Z Girls Press

Be Inspired!

The creative fiction imprint of MKZ Books, Inc. and the sister imprint to Calling Card Books.

Congrats to Our 2019 Independent Press Awards Winners

The Passage at Moose Beach
By Michael Foster

Distinguished Favorite

All About Water:
As Told By The Plumber Who’s Seen It All

By Greg Chick

Distinguished Favorite

About Us

Z Girls Press is proud to publish a variety of creative fiction. Our authors get hands-on guidance every step of the way from book idea to editing to final publication. We help authors turn their passion or idea into an engaging book.

We work very closely with you to make sure your manuscript is the absolute best it can be for your target audience. Through our professional associations, we can create the perfect marketing plan by taking advantage of the many programs and resources available to us to get your books into readers hands.

 Hybrid publishers behave just like traditional publishing companies in all respects, except that we publish books using an author-subsidized business model, as opposed to financing all costs ourselves. In exchange, we return a higher-than-industry-standard share of sales proceeds to the author. In other words, a hybrid publisher makes income from a combination of publishing services and book sales. We make a profit when you do, when books sell, it is truly a win/win business model.

2019 Titles

What Goes Unseen
& Other Tales From Afar

 Creating a collection of short stories for adults in the vein of Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark, debut author Sean Minster captures the fear, fun, mystery, and murder of campfire tall tales mixed with the intelligence, angst, and nostalgia of his unique perspective.

“In its absorbing passion for the weird and weirded out, What Goes Unseen is an entertaining short story collection… Fantastical elements abound.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

Finding The Lost
Moose Beach Book Two

Return to the magical world of the Wild Side.

When a mysterious force threatens not only the lives of her parents, but perhaps the whole world, Alicia must venture to the Wild Side in search of answers. She must fend for herself  as she discovers a land changed by time and dangers unimaginable

Now older and wiser, Alicia feels ready for anything but will she find the answers she seeks and in doing so, can Alicia find all that was lost?”

“Resilient and resourceful, Alicia… heads into the wild. Witnessing her self-sufficiency on this solo quest is a delight, especially as she discovers her own strength along the way. Alicia builds fires, forages, and fishes like a true survivalist… Even more inspiring is the persistence of her spirit.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

2018 Titles

A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings: A Coloring Book Featuring the Wit, Wisdom, and Sass of Jane Austen

An adult coloring book featuring 31 pages of scenes, quotes, and themed line art from some of Jane Austen’s most popular books. Color or paint your way to sassy serenity with the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen.

Clyde- The Cat That Came in from the Cold

This is the true story of author & illustrator Daphne Stammer’s adopted cat.  Through beautiful narrated illustrations it tells the sweet story of their happy life together.

The Passage at Moose Beach

In this middle-grade novel, Alicia encounters unusual, unexpected friends plus terrifying enemies on a magical journey in nature. She finds compassion and friendship while discovering her way home.

Submit Your Manuscript

We’d love to hear about your book! We’ll read the first fifty pages to see if it’s a good fit for Z Girls Press, our fiction imprint, or Calling Card Books, our non-fiction imprint. We love helping authors reach their goals and their audiences.

Freelance Services

We also offer a-la-carte services.


We will read your existing pages, go over an outline or story idea, and do what it takes to help understand your goals.  Together with you, we will define a target audience which dictates the style of writing.



Helping aspiring authors learn is icing on the book cake here at Z Girls Press. We have been there, done that and love to help make your journey as smooth and seamless as it can be. 

Layout & Design

We can make your book enchanting from the title page to the last chapter. Get a print ready PDF for IngramSpark or Kindle Direct Publishing desinged in Adobe InDesign.

Book Covers

Some people do judge a book by it’s cover. We’ll design a cover that conveys the message and spirit of your book while keeping an eye on what book covers are currently selling in the marketplace.

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