Deb O’Brien was the lucky recipient of a mentorship with the amazing Corey Rosen Schwartz. Here are a few words from Deb about her experience.
What a delight it has been working with Corey Rosen Schwartz. From the first time we talked on the phone, I knew it was going to be a good match.
I had been working on a rhyming story that I knew needed tweaking. Corey quickly made some suggestions that tightened up the whole thing. She also liked the story which really helped boost my confidence. I have proudly sent my manuscript out to agents while I continue to work on new projects.
Corey prefers to work in rhyme, so I threw her a side ball when I sent her a story written in prose. Again, Corey came through. She pointed out areas that needed work and even gave me a dynamite title that solidified where this story needed to go.
Kids, travel, sickness, schedules, and deadlines created a couple of hiccups on both of our parts; Corey graciously offered to extend our deadline so we could keep working together. She has been a great mentor and I feel I’ve made a new friend.
Many thanks to Tara Luebbe for coordinating this contest, and to all the mentors who participated. It meant so much to me to have this opportunity and I thank you for your time.