Sara Daniel Romance Author: My Story with Musa Publishing

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Story with Musa Publishing

Everyone has a story. I have a story. You have a story. Companies have a story too. More to the point, each person that makes up a company has a story that contributes to the company's overall story. One of those companies that I work for--the main one, in fact--has an amazing story, a story with a lot of heart and a lot of soul. You can read about it here.
I'd been writing for fun and my personal pleasure and escape since I was ten years old. My publishing story starts in 2002 I wanted writing to define my career. Despite a college degree and masters in a completely unrelated field, when people asked what I did, in my heart of hearts, I was a writer.

In 2006 I signed my first publishing contract. The following year my debut novel come out in beautiful EXPENSIVE hardcover. I was contacted by an editor a couple times through the process, but otherwise I was left alone to discover the process and muddle through promotional efforts on my own. Months later when my royalty statement arrived, I contacted my agent for the book for help interpreting it. She didn't have the answers and suggested I contact the publisher. I tried and received no reply. Not surprisingly, the book and my relationships with the publisher and agent disappeared quietly into oblivion.

Fast forward to 2011:  I had much more confidence in my writing and myself as an author. Most importantly, I was ready to fight to make my dreams a reality. Sharon DeVita was member of my local writing group, and she had just signed with a brand new publisher, so new it hadn't even opened its doors yet.

I'd heard from multiple sources to wait a year or two after a publisher opened its doors to see if it was still around. But if this publisher was good enough for Sharon, that was all I needed to know. I read their story on their website, looked at their contract and submission guidelines and sent off my polished manuscript. Within a week, I had signed with Musa Publishing and had made friends and found support and guidance with the other authors. I hadn't just found a home for my book. I'd found a MY home. Because the wonderful folks at Musa Publishing had a vision and a story, I'm living my dream today.


  1. The Musa ladies are awesome, aren't they, Sara? Glad you're a fellow Musan!

  2. So glad you are living your dream, Sara. And like Helen, glad you're a fellow Musan.

  3. The Musa team rocks. I will enjoy watching the company grow and move from success to success!

  4. Thanks Helen, Eleni and Annie. So glad we're all riding this train together.