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”

Exploring whether or not my art features ‘enough’ disability

Last May, I appeared as a featured reader for the online event Spofest (which stands for spoken word fest). Among Spofest’s many segments was a Q and A where the host asks participants three questions about writing. The first two are the same for all three presenters, but the third is a question that theContinue reading “Exploring whether or not my art features ‘enough’ disability”

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”

The business trip to DC that almost wasn’t

Good evening, folks! It’s Angel, and I’m writing from my Washington, D.C., office. I had hoped that conditions would allow me to come down yesterday, but I couldn’t leave until this morning. And, sadly, I had hoped to stay until Monday, leaving around noon, but a 9 a.m. doctor’s appointment on Monday may call myContinue reading “The business trip to DC that almost wasn’t”

Cover reveal: Courting Apparitions, volume two of the Fashion and Fiends series, sequel to Manipulations

Greetings, Readers! Our Art Director Gayle Hendricks has officially revealed the cover to Courting Apparitions, the second book in the Fashion and Fiends series and sequel to Manipulations. (Speaking of Manipulations, our carton of books in anticipation of the upcoming Third Annual Easton Book Festival arrived today and Angel Ackerman and the family dog hostedContinue reading “Cover reveal: Courting Apparitions, volume two of the Fashion and Fiends series, sequel to Manipulations”

Unexpected beauty

It’s Friday. I hear Mercury is in retrograde or was in retrograde so many communications aren’t happening clearly, or your technology is on the fritz. In my case, my body joins the chaos but such is life with a disability. This week had it’s high points and some lows. Coworkers are expressing interest in myContinue reading “Unexpected beauty”

the journey towards the perfect cover

“Seneca Blue” is a pseudonym for two women who wanted to try their hand at a trashy romance novel. Anybody can write one, right? Wrong. Seneca quickly discovered that she bit-off much more than she could chew, but with Angel’s editing help “Trapped” is a fun, modern romance novel. Unlike most romances this one featuresContinue reading “the journey towards the perfect cover”