ann Birch

Author Of Settlement

“Barbara, you are a master. I came home exhilarated by two days of helpful critiques from you and my classmates.”

Ann Birch

Susan Leeming

“I’m learning so much from the program. Once I started the exercises, it was like a dam burst. I got over my fear of starting and just wrote and wrote.”

Susan Leeming

Marissa Campbell

Author Of Avelynn

“Barbara, I took your advice and loved the result.”

Marissa Campbell

Mike Field

Author Of Incarceration

“I had the good fortune to attend several of Barbara Kyle’s workshops. They provided a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of writing and publishing and valuable feedback on my own writing. Barbara’s insightful evaluation encouraged me to complete the novel.”

Mike Field

Nancy Raven Smith

Author Of Land Sharks

“Barbara Kyle’s evaluation was a game changer. 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

Marnie Maquire

“I was so excited about writing again, I was up half the night! The workshop provided insightful, practical approaches and made the prospect of writing a new novel a lot less daunting.”

Marnie Maquire

MaryAnn McGuigan

Author Of Crossing to Brooklyn

“Barbara Kyle is a master storyteller, and she’s especially gifted at helping writers see what’s still missing in their work.”

MaryAnn McGuigan

Rico Provasoli

“Barbara Kyle enlightened me how to mend my wayward chapters and knock my plot into a compelling story. Few can do what she has: taking a good amateur writer to the elite few of a top New York agent.”

Rico Provasoli

Trish Kerr

Toronto Writers & Editors Network

“I learned more from Barbara Kyle in a half-hour than I have in countless workshops and books. A riveting, energetic, and positive experience.”

Trish Kerr

Barbara Wade Rose

Award-Winning Writer for the Globe and Mail and the New York Times

“You assess writing with extraordinary clarity. Thank you very much.”

Barbara Wade Rose

Matt Phillips

“Barbara’s evaluation delivered thorough, detailed feedback that taught me a lot about the craft. She told me exactly what she (and agents and publishers) seek in the first 50 pages, and gave me specific comments about what did and did not work in my story, and why.”

Matt Phillips

James Lamb

“I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done to improve my writing. I believe your insight and advice helped my book win Honourable Mention for the Rupert Hughes Award.”

James Lamb

Anne Shillolo

“A huge thank you for the feedback on my novel. It truly has been that light bulb moment.”

Anne Shillolo

Cryssa Bazos

“What I appreciated most was that your suggestions were true to my story and my characters. Without exception I found high value in each suggestion and observation.”

Cryssa Bazos

Francis Vanden Hoven

“You are the plot master. It was just the advice I was looking for to put me back on track and hone in on the core story.”

Francis Vanden Hoven

RT Book Reviews

“Kyle is a master at her craft.”

RT Book Reviews

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Barbara Kyle is represented by:

Albert Zuckerman
Writers House
21 West 26 Street
New York, NY, 10010

212.685.6550
azuckerman@writershouse.com

To schedule an appearance or interview
with Barbara, please contact:

Vida Engstrand
Assistant Director of Publicity
Kensington Publishing Corp.
119 West 40 Street 21st floor
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212.407.1573
Fax: 212.935.0699
vengstrand@kensingtonbooks.com

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 worldwide. Barbara has coached hundreds of writers in her online classes and many have become award-winning authors.