Like peanut butter and chocolate… Better together

Publisher’s Note: When I was in the midst of our National Independent Bookstore Day programming at Book and Puppet, a woman approached me and very professionally and briefly introduced herself as a local editor with whom I had connected on Instagram. Now, before I tell you the rest of my story, let me allow herContinue reading “Like peanut butter and chocolate… Better together”

Poetry is Stupid; Change My Mind

Today, at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Darrell Parry delivered a presentation at the organization’s morning meeting called, “Poetry is Stupid. Change My Mind.” He followed that with an afternoon workshop of what he described as 12 enthusiastic writers participating in various exercises relate to the crafting of poetry and how it benefits you,Continue reading “Poetry is Stupid; Change My Mind”

A chat with Olivia from Chronicles & Coffee

On Tuesday afternoon, I had the delightful opportunity to speak with Olivia Brooks, the host of the podcast “Chronicles and Coffee” and proprietor of a website of the same name. She’s young, still in college, and she started her podcast this year. She’s probably #1 on my people to watch list (in part because she’sContinue reading “A chat with Olivia from Chronicles & Coffee”

And today’s adventure… Phillipsburg Comic Con with Echo City Capers

Today, Joe Swarctz and Ralph Greco Jr., our own dynamic duo of the Echo City Capers team, exhibited at Phillipsburg Comic Con. Now, as newspaper reporter, Phillipsburg was my home for many, many years. And the communities that feed the Phillipsburg area school district– Phillipsburg proper, Lopatcong Township, Pohatcong Township, Greenwich Township and its centerContinue reading “And today’s adventure… Phillipsburg Comic Con with Echo City Capers”

Our newest author: Julian Costa

This summer, Parisian Phoenix will begin work with Julian Costa on publishing a memoir of David Campbell, an educator born in Galion, Ohio, who wrote stories of his life in the 1940s and 1950s to pass on to his children. Julian previously wrote a nonfiction book about Campbell and his educational career and achievements, publishedContinue reading “Our newest author: Julian Costa”

The pluckiness of the modern author

If you’re a reader, God bless you. You are the butter to the writer’s bread, the sustaining force whom we drive to please. But if you’re an author, nothing I’m about to say will surprise you. And if you’re an eager, hopeful writer… well, none of us face this alone. Writing has always been hard.Continue reading “The pluckiness of the modern author”

Upcoming Non-fiction Books Announced

We are just about to update our production schedule for the upcoming season. Several new authors have joined our stable, as the publishing industry says, or the birdhouse as we tend to say. And it looks like our next few titles will focus on nonfiction.

More than Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrating the Creative Family

Today, National Independent Bookstore Day 2023, Parisian Phoenix Publishing connected with the Arts Community of Easton at Book and Puppet to celebrate fine art, the written word, and, of course, independent booksellers. National Independent Bookstore Day is set by professional booksellers’ trade organizations, and this year it happened to coincide with the Arts Community ofContinue reading “More than Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrating the Creative Family”

National Independent Bookstore Day & ACE Open Studio Tour

This blog post is a reminder to mark your calendars for April 29 and celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day with your local bookstore or if you are in driving distance, come see us at Easton’s Book and Puppet Company. And remember in addition to our events with Echo City Capers, Larry Sceurman, Thurston Gill, NancyContinue reading “National Independent Bookstore Day & ACE Open Studio Tour”