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 proverbial dotted line.
Edit: September 18, 2021: We’ve decided to continue this sale for a little while longer – there’s still time to save! It seems hard to believe that this summer is almost over. As I type this on the afternoon of August 26th, 2021, in Ottawa (Canada), the thermometer in my home office reads 31.5° C, … Summer sale (before summer’s over)
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, I am pleased to offer free delivery in central Ottawa of an autographed copy Black Grass for only $15.00, and … Holiday Specials!
“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 novel which led me down the path to being a publisher. Of course, I am biased – the shared last … Black Grass – the first 3 chapters
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 book, The Old Man’s Last Sauna because I believed in 2013 – and still do! – that these stories were good ones … Introduction to “O! Ernie … What Have They Done to You?
Don’t just give something to your dad, kill three birds with one stone and give something to me and mine!
Things move slow when one has to juggle a day-job and a relationship with the responsibility of running a small press. But things do move, and it is with great pleasure that I can now say (for real!), that our next book — Carl Dow’s Black Grass, a novel that smoothly combines adventure, historical, romance … Black Grass is coming
Stories that will move, amuse and even shock in their subtle explorations of the human spirit From odes to loves lost and loves found; from a clear-eyed look at what it takes to destroy a strong man to the web of love between a mother and her son; from the greed that drives a man … The Old Man’s Last Sauna