Monday, September 6, 2010
Welcome, Lindsay Below
When I got my acceptance from MuseItUp Publishing, I’ll admit it -- I cried. Lurkers was my first young adult novel to be accepted and while at that point, I had had some acceptances for my romance pieces (published under the name L. K. Below), I was afraid that my dreams of being a young adult writer might never come to fruition.
Of course, I quickly learned that MuseItUp was not just another publishing credit under my name. No sooner did I introduce myself than I was enfolded in the warm embrace of a close-knit family. I thank my good luck every day that I happened to be welcomed into this group, and I’m sure my feelings are shared by many of my fellow authors.
But I digress. I came here to discuss Lurkers with all of you.
Much like I was before I was accepted, Kayla is meandering through her life, lost as a disaster after disaster falls on her head. Fortunately, she happens to stumble across Jackson Sullivan, a fifteen-year-old scientific genius who guides her path -- much the same way Lea Schizas (the talented and formidable publisher at MuseItUp) and the Muse group have helped to guide me. Jackson helps Kayla to care after her diabetic younger brother Josh, much like the MuseItUp team has helped me to cultivate my baby -- my novel. With their help and support, I am barreling down the path to my happy ending. But I’m afraid you’ll have to read the book to discover whether or not Kayla gets hers.
For now, I’ll cede this space to other talented authors from MuseItUp, most notably Ginger Simpson. You can find me online at http://lbelow.blogspot.com or http://twitter.com/LBelowtheauthor. I love to hear from readers, so don’t be afraid to give me a shout!
A big thanks to Ginger for having me!