Judy Hyde, Author
"I have been very fortunate to have a two-fold relationship with Eileen Robinson. As my editor, Eileen oversaw the publication of my first three children's books — one fiction early reader and two non-fiction early readers — from Children's Press. Then came the excitement of being chosen by Eileen for a mentorship!
Over the course of several months, through a series of well-crafted writing exercises, Eileen coached and encouraged me through the development of my first middle grade novel. These exercises helped me to identify my target audience, develop well-rounded characters with realistic dialogue and meaningful motivation, and place those characters in a believable setting.
Eileen showed me how to choose just the right words to draw my readers into the story, build conflict and resolve that conflict to a satisfying ending. My association with Eileen has been both a pleasure and a privilege."