Anticipation for our Coffee in the Morning

So very soon, we will release our 12th title in 21 months! How is this even possible? How can it be sustainable? Coffee in the Morning: short stories of fiction, fantasy and dreams The book launching, after several weeks delay, is Larry Sceurman’s anticipated short story collection, Coffee in the Morning. After seeing Joan Zachary’sContinue reading “Anticipation for our Coffee in the Morning”

Cover Reveal and Blurb for ‘Coffee in the Morning’

Gayle Hendricks has released a peak at the cover for Larry Sceurman’s second book, Coffee in the Morning. The official release date for Larry’s book has not been set, but we expect it to arrive in early May. From the back of the book: Larry Sceurman’s second book, Coffee in the Morning, presents a collectionContinue reading “Cover Reveal and Blurb for ‘Coffee in the Morning’”

Wisdom from the writer of Poison Study, Maria V. Snyder

I purchased Maria V. Snyder’s first book, Poison Study, at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Write Stuff conference where she served as keynote speaker. I’ve been meaning to read the book for a decade. Maria gave a very eye-opening keynote address at the conference about her career, and how much of it she owesContinue reading “Wisdom from the writer of Poison Study, Maria V. Snyder”

Books, book reviews and book news

I recently purchased Suzanne Mattaboni’s “eighties novel” Once in a Lifetime and kept it in my purse to keep me company in all the medical waiting rooms. As in my habit, I reviewed the book on Goodreads and tagged the author however I could on social media— and she quoted me to others saying, “IContinue reading “Books, book reviews and book news”

The Death of Big Butch by Larry Sceurman

A small book with big lessons  The story, set in the spring of 1974, encapsulates just a few days in the life of 26-yr-old Jimmy and his growing family, but those days manage to impart more joy, sorrow, and lessons learned than some folks experience in a lifetime. Hard-working, and hard-drinking, Jimmy is still findingContinue reading “The Death of Big Butch by Larry Sceurman”

Excerpts from Angel Ackerman’s Fashion and Fiends paranormal women’s fiction

To purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble,, direct from Parisian Phoenix. Want to read the beginnings of the Fashion and Fiends novels? Here you go… Manipulations, Book One August 2002Chapter OneLughaidh gripped the crumpled People magazine page against the steering wheel as he stared across the parking lot. It had been too easy to trackContinue reading “Excerpts from Angel Ackerman’s Fashion and Fiends paranormal women’s fiction”

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”

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 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”