The New Year is off to a great start! I have two pieces of news I'm incredibly excited about and want to share with both authors and readers. The first is that my new middle grade novel, Animal Andy, is being published by Muse It Up Publishing in August 2012! I am already so impressed with the folks at Muse It Up and want others to know what they have to offer. Even before this recent turn of events, I was introduced to Muse It Up through a fellow author. I've read several books by Muse It UP authors, and I'm very impressed with the quality of the writing, the amazing book covers and the community Muse It Up has established for both its authors and readers.
The website does a great job outlining what the Muse It Up editors are looking for, and the submissions guidelines are clearly outlined. Please note that submissions are only accepted during certain times of the year, but they do respond in a timely manner when submission are open.
If you're looking for some great new reads in 2012, I encourage you to check out the Muse It Up bookstore. There is is the mainstream publishing division, Muse It Up Publishing; the tween division, Muse It Young, and even an adult division, Muse It Hot. There is also a blog with posts from authors and editors and great tidbits of information. All of the books are available for immediate download in a variety of formats, and many books are also offered in print. And if you're already a fan of Muse It Up, be sure to vote for them and your favorite authors in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll (open until Jan 10th!)
My second piece of news is that I've joined the children's emagazine knowonder! as a staff writer. This is an amazing web site dedicated to providing quality, readaloud bedtime stories for kids ages 3-10. They post a new story each day, and are always looking for new readers and authors! If you are a parent or grandparent, I encourage you to check it out! (You can click on the knowonder! logo on the right side of this page).
Here's to a wonderful 2012 for all the authors and readers out there!