Schedule a One-on-One with Brooke Van Sickle

Brooke’s availability has changed for 1-on-1’s.

Meet with Brooke.

Brooke has closed to critiques as of November 30th, 2021. However, she’s still available for you and your story. You can now work with her through our editorial services or join her in Kidlit Writing Academy — our small group, editorial coaching program that gives authors feedback on their stories.

Frequently asked.

What if I’m new to writing and have questions?

You’re in the right place! Journey to Kidlit offers resources to help new writers learn what it takes to create a well-crafted children’s book. If you’re ready to dive into a class, we recommend Kidlit Writing 101. It’s our introductory course into everything you need to know in order to write a children’s book.

Will you edit my story?

Yes. Brooke offers limited editorial sessions throughout the year. You can sign-up for the waitlist here. We also offer small group critique sessions and editorial feedback in Kidlit Writing Academy. Sign-up opens twice a year. Get on the waitlist here.

What’s your writing background?

Brooke has been in the world of children’s literature since 2014 and is the award-winning author of three children’s picture books. She’s also the ARA for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and publisher at BiblioKid Publishing. You can learn more about her and her background here.

Will you help me publish my children’s book?

We do not publish books at Journey to Kidlit, however, we have a sister company that offers hybrid publishing services. Learn more about them here –

See what others are saying.

Our customers have a lot to say about our time together!

The critique was extremely helpful. I appreciated the insights Brooke gave, especially for really making my ending pop. And I’m confident this and her other suggestions will really help polish my story.

Sarah Graves

PB Writer

So much great advice!! Really helpful and I feel I can push this book forward!

Laura Dro

PB Writer

Brooke gave me a great critique! She helped me change and mold my picture book into a book that will be more marketable.

Sheryl Symons

PB Critique

It was so helpful to have Brooke’s sweet encouragement, as well as her much-needed wisdom and advice. She was kind and gracious with her feedback—even the difficult feedback—and clearly wants to see me have a successful finished children’s book. After meeting with her for my book critique, I feel more confident to move forward. Thanks so much, Brooke!


PB Critique

More attention to my story than I could have expected. Brooke seemed to really care about the work.

Ed Cookson

MG Writer

Working with Brooke was extremely beneficial to my writing and improving my manuscript. She is insightful and not afraid to tell you what needs work. I would highly recommend getting her to critique your work, as she is uplifting and a great mentor.

Brittany MacBeth

PB Writer

My critique was honest and extremely helpful. It was the best $$$ I have ever spent.

Jenny Harp

PB Writer

So happy I found Brooke! Great feedback! I am excited to encorporate Brooke’s suggestions.

Erika Matthews

PB Writer