From Mary Schulte, Newspaper Photo Editor and Book Reviewer, Kansas City Star, and Children's Book Author – Eileen Robinson knows how to bring out the best in a writer, and how to get rid of the worst – through her superb editing skills. My first published book was developed from a 15-minute writing exercise at one of her workshops.Read Testimonial
Chapter books are special. In reading development, they are the bridge between picture books and longer stories and these books prove a prime opportunity to catch struggling readers. If you are writing a chapter book, you are doing more than just writing a story, you are probably embarking on a series, you are working to captivate an audience for the long term. And if its nonfiction, lets see if you have hit the right grade level and state standards.
As children have been learning the rules of nonfiction, exposed to numbered chapters and table of contents, they now begin to get a taste of those same elements in fiction. And although the book is substantially longer (up to 64 pages – and more as readers become more confident), it is still manageable. In addition, the process of summarizing and predicting can be discussed in parts as well as the whole.
And for most children (boys in particular), there are still illustrations!
So this is where you can see if your chapter book works and if it lends itself to more, or if it’s really a middle grade novel undercover.
There are 3 kinds of services for your manuscript – a Full Critique, Just-a-Read, or The Concept. Click on Critiques to find out more.
Please submit your chapter book by email via the submission form that will then direct you to payment. Once I receive everything I will send a confirmation by email.
You will get a written critique and a phone call from me. We will schedule a brief phone call once the critique is received to discuss comments and any questions you have about marketing or publishing. You can enter best times to be reached on the submission form and we’ll come up with a time best for both of us. In addition, if you have any specific concerns about your manuscript (your concept or execution of that concept), feel free to include in the comments section.