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 inContinue reading “Celebrating cover design, book design and original art”

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 topicsContinue reading “Movie Review: M3GAN and BookTube announcement”

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”

Sex and a Beer

December 2, 2022. When did that happen? Time does sneak up. The Death of Big Butch should be headed to the printer this weekend, and the December Parisian Phoenix email newsletter will follow. Last night, the folks at Book & Puppet Company, and organizers of October’s Easton Book Festival, posted the “Sex in the Text”Continue reading “Sex and a Beer”

The Big Butch cover shoot: The team unites in the creative process

Joan Zachary met Parisian Phoenix publisher via the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group in the late 1990s/early 2000s. It was definitely before the cover model for yesterday’s The Death of Big Butch photo shoot at Steve’s Café in Phillipsburg, N.J. Now, Joan is still hard at work with her new Mac exploring yesterday’s treasures butContinue reading “The Big Butch cover shoot: The team unites in the creative process”

The Joy of Authoring & The Death of Big Butch

For a writer, the leap from “I write” to “I’m published” to “I have a new book” has an indescribable pleasure (and a bit of fear). And I used to think that feeling was amazing and it is. But now I’m a publisher. Right now, I am working with Larry Sceurman on his debut novella,Continue reading “The Joy of Authoring & The Death of Big Butch”

Scary Stories for Adults, an evening with Larry Sceurman

Last night, Nancy Scott and I (Angel Ackerman) went to Nazareth, Pa., to hear Larry Sceurman’s presentation, “Scary Stories for Adults,” at their public library. Larry, in addition to being Parisian Phoenix’s latest fiction author, is a member of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild. The storytelling guild, apparently with funds from the Pennsylvania Council forContinue reading “Scary Stories for Adults, an evening with Larry Sceurman”