MEDUSA’S MUSE — Transforming Chaos into Art
Publishing non-fiction, memoir, and children’s books about people whose lives are transformed through chaos and art. Also publishing how-to books to nurture the DIY spirit. With a muse like Medusa, what other books could we possibly publish other than those featuring do-it-yourself, chaotic transformations?
by Shannon Drury
What does a feminist do when she becomes a middle class, stay-at-home mom? Fight even harder for the rights of women!
Through vivid tales of street action, political campaigns (both Michele Bachmann and Al Franken make appearances), school curriculum debates, SWAT officers, flame wars, ultrasounds, white-liberal guilt, feminists with no interest in children, moms with no interest in politics, and gay marriage, The Radical Housewife depicts the struggle of one woman to understand herself and her role as a well-educated woman who chooses—for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the “glass ceiling” that enables her husband to earn a greater salary than she could—to stay home and raise her children.
Ultimately, Shannon Drury asks the question: What does “family values” really mean? After reading The Radical Housewife, the answer may surprise you.
Author Bio: Shannon Drury is a writer, at-home parent, and feminist activist. She writes a regular column for the Minnesota Women’s Press and served six years as the president of Minnesota NOW. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.
Ebook available June, 2014. Print version August 2014 $12.99
But you can read about feminism and motherhood on Shannon Drury’s blog The Radical Housewife .
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Since 2007, Medusa’s Muse has published books with a DIY spirit (not home improvement DIY, but artistic, musical, political DIY… although if your life was transformed through a kitchen remodel, then by all means, submit that story). That Do-It-Yourself spirit also fuels the staff; each member of the team brings hard work, unique talent, and a willingness to learn something new. Think it’s crazy to start a publishing company on your kitchen table? Read the blog to see just how crazy (and thrilling) it is.
We will work with unknown, never-before-published, authors, but only if they behave professionally (meaning they have an excellent query, a polished and edited manuscript, and can follow directions). For submission information, see the submissions page.