Celebrating cover design, book design and original art

Today is the coldest day so far this winter, with an actual temperate of six degrees Farenheit and an even lower wind chill. This is doubly surprising to me– even as someone accustomed to winter in the northeast United States– because so far this weekend, little, prone-to-be-cold publisher Angel Ackerman has been going outside inContinue reading “Celebrating cover design, book design and original art”

The social aspects of writing community

In an effort to connect more writers, artists, authors and other creative professionals, Parisian Phoenix believes in networking, sharing resources, offering support and mentoring. Publisher Angel Ackerman routinely corresponds with journalism students who take classes with art director Gayle Hendricks in her role as graphic design professor at local colleges. She also serves as aContinue reading “The social aspects of writing community”

Brainstorming: Plans for 2023

We all need a brainstorming day. Our culture seems to value the end of the calendar year as a time for collecting our thoughts, setting goals and focusing on moving forward. But I think we all need to do such brainstorming and organizing periodically. First, a retrospective: Parisian Phoenix published its first book in SeptemberContinue reading “Brainstorming: Plans for 2023”

The Success of Indies First, an appearance on the news

Great news for local fans who might find themselves in downtown Easton during the holiday season: Book & Puppet should have books from Parisian Phoenix Publishing in stock. Angel Ackerman, Nancy Scott, Darrell Parry and Gayle Hendricks stopped into the bookstore to hang out with bookstore owner Andy Laties and other Lehigh Valley authors, includingContinue reading “The Success of Indies First, an appearance on the news”

Final Day of the Easton Book Festival 2022: Small Press Expo

We attended the small press book expo at Easton Book Festival 2022 today, selling our own books, Nancy Scott’s chapbooks and William D. Prystauk’s Kink Noir series. It was a lovely autumn day with new friends from Pink Trees Press from New York City. We visited with friends from Book and Puppet Company and gotContinue reading “Final Day of the Easton Book Festival 2022: Small Press Expo”

Is that right? 25 potential titles!

We’re working on titles 9 & 10 for our small publishing house— but as life goes, projects get rearranged all the time. As publisher, I found myself not sure which author and which projects to prioritize so I sat down and made a list of every committed title, every anticipated title and every title thatContinue reading “Is that right? 25 potential titles!”

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”

A night at Stick Figure Poetry, shared with you!

Last night, several staff members of Parisian Phoenix Publishing attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic as part of our observance of National Poetry Month. Our next special event is a visit to the Chester County Studio tour May 14 in support of fine artist Heather Pasqualino Weirich, the artist who allowed us to featureContinue reading “A night at Stick Figure Poetry, shared with you!”

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”