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 aContinue reading “The social aspects of writing community”

The Success of Indies First, an appearance on the news

Great news for local fans who might find themselves in downtown Easton during the holiday season: Book & Puppet should have books from Parisian Phoenix Publishing in stock. Angel Ackerman, Nancy Scott, Darrell Parry and Gayle Hendricks stopped into the bookstore to hang out with bookstore owner Andy Laties and other Lehigh Valley authors, includingContinue reading “The Success of Indies First, an appearance on the news”

Indies First at Book & Puppet

The first half of this post targets Lehigh Valley locals, whereas the second half offers a book review. Based on your interests, skim accordingly. If you are in the vicinity of downtown Easton, Pa., tomorrow for #SmallBusinessSaturday, Book & Puppet Company, the bookstore behind The Easton Book Festival, will be having a sidewalk sale andContinue reading “Indies First at Book & Puppet”

Small Business Saturday with Indie Booksellers

As a very small business and a craft publisher, Parisian Phoenix believes in supporting our peers and participating in the publishing industry in whatever ways we can. We do this by purchasing books from other small presses and independent/self-published authors, visiting independent bookstores, volunteering at libraries (and other literary venues), networking with writing and professionalContinue reading “Small Business Saturday with Indie Booksellers”

A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel

Last weekend, our publisher and founder, Angel Ackerman, recorded with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel to talk about medical advocacy, her approach to building a medical team, and how she traded physician-referred physical therapy for work with a private fitness trainer. As one of many items on the upcoming Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel”

NaNoWriMo Realities

Day 0: Went to bed thinking of how this new novel would start. Day 1: Woke up by alarm excited for the day and cranked out 769 before work. That’s nearly 800 words before 6 a.m. This is going to be easy! Later I did another 100 or 200 works, which made my confidence wane.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Realities”

Final Day of the Easton Book Festival 2022: Small Press Expo

We attended the small press book expo at Easton Book Festival 2022 today, selling our own books, Nancy Scott’s chapbooks and William D. Prystauk’s Kink Noir series. It was a lovely autumn day with new friends from Pink Trees Press from New York City. We visited with friends from Book and Puppet Company and gotContinue reading “Final Day of the Easton Book Festival 2022: Small Press Expo”

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”

Getting ready for a conversation about (writing) sex

Angel Ackerman and William Prystauk will be hosting a live conversation about writing sex scenes at Book and Puppet Company this Saturday night (October 22, 7:30 p.m.) as part of the Easton Book Festival. The event is free and open to anyone 18 or older. Last night Angel went through the first two volumes ofContinue reading “Getting ready for a conversation about (writing) sex”

Our publisher… prepping for this weekend? Or watching TV?

Angel Ackerman is hard at work prepping for the Easton Book Festival… or is she? Today was my first Monday day shift at the Stitch Fix Bizzy Hizzy. I worked second shift, then 10-hour shifts and now I have moved to Monday to … So much to do and I want to binge watch TopContinue reading “Our publisher… prepping for this weekend? Or watching TV?”