"As an award-winning author, I've had the pleasure of working with many editors from publishing houses such as St. Martin's Press, National Geographic, and Lee & Low. My all-time favorite editor was Laura Atkins. She not only guided me with words of wisdom and ingenious suggestions, but she also acquired the gifted Grace Lin whose whimsical illustrations brought a magical dimension to my book. It would be an honor for any writer to work with Laura – she is wonderful and enthusiastic, brilliant and patient."

​—Ginger Park, co-author, Where on Earth Is My Bagel?


"Laura is an ultra-talented editor. To this day I'm in awe of her foresight to help me see the importance of an energetic cover for our project. I am an award-winning children's book illustrator for over fifty books and at the time received a major literary award on my first book. It wasn't easy for her to bring up the closed off body language and somewhat awkward facial expression of the main character to a young illustrator with newfound success, but she did. It was done with such tact and reason that I simply saw the light."
—R. Gregory Christie, illustrator, DeShawn Days and Love to Langston 


"I had the pleasure and privilege to work with Laura Atkins, book editor and consultant, on my first children’s book. Laura was incredibly fast in her turn-around critique and on point with her assessment. Everything she pointed out had merit and a logical reason behind it. Her experience, sense of humor and first-hand understanding makes her the perfect choice for anyone who needs a sound, intelligent, and creative person to bounce ideas off of, whether it’s a funny book or one with more of a serious tone and message. She truly cares about your book!"
Joe Nipote, Actor, Casper and ​Curb Your Enthusiasm

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