Grammar Girl may inspire a toast for the historical and fantasy writers (and how our publisher’s day job can help you grow your craft)

That title may be a bit much. But this blog post will contain a lot. We want to inspire. We want to share. We want to reassure. Backstory: The Day Job As a boutique publisher of craft books in its youth, Parisian Phoenix remains a part-time business (ad)venture. Publisher and founder Angel Ackerman has retainedContinue reading “Grammar Girl may inspire a toast for the historical and fantasy writers (and how our publisher’s day job can help you grow your craft)”

Happy New Year: Public Domain Day 2023

If you’re looking for inspiration for 2023, check out Duke University School of Law’s Center for the Study of Public Domain. As of today, works published in 1927 have entered the public domain and Duke has provided a list of them. Copyright causes a lot of confusion and questions among artists. Check out our publisher’sContinue reading “Happy New Year: Public Domain Day 2023”

I don’t have the answers.

It’s hard to believe that fifteen months have gone by since Parisian Phoenix released its first title on the world. Fifteen months, nine books, more than a dozen artists and writers working together to create craft books featuring unique voices and diverse perspectives. There are milestones we have reached as a business– making enough withContinue reading “I don’t have the answers.”

Slowly revealing The Phulasso Devotional

Our publisher Angel Ackerman spent about half her Christmas Day editing The Phulasso Devotional. She mentions it in her personal blog, and watch our social media for more info on what Phulasso is and when you can expect it. I woke at 6:30 this morning but despite having ten hours of sleep, my eyes hadContinue reading “Slowly revealing The Phulasso Devotional”

Yuletide Beginnings

When we launched Parisian Phoenix, we didn’t do extensive research or think about branding. When we thought up our tag line– promoting unique voices and diverse perspectives– it represented what we thought the creative world needed, But we might have been manifesting, to use a trendy term right now. We’re coming to the close ofContinue reading “Yuletide Beginnings”

Call for Submissions: The Scavenger Hunt Photo Book.

This is a very new idea, less than a week old. Expect some details to change, and watch our submissions page for updates. As creative people, the staff at Parisian Phoenix knows some really talented photographers. We wanted to highlight the work of these and other photographers with a scavenger hunt photo book. We hopeContinue reading “Call for Submissions: The Scavenger Hunt Photo Book.”

Brainstorming: Plans for 2023

We all need a brainstorming day. Our culture seems to value the end of the calendar year as a time for collecting our thoughts, setting goals and focusing on moving forward. But I think we all need to do such brainstorming and organizing periodically. First, a retrospective: Parisian Phoenix published its first book in SeptemberContinue reading “Brainstorming: Plans for 2023”

The Great Cookie Survey of Christmas 2022

By Larry Sceurman, author of The Death of Big Butch Publisher’s Note: Larry Sceurman’s debut novella is a rich, nostalgic view of familiar struggles that remain relevant regardless of the historical date. But Larry Sceurman, the storyteller and individual, expresses these eternal thoughts in colorful hand-made cards and humorous letters to friends and family. NowContinue reading “The Great Cookie Survey of Christmas 2022”

Big Butch free on Kindle for all right now

Greetings, all. Our publisher has some adventures yesterday— many of which spurred from the arrival of The Death of Big Butch print books. Speaking of Big Butch, Parisian Phoenix has partnered with Amazon to offer the ebook FREE for all readers for the next few days. If you want to download the book, click here.Continue reading “Big Butch free on Kindle for all right now”

Big Butch debuts this week, free now on Kindle unlimited

May, 1974. Jimmy Washburn lives in a sleepy small town with a beautiful wife he adores and his almost two children. He works at the small auto body shop his grandfather founded, under the direction of his uncle. Surrounded by family and lifelong friends, Jimmy has a good life reviving cars, caring for his son,Continue reading “Big Butch debuts this week, free now on Kindle unlimited”