Jessica DeHart, PB Author, Alabama

“I have plugged away for a decade trying to improve my writing so I could be a published author of children’s books. I went to all the confer­ences. I worked in critique groups. I took infor­ma­tive class­es. And along the way I submit­ted my manuscripts (268 rejec­tions). But I would­n’t give up. This was a real dream for me. I learned I was working hard, but I needed to work smarter. I needed higher ground. I needed someone who had insight into what the publish­ing compa­nies and liter­ary agents were looking for. I needed someone who could give my writing that edge. That is where Eileen Robinson came in.

I collab­o­rat­ed with Eileen on a picture book. She had incred­i­ble insight on the work. I mulled over her comments for sever­al weeks. Made changes. Submitted my book to only a few places and was delight­ed that within a week I received an email from an NYC liter­ary agent who wanted “exclu­siv­i­ty” on the submis­sion until she decid­ed whether to agent the work or not. YES! That was the break I needed. And now I am contin­u­ing my writing experi­ence by taking the Mid-Winter Revision Online Boot Camp.

Eileen Robinson gave me that edge my writing needed. My writing is now at a new level. Mission (almost) accom­plished! Thanks Eileen.”

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