Unboxing “Not an Able-Bodied White Man”

Three cases of Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money arrived yesterday. As I am not an able-bodied white man I came home from my day job exhausted and hurting and disappointed that I had to live in my disabled reality instead of the space where I can almost pass as a person with aContinue reading “Unboxing “Not an Able-Bodied White Man””

Jake not from State Farm

Two official big announcements from the Parisian Phoenix universe today: 1. Not an Able-Bodied White Man With Money, the nonfiction anthology of essays, poetry and artwork about life in the Lehigh Valley if you’re a person with a marginalized identity, officially goes on sale today. It’s our seventh live title since we launched Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “Jake not from State Farm”

And now we announce… RECOVERY, Book Three of Fashion and Fiends

After a brief issue with production on book three of the Fashion and Fiends series hitting a delay of about a week, RECOVERY is finally available in print and ebook. Order from Amazon here. From the back of the book: Dr. Jacqueline Saint-Ebène joined the French Defense Health Service because she had grown bored ofContinue reading “And now we announce… RECOVERY, Book Three of Fashion and Fiends”

Cover Reveal: Not An Able-Bodied White Man with Money

So much activity in the Parisian Phoenix universe… Here is the official cover reveal for our nonfiction anthology on the experiences of marginalized identities in the Lehigh Valley. At least a dozen local authors talk about topics exploring how we are not able-bodied white men with money. We all have something that sets us apart.Continue reading “Cover Reveal: Not An Able-Bodied White Man with Money”

Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book

I have just finishing line editing the mockup of our first non-fiction anthology, Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money. Producing a book takes time. And it feels a lot like an eternal loop of doing the same thing. First, I read the pieces submitted for the collection and looked over the art. I selectedContinue reading “Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book”

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”