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”

Neighbors and Navigations

By Nancy Scott, Parisian Phoenix Poetry Editor So much of what divides us and holds us together depends upon the need for and availability of knowledge and perspective. I’ve been disabled from birth and, in my 68 years, I’ve learned that misconceptions are often handled through everyday transactions.My neighbors see me using the stairs andContinue reading “Neighbors and Navigations”

about last night

Last night was pretty monumental for me as the art director at Parisian Phoenix Publishing. I spend the past 1 year, 48 weeks working on the Holocaust memoir, Stops Along the Way. And yesterday was the day it went to the printer. Yesterday I spent a chunk of time crossing the t’s and dotting theContinue reading “about last night”

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”