Call for Flying Story Submissions!

Over the last three years, the From the Rock series has become one of the preeminent anthology series’ in Atlantic Canada. We have been home to some amazing established talent and helped some new authors break through that have gone on to dominate their fields, becoming genre bestsellers in their own right. From the Rock is a title readers consistently ask for, review well, and a great way for avid readers to get introduced to indie talent they might find interesting. In March 2018 the series’ third entry, Chillers from the Rock, went Bestseller on pre-orders alone!

And this year, we’re doing it again… twice!

After the colossal success of Sci-Fi from the Rock,  Fantasy from the Rock, and Chillers from the Rock, Engen Books has decided to continue the From The Rock line with a second entry in 2019: Flights from the Rock, to be available in Summer 2019. Continue reading Call for Flying Story Submissions!

Chantal Boudreau announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be appearing in 2018’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Chantal Boudreau!

A Toronto native currently living in Sambro, Nova Scotia; Boudreau is an avid and prolific author with over fifty credits to her name. She is the author of the Fervor series of novels, as well as the Masters & Renegades series and The Snowy Barrens Trilogy.

Boudreau is likely best known for her work in short fiction, and the anthologies she has appeared in have been shortlisted for both the Bram Stoker award and the Aurora award.

Her extensive short-fiction bibliography includes fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror.


Sixteen other authors will be joining Chantal Boudreau, Ellen Curtis, Finnan Beaton, Christopher Walsh, Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Ellen Curtis returns as editor for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Ellen Curtis, author of the Infinity series, returns as one of the editors of 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock!

Ellen Curtis was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began filling paper with stories and other scribbles. Those scribbles eventually began to make more sense, and in 2008 she published her first collection of short stories. Since then, she has gone on to co-author the Infinity series with Matthew LeDrew, amongst her other literary endeavours.

Ellen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015, and was under the illusion that completing her studies would mean she would have more free time. In reality, it simply means she does more reading, albeit for work. When she actually does find a spare moment, she enjoys spending time near the ocean nursing an espresso and daydreaming about the day she can fill her home with the happy bleating of Pygmy goats.


Seventeen other authors will be joining Ellen Curtis, Finnan Beaton, Christopher Walsh, Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Finnan Beaton announced as a ‘Dystopia From the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their debut in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Finnan Beaton!

Beaton is originally from Nova Scotia and currently lives in Sydney.  He makes his publishing debut in Dystopia from the Rock with his chilling tale: Kaida of the Eastern Shore.


Eighteen other authors will be joining Finnan Beaton, Christopher Walsh, Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Christopher Walsh, author of the Gold & Steel Saga, to write for Dystopia from the Rock!

Epic Fantasy author Christopher Walsh returns to the From the Rock series in dystopia from the Rock with his new story, ‘In Dangerous Company.’

Walsh was featured heavily in the first two editions of the From the Rock series, with his stories ‘Stealing Back Freedom,’ ‘The City that Kid From Time Itself’ and ‘In Defence of Our Home, Part One’ appearing across the Sci-Fi from the Rock and Dystopia from the Rock volumes, respectfully. All are now available in one attractive collection, Legends and Tales Vol. One, collecting the first Gold & Steel Saga short stories. Continue reading Christopher Walsh, author of the Gold & Steel Saga, to write for Dystopia from the Rock!

Lisa Daly announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their debut in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Lisa Daly!

Daly is an Archaeologist, historian, professional ballroom dance instructor, crafter, and avid baker currently living in Fredericton. She has published an extensive library of non-fiction works, the most recent including Sacrifice in Second World War Gander, in Canadians and War, Vol. 3. Lammi Publishing, Canada and An Empty Graveyard: The Victims of the 1946 AOA DC-4 Crash, Their Final Resting Place, and Dark Tourism, in AP Online Journal in Public Archaeology, 8(2): 79-98. She makes her fiction-writing debut in Dystopia from the Rock with her short story, “The Island Outside the War.”


Twenty other authors will be joining Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Prize-Winning short-story author Jeff Slade returns in ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Engen Books is proud to announce the return of one of its exciting breakout talents from 2018’s Chillers from the Rock collection: Jeff Slade!

A resident of Salmon Cove, Slade is an avid reader who enjoys both making and hearing puns, playing the guitar, and cats. Slade made his publishing debut in Chillers from the Rock with his chilling tale, The Culling, then went on to win the April 2018 Kit Sora Flash Photography Fiction Prize with his story, Extinguished. Continue reading Prize-Winning short-story author Jeff Slade returns in ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Kit Sora: The Artobiography available at Broken Books!

img_6003We’re happy to say that Kit Sora: The Artobiography is now available at Broken Books, located at 245 Duckworth St, St. John’s. Stay tuned here and to the Engen Books Facebook to stay up to date on future signing date and times with the artist herself.

Broken Books has also been restocked with copies of After Dark Vapours! You guys have been doing a great job of making them sell out of our stock over the holidays, we can’t thank you enough!

Outside the city? We’ll gladly ship!

Kit Sora: The Artobiography

A stunning, hundred-plus page hardcover collection of over 80 of Kit Sora’s most ambitious photographs, paired with short fiction inspired by the art by Canada’s best authorial talents. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate Sparkes, USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Barbour, and Bestselling Author Amanda Labonté.

C$75.00