Big Butch debuts this week, free now on Kindle unlimited

May, 1974. Jimmy Washburn lives in a sleepy small town with a beautiful wife he adores and his almost two children. He works at the small auto body shop his grandfather founded, under the direction of his uncle. Surrounded by family and lifelong friends, Jimmy has a good life reviving cars, caring for his son,Continue reading “Big Butch debuts this week, free now on Kindle unlimited”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26

Today brought with it more excitement than anticipated. We knew about the impending time change— which gets harder as we all get older, at least around here. Then came the snow storm that dropped about 4 inches of precipitation in about an hour. But despite the chaos, a UPS truck pulled up in the unplowedContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26”