Highlighting the rawness of motherhood

Here at Parisian Phoenix, we have three books hopefully going to press within the next 60 days. Last night, I finished the (hopefully) final line edit of Recovery, the third volume of the Fashion and Fiends series. In case you missed the first two volumes: Book One is Manipulations, where a 400-year-old fire made stalksContinue reading “Highlighting the rawness of motherhood”

Our first poetry book now in stock— Twists: Gathered Ephemera by Darrell Parry

As publisher at Parisian Phoenix, I have so many plans, hopes & manuscripts to pursue. As I’ve mentioned, we’re nearly done with the line edit of Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money, so once the copyright returns from the Library of Congress we will be putting that project to bed— and into print. JoanContinue reading “Our first poetry book now in stock— Twists: Gathered Ephemera by Darrell Parry”

Proofing Book 3 of Fashion & Fiends, “Recovery.”

The copyright for Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money has not returned from the Library of Congress yet. Nancy Scott and I have been performing a line edit on the anthology and having some good conversations during our work. Today I (Angel Ackerman, founder of Parisian Phoenix) decided to take a break from non-fictionContinue reading “Proofing Book 3 of Fashion & Fiends, “Recovery.””

Books as Salvation

Every reader I know uses words like “escape” when they describe why they love books. I have always looked at books with loftier expectations— searching for wisdom, philosophy, artfully crafted phrases, and an emotional punch. Here at Parisian Phoenix, we have three books available, two deep in production and one in preproduction. And I knewContinue reading “Books as Salvation”

charting new waters: photo illustration in contemporary romance

Parisian Phoenix Publishing is going to blaze a different trail in publishing with the pocket contemporary romance Trapped. It’s illustrated! It makes sense, doesn’t it? Parisian Phoenix likes to stray off the beaten path. If you would want ordinary you’d go to a mass marketer, not an indy press. Trapped, the next novel on theContinue reading “charting new waters: photo illustration in contemporary romance”

Diving into the Holiday Season

If you haven’t already noticed, Parisian Phoenix is a fledgling operation still struggling to find its way and do all the work necessary to expediently get our books into readers’ hands. And we’re at the point where our staff has day jobs and a multitude of creative commitments. That said, we should have not one,Continue reading “Diving into the Holiday Season”

Cover reveal: Courting Apparitions, volume two of the Fashion and Fiends series, sequel to Manipulations

Greetings, Readers! Our Art Director Gayle Hendricks has officially revealed the cover to Courting Apparitions, the second book in the Fashion and Fiends series and sequel to Manipulations. (Speaking of Manipulations, our carton of books in anticipation of the upcoming Third Annual Easton Book Festival arrived today and Angel Ackerman and the family dog hostedContinue reading “Cover reveal: Courting Apparitions, volume two of the Fashion and Fiends series, sequel to Manipulations”

the journey towards the perfect cover

“Seneca Blue” is a pseudonym for two women who wanted to try their hand at a trashy romance novel. Anybody can write one, right? Wrong. Seneca quickly discovered that she bit-off much more than she could chew, but with Angel’s editing help “Trapped” is a fun, modern romance novel. Unlike most romances this one featuresContinue reading “the journey towards the perfect cover”