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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Muse Publishing, Inc.

recently celebrated it's

one year anniversary, and yet, it really hasn't.

Why do I

say that?

Lea Schizas,

the Publishing

Whiz Kid behind the reality that is

Muse Publishing, Inc.

and her partner

Litsa Kamaertos,

Muse Publishing, Inc.'s Marketing Director,

merged their talents last March formulating the

blueprint for the Muse Dream Home, but the

Muse Corporation including it's award winning Bookstore did not actually open its door for the public to come in until




So the

molding of the actual

foundation is

a year old, but the business you the public have had access to...that anniversary is

still to come.

Luckily for all of us, I don't have to

wait that long to tell you all about

Muse It Up,

Muse It Hot,


Muse It Young 

and what makes it all so


Let's begin with

Lea and Litsa.

Some of you out there know Lea from her award winning ANNUAL, FREE, 

Muse Online Writers Conference.

Lea works tirelessly all year long to bring the Conference to the online writing world, allowing us all to meet, greet, and learn from the best the publishing world has to offer. Workshops are right there for all to take advantage of, learning the craft we all want to be a part of.

Agents...want to find one? Lea makes it easy via her Conference for you to meet agents she has vetted and knows are worthy of your time, and trust.


she places them here for you, the author to meet and submit to. These are publishers she knows, trusts, and respects to not misuse their power as publishers. Anyone who has checked the list of Publishers available for vetting at

PREDITORS AND knows there ARE unscrupulous publishers out there.

Lea is SO scrupulous she places the

GOOD ones in front of you and encourages you to look around.

I am SOLELY a Muse author, but not because Lea has not suggested we vet other publishers. I am SOLELY a Muse author, as is my daughter, Best Selling Author, Kat Holmes,

because for us, it's

the best! (And yes, we have had experiences elsewhere, so are qualified to make such a blanket statement.)

Litsa Kamateros, along with Lea, is one of the most dedicated advocates for Autism awareness I have ever met.

As a retired

Special Education Teacher, I have had

my own hand in the needs of Special students most of my adult life, yet Litsa and Lea have gone above and beyond anyone I have dealt with in the past.

Promotion is the toughest, at least for me, part of being a

published author. So what do we, the authors so inordinately

proud to be a part of Muse Publishing do to help one another?

We open up our blogs, or as with

Karen Coté, we create something so unique, it cannot help but create



If you have never seen and heard animated renditions of your favorite authors using the author's own voice to introduce their upcoming releases, you will understand when you follow this link to Karen's latest creation on Muse's Behalf...

Promise me you will not miss KAREN'S CHAISE LOUNGE

Karen's approach to helping promote Muse is

innovative and we are all so proud to have her incredible skills here at Muse, but she is not alone in going way above the typical call.

Our authors and editors think OUTSIDE-THE-BOX and are encouraged to do so.

Author Killarney Sheffield and

Editor Nancy Bell put their lovely heads together to create the FIRST Muse Convention this coming fall.

Canada's Premier E-Publisher is starting a trend with the Muse Convention...How many other publishers have their very OWN convention?

BTR shows are not unusal, but Muse doesn't have just ONE show being hosted by Muse Authors...oh no, no, no. To date we have

THREE with more planning to come on board.

THREE, not one, not two, but THREE.
1. Lea Schizas
2. Kat Holmes
3. Barbara Ehrentreu

That's pretty dang fangled

good for such a new Corporation!

And we have this...what I do.

Ginger Simpson, our Queen of Humor, calls what I do STATIONARY BOOK TRAILERS and it seems to be progressing, but, and this is the incredible part, it's growing in

popularity outside of Muse!

I started these postings because another publisher

predicted last July that Muse Publishing would fold within six months, and I took exception. Delilah K. Stephans, the head of our Cover Art Department and the one I have crowned

COVER ART GODDESS produces such incredible works of artistic genius, I knew

blogging about them despite my newness to all of this would still make the world

sit up and take notice of something as

special as I already knew Muse to be.

At Muse Publishing we are part of something that reflects on ALL of us because

ALL OF US are a part of each aspect of its success.

What will be the next "Thinking Outside The Box" revelation?

We have Superman

Jim Hartley and Wonderwoman

Ginger Simpson flexing their creative muscles all the time. Jim has bestowed upon me the designation of

The Muse Publishing Oracle. Don't I look great? And we cannot forget the source of our musical well being. Viviane Brentanos, who actually lives in Greece, and makes sure our souls are fed by sending us such wondrous music. She is our Lady Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry and Song.

Isn't she breathtaking?

Tomorrow is a

canvas still waiting for the

creativity that exemplfies ALL that Muse Publishing Is and all it is still becomming.

So it really IS a year since Lea and Litsa

brainstormed Muse Publishing, Inc. but

the future before us is only getting brighter.

Thank you for joining us as we continue



Roseanne Dowell said...

How could I have expected anything but another great blog. Way to go Lin and congratulations, MuseItUp Publishing. Almost a year old. I have to say, I'm thrilled to be part of such a special family. Yes, I said a family because that's what we Musers think of MuseItUp Publishing.

Heather Haven said...

Lin,I am always delighted and surprised to see what images you pair with what words in your blogs. I think you are amazing!

Karen Cote said...

THIS IS BEAUTFUL!!! Okay, I have to go comment at Muse about this. Love it Lin and love you. Fantastic!

lionmother said...

You are unique and special. These cover blogs/stationary trailers have become works of art! Your glowing praise of all of us and Lea and Litsa has just the right touch. I am honored to be mentioned here and I am going to link my blog to this post! As I think I said before, you are the spirit of Muse!!! The warmth and joy in your heart spread all over the page:)

Ginger Simpson said...

Karen's unique idea for The Chaise Lounge and Lin's idea for stationary trailers are what sets the tone at Muse. You, my darling Lin, are among the most supportive and caring people, and this just proves to what lengths you'll go to share the love.

Lin said...

I love you all. Roseanne, Muse gave both Kat and I family, and yes that IS what Muse is. We are Muse and Muse is us, and it begins with Lea and Litsa. If more company heads were like these two amazing women, the world would be a happier, more productive, more fulfilling place.

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. Your words mean the world.

Debra K. Dunlap said...

Way cool, Lin! You do such a beautiful job and I wish you all possible success.

Christine London said...

Awesome and so very are all your wonderful visual blogs. Thanks Lin!
Christine London

Nick G. Giannaras said...

Just shows how blessed I am to be part of something like this. And I look forward to numerous successes for all our authors and continued blessings to Lea, Litsa, and her crew.

Karen Cote said...

Beautiful. Your creativity is astounding Lin. Love it.

Emily Pikkasso said...

Lin, my dear, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity and your generosity. Thanks for the kind words and for all the support you give me and our fellow musers. You are hearby crowned Queen of The Stationary Trailer. Please step forward and accept your sceptor.

Nancy and Emily

Rosalie Skinner said...

What a great post Lin.
Looks terrific as usual. Well said. Queen of the stationary trailer.

I am having loads of fun doing something similar on my blog. Inspired by your creativity. Can't hold a candle to your flare, but having a great time using photos courtesy of
If you want to see what I am doing, please visit... Ramblings from Lady Rosalie.

Jodi said...

Simply amazing. I'm thrilled to have been accepted into this incredibly talented family.

Joelle Walker

Lin said...

You all are beyond generous with your praise. Rosalie I will pop over as soon as I let Lea know Jim has created a superhero just for her that is now part of this tribute to all that Muse is.

Love You All,

Viviane Brentanos said...

wonderful, enlightening blog as usual. Always fun to read but, please, can I be Music Muse? Also, I am still keen for a Muse convention to come to Corfu at some point. After all, Greece is home of the original Muses and home to the Gods. Only right we should all visit 'home.'


Arlene said...

What a fun post. Congrats, Lin, for being the voice of Muse.

Lin said...

Viviane, Most definitely you are the Musical Heartbeat of Muse. So I guess I should entitle you Lady Harpsicord.

Joelle, we are fortunate to now have you as part of this incredible Muse Family. Every member of Muse is vital to the place Muse is heading.

The day will come when Our Lea Marvel will be Co-Queen, with our Litsa, of the E-Pub World.

lionmother said...

Before the addition of Lea as Lea Marvel this was an amazing post. With her addition you have ascended to a much higher level. I am crowning you: Queen of Blogs for your tireless efforts to raise Muse and for your awesome and beautiful posts.

I love you more each day!!! Do you think you can balance all these crowns?????

J Q Rose said...

This blog is Muse-eriffic!!Your choice of graphics to tell your story boggles my mind. Your enthusiasm is contagious. We love you for your boundless energy and Muse cheerleading. I think instead of a crown for a queen you need a cute cheerleader outfit, short skirt, tight sweater and one ginormous golden megaphone!! Thanks, Lin, for all you do...

Lin said...

Thank you. The idea of me in a short skirt now is frightening, but I appreciate the thought.

I thoroughly love doing my blogs, but I love these tributes and the ones that are pure humor the best.

I love you all. And Thank you so much for your comments. It's always nice to know my work is having the effect I hope it will.

S.Durham said...

A little late, but well done Lin!


Lin said...

Never too late, Sara. Thanks.

Ginger Simpson said...

Awesome. Love it!

Viviane Brentanos said...

well, Lin, u have made me look beautiful. Thank you,


Lin said...

Sweetie, Viv,

You are already beautiful, but Jim Hartley made you a classic. Lady Calliope.