A hoax and the author of a hoax. Travis Tea was dreamed up by a number of SF writers to be the author of Atlanta Nights a jointly written book which attempted to be the worst book ever written. It was then submitted to PublishAmerica, who accepted it with praise.
To get an idea, here's the first question from the Travis Tea FAQ:
QUESTION: "The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable?"
ANSWER: "Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts."