Invasion from Planet Zee Hits the Global Market

Gloria Jean’s Invasion from Planet Zee is going universal.  Watch for it at the Miami Book Fair, Nov. 20-22.  From there, it travels to London, Frankfurt, LA Times Festival, and the American Library Association.

Copies are limited, so get yours now at lulu.com



Gloria Jean Claims Her Galaxy

Invasion from Planet Zee


In an exploratory mission to the Earth, a spaceship from the planet Zee encounters a problem when they discover the creatures here are giants and their spaceship is the size of an insect. Mortified that they can’t complete their mission, they find a solution by collecting a much smaller life form to bring back to their planet, and in doing so, proceed to contaminate the entire Galaxy.

The author, The Great Zellion Rebellion

ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m Gloria Jean.

I have been an artist all of my life, and I originally had planned to illustrate this book myself, and although I have not been completely satisfied with the current artwork, I was too busy at the time of publication to finish my own illustrations.

The bright side of this development is that I am now motivated to complete my original illustrations for this book, and I will finally be accomplishing my dream of having my own book with my own art.

I have decided to use my original illustrations that match my vision of the characters. The edition of this book being sold currently will be replaced with a new improved original author’s cut edition with my art exclusively. The current edition will be going out of print at the end of the contract, or perhaps at the discretion of the publisher. You might want to purchase this current edition before it goes out of print, as the art is very wonderful. You will also love the next “original authors cut edition.” I’m sure after you see some of the new artwork, you will want to own both of them!


I will be posting some of my new illustrations for this book here as they are finished, so be sure to come back and check them out.

The current edition, still in print, is now on sale at Lulu.com
Invasion from Planet Zee.


‘Invasion’ was written in 1985 when one night “the teller” refused to let the author go to sleep until she got up and wrote it down. As amusing as it was, and not having a clue what to do with it, the author tucked it away and got on with her life. Every time she would read it to someone, she would always hear them say the same thing, “You need to get that published!” but she had no idea how to go about doing that, and would always reply, “I will some day.” (and she knew she would when the right time came along.)

For 30 years Invasion rested in obscurity in a folder marked “Zee.” Meanwhile, technology and the Internet burst onto the scene, and began changing the face of traditional publishing. This presented new opportunities for authors, artist’s, and small publishers. Finally, in 2014, the Invasion commenced. The book is currently available for purchase on Lulu.com.

“The teller” is what the author refers to as her inner poet who emerges every now and then and writes a poem. After The Invasion from Planet Zee there was no indication whether another rhyming story or poem would ever be written again and nothing remotely similar to that had been written for years, until finally some poetry emerged in 2003 and then 2005, then after that, there was nothing.

Both Invasion from Planet Zee and The Great Zellion Rebellion came from the “teller” who is sometimes described by the author as the “inner poet.”


Chelsea Glanz Congratulations!

image1Congratulations for just about everything under the sun, Chelsea!

First, for your hard work to get Sparkles out and into Barnes and Noble.

Secondly, on your engagement.

Third, on your art display at Coopersmith’s.

Fourth, on your art display at R bar and lounge.  Which I love, BTW.

And I’m sure I’m leaving out something.

Chelsea is a wonderful artist and easy to work with.  The detail she puts into an illustration is incredible.

Teaser Alert:  Tulipmania is almost finished.  The characters are to die for!!!!  Love it.  It, too, is spectacular.

Check out her website www.RiseNShineArts.com


Remember: Adopt, Don’t Shop

Before you head off to the pet store because your 5-year-old wants a dog, remember dogs are NOT presents for kids. Both are learning and having fun, but the cute little doggie in this video has a very sad story to tell.

Sparkles wants you to know that even though she has found the best momma in the entire world, more dogs need good homes.

She wants you to know that HER parents were not special at all.  They were tucked into small cages; lived in filth; had no medical treatment; but you will notice not one of them had their picture taken!  Why?  “‘Cause they are an embarrassment to any country who prides itself on humanitarian efforts.”

https://nodogaboutit.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/img_0199.jpg?w=825Sparkles met a new friend, Harley.  Harley was rescued, and
now he tells his story everywhere.  This is the billboard that put up the billboards.


unnamedOprah’s recent video on puppy mills will make you cry.  Parents, this is an opportunity to talk about pets and being nice to them. Please supervise your children.

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