If you’ve looked at this site as we’ve been building it, you will note it is slow going.
If you’re a writer, I’d like you to absorb the appropriateness of that. Some writing is inspired.
But even when inspired, editing never comes quickly and painlessly.
At Parisian Phoenix, we have an amazing team. As co-founder and one of the publishers, I (Angel) treasure these talented individuals and fight with the details (and building the web site) for this new effort. The work can be solitary— especially in my crazy life— but the support I have from this team never wavers.
At first I thought submissions were a low priority, as this publishing company started because we have a list of projects. But I thought about that and decided that sharing those projects with fellow writers and the public would bring fresh insight from many angles.
Also, this blog space will highlight our activities, feature writing that won’t appear elsewhere and offer what I call “reflections” for readers, writers and just those who are living.
Reflections will also end their post with a photo of a new foster from Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab. The logo for Parisian Phoenix was designed about five years ago— long before I started work in cat rescue— so with a cat having such a central role in our business, why not include these cats of diverse personalities who all need homes.
As stated on the cover of the novel Manipulations, one dollar for every print copy sold of that novel goes to FURR. It’s a tribute to my now deceased cat Zoot who served as my companion and familiar for 16 years. She is immortalized in the novel as Adelaide Pitney’s cat, Zut.
Who or what would you celebrate in print if you could?
Khloe came to FURR in winter 2021 from an abusive situation where her kittens were taken from her, she was left to fend for herself and was constantly getting attacked by other neighborhood cats. In her current foster home, she is learning to play and learning to trust. She has mastered the art of hogging the bed. Here she is seen pushing her foster human against the spine in order to demand more space.