Mama Wolf Howling For The Kids

Mama Wolf Howling For The Kids

Monday, September 24, 2012



Muse It Up Publishing, Inc. created by powerhouses

Lea Schizas and

Litsa Kamateros is about to bust out of its training pants and march into the world of the


I'm a mom and remember with nerve shattering clarity the almost immediate change that took place when my little ones went from the darling babies who

cooed and laughed, to the nasty tongued,

"NO!" spouting, argumentative terrors one minute after turning two.

Does that happen in the publishing world too?

As with any developing creation

growing pains are a big hump to climb over...and boy howdy has

Muse It up Publishing, Inc. GROWN.

In the past two years it has taken the largest number of

industry awards. It celebrated a rather impressive

meet-greet-and large scale book signing weekend in Montreal shortly after its FIRST OFFICIAL birthday.

Are you impressed?

TRUTH time...technically Muse It Up Publishing, Inc. already HAS celebrated it's

second birthday. Officially it opened for its authors to purchase like kids in their own candy shop back on September 10, 2010, but did not throw its doors open to the REST of the world until October 1, 2010.

I have the advantage of having started with Muse It Up Publishing, Inc. almost from the moment Lea and Litsa put forth their vision for the house Muse was to become. (I signed on with Muse on March 29, 2010, and my first book

released on December 1, 2010)

I've seen it develop from the ground floor and part of my development has been my discovery of the

Ladybug Lin part of my chaotic personality.

But I now turn this posting over to Ladybug Lin and her 100%, no matter what, truth.

MUSE IT UP PUBLISHING, INC. and it's terrible twos...


it is suffering growing pains. Sometimes we all forget it takes a lot to run a house growing as quickly and with the kind of recognition Muse has garnered. So there are problems.

I as an author have not always been happy with the changes growing so quickly has brought our way, but just as I had to invest in bigger drawers for my children when they moved into their twos, Muse is having to expand the constraints its growth is bulging against...and it is doing so.

Lea Schizas is

NOT an amateur who woke up one morning and said..."Gee I want to publish books." She knows the industry, but more importantly she

LOVES the industry.

Muse has grown phenomenally in a very short's suffering the terrible twos, but Lea and Litsa are going to lead Muse through the constraint breaking twos into the

giddy threes.

So I wish Muse It Up Publishing a Delightfully

Happy Birthday and know there are many great things coming our way to feast on.

You can be kept up-to-date by going to the Muse It Up FB page and LIKING it. You won't be disappointed.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Let me tell you a little about THIS Lin when she's decided she's had enough! And HOW
Tasmerelda finally became my inner warrior.
The year my marriage ended, I needed to get my children tested for learning disabilities so they could be placed in the appropriate school settings.
I started trying to reach the Superintendent of our school District in April. I'd begin calling his office at 9:00 in the morning. I was told he's wandering around the building and they could not get him via the PA system...(CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???)...or, and this was my favorite..."He's out to lunch."
I sent letters demanding a meeting...but heard nothing back. I sent REGISTERED letters requiring HIS signature ONLY...the signature cards came back, but no contact.
This went on until the middle of August. I read in the newspaper of an upcoming conference the Sup was going to have with all the principals for all the schools in out district prior to the beginning of the new school year. It gave time and place.
Now remember I was a size four, long haired blonde, with THIS little girl's voice.
I carefully dressed. slipping into one of my tightest pairs of jeans and a peasant blouse. On my feet I wore white heeled sandles...I drove to the admin building, parked, passed the security guy at the front of the building who was gawking at my tightly encased lower body and when I passed him my retreating ass.
I didn't stop. I KNEW where the conference room was. I walked down the hall, reached the door, turned the knob and pushed it inside, following right behind.
Mr. Almighty Superintendent had never actually met me, so he began blustering about my not being allowed there and I had to leave.
I walked...slithered, sauntered arrogantly right up to him, gave him this unimpressed once over look and climbed up onto the table plopping myself down face-to-face with him and said...loud enough for ALL the principals to hear, "Mr. Impossible to Reach Superintendent, I have been trying since April to get you to set up a meeting with me so I can get my children tested for learning disabilities. I call at nine o'clock in the morning and am told you're either wandering around the building or out to lunch. I have sent you registered letters, " I said reaching into my peasant top, letting him see my scarlet red bra lace, and pulled the signature cards out and held them out to him, "and here is my PROOF you have received them. Yet you still avoid contacting me and making a firm committment to meet with me.
"Well I'm not budging until you give me an before ALL your principals, and sir, if you give me an appointment and fail to keep it, my next stop will be the newspapers. So what'll it be?"
I GOT the appointment...he kept it, and quickly arranged the testing so my children entered the RIGHT programs in September.
That Lin does not come out often, but when she does, she...

The Inner Lin has returned!