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Cheers, folks!

I am pleased to announce I have founded my own publishing house, Problematic Press! I’m really excited about this endeavour, since I’ll basically get to publish whatever I please. Oh, don’t worry. It won’t all be pornography. (I’ll just have to publish that under a pen name.) haha! No, but, seriously, I’m in love with the prospects here.

Although Problematic Press is a small, independent venture, it will deliver a broad range of material. I’d like to draw attention to works of Newfoundland literature, Canadian literature, as well as other imaginative works from such genres as speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, pulp fiction, non-fiction, comics, and children’s books. I plan to produce original works as well as popular classics, emphasizing texts that challenge readers. Indeed, there’s a lot I’d like to do with Problematic Press, and this is just the beginning.

The first Problematic Press publication (note: I really dig alliteration) will be Robert Hayman’s Quodlibets, which was quite likely the first piece of English literature written in North America. Hayman was Governor of the British colony in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in the early 1600s, and he penned this collection of more than 350 epigrams. This edition features my own adaptation of the Middle English poetry into more contemporary English, in order to make the text more accessible to today’s audience. Hayman’s epigrams reflect upon matters ranging from spirituality to politics and are, collectively, an appeal to British citizens to settle in the Newfound-land. Quodlibets portrays the reflections and attitudes of one of Newfoundland’s, and also North America’s, founding fathers in unabashed eloquence.

So, please check out the Problematic Press website and “Like” the Facebook page! Tell your literati friends about Problematic Press!


David Reynolds
Problematic Press


Recently I rediscovered a battered old cell phone box containing my teenage writing journals. I was very pleased with this discovery as it took me back to a period when I was persistently practicing poetry as a craft. Re-reading the work from my teenage years, I thought to myself “these aren’t that bad.” So, after lengthy review of the material, I’ve selected and compiled thirty six poems from between 1993 and 1998 in my latest eBook – Fawning, Fear and Frustration: A Collection of Teenage Poetry from the 90s.

Fawning, Fear and Frustration features a range of poetry that considers love, death and confusion in addition to a number of matters that lay somewhere in between. It features such favourites as “Bubble Gum Girls,” “Retribution,” “Hypocritic Shit,” and more! Taken as a whole, this collection may make you relive the days of your youth, it may provide you with an insight into the lives of teens around you, it might make you question your assumptions and beliefs, and it just might make you laugh.

Check out the FREE sample and you’ll see this collection is totally worth your buck!

WARNING: Contains adult language.

Find Fawning, Fear and Frustration here at

It can also be found here in the Amazon Kindle store.