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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Rebel Nation

by Christopher Stires

Rebel Natio

 

The truth grows poisonous in the dark

In a nation where the Confederacy is a world power, shots ring out, and a famed civil rights leader is murdered.

McKenna Alexander is an investigative reporter who isn’t afraid to challenge those in power, and something about this assassination screams “conspiracy.” As she digs deeper, she begins to uncover an ugly secret that began during the Second World War and is only now coming to fruition.

As she races to expose the conspirators, they race to ensure her permanent silence, and only her despised ex-husband is willing to help her stay alive.

 

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ISBN:    9781936144839

Print price:   $17.99, at 348 pages

eBook price:   $6.99

You can get a taste by reading the sample chapters below.

 

Jewel of the Gods

by Gloria Oliver

Jewel of the Gods

 

Weird things happen really fast.

When fate sends Red and his crewmates to the coveted port of Syrras, it is an opportunity he plans to take full advantage of. Unfortunately, his search for a little adventure hands him a lot more than he ever bargained for.

Changed by unknown magics into something other than himself, he’s told a terrible secret. One he must now help protect, even as he is tasked to find those responsible. Failure will cost him his body, his way of life, everything that makes him who he is.

 

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ISBN:    9781612712529

Print price:   $15.99, at 252 pages

eBook price:   $6.99

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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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Sword of the Mogul

by Harold R. Thompson

 

Sword of the Mogul

 

 

Duty has a price

Empire and Honor 3

Reconciled with his uncle, William Dudley arrives in India just as the Great Sepoy Mutiny plunges the country into bloody chaos. Resolved to do what he thinks right as the rebellion escalates, Dudley and his company are detached on a special mission that culminates in surrender and betrayal.

After orchestrating a daring escape, Dudley struggles to redeem his failure and find purpose in a world of seeming unending battle and unspeakable cruelty, from the doomed defense of Cawnpore to the desperate Relief of Lucknow.

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ISBN:    9781612712765

Print price:   $17.99, at 392 pages

eBook price:   $6.99

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The Black Nebula

by Robert E. Varderman

 

The Black Nebula

 

 

 

Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of your command chair.

The final chapter in the Star Frontiers trilogy

The Death Fleet is on course for Earth, and Pier Norlin and the crew of the Preceptor are determined to stop them. True to his duty as an imperial officer, even if a self-appointed one, Norlin is determined to carry the warning of impending invasion to Emperor Arian.

The reality, though, is that the empire is corrupt and the emperor is a perverted, sadistic madman. Hailed as a conquering hero after he survives one of Arian’s “war games,” Norlin discovers he’s a target for both those determined to stay in power and the factions seeking to overthrow the government.

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ISBN:    9781934841945

Print price:   $12.99, at 204 pages

eBook price:   $6.99

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ALex, Who Won His War

by Chester Aaron

Alex, Who Won His War

 

 

War comes to Connecticut

For 14-year-old Alex Kellar, the war can’t be over soon enough. His beloved older brother Oliver is with the 101st Airborne, right in the heart of Nazi Germany’s last-ditch battle for survival.

That battle is about to come closer to home, beginning with Alex and his friend Larry discovering a drowned man washed up on the beach. When the body is identified as a German spy, the boys bask for a brief time in the spotlight. It’s an exhilarating moment.

Except once the spotlight is gone, Alex discovers that spy was not alone, and the lives of two elderly women his brother made him promise to look after—not to mention Alex’s parents and older sister—are in great danger. Dare he tell the authorities the secret? If he doesn’t, will it betray all Oliver is fighting to protect?

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ISBN:    9781936144266

Print price:   $13.99, at 240 pages

eBook price:   $6.99

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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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Crazy as a Quilt

by Arlene Sachitano

 

Family can be murder

A quilting conference brings Harriet Truman face-to-face with a past she had been happy to forget. Then she learns the quilter staying at Aiden Jalbert’s house is an old flame whose real agenda might not involve needle and thread.

Then the old flame is found dead in Aiden’s temporary living quarters, and all the evidence points to him. Unless Harriet and the Threads can track down the real killer, Harriet’s blooming romance may wither on the stem.

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ISBN:    9781612712826

Print price:   $13.99, at 228 pages

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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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