Muse Literary


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.

The home of ground-breaking fiction and life-altering nonfiction

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.

  • Cubs / Sox
  • Northside / Southside
  • Gino’s Deep Dish / Connie’s “26th Street Style” Stuffed / Giordano’s Thin Crust

In a town known for friendly rivalries and hard work, Muse Literary is no different.

Books on a mission.

Sara Connell and Patricia Fors,
co-founders of Muse Literary

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!

Our passion is to help writers, experts and entrepreneurs bring forth life and world-changing books 

Sara Connell is a bestselling author and the founder of Thought Leader Academy where she helps coaches, writers, and entrepreneurs become bestselling authors and in-demand TEDx speakers. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX, Katie Couric, and TEDx.  Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Forbes, Tri-QuarterlyGood Housekeeping, and Parenting. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.

Sara Connell