Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Say Hello To Your Newest Muse It Up Author!

The publishing world is filled with stories of cautionary tales. Of how some publishers represent themselves as one thing but are really another and how some look down on self-publishing (a perfectly legitimate avenue as long as your book is ready). Achieving publication is hard no matter what the format. Even though e-publication is the wave of the future the acceptance rate is 3-5% at best and 3-5% out of 100% is still a tough nut to crack. So when I opened my email box a few days ago to find one of these rare things you better believe I was over the moon happy about it.

I am a new Muse It Up Author. I will be sure to keep to up to date on my journey. Right now I have a ton of work to do. I will say Muse It Up is different from a lot of places right now because it works with an author in learning how to promote themselves and maximizing their efforts in driving traffic towards their book and just towards their social media. Actually I just like the idea I'm not shouting into a vacuum. But we all have our delusional fantasies right? LOL.

I have a lot of people to thank for this step along the journey and God knows acceptance into the club is just a step. Pamela Turner, she has to be the hardest working, most prolific lady I know. I can't wait for lunch on Thursday! You can find her title, Deathsword at Lyrical Press Go find it! It is awesome! Then there's Elise VanCise, my late night writing and chatting friend who does a lot of my artwork and is a fine writer in her own right, her work can be found at Her books are awesome too, if you like Paranormal or Urban Fantasy check these ladies out they are well worth the penny and time spent.

I, on the other hand, am a dark romantic suspense author. My title Another Way To Die is the tale of Almira Sands and Daniel Logan:

Almira Sands has been running all her life from her abusive father Jack, she knows she can only run for so long, one day the running will end and only she or her father will be left standing, what she doesn’t expect is to be kidnapped by Daniel Logan.

Daniel Logan is a mercenary who only intended to use Almira long enough to get to safety, but when she takes a bullet and almost dies he finds himself questioning who he is and what he does and saves her life.

On the run and falling in love they are forced to decide: a life on the run together, or face her father, the man who has the power to separate them forever.

Stay tuned for more to come...


Heather Haven said...

From one MuseItUp author to another, welcome. Nice blogsite, by the way. Heather

Ann Cory said...

Congrats! That's fantastic news :) *pom pom swish*

Elise said...

Congrats :) See all that waiting paid off.

PamelaTurner said...

Congrats! And thanks for the shout out. :-)

Barbara Ehrentreu said...

Amy, so happy you found the MuseItUp family:) I know Lea for many years and that is why I was thrilled when my YA, If I Could Be Like JenniferTaylor, coming out in September, was accepted! There is nothing better than knowing all your hard work was not in vain and lots of people will get to read it:)

Unknown said...

Thank you all for the kind comments I appreciate them greatly.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Hi Amy,
Glad your hero has found a home at Muse. It sure is a great place to be.
See you around.