Where to Find Our Books

We updated our Bookshop.org* affiliate link to include out latest title, Not the Quiet French Kid. Our general affiliate link is here. Our titles on Bookshop.org* can be found here. *prices at Bookshop.org include shipping. Our publisher page at Barnes & Noble is here. Our publisher page on Amazon is here. (And as I amContinue reading “Where to Find Our Books”

Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules

Tomorrow— Not the Quiet French Kid, an inexpensive novelette featuring the origin story of Jules Zweigenbaum from the Fashion and Fiends series, launches. A novelette is basically a long short story or an extra short novella. This one includes some excerpts from all of the Fashion and Fiends novels so far. Jules Zweigenbaum entered theContinue reading “Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules”

Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules

Tomorrow— Not the Quiet French Kid, an inexpensive novelette featuring the origin story of Jules Zweigenbaum from the Fashion and Fiends series, launches. A novelette is basically a long short story or an extra short novella. This one includes some excerpts from all of the Fashion and Fiends novels so far. Jules Zweigenbaum entered theContinue reading “Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules”

Sunday Morning Inspiration: On Word Counts

As some of you may already know, I do a lot of my work for Parisian Phoenix Publishing in the pre-dawn hour before my day job. The business is still young, and maybe someday it will support me and a full-time staff and my menagerie of birds, cats, and dog. I listen to a lotContinue reading “Sunday Morning Inspiration: On Word Counts”

Next week’s events: an origin story and a GLVWG workshop

Parisian Phoenix has passed its nine month anniversary this month. This business is like a new relationship: every month matters. Next week, specifically June 23 and June 25, we have two special events. On June 23, Not the Quiet French Kid, a novelette from the Fashion and Fiends series focused on the origin story ofContinue reading “Next week’s events: an origin story and a GLVWG workshop”

Farewell, Mr. Ticho.

This will be a short post as it has been a hectic 24 hours. Our autobiographical essayist Charles Ticho passed away yesterday in his home. He was 95. Gayle and I had the pleasure of publishing Mr. Ticho’s book, Stops Along the Way. It’s a Jewish child’s view of the Holocaust and follows his familyContinue reading “Farewell, Mr. Ticho.”

End of May update and all the fun: new novelette, podcasts and book reviews

Greetings friends and readers, it’s Angel, founder and publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishers. The independent publisher environment is brutal as a start-up because online algorithms, social media, and the book selling market create so much noise that independent authors and publishers remain invisible without a lot of work, support and creativity. Our own results andContinue reading “End of May update and all the fun: new novelette, podcasts and book reviews”

Adventures in Fine Art: Writers and Painters in Collaboration

Today is the first day of the Chester County Studio Tour which celebrates 165 different artists in 68 studios. Gayle Hendricks, Parisian Phoenix art director, and myself, Angel Ackerman, publisher, joined Heather Pasqualino Weirich of Heather Pasqualino Fine Art at her studio on magnificent Valley Forge Mountain. Heather allowed us to use her painting onContinue reading “Adventures in Fine Art: Writers and Painters in Collaboration”

Asphalt and nostalgia: A recipe for poetry and emotional healing

My father died almost six months ago. Mercury enters retrograde today. Almost one month ago, I ruptured a tendon in my finger. My teenager has an ear infection. But today, I found bliss in the construction outside my house. UGI has been tearing up the street for what feels like months and today they wereContinue reading “Asphalt and nostalgia: A recipe for poetry and emotional healing”