ZP Author and Artist News for May 2015

News

 

Artist Kim Antell had one of her photographs featured in the Spring 2015 literary journal, The Rio Review, at Austin Community College.

 

Artist Yehoshua Reyez shares more art from his creation Axsorg! – a time-faring, psychic, were-spider!

 

Cover Desginer Tamian Wood shares her Cover Design Portfolio Beyond Design International 2014 video featuring a ton of ZP titles. Another ZP Artist Cathy Helms created the video. It showcases both of their skills quite nicely!

 

Rajendra Kher signed a contract with Platinum Press (LeadStart Publishing group) for his non-fiction title EMPIRE OF THE GODS. The book will be available in print in 2016. Congrats!

 

Appearances

 

May 29-31, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver will be at the FanExpoDallas/Dallas ComicCon in the artist alley section. Come on by and say “Howdy!”

 

Book Trailers

 

This month is a book trailer is for Dorien Grey’s mystery novel from ZP’s Boundless Imprint called – Dante’s Circle

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ZP Author and Artist News for April 2015

 

News

Graphic Artist April Martinez is celebrating a birthday this month. Join us in wishing her a Happy Birthday!

The magic number 42. Douglas Adams would be proud. 😛

Artist Yehoshua Reyez has been busy working on his creation Axsorg! – a time-faring, psychic, were-spider!

He’s got more! So we’ll be sharing some more of Yehoshua’s cool concepts next month!

Cover Desginer Tamian Wood won an E-book Cover Design Gold Star Award! Fantastic!

  

Look at the beautiful art from artist Charles Bernard. A werewolf in love!

Rie Sheridan Rose’s short story collection RieTales from Mocha Memoirs will debut this month

Alana Lorens will be teaching a fiction writing course at the Corry Hi-Ed through the month of April, focusing on writing with diversity and creating interesting, sometimes out of this world settings.

Appearances

Apr 9-12, 2015 – Author Rie Sheridan Rose will be attending the Austin International Poetry Festival as well as participating in workshops and readings.

April 22-25, 2015 – Author Arlene Sachitano will be signing her new book, Crazy as a Quilt at the AQS Quilt week show in Paducah Kentucky. She’ll be in the Craftmans Touch Book Booth from 9-6 and Saturday 9-5.

Ma2 2, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will have a 15-minute “Author’s Alley” slot at Malice Domestic, the mystery convention in Bethesda MD, at 1 PM, talking about WorldBuilding, Real and Fanciful.

Book Trailers

This month is a book trailer is for Christine Marciniak’s young adult novel Honestly, Ali!

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ZP Author and Artist News for March 2015

News

Artist Kaolin Fire has a darling drawing app he originally created for his son called “Baby Paints” – Let your toddler or infant paint your screen with fingers and toes—a screenful of notes and colors will keep them entertained for hours, dragging their attention back if they stray.

 

Kim Baccellia received an OCCRWA Rose for signing her contract for Book 3 of the Goddesses series with ZP! Nice!

 

Here’s a sample of work by artist Bill Neagle – nice stuff!

 

Cover Desginer Tamian Wood is running a SPECIAL! 20% off a Book Cover design with 2 new clients and 10% off referrals.

 

Also send kind thoughts for Tamian and her dog Poppy. Poor thing has pneumonia and is keeping his parents very worried.

 

Artist Charles Bernard has New FREE art instruction videos! The free videos are a nice introduction to his Complete Illustration Art Course from Online Art Academy! A great way to get an art education without having to spend thousands of dollars going to a classroom art school.

 

Rie Sheridan Rose was the editor on Avast, Ye Airships, a new steampunk anthology. She also has a short story in Malice: Some Are Born Bad. On the ZP side, the second volume of the Conn-Mann Chronicles entitled “The Nearly Notorious Nun” is now in edits and will possibly be making its debut later this year!

 

Rajendra Kher has signed a contract with Leadstart Publshing House (Platinum Press), India for his English novel: ‘UDAYAN; The Musician King of Vatsa’. The novel will be available in Paperback and all electronic formats throughout India in 160 cities and also abroad. Congratulations!

 

Artist Brad Fraunfelter has been busy! Below is one of his newest cover creations. It was even picked as the Editor’s Choice at the Advanced Photoshop Magazine! Congrats!

 

Appearances

 

Mar 12-15, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver andChibiChains will be in Addison in the Dealers Room during All-Con 2015.

 

Mar 12-15, 2015 – Author Rie Sheridan Rose and Elizabeth Burton will be in San Antonio for EPICon 2015.

 

Mar 21-22, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will be attending The Liberty State Writer’s Conference in Woodridge, NJ.

 

Book Trailers

 

This month is a book trailer is for Gloria Oliver’s fantasy novel The Price of Mercy

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ZP Author and Artist News for February 2015

News

 

ZP is still working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. Feb-March we’re hoping will be our lucky months!

Greg Austin’s Sci-fi screenplay SIAN was a finalist at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival! The short story version, Morgan Jones and Greg Austin co-wrote with his brother, won a contest to be published in the 2015 Sci-fi anthology, Words in Future Tense. Super Congrats, guys!

Here’s a look at Tamian Wood’s lovely book cover work for another group.

 

 

Appearances

Feb 7-8, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver andChibiChains will be at the Irving Convention Center as part of Dallas ComicCon Fan Days 2.0

Feb 13-16, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will be attending Boskone 52 in Boston, MA.

Fed 13-15, 2015 – Gloria Oliver andChibiChains will be at ConDFW in DallasElizabeth Burton and Rie Sheridan will also be there! Mini ZP Gathering! Woot!

Book Trailers

 

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Christine Marciniak’s Honestly, Ali!.

 

ZP Author and Artist News for Dec 2014

December 2014

News

ZP is still working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. Ran into a couple of issues, but they’re being worked out. This will happen! Soon!

Avalon Graphics aka Cathy Helms won the 2014 Rone Cover Award under the Mystery/Suspense catergory! Congrats!

See more of her cover work here.

Here is a poster artist Brad Fraunfelter made for a client. It includes the five main characters of the ongoing series. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Poster by Brad Fraunfelter

Each character was painted separately and then placed into the overall composite. The main character at center was created through the use of photography of a model in costume, and then was repainted in the computer. Also the Medusa character was created in a similar way. This was a model that was photographed in a studio setting, and was then manipulated and repainted over digitally to add the snake skin, snakes on the hair, jewelry, etc.


 

Appearances

Looks like all our authors are busy with their families this coming holiday season, so no appearance updates for Decemeber. But they do wish you and yours a wonderful set of holidays!

Book Trailers

 

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Gloria Oliver’s Willing Sacrifice.

ZP Author and Artist News for Nov 2014

News

 

ZP is working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. The looks is just about there, but there’s still lots to do. Keep checking back and we’ll let you know when it’s ready. This month we are even closer to ther reveal, but not quite there yet. Soon!

We are delighted to announce that JoSelle Vanderhooft’s Ebenezer is a finalist in the Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction category of the 2014 Rainbow Awards!

 

 

Appearances

 

Gloria Oliver will be at Roll 2 Play Nov 15 in Coppell, TX. She’ll be talking about her books, play Dungeons and Dragons, and stay for the showing of Wolf’s Children. She’ll be sharing the spotlight with the cast and crew of Tauiran Film’s webseries Party Girl.

On Nov 21-23, Roberta Rogow will be part at Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Roberta Rogow will also be participating at ChessieCon in Baltimore, MD on Nov 28-30.

 

 

Book Trailers

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Dorien Grey’s Caesar’s Fall.

 

ZP Author and Artist News for Oct 2014

News

ZP is working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. The looks is just about there, but there’s still lots to do. Keep checking back and we’ll let you know when it’s ready.

 

Appearances

Roberta Rogow will be appearing at the 12th Annual Collingswood Book Fair Oct 11th in Collingswood, NJ.

Kim Baccellia will be part of KidLitCon 2014 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento, CA. She and two other authors will be discussing Finding and Reviewing the Best in Diverse Children’s and YA

On Oct 12, Roberta Rogow will be part of “Meet The Authors Day” at the Oldbridge Public Library in Oldbridge NJ.

Gloria Oliver will be at the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days Oct 17-19 in Irving, TX.

Lyndi Alexander is teaching two workshops October 18 in Erie, PA at the Pennwriters Mini-Conference: “A writer’s road trip 2.” There’s no need to pack a picnic lunch or look for a roadside rest, a luncheon buffet is included.

Alana Lorens is having a fundraising booksigning event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in conjunction with Women’s Services, Inc., with her Pittsburgh Lady Lawyers series books, on October 28 at a local bakery. Two dollars from the sale of each book will go to the organization, which has a battered women’s shelter, counseling and much more to help survivors of domestic violence.

Arlene Sachitano will be signing books from her quilt mystery series The Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mysteries at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX from Oct 29 thru Nov 2.

Book Trailers

 

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Gloria Oliver’s In the Service of Samurai.

 

ZP Author and Artist News for Sept 2014

September 2014

News

Elizabeth Burton, our intrepid editor, has a new FaceBook page called “The Ornery Editor” – eventually she hopes to have a blog tied to it as well. Go see what makes her Ornery!

Gloria Oliver lent her daughter a hand and a new Chibi Chains website has been born. With a totally new personality, the website shines! Go take a look.

 

Appearances

Gloria Oliver and Rie Sheridan Rose will be a guests and have a table at Fencon Aug 26-28 in Addison, TX.

Roberta Rogow will be appearing at the Jamesburg Street Fair Sept 27th in Jamesburg, NJ.

Book Trailers

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Rie Sheridan Rose’s The Marvelous Mechanical Man.

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