Have you ever noticed how
the Shadows claim some of the absolute BEST people in the world?
They blend into the fluctuations of light and mist, keeping their lights hidden.
Muse has such an unsung powerhouse, creator of our logo and promise...Building the Team to Achieve the Dream.
We have our Queen, the deliciously amusing Lea Schizas, but we also have our Unsung Empress
Her Majesty Litsa Kamateros.
If asked, many would be unable to tell you of the
magic Litsa performs in her quiet, but consistent way for all of us here at
Muse It Up Publishing, Inc.
Being a believer in revealing our veins of
pure gold, I am as of this moment amending my oversight.
Litsa Kamateros, this is your Empress Exposé.
Let me begin with my own personal rippling reasons for bowing at the feet of our Empress.
Some of you will remember my award winning author daughter Kat Holmes having a seizure right here, in my room, on my bed, while I happily and unknowingly click-clacked away on my keyboard.
Unlike most of Kat's convulsive seizures, and because she was on my bed, she did not make the loud thumping sounds I have my ear always hitched to hear.
So imagine my horror when I turned around and found Kat with my
metal nail file sticking out of her chest, her hand still locked on the handle, and a look of pain filled horror on her face. No mother should have such an image locked away in her memory files, but I do.
Guilt, extreme levels of guilt assailed me, and tears. Into this mess, I spoke with Lea. I think my voice was shaking and quickily the story unfolded. It always helps talking to Lea, but Lea took it one step further. She told Litsa what happened, and before the day ended, Litsa had
scoured the internet looking for resources for Kat and me so she would never impale herself again.
Let me repeat that...Litsa DROPPED everything and went to work finding me the resources I needed HERE in New Jersey from her home up there in Canada, because just as we have become a family at Muse,
Lea and Litsa show us every day how to model this family by their own generosity.
Litsa, you became my guiding star that day, and there isn't a day I don't thank every power in the universe for being a part of this marvelous entity you and Lea created called
Muse It Up Publishing, Inc.
I KNOW I am not alone in feeling this way.
Moving on...I could not be at the recent Muse Retreat in Canada, but have happily devoured every image, and every report, about that delightful weekend.
The one theme that runs through everyone's accounting is how incredible Litsa is.
She coordinated the fans, directing them from her unassuming place, towards the authors of their favorite génré's and in multiple languages. (How I envy her ability to schmooz in so many dialects.)
There are pictures...hang on while I post a few...of our beautiful Empress at what she does on the ball here,
on the ball there, while also promoting her own book,
co-written with our Queen. AUTISM EPIDEMIC Shaking the System
And let's not forget, it is Litsa who goes out there into that big, big world and overwhelmes them with their need to have a Muse Booksigning in their store...
(she's our little lady carrying a surprisingly big stick)...or host Lea and Litsa on their radio shows, etc., etc., etc.
Publishing is on the rise....in its first year look at the strides we've made, and we owe each and every one of them to BOTH
Queen Lea, and Empress Litsa.
we do not always remember to tell you
"thank you" adequately for all you do for us, but know this, none of us at Muse could succeed without you staunchly leading our way.
Love You Deeply Our Empress.
Hail to our Empress, long may she rule!