Our Passion Is To Help Writers, Experts & Entrepreneurs Bring Forth Life & World-Changing Books

About Muse Literary

Home of Ground-Breaking Fiction & Life-Altering Nonfiction

We believe YOU, the author, should keep your profits and have the final say in what goes into your book.  Unlike traditional publishers who take most of your profits and require you to hand over your creative rights, publishing with us gives you the best of all worlds: bringing your book into the world while keeping your profits and your creative control.

Chicago, the home of Muse Literary is full of rivalries. Co-Founders Sara Connell (Northwestern Alum) and Patricia Fors (Univ of Chicago Alum) have created a team that proves passion triumphs over all.

We do not wear ballgowns often, but we love philanthropy and got together in person for the first time in 2 years at this wonderful event for literacy. This was the night Muse Literary came into being.

Muse Literary may be a new press, but the Muse team has over 35 years of experience publishing award-winning books, audiobooks, launches, and creating partnerships with bookstores, reviewers, and book clubs that span the globe.

And as we assembled this storied team, we asked ourselves what we most wanted from the publishing process and weren’t finding at other publishers as well as what we didn’t like – what felt crummy as an author such as being left on your own to “figure out” marketing, launching, book tours, and reviews. 

Muse Literary is our aim at facilitating the real goal – to make your greatest impact as an author, to contribute your legacy to the collective culture, and to get the most significant ROI (return on investment) in your fantastic book.

We are THRILLED, HONORED, and EXCITED you are here and look forward to the opportunity to GO BIG with YOUR BOOK. We look forward to connecting with you!

Go Big With Your Book

We offer 3 comprehensive and competitive packages to support you on your path to publishcation, all highly catered with your book and success in mind.

Meet Our Founders

Patti Fors


Patricia Fors is a bestselling and award-winning author and Founder of Muse Literary. Her books have been featured on Times Square, KNBC, Women’s World, First for Women, LUX Magazine, and are offered in the highly curated Bedside Reading program.

Her volunteerism and charitable involvement has taken her around the country in support of children, literacy and health issues. She is an active member of the Forbes Business Council and a Sustainer of The Junior League of Chicago.

Sara Connell


Sara Connell is a bestselling author and the founder of Thought Leader Academy where she helps coaches, writers and entrepreneurs become bestselling authors and speakers. She has been featured on: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, NPR, Katie Couric and TEDx.

Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, The Bangelore Review, IO Literary Journal, and Penumbra & Psychobabble. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.

Did you ever wonder why our logo says Chicago / New York / Paris / Rome?

We are based in Chicago, but the very first places to pick up our books and showcase them in bookstores and with author signings were New York, Paris and Rome so we give honor and ‘give a nod’ to those cities that supported us in the early days!