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,

Courtesy Jason Seiler,

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.

Also Sprach My Inner Muse

One day, Kendall appeared, a workmate who somehow got wind of my own dusty writings.  And also, Michele appeared, a dear old friend and writing cohort who is now published and is a formidable editor as well.  And together, these two inspired me, encouraged me, dammit, pushed me into revisiting my writing.  And my two archangels, in unwitting partnership, shoved me over the cliff so I had no choice but to start flapping those wings or crash to the ground in a bloody pulp.

So here I am, flapping.  Kendall and I  hired an attorney, formed an LLC and launched Percussion Publishing; a website to frame our writing efforts and offer the benefit of our experience to others.   

I re-read and re-edited my first novel, written fifteen years ago.  Michele also gave it a thorough editing review, which has resulted in a little more work for me, for her commentary is incisive and true, but the end result is going to be something really good.  

And Kendall, way ahead of me on the writing curve, has a marketable book ready to go and another in the works.  He is a machine.

And so we are launching.  Wish us luck.