ZP Author and Artist News for August 2015



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!




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


ZP Author and Artist News for March 2015


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!




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


ZP Author and Artist News for Dec 2014

December 2014


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.



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.