Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book

I have just finishing line editing the mockup of our first non-fiction anthology, Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money. Producing a book takes time. And it feels a lot like an eternal loop of doing the same thing. First, I read the pieces submitted for the collection and looked over the art. I selectedContinue reading “Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book”

Highlighting the rawness of motherhood

Here at Parisian Phoenix, we have three books hopefully going to press within the next 60 days. Last night, I finished the (hopefully) final line edit of Recovery, the third volume of the Fashion and Fiends series. In case you missed the first two volumes: Book One is Manipulations, where a 400-year-old fire made stalksContinue reading “Highlighting the rawness of motherhood”

Our first poetry book now in stock— Twists: Gathered Ephemera by Darrell Parry

As publisher at Parisian Phoenix, I have so many plans, hopes & manuscripts to pursue. As I’ve mentioned, we’re nearly done with the line edit of Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money, so once the copyright returns from the Library of Congress we will be putting that project to bed— and into print. JoanContinue reading “Our first poetry book now in stock— Twists: Gathered Ephemera by Darrell Parry”

Proofing Book 3 of Fashion & Fiends, “Recovery.”

The copyright for Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money has not returned from the Library of Congress yet. Nancy Scott and I have been performing a line edit on the anthology and having some good conversations during our work. Today I (Angel Ackerman, founder of Parisian Phoenix) decided to take a break from non-fictionContinue reading “Proofing Book 3 of Fashion & Fiends, “Recovery.””

Books as Salvation

Every reader I know uses words like “escape” when they describe why they love books. I have always looked at books with loftier expectations— searching for wisdom, philosophy, artfully crafted phrases, and an emotional punch. Here at Parisian Phoenix, we have three books available, two deep in production and one in preproduction. And I knewContinue reading “Books as Salvation”

Hustling and Bustling at Parisian Phoenix Publishing

Periodically during the next week or so, this space will feature updates on various Parisian Phoenix projects. Yesterday, poet Darrell Parry received a proof of his poetry project TWISTS: GATHERED EPHEMERA that, with a little grit, could be in the printer’s hands in a few days. Publisher/editor Angel Ackerman performed the initial placements in theContinue reading “Hustling and Bustling at Parisian Phoenix Publishing”

Marginalized Identities, Disability and Vulnerability

Greetings friends, writers and readers! It’s the first Saturday in December and Christmas is three weeks away. It’s crisp. It’s sunny. Chanukah is coming to a close. The winter solstice approaches. Today, photographer Joan Zachary took a walk with Parisian Phoenix authors Angel Ackerman and Eva Parry at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton,Continue reading “Marginalized Identities, Disability and Vulnerability”

Diving into the Holiday Season

If you haven’t already noticed, Parisian Phoenix is a fledgling operation still struggling to find its way and do all the work necessary to expediently get our books into readers’ hands. And we’re at the point where our staff has day jobs and a multitude of creative commitments. That said, we should have not one,Continue reading “Diving into the Holiday Season”

The Accidental Podcast

The staff at Parisian Phoenix Publishing tentatively announces their new, and quite accidental podcast, Parisian Phoenix Publishing Presents with Angel Ackerman. Thanks to the automated integration between WordPress and Anchor, Parisian Phoenix experimentally and quite accidentally started a podcast. Founder and Publisher Angel Ackerman and Editor Nancy Scott have been reading blogs together for years.Continue reading “The Accidental Podcast”

About Dr. Gilbert Christophe

Want to purchase a copy of MANIPULATIONS, the first volume of the Fashion and Fiends series? You can order it on Amazon.com, Target.com, Barnes & Noble or ask your favorite bookseller to order it from Ingram for you. Writers find inspiration in the darnedest places. In MANIPULATIONS, pregnancy plays a key role in the plot.Continue reading “About Dr. Gilbert Christophe”