Murphy, you’re not going to win: How a Great Day Broke my Heart, part 2

Part 1 of this blog post appeared on Angel Ackerman’s web site, angelackerman.com, and was reposted on ParisianPhoenix.com Yesterday, Rosie, the rose gold 13″ MacBook Air with the intel processor that Parisian Phoenix publisher Angel Ackerman bought refurbished from Apple about eighteen months ago when she decided to invest in the small press concept, tookContinue reading “Murphy, you’re not going to win: How a Great Day Broke my Heart, part 2”

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!”

On Style and Skill

An essay about understanding the writing rules before you break them by Rachel Thomspon. Style, what it is and what it ain’t.A writer in my critique group turned to the others and said, “That’s my style. It’s fine.”It wasn’t fine and it wasn’t style.He had argued about it many times saying “the rules don’t matter,”Continue reading “On Style and Skill”

The July newsletter promotes free books

We sent our July newsletter this morning and, as usual, found a typo as soon as it left home. We hope you like it and would consider sharing it with a friend. To read the newsletter, click here. In the meantime, here are some of our recent activities: Last week’s workshop with Joan Zachary hasContinue reading “The July newsletter promotes free books”

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”

Meet Rachel Thompson, “Connections”

Angel asked me to do a guest blog post for Parisian Phoenix Publishing, and I don’t do blogs (although I should), but for Angel I cannot say no. You see, she and Gayle are more just than my friends. Angel wanted to know how I feel about “joining the Parisian Phoenix family.” I have aContinue reading “Meet Rachel Thompson, “Connections””