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ZP Author and Artist News for Feb 2017

February 2017

News

Author Rie Sheridan Rose will be debuting the third of the Conn-Mann Chronicles titled The Incredibly Irritating Irishman at ConDFW.

Author Rebecca Kightlinger will be attending the National Book Critics Circle annual meeting with finalists’ readings and NBCC awards ceremony. There will be some great new novels to read, study, and learn from prior to attending the readings!

 

Appearances

February 10-12, 2017 – Gloria Oliver, Rie Sheridan Rose, and Elizabeth K. Burton will be panelists and be in the dealers’ room of ConDFW in Fort Worth, TX.

ConDFW 2017

February 17-19, 2017 – author Kathryn Sullivan will be in attendance at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, CA.

Gallifrey One 2017

 

If you happen to come to either venue, drop on by and say “Howdy!” 🙂

 

 

ZP Author and Artist News for Dec 2016

December 2016

News

 

Author Rebecca Kightlinger just copyedited three fiction pieces for The Stonecoast Review. All three have been submitted for the Pushcart Prize. Wish her luck!

 

Author Roberta Rogow will be the Fan Guest of Honor at Lunacon 2017. Congrats!

LunaCon 2017

 

Artist François Thisdale recently won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. The award is the highest recognition in Canada for Children’s Literature. Two books he illustrated had been shortlisted in previous years. This year he won the Award for his illustrations in the book Missing Nimama. Congrats!

Missing Nimama

 

Artist Jared Boggess’ cover for the Assassination of Ambrose Bierce has won the Society of Illustrators 59—one of the top competitions in the states. It will be featured in their exhibit this February. This is his second book cover selected by the Society of Illustrators. Congrats!

Assassination - Jared Boggess

 

 

Book Trailers

 

This month’s book trailer is for Gloria Oliver’s YA novel – Willing Sacrifice.

 

ZP Author and Artist News for Nov 2016

November 2016

Boo Witch

News

 

Author Rie Sheridan Rose will be participating in this years NaNoWriMo. This will be the 13th year she has participated in the event. Rie commented “some have been more successful than others. ;)” Kudos to all who decide to participate this year. Good luck!

 

Author Gloria oliver recently released a historical/alternate history/thriller novelette titled Charity and Sacrifice.

Gloria also recently went on an overseas trip for a one week whirlwind tour in the Mediterranean. Here are a couple of tantalizing pictures from her trip.

Gloria Oliver - Mediterranean Trip - Cinque Terre

Gloria Oliver - Mediterranean - Sunset

 

Author Roberta Rogow’s song “The ship” has been nominated for the Pegasus Award for Best Classic Filk, given by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest. The winner will be announced on November 5, at the convention’s banquet. Let’s wish her luck!

 

Author Kim Baccellia’s YA thriller Candle In The Wind is a finalist in the Pages From the Heart RWA contest! Congrats!

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Appearances

 

Author Rie Sheridan Rose will be at the Wimberley Flood Gauges 1st Variety Sale & Show (Steampunk Event) on 11/5/2016.

 

Author Roberta Rogow will be attending PhilCon on 11/18-11/20/2016.

She will also be at ChessieCon 2016 on 11/25-11/27/2016.

 

We hope you have a
Happy Halloween

ZP Author and Artist News for June 2016

June 2016

News

Artist/Designer Tamian Wood has unveilied a shiny new website! You can check it out at www.BeyondDesignInternational.com

She’s also shared a neat spread of pages from a children’s book she recently finished designing and laying out.

 

Author Ann Curtin won an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival for her ZP published Novel – Dreamcatcher. Congrats Ann!

Author Kate Dolan has joined the guys at the Jump Rope Jam as a guest on their podcast. Kate has recently published the novel “Roped In”, which deals with competitive jump roping.

Gloria oliver – recently received an Honorable Mention for her fantasy short story “The Queen Lorellai” for Q1 2016 from the Writers of the Future.

 

Appearances

Gloria Oliver will be at Fan Expo Dallas June 3-5, 2016.

Then on June 24-26, she will also be at Sooner Con!

ZP Author and Artist News for April 2016

April 2016

News

 

(writing as K.D. Hays) will be featured in Southern Writers Magazine’s “What’s the Story” section explaining the inspiration for her latest book, Roped In. Since Kate was a jump rope coach for eight years and Roped In is a mystery surrounding a jump rope competition, the story behind the story could have easily stretched to novel length all by itself.

Stephen Tiano – who works as a book designer, Page Compositor and Layour Artist – has been quite busy recently. He’s currently working on three book interiors, one of which is a sort of retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a transgender twist!

See some of what he’s been working on below.

Author has signed a contract with Leadstart Publishing Corp. for his upcoming non-fiction work Life After Life; Lifting the veil on Death. Congrats!

has a short story titled “It’s…Complicated” in the anthology Lightships and Sabers which should see release 4/18/16.

 

 

 

Appearances

 

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Book Trailers

 

This month’s book trailer is for novel – Always Ali!

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ZP Author and Artists News for Feb 2016

News

We at Zumaya mourn deeply the loss of Roger Margason, better known as Dorien Grey, and Joan Blacher, two well-respected and talented mystery writers. Both were a joy to work with, I will miss being able to spend time with them, even if only virtually, more than I can say.

 

Award-winning author Dr. Joan Blacher, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for the past twenty years, was a former university professor and director of a counseling and guidance graduate program. She was the author of the mystery novels Murder Canyon, Lethal Lake, and Death on the Run, and co-author of Difficult Teens: A Parents Guide for Coping.

Her works were published in counseling and educational journals, mystery publications, magazines, newspapers, and she was a former member of a counseling journal’s editorial board. In 2003, the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists awarded her its Carl Vincent Award for her literary contribution to mental health with the publication of Difficult Teens.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Norman, who has requested her mystery series featuring forensic psychologist Ardis Jensen remain available to readers.

 

When long-time book and magazine editor Roger Margason chose the pseudonym “Dorien Grey” for his first novel, it set off a chain of circumstances that led to a comfortable division of labor and responsibility. Roger had charge of day-to-day existence, freeing Dorien (with the help of Roger’s fingers) to write. Both Roger and Dorien died in November after a minor surgical procedure resulted in fatal complications.

Two years into college, Roger left to join the Naval Aviation Cadet program. Washing out after a year, he spent the rest of his brief military career on an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean at the height of the Cold War. Returning to Northern Illinois University after service, he graduated with a BA in English and embarked on a series of jobs that worked him into the editing field.

While working for a Los Angeles publishing house, he was instrumental in establishing a division exclusively for the publication of gay paperbacks and magazines, of which he became editor. He moved on to edit a leading LA-based international gay men’s magazine. Then, tiring of earthquakes, brush fires, mud slides, and riots, he returned to the Midwest, where Dorien emerged, full-blown, like Venus from the sea. They were inseparable (and interchangeable) from that point on.

Roger—and Dorien, of course—moved back to Chicago in 2006, where they devoted time to writing and travel. Both Dorien’s excellent mystery series—Elliott Smith and John and Dick Hardest—will remain available to readers, as he requested. His popular blog will also remain available with the able assistance of his good friend Gary Brown.

Rajendra Kher’s non-fiction book Empire of the Gods has been released.

 

One of our artists, April Martinez, has just published a lovely coloring book called Patterns.

 

 

Gloria Oliver has received a contract for a historical/alternate-history novelette entitled Charity and Sacrifice which should see release in October 2016.

 

 

Appearances

Zumaya will have a table a ConDFW on February 12-14, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Come meet some of our writers and editors!
Author Gloria Oliver will also have a table and will participate in panels at ConDFW as well. Come on by and say “Howdy!”

 

 

Book Trailers

This month’s book trailer is for Kate Dolan’s novel – Avery’s Treasure

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ZP AUTHOR AND ARTIST NEWS FOR OCTOBER 2015

News

One of our artists, Tamian Wood, was chosen by the publisher of Pope Francis to do the cover for his Encyclical Letter Landato Si.

And now she’s even won an award for that cover from The Book Designer.com peeps! Congrats!

Greg Austin’s feature screenplay “Haven’s End” is an Official Selection at Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico. So far, it’s a quarter finalist in Screencraft’s Sci-fi competition. How cool is that? Congrats, Greg!

And as if that wasn’t enough “Haven’s End” is also a finalist in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest and his short sci-fi screenplay “Sian” is a finalist in the National Irish Film Awards.

 

Appearances

Oct 8-11, 2015 -Author Roberta Rogow will be attending the Mystery Convention Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh, NC.

Oct 16-18, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver will be in the artist alley of Dallas ComicCon’s Fan Days in Irving, TX.

 

Book Trailers

This month is a book trailer is for Dorien Grey a from the Boundless Imprint called – His Name is John

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ZP AUTHOR AND ARTIST NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

News

ALWAYS ALI!, the fourth book in the Ali Caldwell series, by Christine Marciniak will be released soon. Ali finally thinks she has her life together, when a new girl at school sends everything topsy-turvy.
If you prefer getting your ebooks from iTunes – some of our more recent titles can now be found there! If you check for your favorite title here at the ZP site, there’ll be a new iTunes/iBook icon on the book page.

Yet another way to find our titles for your enjoyment! 🙂

We keep adding more venues as ties go by and we’ll keep you informed of developments.
One of our artists, Tamian Wood, was chosen by the publisher of Pope Francis to do the cover for his Encyclical Letter Landato Si. How cool is that? Congrats, Tamian!


Rie Sheridan Rose will be celebrating the release of Bruce and Roxanne: From Start to Finnish from Yard Dog Press at FenCon in Sept 2015.
Lyndi Alexander participated in the First Annual Book Sale on the Mercer County Courthouse grounds, July 25, 2015, sponsored by the West Pennsylvania authors. The event, held in conjunction with the Saturday Farmer’s Market, was well attended and very successful.

**This month we got some not so great news and our second loss to our roster**

“It’s with deep sadness that I report our fellow Zumayan, James Choron, died of pneumonia and complications of asthma in Moscow, Russia, on July 23 of this year. Jim and I were in the process of developing a new, updated version of his excellent collection of paranormal investigations, Footprints in the Snow: True Tales of Haunted Russia. He was a delightful person to talk with and will be very much missed.”

He will be missed.

 

Appearances

Sep 4-7, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver is on the Emergency Waiting List for Animefest 2015 in Dallas, TX. What this means is if a table frees up at the last minute, she’ll have to drop everything that Friday and GO! Wish her luck! 🙂
Sep 25-27, 2015 – Will see several Zumayans at Fencon 12 in Dallas, TX. Attending will be Gloria Oliver Rie Sheridan Rose and Elizabeth K. Burton – This year they’ll be at a new venue, so should be exciting!

 

Book Trailers

This month is a book trailer is for K.D. Hays and Meg Weidman from the Thresholds Imprint called – Toto’s Tale

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ZP Author and Artist News for August 2015

News

 

Look at this gorgeous new cover work by Brad Fraunfelter for one of his many clients! Nice!

 

Since we’re based in Austin, ZP decided to go BIG at this year’s ArmadilloCon! We brought three BIG prizes to raffle away, as well as a ton of other little ones. Here’s a look at the lovely items!

Lighted Bonsai Tree – to tie with the release of the fantasy novel Jewel of the Gods

A pair of Steampunk Book Ends – to tie in to the soon to be released sequel to The Marvelous Mechanical Man by Rie Sheridan Rose.

And… because who in their right mind wouldn’t want it – the Folio Society’s 50th Anniversary Edition of Dune!

We hope to do as much, if not more, next year! So make your plans to come and win!

 

Appearances

 

Aug 1-2, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will be at the Pi-Con, a Science Fiction Convention set near Hartford, CT.

Aug 7-9, 2015 – will also see Roberta Rogow at Deadly Ink, a mystery convention, Brunswick, NJ.

And because she’s not busy enough, Roberta Rogow will also be busy the weekend of Aug 19-23, 2015 at Sasquan, this years World Science Fiction Convention, being held in Spokane, WA.

 

Book Trailers

 

This month is a book trailer is for Dorien Grey from the Boundless Imprint called – Calico

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