Make sure your story is the best possible version to capture readers' hearts and be a book kids ask to read again and again.

Critique Feedback with Brooke Van Sickle


Have your story reviewed to make sure it's the best possible version to capture reader's hearts and get published.

"Brooke always provides thoughtful, purposeful feedback. She has a solid knowledge of the publishing industry as well as the craft of writing. I appreciate her fresh perspective on manuscripts and ability to help move them forward. I highly recommend using her experience and ideas to improve your manuscript!"

- Jill F. -

Find Confidence Knowing You've Written a Book Worth Publishing.

Imagine how you will feel as a published children's book author who gets to...

  • Hold a real-life, hardcopy of your book
  • See your book on a bookshelf next to all your favorites
  • Go to a book-signing at Barnes & Noble
  • Sign books for an excited line of waiting children
  • Visit schools with rooms full of eager students
  • Live the life of a children's book author every freaking day!

"Brooke gave me a great critique! She helped me change and mold my picture book into a book that will be more marketable. It is also more intriguing to Publishers, parents and teachers as well!"

- Sheryl S. -

Never Wonder Again.

Get a review for either your complete picture book manuscript or 1st 10-pages of your novel. Then schedule a zoom to discuss the key places you need to improve.

In just 30 minutes, you'll know how...

  • Your plot is working
  • Your character speaks to children
  • Your voice connects to young readers
  • To fix your story so you can finally get it published!
Zoom Critique with Brooke Van Sickle

"Brooke's critiques always benefit my writing and my writing process. She has a way of seeing my work through the eyes of the reader, as well as the eyes of an editor."

- Erica D. -

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Hi, I'm Brooke Van Sickle!

It was only by getting my writing critiqued that I learned how to write children's books!

When I first set out to publish a children's book, I sent it off with only my mom's opinion that it was a good story. I waited over 6mths to get a letter in the mail asking to publish my book, but it never came. That's when I connected with other successful writers and learned the benefit of a professional critique.

Now all my stories get reviewed many times before I try to publish them. By doing this, I not only learned how to improve my writing skills, but I also learned what makes a valuable critique for the writer receiving in. (Hint: it's not by telling them everything that's bad then saying "Bye, Felicia! Good luck.")

That's why with all my critiques, I first look for the positive aspects of the story then consider where to make changes. This not only allows for constructive criticism that you can do something with, but it doesn't make you feel like a terrible writer. Because you're not!

"Brooke has helped me to focus on aspects of my first pages that didn’t make sense and were confusing to the reader. She has helped and encouraged me to get my writing out there and to keep moving forward whatever the obstacles! "

- Karen J. -


Let's turn your story from completed manuscript to best-selling version in an afternoon. You won't just be a writer who writes children's books. You'll be a writer who writes AWESOME children's books that people can't help but talk about!

Get your story reviewed for just $47. Simply click the button below to schedule a time.


"I have had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of Brooke’s critiques over the past few years. She is thorough, thoughtful, and most of all, helpful. Her honest critiques encourage me to be a better writer."

- Lorna S. -