Grammar Girl may inspire a toast for the historical and fantasy writers (and how our publisher’s day job can help you grow your craft)

That title may be a bit much. But this blog post will contain a lot. We want to inspire. We want to share. We want to reassure. Backstory: The Day Job As a boutique publisher of craft books in its youth, Parisian Phoenix remains a part-time business (ad)venture. Publisher and founder Angel Ackerman has retainedContinue reading “Grammar Girl may inspire a toast for the historical and fantasy writers (and how our publisher’s day job can help you grow your craft)”

I don’t have the answers.

It’s hard to believe that fifteen months have gone by since Parisian Phoenix released its first title on the world. Fifteen months, nine books, more than a dozen artists and writers working together to create craft books featuring unique voices and diverse perspectives. There are milestones we have reached as a business– making enough withContinue reading “I don’t have the answers.”

A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel

Last weekend, our publisher and founder, Angel Ackerman, recorded with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel to talk about medical advocacy, her approach to building a medical team, and how she traded physician-referred physical therapy for work with a private fitness trainer. As one of many items on the upcoming Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel”

Modern Frankenstein

Yesterday was Halloween, so for the last month the themes of monsters, horror and spookiness has filled my podcast feed. One such podcast was last week’s episode of “Not Past It,” a historical podcast that looks at an event from “that week in history.” This particular episode focused on the origins of Frankenstein, or asContinue reading “Modern Frankenstein”

Podcast Review: Firebug by Truth Media

Yes, at Parisian Phoenix we publish books. But, a good story can be told in many ways. Firebug recently caught my eye on Spotify, and I binged the podcast during two shifts at the day job. I thought documentarian who organized the series did a fantastic job of linking interviews with arson investigators, fire victims,Continue reading “Podcast Review: Firebug by Truth Media”

More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing

As publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishing, I have curated some playlists of podcasts on Spotify. I encourage anyone with questions about certain aspects of writing and publishing to check out my profile and see if any of the topics appeal to you. Some of my past discussions on this topic include Spotify Playlists for WritersContinue reading “More podcasts on writing, five on self-publishing”

Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?

This blog has mentioned my favorite podcasts in a previous post, but the reality is that there are so many podcasters and so many niches that even the ones that aren’t as entertaining end up on my list. And sometimes I find new favorites, like Joanna Penn and Sacha Black. For more about some ofContinue reading “Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?”

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”

Spotify playlists for writers

As many creative people do, Parisian Phoenix publisher Angel Ackerman has a day job. At that day job, her employer allows associates to listen to music or podcasts. So, several hours a day, Angel absorbs information from other writers, publishers and their support professionals like editors and agents. Not everyone likes podcasts, and Angel hasContinue reading “Spotify playlists for writers”

A night at Stick Figure Poetry, shared with you!

Last night, several staff members of Parisian Phoenix Publishing attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic as part of our observance of National Poetry Month. Our next special event is a visit to the Chester County Studio tour May 14 in support of fine artist Heather Pasqualino Weirich, the artist who allowed us to featureContinue reading “A night at Stick Figure Poetry, shared with you!”