Small Steps Breed Success

As a small business owner, it’s often a dance of two steps forward and one step back, coupled with the occasional misstep. So, from time to time, when editing manuscripts and coordinating the bits of the book-making process and developing marketing plans that sometimes derail before implemented, you have to take inventory, clean your desk,Continue reading “Small Steps Breed Success”

Preptober yields to NaNoWriMo

It’s pre-dawn on a crisp late October morning. The chill in the air has layered the cars on the street with frost and prompted the heat to warm the inside of my house as I sip strong coffee. We’re on the cusp of November, which means we better hurry into Wawa for our annual gobblerContinue reading “Preptober yields to NaNoWriMo”

Getting ready for a conversation about (writing) sex

Angel Ackerman and William Prystauk will be hosting a live conversation about writing sex scenes at Book and Puppet Company this Saturday night (October 22, 7:30 p.m.) as part of the Easton Book Festival. The event is free and open to anyone 18 or older. Last night Angel went through the first two volumes ofContinue reading “Getting ready for a conversation about (writing) sex”

So, do you plan to NaNoWriMo?

When I was still a board member at Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, someone in the membership mentioned this new-ish thing called NaNoWriMo, which I see now was founded in 1999. This would have been circa 2005, because my now high-school-graduate was a toddler. And I’m not sure, but I think my now second novel,Continue reading “So, do you plan to NaNoWriMo?”

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!”

Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules

Tomorrow— Not the Quiet French Kid, an inexpensive novelette featuring the origin story of Jules Zweigenbaum from the Fashion and Fiends series, launches. A novelette is basically a long short story or an extra short novella. This one includes some excerpts from all of the Fashion and Fiends novels so far. Jules Zweigenbaum entered theContinue reading “Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules”

Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules

Tomorrow— Not the Quiet French Kid, an inexpensive novelette featuring the origin story of Jules Zweigenbaum from the Fashion and Fiends series, launches. A novelette is basically a long short story or an extra short novella. This one includes some excerpts from all of the Fashion and Fiends novels so far. Jules Zweigenbaum entered theContinue reading “Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules”

Next week’s events: an origin story and a GLVWG workshop

Parisian Phoenix has passed its nine month anniversary this month. This business is like a new relationship: every month matters. Next week, specifically June 23 and June 25, we have two special events. On June 23, Not the Quiet French Kid, a novelette from the Fashion and Fiends series focused on the origin story ofContinue reading “Next week’s events: an origin story and a GLVWG workshop”

End of May update and all the fun: new novelette, podcasts and book reviews

Greetings friends and readers, it’s Angel, founder and publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishers. The independent publisher environment is brutal as a start-up because online algorithms, social media, and the book selling market create so much noise that independent authors and publishers remain invisible without a lot of work, support and creativity. Our own results andContinue reading “End of May update and all the fun: new novelette, podcasts and book reviews”

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”