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. My series of six books on animal classification for Children’s Press came to life because she took a chance on me, an inexperienced but enthusiastic writer. She took my words and made them work.
When I was selected for a mentorship with Eileen, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A critique or two, a pat on the back, and a bit of encouragement seemed reasonable. Instead, I was pushed and prodded, coaxed and coached into writing the beginning, ending, and most of the middle of my first novel. It was thrilling to watch my character and story line develop through her exercises and feedback.
I would recommend Eileen as an editor, mentor, teacher, critic or coach because whatever her role, she will go above and beyond what’s expected. And in the process, she will help the writer stretch above and beyond his or her own expectations to reach new heights.
Because of Eileen’s expertise and encouragement, I have published nine books. And when book number 10 is finished, I know where I will send it for editing. Eileen is tough, but thorough, and I am a better writer because of her guidance.”