Indies First at Book & Puppet

The first half of this post targets Lehigh Valley locals, whereas the second half offers a book review. Based on your interests, skim accordingly. If you are in the vicinity of downtown Easton, Pa., tomorrow for #SmallBusinessSaturday, Book & Puppet Company, the bookstore behind The Easton Book Festival, will be having a sidewalk sale andContinue reading “Indies First at Book & Puppet”

Podcast Review: Firebug by Truth Media

Yes, at Parisian Phoenix we publish books. But, a good story can be told in many ways. Firebug recently caught my eye on Spotify, and I binged the podcast during two shifts at the day job. I thought documentarian who organized the series did a fantastic job of linking interviews with arson investigators, fire victims,Continue reading “Podcast Review: Firebug by Truth Media”

Murphy, you’re not going to win: How a Great Day Broke my Heart, part 2

Part 1 of this blog post appeared on Angel Ackerman’s web site, angelackerman.com, and was reposted on ParisianPhoenix.com Yesterday, Rosie, the rose gold 13″ MacBook Air with the intel processor that Parisian Phoenix publisher Angel Ackerman bought refurbished from Apple about eighteen months ago when she decided to invest in the small press concept, tookContinue reading “Murphy, you’re not going to win: How a Great Day Broke my Heart, part 2”

More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing

As publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishing, I have curated some playlists of podcasts on Spotify. I encourage anyone with questions about certain aspects of writing and publishing to check out my profile and see if any of the topics appeal to you. Some of my past discussions on this topic include Spotify Playlists for WritersContinue reading “More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing”

Some unusual writing craft books you may not know

I thought it would be fun to share a couple of writing craft books that I have saved over the years that aren’t Stephen King’s On Writing or William Zinsser’s On Writing Well or Strunk & White’s Elements of Style. Those are classic writing craft books and if you haven’t read them you should andContinue reading “Some unusual writing craft books you may not know”

Exploring Cerebral Palsy with Tylia Flores

If any of you read my personal blog on my website, angelackerman.com, you may know of my quest over the last two years to learn more about cerebral palsy, at first the disorder in general and then specifically my cerebral palsy. This led me to Maria Killilea’s books, web sites and even podcasts— one ofContinue reading “Exploring Cerebral Palsy with Tylia Flores”

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”

New Reviews for Darrell Parry and Charles Ticho

We received word that T.A. Niles recently posted a very elaborate and fun review to his web site regarding Darrell Parry’s collection of poetry, Twists: Gathered Ephemera. The book has also gained some traction on Goodreads. Sure, there was a healthy dose of sardonic humor, but what else would you expect from a guy whoContinue reading “New Reviews for Darrell Parry and Charles Ticho”

Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial

Author Media aired a full episode on Scrivener— and listening to the tools and benefits and the generous free trial I thought it might be fun to give it a try. The concept, as explained on the episode, was a software that allowed better word processing and grammar tools, that understood book formatting, and thatContinue reading “Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial”