Big news: The Sleep of Reason!

This is a post I’ve been itching to write for a couple of months now, but both good sense and a worry about jinxing things kept me quiet until the contract was signed on the…

Readers’ words (almost) as good as readers’ money!

I recently received a delightful email from my cousin David Hart, who a few months back ordered both The Old Man’s Last Sauna and Black Grass through our online store. David’s message of May 6th,…

Holiday Specials!

The Corona Virus has made this a tough year for us all, and the prospect of holiday shopping during a pandemic won’t make December any easier. But I can help! From now until December 24th,…

Black Grass – the first 3 chapters

“I wanted to write a story about a Canadian hero who wasn’t hanged,” Carl Dow told me in conversation some months back. Gabriel Dumont was the hero, and Black Grass was the resulting novel, a…

Introduction to “O! Ernie … What Have They Done to You?

Short story collections are a notoriously hard kind of book to sell. Short story collections by first-time authors are even more so. Nevertheless, I published Carl Dow‘s collection of stories, and the BumblePuppy Press’ first commercial…

Like Sir Walter Scott, Louis L’Amour and … Penthouse Forum?!? Clearly, opinions vary!

Setting the Black Grass promo train in motion (again) Of course it’s tempting to blame the worldwide pandemic for the lack of a real push on promoting Black Grass; cancelled book fairs and television appearances…