Celebrating cover design, book design and original art

Today is the coldest day so far this winter, with an actual temperate of six degrees Farenheit and an even lower wind chill. This is doubly surprising to me– even as someone accustomed to winter in the northeast United States– because so far this weekend, little, prone-to-be-cold publisher Angel Ackerman has been going outside inContinue reading “Celebrating cover design, book design and original art”

Call for Submissions: The Scavenger Hunt Photo Book.

This is a very new idea, less than a week old. Expect some details to change, and watch our submissions page for updates. As creative people, the staff at Parisian Phoenix knows some really talented photographers. We wanted to highlight the work of these and other photographers with a scavenger hunt photo book. We hopeContinue reading “Call for Submissions: The Scavenger Hunt Photo Book.”

Brainstorming: Plans for 2023

We all need a brainstorming day. Our culture seems to value the end of the calendar year as a time for collecting our thoughts, setting goals and focusing on moving forward. But I think we all need to do such brainstorming and organizing periodically. First, a retrospective: Parisian Phoenix published its first book in SeptemberContinue reading “Brainstorming: Plans for 2023”

Sex and a Beer

December 2, 2022. When did that happen? Time does sneak up. The Death of Big Butch should be headed to the printer this weekend, and the December Parisian Phoenix email newsletter will follow. Last night, the folks at Book & Puppet Company, and organizers of October’s Easton Book Festival, posted the “Sex in the Text”Continue reading “Sex and a Beer”

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!”

Here Kitty Kitty

As The FURR Flies, an anthology of cat stories, heart-warming tales from cat rescuers, cat resources and cat advice has gone from in the pipeline to full-on pre-production. The editorial team is sifting through stories while the volunteers of Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab are compiling their mini-memoirs and sending us their cat wisdom. PhotographerContinue reading “Here Kitty Kitty”

Hunting among urban decay and industrial ruins for spaceships

Part of creating Parisian Phoenix meant having a vision and surrounding that vision with the talent to realize that vision. Angel Ackerman spent 15 years as a journalist where she learned a variety of tricks from professional photographers. In the early days of her marriage to poet Darrell Parry, Angel and Darrell invested in aContinue reading “Hunting among urban decay and industrial ruins for spaceships”

Notes from the field… Photography, Writers & GLVWG

Today, several of us from the Parisian Phoenix Publishing staff attended the June meeting of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group where Joan Zachary, our official photographer, gave a presentation to the membership about the relationship between photography and writers. Myself (Publisher and Founder Angel Ackerman), Art Director and co-Founder Gayle Hendricks and our Poet-In-ResidenceContinue reading “Notes from the field… Photography, Writers & GLVWG”

From Joan Zachary: Details on next week’s free presentation of photography and book design

By Joan Zachary, official Parisian Phoenix photographer This 21st century world is a visual one.  We have social media to thank for this. Are you drawn to a Facebook post with a picture, ignoring the ones that are only text?  Of course you are. I was first invited by Parisian Phoenix Publishing to use myContinue reading “From Joan Zachary: Details on next week’s free presentation of photography and book design”

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”