Saturday, March 30, 2013

Monster Creation

Hi guys,

I was asked the other day how mathematics influences and helps me with my fantasy writing, and I talked about how once the set-up is done I just have to follow the logic and everything works itself out. It also helps with the magick system and whatnot. Let's go ahead and do something a little different with the blog today and create a new monster having no inspiration or reason for one.

There are many different ways I approach monster creation. I usually start with an impetus such as a chosen environment, location, symbiotic relationship with another species, or having my own spin on a "classic" monster.

Let's go ahead and start with an environment.

Looking over my world map,
I realize that I really haven't fleshed out the ecosystem of Oyain, the floating continent. (Please pay no attention to the fact that Ao used to be spelled IIo, that's the Draconic romanization instead of the common spelling).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

BOGO Zero!

Hi everyone!

Want to share an offer I am having this week:

If you buy The Throne of Ao or Arithmetic and Number Sense this week, then I will send you Zero Angel's Change of the Zombie or Overcoming Math Anxiety and How to Be Successful in Mathematics for free.

Anyway, how do you redeem the offer?
Since I'm not some super-fancy retailer, you'll have to send me a screenshot of the receipt or forward the receipt e-mail itself to ZeroAngel @ ApocalypseDesigns.com (without the spaces). The screenshot needs to contain the order number and the date and the date needs to jibe with March 18, 2013 - March 24, 2013. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On Being a Bestselling Author

How does it feel to be a bestselling author (as defined by Amazon)?

About as good as it feels to get a gold star in Kindergarten...if you have to keep saying, "as defined by Mr. Amazon".

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Smashed!

Hi guys!

You can find my fiction over at Smashwords (finally)! Here's the link: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ZeroAngel

I released The Throne of Ao and Zero Angel's Change of the Zombie on Smashwords today. This means that these two stories will be coming to the Apple, Sony and Kobo bookstores SOON!

Thank you for your continued support,
~ZA

(To fans of Zero Angel's Mathematics, there are presently no plans to support other avenues of distribution. The formatting required by a math book forestalls being able to use Smashwords which is the chief inroad to the secondary retail markets (anything outside of Amazon). It is possible that a BN Nook edition may be feasible depending on demand and time constraints. Thank you for your interest though! If anything changes, I will let you know)