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Now available for pre-order: Skipping Stones!

Poetry comes to the BumblePuppy Press

Cover of Skipping Stones, by Adrienne Stevenson and Marie-Andrée Auclair.
Image above shows front cover of Skipping Stones.

May 19, 2024 — Most of us have experienced imposter syndrome at one time or another. For some of us, it is a never-ending story.

My own experience with it is that it very much depends on context. And publishing a book (or, as the authors prefer, a chapbook) of poetry is definitely one of them.

It’s not that I have no experience with verse — beyond song lyrics, and poems for children (Bob Dylan, Emma-Lee Moss, Lewis Carroll and A.A. Milne, please take a bow!), I have taken pleasure in Dylan Thomas and T.S. Elliot, but after that the list is a short one.

I take no pride in that — but no shame, either; some forms speak to us and some don’t, or don’t very often — but I do take pride in having had the good sense to recognize the qualities of the poetic dialogue contained within the covers of Skipping Stones, by Marie-Andrée Auclair and Adrienne Stevenson.

Written over a period of years as the authors shared their work with each other, they eventually came to realize they were, in a sense, dancing together with words.

The result is The BumblePuppy Press’ first collection of poetry, which I am thrilled to say will be published on May 28, 2024! And it is available now for pre-order, both here and at Amazon, with more to come soon.

Skipping Stones is a remarkable collaboration: sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always compelling and insightful. It will resonate with anyone who remembers what it was like to be young, or who has experienced the changes that come with living.

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A final note: if you are a book reviewer or blogger, please contact me (geoffdow (at) for a review copy. I hope it will soon be listed on BookSirens as well.

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Kickstarting Cascade!

What's in a cover? More than this!

Well, this is it: time for the hard sell.

After months of hard work, I am excited — nervously excited — to announce that our Kickstarter campaign for Rachel A. Rosen’s brilliant debut novel, Cascade is now up and running!

What’s a Kickstarter, you might ask?

Quite simply, it is a tool that allows creators to raise funds for their work and to raise awareness of it at the same time.

What that means for you, is that you have the opportunity to:

  • Become a patron of the arts, like the Medicis of old;
  • Pre-order a book that is sure to delight and disturb you in the format of your choice, including;
  • A signed, limited edition hard-cover volume, autographed by Rachel A. Rosen;
  • One of a limited number of autographed paperback copies; and
  • Ebooks in the format of your choice and DRM-free! And
  • Lots of special extras as well!

I have a toddler to take for a walk, so I’ll just add that you can check out our Kickstarter via

Kickstart Cascade

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