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.

Trumpicana is coming!

Percussion Publishing is very excited about its upcoming project, Trumpicana!    We've seen the artwork and the graphic design mockups and they look great!  And the stories are great!  We are sure you will 100% satisfied with this tasty treat, soon to be available on Amazon and Kindle in July!   Stay tuned for more news as we approach the publication date!

Here's the back cover blurbs:

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

Performance Anxiety

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, and the mysterious MISTER X, the nation’s first super hero. Who will prevail in a series of contests, verbal and physical, to win over the hearts and minds of America?

White House arrest

By Kendall Smith

The President-elect, RONALD DRUMPF is moments away from taking office. His victory shocks the world, but for some, old wounds are re-opened. Unbeknownst to Drumpf, COURTNEY MURRAY, 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.

Two Pulp Fictions from Percussion Publishing coming to you in July!   Put it on your to-buy list!

 

Percussion Publishing’s Authors Team Up, Political Satire in the Works

NEW YORK:  Percussion Publishing will release a novella, consisting of two short stories by authors Presley Acuna and Kendall Smith in July of this year. Titled, Trumpicana, the fictional stories touch on the current state of American politics, the personalities involved and potential future consequences.

Presley Acuna, author of recent apocalyptic thriller, The Day and The Hour and Kendall Smith, the author of Vault 21-12 (2015), will jointly publish the work. Trumpicana will be seventy to ninety pages in length and made available on Amazon and Kindle for pre-order in the near future.

Kendall Smith’s story is titled “White House Arrest,” a comedic tale about a Presidential candidate, Ronald Drumpf, and a vindictive Director of the Secret Service. She has a score to settle with the man and fortunately, a multitude of Washington DC power brokers are ready to support her.

“This year’s election features one candidate who comes equipped with a gargantuan ego. As an author who appreciates satire, I feel obliged to give the man a good literary tar and feathering.”

Presley’s story, titled, “Performance Anxiety” posits a dystopian future set in the aftermath of a Trump Presidency, in which the way politics are conducted in America is profoundly changed.  Presidential run-offs are now Reality Show, televised competitions.  It is through the eyes of Senator Randall Bradley, the last establishment politician and a contestant, that we experience the final round of face-offs between him and his opponents, including such candidates as the Kennedybot, the Gipper Clones, and Mister X, a self-proclaimed super hero.

“This story is a broad satire, but also an important commentary about the de-evolution of our 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.”

Pricing has yet to be determined. For media inquiries relating to Trumpicana, please email administration@percussionpublishing.com.

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.

Go to www.PercussionPublishing.com to learn more about our company.

 

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Our recently published apocalyptic/religious thriller, The Day and The Hour is having a 24 hour, free download promotion of the Kindle edition, starting tomorrow, 4/29!

In the year 2020, in the midst of rampant terrorist attacks, a Christ-like figure grows in power and influence, challenging the Catholic church and the geo-political balance of power. Only a doubting priest and a secret hidden by the Vatican for millennia can stop him.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

A stimulating read on one author's (George Saunders of the New Yorker to be exact), methods for spinning fictional worlds and characters, and their happenings within these worlds. Worth a perusal.

I like that Saunders describes his muse as having "entry points", which I take to be the germs of inspiration that lead to fully fleshed out ideas. For him it's language quirks.

For me, it's sometimes snippets overheard or turns of phrase that my fevered brain twists around for its own amusement, or dreams I experience in sleep, or people I see on the street.

Like last night, in the East Village, the neighborhood was boisterous and bold. Knots of happy faces, city lights, moving cars, wonderful smells. And in the midst of all that, as we walked past a basement level noodle shop (very Blade Runner out there last night) I glimpsed a man, alone in the shop, dressed plainly, facing the counter wall, slurping down noodles, oblivious to the warp and wave of the outside chaos. What was his story? Why was he alone, and seemingly content to be that way? Where did he travel from to end up in NYC on a Saturday night eating noodles by himself while a party was going on outside?

Choose your Own Adventure

The Day and The Hour has arrived!

Percussion Publishing's latest exciting thriller, "The Day and The Hour", is now available on Amazon and Kindle!   

This novel has been eighteen years in the making.  It has gone through myriad changes in that time, evolving into the exciting and thought provoking story it is today.  It is a tale of mankind and its relationship to religion, in the context of a global crisis and and Messiah gone mad.  It's an unconventional thriller that will keep you in its grips as events unfold and the world spins in a death spiral towards armageddon.  Only a doubting priest of the Chicago Archdiocese, and an ancient secret of the Vatican, stand in the way of Judgement Day! 

Get your copy today!

First Proof copy of The Day and The Hour has arrived!

And it looks really good!

Nice size, good weight, clear font.  Just a few paging adustments needed, here and there, and the production copy art. Using a mock up cover for the moment, but it's not bad for a mockup!  

Feeling a tug of emotion, I must admit, at seeing my work packaged in this way.  Looking forward to the release date.  I am fairly certain it will be sometime in December before Xmas!