Geoffrey Dow has a long history with the written word, as a writer and as an editor and, lately, publisher of the BumblePuppy Press.
He blogs irregularly at Edifice Rex Online and is the Managing Editor of the online news magazine True North Perspective. He has written scripts for CBC Radio, been a book reviewer for The Globe and Mail and the magazine Humanist Perspective (PDF), which somehow managed to misspell his name.
He studied the fine art of editing fiction under the late writer, editor and anthologist Judy Merril and spent many hours in the National Archives in Ottawa selecting material from her private correspondence for inclusion in what eventually became her posthumous memoir, Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril.
As a child he wrote and drew a series of comic books, was an editor of, and frequent contributor to, his grade eight newspaper, The Wembley World, and in high school created and edited a literary magazine, The House of the Dying Tree. He also wrote articles for the youth newspaper CounterPress. He later self-published several issues of the ‘zines, Tenement and Edifice Rex, precursor to his blog.
Geoffrey Dow has lived in Ottawa since 2009 and, more than a little to his surprise, has learned to like it quite a lot. He says that cycling to his day-job and pounding the turf on a local soccer pitch on Sundays help to keep him grounded.