Ivy Peterson is Less-Than-Ordinary. She’s so very Less-than-Ordinary that sometimes she feels invisible. She is also Not Very Brave.
But part of her wishes she could be something More, that something Extraordinary and Completely Unusual would happen. What she forgets about wishes is that they do sometimes come true.
Ivy accidentally falls into Zandria, a magical world that exists just outside her own. And she’s trapped there because someone has stolen the Talisman of Zandria, a magical amulet that controls the five gates the worlds. She and her new friends—the wizard Arden, his young apprentice Connor, and a pair of fairies—set off on a quest to recover the Talisman, a journey of discovery that will change Ivy in ways she never could have imagined.
Zumaya is going to participate in the MatchBook Discount Program at Amazon. So when you purchase a trade paperback copy of one of ZP's awesome titles, you'll be able to get the kindle version to go with it for FREE! 56 titles are already included and more will be added to the program everyday!
Rie Sheridan Rose is using NaNoWriMo to work on the 2nd adventure of the Conn-mann Chronicles entitled "The Incredibly Irritating Irishman."
A young woman is killed by a hit-and-run driver, and when Ardis learns she knew the victim neither her heavy workload nor her husband’s disapproval keeps her from agreeing to help with the investigation.
The more she and Detective Larry Hopkins learn, however, the less they know; and when the man Ardis considers the prime suspect also ends up dead, the mystery just gets murkier.
Who was the mystery man Lori had known who suddenly appeared in her life again? The answer is not only surprising but deadly.
It's a little late, but...here's the October news!
Artist François Thisdale is a finalist in the TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards!
Carole Waterhouse be signing books and giving a presentation on character development at the Celebrate the Book Festival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 19. The festival will be held in the St. Patrick's Parish Activities Center from 9-5.
Rie Sheridan Rose has a story in Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers named "MacKenzie's Rose" from Horrified Press debuting October 23. Inaccurate Realities premiere issue out October 3 has a story of hers named "Dead Man's Pond". The October issue of Lorelei Signal is scheduled to have "Steel Velvet". And one of her poems, named "Long Ago and Grandfather Clock" will appear in the October 15th issue of Black Cat Lit ezine.
Barbara Mountjoy, who writes for Zumaya as Lyndi Alexander(Windmills)and Alana Lorens (Second Chances), took the first place award for flash fiction at Context 26 in Columbus, Ohio, for her story "The Mission." This is her second time entering the contest, last time taking second place.
Our error is your gain! We still have some copies of The Marvelous Mechanical Man which was misprinted into the wrong size. So get your collectible copy (which will be signed by the author!) for the low price of $10. And will include FREE SHIPPING! Order your copy today from the ZP bookstore before they're all gone!
Fiona Jayde, one of ZP's cover artists, won two awards at the recent RONE awards put together by InDTale magazine. The awards were for Best Contemporary Cover and Best Fantasy Cover. The best fantasy cover is the main graphic on her website - www.FionaJaydeMedia.com. Congrats, Fiona!
Charles Bernard, not only creates gorgeous book covers, but he also produces art instruction videos. One of his videos has been accepted by 'Advanced Photoshop' magazine! The magazine is published in England by Imagine Publishing.
The video will be featured on the DVD that comes with the magazine. An intro to the video will appear in the section of the
magazine called 'on the disc'. It will be featured in issue 114, on sale October 3rd! Totally awesome!
Ali Caldwell figures her fifteen minutes of fame have expired, and she is ready to ditch the TV cameras. That’s hard to do when she has to spend Thanksgiving with her mother in Malibu, where they’ll be filming the Christmas special for their reality show.
Then her little brother disappears while she’s in charge of him, and and everyone in the world is watching and blaming her, including her mother. Ali is determined to find him and make everything right, but life is ever that simple.
Purchase the trade paperback from Amazon as well as in ebook for Kindle and NOOK.
Bio-terrorists release a plague in the United States that spreads to kill most of the world’s Caucasian population. As the deadly virus mutates, Tzu Shin, a renowned medical doctor and biologist, defects from China to help develop a cure. His only daughter, Lin Kwan, is left behind in Hong Kong with her aunt.
Then Kwan’s father summons her from across the sea to bring him Chinese medicinal herbs he needs to develop a cure. Lonely and missing her parents, she accepts the challenge, traveling with her sensei Li Zhong to the New World.
But a Chinese assassin is on her trail, determined to kill her and Li Zhong, and when Kwan discovers her father has disappeared, she sets out on a journey to find him and deliver her precious cargo, a quest that she may not survive.