Percussion Publishing Releases Trumpicana

NEW YORK:  Percussion Publishing has released a satirical novella, titled Trumpicana, including two short stories set in the age of and in the aftermath of a hypothetical Trump Presidency. The stories represent the work of published authors, Presley Acuna and Kendall Smith.

The cover features a caricature by Jason Seiler, the highly acclaimed illustrator. Seiler’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times, among others. 

Available now on Amazon & Kindle

Available now on Amazon & Kindle

In the first story, White House Arrest, by author Kendall Smith, President-elect Ronald Drumpf, is moments away from taking office. Unbeknownst to Drumpf, COURTNEY HARPER, The Director of the Secret Service, has a score to settle with the man. Fortunately, a multitude of Washington D.C. power brokers are ready to support her.

 In the second story, Performance Anxiety, by author Presley Acuna, it’s the year 2032 and the Trump Presidency has come and gone, but it has left in its wake far reaching effects. In the last round of competition of The 2032 Presidential Smackdown, it finally comes down to SENATOR RANDALL BRADLEY, the last establishment politician versus the mysterious MISTER X, the nation’s first super hero.

The book is 100 pages in length and is priced at $6.99 on Amazon. The Kindle edition is available for $2.99.

“My story is a broad satire”, commented Mr. Acuna, “but also an important commentary about the de-evolution of the political process in America, and what the consequences of that might be if drawn out to a far-fetched but, then again, maybe not so far-fetched, conclusion.”

“This year’s election features one candidate who comes equipped with a gargantuan ego. As an author who appreciates satire, I look forward to providing Donald Trump with a good literary thumping.” Added the author, Kendall Smith.

 About the Authors

PRESLEY ACUNA writes unconventional thrillers, based in reality, but which take unexpected turns into the realms of fantasy, magical realism, science fiction and horror. He is also the author of The Day and The Hour (Percussion Publishing, 2016), an apocalyptic thriller. When he is not writing, he is working as a systems engineer on the dot com frontier. He is also a musician, and former member of the Supertones. He is a born and raised New Yorker, living in Brooklyn.

 KENDALL SMITH lives in Bergen County, New Jersey with his wife and son. He is employed in the ad tech industry and writes in the morning before going to his day job. He is an avid traveler who often cites his knowledge of different countries and cultures in the pages of his stories. Kendall is the author of two novels, both of which are thrillers: Vault 21-12 (Percussion Publishing, 2015) and Double-Edged Justice (2007). In his spare time he is a drummer in a New York City cover band, plays acoustic guitar and takes pleasure in being a father.

 About Percussion Publishing

 Percussion Publishing is an independent publishing house dedicated to new and aspiring authors, publishing works of fiction that provide a fresh perspective on established genres, delivering stories with punch. Go to www.PercussionPublishing.com to learn more.

 Contact:  For media inquiries relating to Trumpicana, e-mail trumpicana@percussionpublishing.com. High-resolution images are available upon request. More information is available on the website, www.trumpicana.com.

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Percussion Publishing Commissions Jason Seiler for Work on Forthcoming Novella

NEW YORK: Trumpicana, Percussion Publishing’s forthcoming satirical novella will feature work by Jason Seiler, the world renowned illustrator.

Courtesy Jason Seiler, www.jasonseiler.com

Courtesy Jason Seiler, www.jasonseiler.com

The visual will play a central role in showcasing the overall theme of the book, which features short stories by authors Presley Acuna and Kendall Smith.

Jason’s illustrations and paintings have been featured as covers and interior pieces for Adobe, Rolling Stone, TIME, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, among others.

In addition to illustrations, Seiler has worked with Imaginism Studios, including as a character designer on Tim Burton’s "Alice In Wonderland," helping create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles and the Bandersnatch. Most recently, Seiler painted six stamps for the United States Postal Service's Forever series.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with one of the best illustrators in the business,” said Kendall Smith, author of the short story, White House Arrest.

“The combination of our satirical fictions theorizing outcomes of a Trump Presidency with tongues firmly planted in cheeks, and the rapier artwork of Mr. Seiller will make for a 100% concentrated, enjoyable experience for readers of Trumpicana,” added Presley Acuna, author of the short story, Performance Anxiety.

Presley Acuna is the author of the 2016 thriller, The Day and The Hour. Kendall Smith penned Vault 21-12 in 2015. Both thrillers remain available on Amazon and Kindle.

Trumpicana will be made available on Amazon and Kindle for pre-orders in the near future and released officially in late July. It will be made available in English globally wherever Amazon and Kindle services are available. Pricing has yet to be determined.

Trumpicana Synopsis:

In the current election cycle, ridiculous is the new sublime. That makes it the new normal… and that is the definition of satire. Trumpicana will features two satirical stories set in the age and aftermath of Trump!

About Percussion Publishing:

Percussion Publishing is an independent publishing house dedicated to new and aspiring authors, publishing stories and novels that provide a fresh perspective on writing, storytelling and helps facilitate relationships with exceptional resources. Our mission is to provide the clearest line of sight between authors, readers and great stories. To enable widespread distribution through digital retailers like Amazon, Kindle, Nook and Apple. We service an audience of millions, one reader at a time.