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”

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”

An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author

Today a new author joined Parisian Phoenix — nonagenarian Charles Ticho will allow our little boutique press to publish his memoir, Stops along the Way which chronicles his experiences from childhood in Europe through the Holocaust and into his life and career in the United States. The book provides such a rich look at JewishContinue reading “An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author”

Trapped, released to the world

I hope everyone survived Valentine’s Day. We made our contribution with the humorous contemporary romance, TRAPPED. Art Director Gayle Hendricks had so much fun with this book, which she designed with a stunning cover, a fun pocket size and photo illustrations featuring the residents of Plastiqueville, taken by our own Joan Zachary. From the backContinue reading “Trapped, released to the world”

So close… the Valentine’s line-up

*Two books* have finished the final proof stage and should be heading to the printer/distributor this weekend— Trapped, our first contemporary romance and our first pocket book, and as if that’s not enough excitement about this book… it also has photographs by the amazing Joan Zachary featuring the residents of Plastiqueville AND Recovery, the thirdContinue reading “So close… the Valentine’s line-up”

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”

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”

Hustling and Bustling at Parisian Phoenix Publishing

Periodically during the next week or so, this space will feature updates on various Parisian Phoenix projects. Yesterday, poet Darrell Parry received a proof of his poetry project TWISTS: GATHERED EPHEMERA that, with a little grit, could be in the printer’s hands in a few days. Publisher/editor Angel Ackerman performed the initial placements in theContinue reading “Hustling and Bustling at Parisian Phoenix Publishing”

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”

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”