Indies First at Book & Puppet

The first half of this post targets Lehigh Valley locals, whereas the second half offers a book review. Based on your interests, skim accordingly. If you are in the vicinity of downtown Easton, Pa., tomorrow for #SmallBusinessSaturday, Book & Puppet Company, the bookstore behind The Easton Book Festival, will be having a sidewalk sale andContinue reading “Indies First at Book & Puppet”

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!”

Exploring Cerebral Palsy with Tylia Flores

If any of you read my personal blog on my website, angelackerman.com, you may know of my quest over the last two years to learn more about cerebral palsy, at first the disorder in general and then specifically my cerebral palsy. This led me to Maria Killilea’s books, web sites and even podcasts— one ofContinue reading “Exploring Cerebral Palsy with Tylia Flores”

How do you use the Internet?

I have a question for you: How do you use the Internet? How do you utilize your blog and/or social media to enhance your productivity as a writer? I mean it. How? More than a decade ago, when he had recently published Ghost Road Blues, I attended a workshop with Jonathan Maberry. Jonathan had someContinue reading “How do you use the Internet?”

New Reviews for Darrell Parry and Charles Ticho

We received word that T.A. Niles recently posted a very elaborate and fun review to his web site regarding Darrell Parry’s collection of poetry, Twists: Gathered Ephemera. The book has also gained some traction on Goodreads. Sure, there was a healthy dose of sardonic humor, but what else would you expect from a guy whoContinue reading “New Reviews for Darrell Parry and Charles Ticho”

Reviewing Shannon Gonyou’s Since Sinai

At Parisian Phoenix, we believe in supporting other authors, other publishers and other artists. To that extent, publisher Angel Ackerman participates as a reader and reviewers on NetGalley and shares what she is reading on Goodreads and social media. The publishing world presents a lot of “us” (as small independent publishers or independent booksellers orContinue reading “Reviewing Shannon Gonyou’s Since Sinai”

Farewell, Mr. Ticho.

This will be a short post as it has been a hectic 24 hours. Our autobiographical essayist Charles Ticho passed away yesterday in his home. He was 95. Gayle and I had the pleasure of publishing Mr. Ticho’s book, Stops Along the Way. It’s a Jewish child’s view of the Holocaust and follows his familyContinue reading “Farewell, Mr. Ticho.”

Stumbling upon a memoir workshop

From its launch in September 2021, Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company has dedicated itself to unique voices and diverse perspectives. Our writers may occupy niches outside commercially viable literature, but the projects we support, we believe, deserve a place in the world. This is a hard environment for most endeavors, in many industries (so consider buyingContinue reading “Stumbling upon a memoir workshop”

about last night

Last night was pretty monumental for me as the art director at Parisian Phoenix Publishing. I spend the past 1 year, 48 weeks working on the Holocaust memoir, Stops Along the Way. And yesterday was the day it went to the printer. Yesterday I spent a chunk of time crossing the t’s and dotting theContinue reading “about last night”

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”