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!
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.
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 OliverRie Sheridan Rose and Elizabeth K. Burton – This year they’ll be at a new venue, so should be exciting!
This month is a book trailer is for K.D. Hays and Meg Weidman from the Thresholds Imprint called – Toto’s Tale
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Twenty-two-year-old George Washington was pleased by his promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and quite content to be the second-in-command of Governor Robert Dinwiddie’s expedition to remove the French from the Ohio Valley.
Then Joshua Fry, the mission’s elderly commanding officer, is killed in a fall from his horse. Washington, whose experience in battle is all but nonexistent, is suddenly in command of the Virginia Regiment at a remote field in the Allegheny Mountains called Great Meadows—and the enemy is coming.
ARC is available for reviewers. Tradepaperback, Kindle, Nook, and more will be available soon.