Cracker Barrel & Vitamin D: Blending the Mundane, Building Friendship

Angel Ackerman wrote this about her zany day yesterday doing all sorts of things related to the business. I started my day by leaving the house at 7:15 a.m. to visit my friends the phlebotomists at Quest Diagnostics. With my history of anemia and … Cracker Barrel & Vitamin D: Blending the Mundane, Building Friendship

What we’re reading: The Sequel

A couple weeks ago, we made a blog post of what we’re reading. Thought it would be fun to update. Darrell Parry, the poet behind Twists: Gathered Ephemera, recently finished Find Me in The Iris, by E. Lynn Alexander, a book also perused by myself and Nancy Scott, our poetry editor. The book explores someContinue reading “What we’re reading: The Sequel”

How do you use the Internet?

I have a question for you: How do you use the Internet? How do you utilize your blog and/or social media to enhance your productivity as a writer? I mean it. How? More than a decade ago, when he had recently published Ghost Road Blues, I attended a workshop with Jonathan Maberry. Jonathan had someContinue reading “How do you use the Internet?”

What We’re Reading

From Lukov with Love: A romance novel about two figure skaters who have known each other their whole lives and disliked each other until they are partnered together in paired competition. — Eva Parry, whose teenaged perspective, technology skills and pack mule abilities serve Parisian Phoenix well Mafia Mistress: A romance novel where the mainContinue reading “What We’re Reading”

Hunting among urban decay and industrial ruins for spaceships

Part of creating Parisian Phoenix meant having a vision and surrounding that vision with the talent to realize that vision. Angel Ackerman spent 15 years as a journalist where she learned a variety of tricks from professional photographers. In the early days of her marriage to poet Darrell Parry, Angel and Darrell invested in aContinue reading “Hunting among urban decay and industrial ruins for spaceships”

Notes from the field… Photography, Writers & GLVWG

Today, several of us from the Parisian Phoenix Publishing staff attended the June meeting of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group where Joan Zachary, our official photographer, gave a presentation to the membership about the relationship between photography and writers. Myself (Publisher and Founder Angel Ackerman), Art Director and co-Founder Gayle Hendricks and our Poet-In-ResidenceContinue reading “Notes from the field… Photography, Writers & GLVWG”

Stumbling upon a memoir workshop

From its launch in September 2021, Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company has dedicated itself to unique voices and diverse perspectives. Our writers may occupy niches outside commercially viable literature, but the projects we support, we believe, deserve a place in the world. This is a hard environment for most endeavors, in many industries (so consider buyingContinue reading “Stumbling upon a memoir workshop”

life as a teacher — a summer class on social justice

Part of what makes Parisian Phoenix special is our staff’s dedication to our mission. We publish books highlighting unique voices and diverse perspectives and as a staff we all tend to “look out for the underdog” whether we are fighting for the environment, for women’s rights, against racial violence, empowering those with marginalized voices, orContinue reading “life as a teacher — a summer class on social justice”

NetGalley adventures: reviewing Russell Mardell’s The Knock-Knock Man

Parisian Phoenix is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and as such, I attended a webinar yesterday on NetGalley. NetGalley connects authors and publishers to reviewers, librarians and booksellers to increase the visibility of books. As a reader, I recently signed up to review ARCs (advanced reader copies for review purposes) andContinue reading “NetGalley adventures: reviewing Russell Mardell’s The Knock-Knock Man”

Parisian Phoenix attends Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Today was finally the day of the Lehigh Valley Book Festival as Angel Ackerman, publisher at Parisian Phoenix, mentioned in her personal blog post before the event. The schedule looked amazing and the vendor fair was slotted to include 30 tables— a lemonade stand, Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab, the League of Women Voters, nonfictionContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix attends Lehigh Valley Book Festival”