New Reviews for Darrell Parry and Charles Ticho

We received word that T.A. Niles recently posted a very elaborate and fun review to his web site regarding Darrell Parry’s collection of poetry, Twists: Gathered Ephemera. The book has also gained some traction on Goodreads. Sure, there was a healthy dose of sardonic humor, but what else would you expect from a guy whoContinue reading “New Reviews for Darrell Parry and Charles Ticho”

Spotify playlists for writers

As many creative people do, Parisian Phoenix publisher Angel Ackerman has a day job. At that day job, her employer allows associates to listen to music or podcasts. So, several hours a day, Angel absorbs information from other writers, publishers and their support professionals like editors and agents. Not everyone likes podcasts, and Angel hasContinue reading “Spotify playlists for writers”

What We’re Reading

From Lukov with Love: A romance novel about two figure skaters who have known each other their whole lives and disliked each other until they are partnered together in paired competition. — Eva Parry, whose teenaged perspective, technology skills and pack mule abilities serve Parisian Phoenix well Mafia Mistress: A romance novel where the mainContinue reading “What We’re Reading”

On Style and Skill

An essay about understanding the writing rules before you break them by Rachel Thomspon. Style, what it is and what it ain’t.A writer in my critique group turned to the others and said, “That’s my style. It’s fine.”It wasn’t fine and it wasn’t style.He had argued about it many times saying “the rules don’t matter,”Continue reading “On Style and Skill”

Here Kitty Kitty

As The FURR Flies, an anthology of cat stories, heart-warming tales from cat rescuers, cat resources and cat advice has gone from in the pipeline to full-on pre-production. The editorial team is sifting through stories while the volunteers of Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab are compiling their mini-memoirs and sending us their cat wisdom. PhotographerContinue reading “Here Kitty Kitty”

Hunting among urban decay and industrial ruins for spaceships

Part of creating Parisian Phoenix meant having a vision and surrounding that vision with the talent to realize that vision. Angel Ackerman spent 15 years as a journalist where she learned a variety of tricks from professional photographers. In the early days of her marriage to poet Darrell Parry, Angel and Darrell invested in aContinue reading “Hunting among urban decay and industrial ruins for spaceships”

The July newsletter promotes free books

We sent our July newsletter this morning and, as usual, found a typo as soon as it left home. We hope you like it and would consider sharing it with a friend. To read the newsletter, click here. In the meantime, here are some of our recent activities: Last week’s workshop with Joan Zachary hasContinue reading “The July newsletter promotes free books”

Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial

Author Media aired a full episode on Scrivener— and listening to the tools and benefits and the generous free trial I thought it might be fun to give it a try. The concept, as explained on the episode, was a software that allowed better word processing and grammar tools, that understood book formatting, and thatContinue reading “Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial”

Notes from the field… Photography, Writers & GLVWG

Today, several of us from the Parisian Phoenix Publishing staff attended the June meeting of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group where Joan Zachary, our official photographer, gave a presentation to the membership about the relationship between photography and writers. Myself (Publisher and Founder Angel Ackerman), Art Director and co-Founder Gayle Hendricks and our Poet-In-ResidenceContinue reading “Notes from the field… Photography, Writers & GLVWG”

Where to Find Our Books

We updated our Bookshop.org* affiliate link to include out latest title, Not the Quiet French Kid. Our general affiliate link is here. Our titles on Bookshop.org* can be found here. *prices at Bookshop.org include shipping. Our publisher page at Barnes & Noble is here. Our publisher page on Amazon is here. (And as I amContinue reading “Where to Find Our Books”