Wow! Musa Publishing is a year old!
That means that I've been a published author for an entire year. I was fortunate enough that my first novel, The Blacksmith's Daughter, was chosen as the first release for Musa's Euterpe line for YA fiction. Everything about that experience transformed my vision of my book, my writing, and myself. I cannot thank everyone at Musa enough for bringing me on board and giving my work a chance.
The folks at Musa brought my work to an audience I could never have reached on my own. It won first place in the OK RWA International Digital Awards for YA long novel. I have actually had a book signing. All this was because Musa Publishing believed in this book.
But the support didn't end with the book's release. Over the past year Musa has offered workshops that cover everything from writing hot blurb copy to book contracts to finding an agent. I have enjoyed and learned from every single one. (I laughed a lot during "How to Write Love Scenes" but learned a great deal during that one too! Some things I didn't really want to know. . . )
Even more wonderful is the incredible group of writers that call Musa home. Everyone helps promote and support each other so generously. Furthermore, I can personally attest to the quality of the work coming out of Musa because I have read a number of Musa books. Every time I finish one I am that much prouder that I am part of the Musa group.
CONTEST: In celebration of this fantastic event, everyone who follows my blog and leaves a comment with their email address will be entered to win a pdf copy of The Blacksmith's Daughter, the perfect format for reading on the Kindle Fire that will be given away to one lucky bloghopper!!! And I am sweetening the pot to include a $10 MUSA PUBLISHING gift card. Yes, I want you to read my stuff, but I want you to read other Musa authors as well!! Also, please friend me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arley.cole.
In case you don't win or just don't feel very lucky, here's the link to an exerpt from The Blacksmith's Daughter and an easy buy link at the fabulous Musa Publishing website (the Amazon link is up at the top).
Now before I forget, here are the rules of the bloghop again:
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: October 1, at Midnight (pst)