Sex and a Beer

December 2, 2022. When did that happen? Time does sneak up. The Death of Big Butch should be headed to the printer this weekend, and the December Parisian Phoenix email newsletter will follow. Last night, the folks at Book & Puppet Company, and organizers of October’s Easton Book Festival, posted the “Sex in the Text”Continue reading “Sex and a Beer”

The Success of Indies First, an appearance on the news

Great news for local fans who might find themselves in downtown Easton during the holiday season: Book & Puppet should have books from Parisian Phoenix Publishing in stock. Angel Ackerman, Nancy Scott, Darrell Parry and Gayle Hendricks stopped into the bookstore to hang out with bookstore owner Andy Laties and other Lehigh Valley authors, includingContinue reading “The Success of Indies First, an appearance on the news”

The Big Butch cover shoot: The team unites in the creative process

Joan Zachary met Parisian Phoenix publisher via the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group in the late 1990s/early 2000s. It was definitely before the cover model for yesterday’s The Death of Big Butch photo shoot at Steve’s Café in Phillipsburg, N.J. Now, Joan is still hard at work with her new Mac exploring yesterday’s treasures butContinue reading “The Big Butch cover shoot: The team unites in the creative process”

Indies First at Book & Puppet

The first half of this post targets Lehigh Valley locals, whereas the second half offers a book review. Based on your interests, skim accordingly. If you are in the vicinity of downtown Easton, Pa., tomorrow for #SmallBusinessSaturday, Book & Puppet Company, the bookstore behind The Easton Book Festival, will be having a sidewalk sale andContinue reading “Indies First at Book & Puppet”

The Joy of Authoring & The Death of Big Butch

For a writer, the leap from “I write” to “I’m published” to “I have a new book” has an indescribable pleasure (and a bit of fear). And I used to think that feeling was amazing and it is. But now I’m a publisher. Right now, I am working with Larry Sceurman on his debut novella,Continue reading “The Joy of Authoring & The Death of Big Butch”

Small Business Saturday with Indie Booksellers

As a very small business and a craft publisher, Parisian Phoenix believes in supporting our peers and participating in the publishing industry in whatever ways we can. We do this by purchasing books from other small presses and independent/self-published authors, visiting independent bookstores, volunteering at libraries (and other literary venues), networking with writing and professionalContinue reading “Small Business Saturday with Indie Booksellers”

Small Steps Breed Success

As a small business owner, it’s often a dance of two steps forward and one step back, coupled with the occasional misstep. So, from time to time, when editing manuscripts and coordinating the bits of the book-making process and developing marketing plans that sometimes derail before implemented, you have to take inventory, clean your desk,Continue reading “Small Steps Breed Success”

A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel

Last weekend, our publisher and founder, Angel Ackerman, recorded with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel to talk about medical advocacy, her approach to building a medical team, and how she traded physician-referred physical therapy for work with a private fitness trainer. As one of many items on the upcoming Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel”

Black Friday Sale, Winter Reading List and Holiday Gift Guide

For our newsletter this month, we compiled a quick reference to our books. If you’d like to read that newsletter, click here (and consider subscribing or sharing with your friends). I will let you know that I wasn’t 100% present when I typed the guide as I made an error. Direct sales are supposed toContinue reading “Black Friday Sale, Winter Reading List and Holiday Gift Guide”

NaNoWriMo Realities

Day 0: Went to bed thinking of how this new novel would start. Day 1: Woke up by alarm excited for the day and cranked out 769 before work. That’s nearly 800 words before 6 a.m. This is going to be easy! Later I did another 100 or 200 works, which made my confidence wane.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Realities”