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Romancing Your Muse

Helping writers find their path to success.

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The Muse Whisperers

Kathleen Shoop is the best-selling author of twenty books and lots of short stories. Her novels have spent time on Amazon’s top 100 (the overall store) list and earned many awards. A lifelong learner, she has a PhD in reading research and worked for decades in classrooms coaching teachers in ways to approach literacy instruction. Kathleen’s work in schools enriched her writing process and she uses these dual experiences to assist authors looking to share their tales with the world. In addition to writing and supporting authors along their publication paths, Kathleen presents workshops at various conferences, co-coordinates Mindful Writers Retreats, and is co-founder of

Abigail Drake is an award-winning author of over twenty novels, novellas, and short stories. She is also a conference coordinator, a workshop presenter, and a dedicated writing teacher. Her degrees are in Japanese and Economics, and she lived abroad for many years before devoting herself full-time to writing. She's spent nearly a decade learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry, both as a traditional and self-published author, and she has vast experience with both publishing models. She is the co-founder of

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The Real Story

Romancing Your Muse is the collaboration and love child of two successful authors, Kathleen Shoop and Abigail Drake. They want to share what they've learned through many years in the publishing industry in order to help other authors achieve their writing and career goals. 

If you have a story in your heart that you're eager to tell, or if you've written a book that isn't quite getting the attention it deserves, let Kathleen and Abigail put their combined writing experience to work for you.

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"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"

Henry David Thoreau

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It is a real asset to have this team available in helping me become the writer that I have always dreamed I could be.

Author Lisa Valli

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“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works”

Virginia Woolf

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