So, yes, Nightscape Press has unveiled the cover to my new novella Butterfly Potion. I'm very pleased with it.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Okay, there is a sale going on. As this sale is happening through April, 100 copies of Fractal Despondency sold in kindle get you TZ singing "Friday" by Rebecca Black. 200 copies and I’ll do a second song as voted by popular demand... or not. We'll put it to a vote, if the situation presents itself. Maybe we can come up with something else cool, too.
It's only $1.49.
All the money from these sales will be going to the Santa Fe Recovery Center, which provides treatment to individuals struggling with addictions to drugs and/or alcohol. Recovering alcoholic myself, it's a good place for the moolah to go.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Nightscape Press presents:
by Trent Zelazny
Perry wakes up in an arroyo, hungover and unsure how he got there. His wallet and cell phone missing, he walks back to the last place he remembers being before he blacked out—the bar. Fueled by alcohol and a touch of companionship, Perry is determined to find out who rolled him, but standing in his way is an accident that happened six months earlier and the struggle his life has become since. In his search for the material things taken from him, he risks walking right past something far more precious: A new beginning.
“Butterfly Potion is both a disturbing and touching tale. If you’ve ever been in the gutter (literally or figuratively) you know this book speaks the truth. Like a mixture of Charles Bukowski and Dashiell Hammett, Trent Zelazny takes us down a road filled with mystery, danger, a gorgeous redhead, and booze... lots of booze.” —Sarah L. Covert, Editor of She Never Slept
This new story by Zelazny is dark, gripping, emotional noir at its best! Coming soon...
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Yes, it's true...
If 100 kindle copies of Fractal Despondency sell from now through the end of April,I will record myself singing Rebecca Black's immortal classic "Friday". And, of course, post it online. It's on sale at 50% off, so a good time to market (and maybe make an ass of myself--all in fun, of course).
So spread the word.... :)
Friday, March 23, 2012
Okay, I just feel I need to get this off of my chest, and I think a simple post on Facebook would do nothing more than make me look like a complete and utter douche. So, instead, I've decided to be a complete and utter douche here.
There are people I very much enjoy, both online and in actual physical form, but who have the drawback (for want of a better word) of being pretentious and/or threatened when I get a book published. I see and hear backhanded compliments and so forth, and several implications, so I would just like to say that I don't self-publish my work. How a publisher, whether small, medium, or large, chooses to print their books is none of my business. I guess I wouldn't really know about the large presses, as I've only published in small press and mid-list press, but I assume I would have even less say.
I did self-publish one (1) thing on kindle, which was Fractal Despondency. If you saw it back in the day, the cover was some indecipherable gobbledygook until it "got a raise" with a small publisher, at which point it got a much nicer cover.
I'm saying all of this simply because I'm tired of backhanded and patronizing comments. Sorry if I sound like a douche anyway, but I've worked hard to get where I am, I'm proud of where I am, and I get little raises in one way or another every so often. If busting my ass and sacrificing mostly what passes for a normal life in order to do what I do threatens you, it's your problem, not mine.