Jake not from State Farm

Two official big announcements from the Parisian Phoenix universe today: 1. Not an Able-Bodied White Man With Money, the nonfiction anthology of essays, poetry and artwork about life in the Lehigh Valley if you’re a person with a marginalized identity, officially goes on sale today. It’s our seventh live title since we launched Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “Jake not from State Farm”

Tonight: 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Darrell Parry hosts virtual launch of poetry book, TWISTS.

With the support of Lehigh Valley Poetry, Parisian Phoenix’s first poet, Darrell Parry, will present a virtual book launch of his full-length poetry manuscript, TWISTS: GATHERED EPHEMERA at 8 p.m. on Zoom.t For more Information, see the Facebook event here. Darrell also runs the monthly open mic Stick Figure Poetry at Mary Meuser Memorial LibraryContinue reading “Tonight: 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Darrell Parry hosts virtual launch of poetry book, TWISTS.”

And now we announce… RECOVERY, Book Three of Fashion and Fiends

After a brief issue with production on book three of the Fashion and Fiends series hitting a delay of about a week, RECOVERY is finally available in print and ebook. Order from Amazon here. From the back of the book: Dr. Jacqueline Saint-Ebène joined the French Defense Health Service because she had grown bored ofContinue reading “And now we announce… RECOVERY, Book Three of Fashion and Fiends”

Cover Reveal: Not An Able-Bodied White Man with Money

So much activity in the Parisian Phoenix universe… Here is the official cover reveal for our nonfiction anthology on the experiences of marginalized identities in the Lehigh Valley. At least a dozen local authors talk about topics exploring how we are not able-bodied white men with money. We all have something that sets us apart.Continue reading “Cover Reveal: Not An Able-Bodied White Man with Money”

An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author

Today a new author joined Parisian Phoenix — nonagenarian Charles Ticho will allow our little boutique press to publish his memoir, Stops along the Way which chronicles his experiences from childhood in Europe through the Holocaust and into his life and career in the United States. The book provides such a rich look at JewishContinue reading “An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author”

Trapped, released to the world

I hope everyone survived Valentine’s Day. We made our contribution with the humorous contemporary romance, TRAPPED. Art Director Gayle Hendricks had so much fun with this book, which she designed with a stunning cover, a fun pocket size and photo illustrations featuring the residents of Plastiqueville, taken by our own Joan Zachary. From the backContinue reading “Trapped, released to the world”

Indexing an anthology

In case you haven’t noticed, I— Angel Ackerman, the publisher at Parisian Phoenix, pride myself on my nerdy side. So when we finished the lay out and final line edit of our upcoming nonfiction anthology on marginalized identities, I told our director that I wanted to index it. Manually. It took ten days of flippingContinue reading “Indexing an anthology”

So close… the Valentine’s line-up

*Two books* have finished the final proof stage and should be heading to the printer/distributor this weekend— Trapped, our first contemporary romance and our first pocket book, and as if that’s not enough excitement about this book… it also has photographs by the amazing Joan Zachary featuring the residents of Plastiqueville AND Recovery, the thirdContinue reading “So close… the Valentine’s line-up”

What influenced me to feminize horror

The idea to start Parisian Phoenix Publishing came as a fake publisher on a design project Gayle Hendricks, our art director, did for the faculty art show at school. She thought it’d be cool to design a box set for the chick lit/horror novels that I was pitching to New York City agents at theContinue reading “What influenced me to feminize horror”

Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book

I have just finishing line editing the mockup of our first non-fiction anthology, Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money. Producing a book takes time. And it feels a lot like an eternal loop of doing the same thing. First, I read the pieces submitted for the collection and looked over the art. I selectedContinue reading “Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book”