Nostalgia and Baby Seats: Welcoming a New Author to the Parisian Phoenix Family

I’ve been working with storyteller Larry Sceurman of the Lehigh Valley Storyteller’s Guild for a couple of months now. He approached me after Joan Zachary gave a presentation on photography’s role in book layout and as inspiration for the creative process during a Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group meeting in June. (To see the highlightsContinue reading “Nostalgia and Baby Seats: Welcoming a New Author to the Parisian Phoenix Family”

Venues where you can celebrate books in the Lehigh Valley

Hello, readers, writers and bibliophiles. The fall book season is upon us… and I don’t mean Parisian Phoenix releasing new titles (although we’re so close to releasing The Itty Bitty How to Cat Book that I can taste it. Contact us to preorder yours now by credit card, or PayPal.) But I’m actually referring theContinue reading “Venues where you can celebrate books in the Lehigh Valley”

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!”

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”

Looking forward to this weekend’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company is starting to get very excited about the upcoming Lehigh Valley Book Festival this Saturday. The free, open to the public and family event will feature a cornucopia of authors across genres. The link in the first paragraph will take you to their web page. Just the vendor expo alone— happeningContinue reading “Looking forward to this weekend’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival”

Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26

Today brought with it more excitement than anticipated. We knew about the impending time change— which gets harder as we all get older, at least around here. Then came the snow storm that dropped about 4 inches of precipitation in about an hour. But despite the chaos, a UPS truck pulled up in the unplowedContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26”

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””

Indexing an anthology

In case you haven’t noticed, I— Angel Ackerman, the publisher at Parisian Phoenix, pride myself on my nerdy side. So when we finished the lay out and final line edit of our upcoming nonfiction anthology on marginalized identities, I told our director that I wanted to index it. Manually. It took ten days of flippingContinue reading “Indexing an anthology”