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Trapped

To purchase Trapped, or any of the Parisian Phoenix books, visit Amazon, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble’s website or order direct from us here. By Seneca Blue The opening: CHAPTER ONE (circa 2007)“Could this day get any worse?” Ed asked herself.She slammed her cell phone closed, thrusting the electronic inconvenience into her pocket. With five part-time…

Celebrating cover design, book design and original art

Today is the coldest day so far this winter, with an actual temperate of six degrees Farenheit and an even lower wind chill. This is doubly surprising to me– even as someone accustomed to winter in the northeast United States– because so far this weekend, little, prone-to-be-cold publisher Angel Ackerman has been going outside in…

NetGalley: A Starving Artist Resource for the Latest Books

If you are a writer and/or author, you have a duty to stay current. Just like any profession, the writer must know what is happening in the industry. Common advice points toward Amazon for information on trends, genres and even as a source to show what covers sell. And, of course, writers should read all…

The social aspects of writing community

In an effort to connect more writers, artists, authors and other creative professionals, Parisian Phoenix believes in networking, sharing resources, offering support and mentoring. Publisher Angel Ackerman routinely corresponds with journalism students who take classes with art director Gayle Hendricks in her role as graphic design professor at local colleges. She also serves as a…

Your Amazon figures do not mean squat

As you may have noticed, this forum has recently contained more shares from my personal blog (angelackerman.com) than news about publishing in the last few days. Last week left me springing from one thing to the next, again and again. Every day I face choices as a publisher versus a mom versus a writer. Do…

Life truly is stranger than fiction

Angel Ackerman shares some local oddities with photographer Joan Zachary. Who doesn’t want to see a field of dinosaurs? I loved being a newspaper reporter and I adored working for weeklies the best. Weekly newspaper reporters typically had a geographic beat, whereas … Inspiring tour of the Phillipsburg area… cats, dinosaurs and Edison’s concrete houses

new years goal—remember to proofread!

Our Art Director and esteemed book designer works with the next generation of artists as a graphic design professor at local colleges. Her message— which as writers we hear all the time— applies to the graphic and fine arts as well as the written word.

Movie Review: M3GAN and BookTube announcement

Greetings everyone! This week got away from me— as some weeks do from all of us I suppose– but I did take a minute to go see the horror satire M3GAN and recorded my thoughts on my personal blog and portfolio, angelackerman.com. I’ll do my best to keep sharing writing-related and upcoming Parisian Phoenix topics…

Social media, BookTok & Building Readership

Publisher’s Note: Hi! It’s almost 7 a.m. on a winter morning in January and I (Angel) am drinking my coffee, reflecting and sharing with you. Before I move to today’s topic, BookTok, I want to share a personal story that isn’t related to the topic, but it’s a good reminder of maintaining good habits and…

There’s a whole lot of books on Hulu right now

Eva Parry introduced me (Parisian Phoenix Publisher Angel Ackerman) to Octavia E. Butler. She had read the Xenogenesis series (now Lilith’s Brood from what I can tell) as part of a high school independent reading project. She has been trying to get me to read them for years, but I kept telling her no. KINDRED…

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