There have been several new faces around Engen Books lately, as we’ve been signing on new talent prepping for our 10 year anniversary celebratory year. You may have also noticed the return of creepy, unsettling imagery to the mastheads of the Engen Press websites, something largely unseen since the Black Womb series ended several years ago. Both these things have one thing in common: Engen Books signing on Paul Carberry, iconic Newfoundland thriller author of the Zombies on the Rock series.
Carberry started his series in 2015, but by the end of 2016 had moved it to the Engen Books publishing company, which allows him freedom to write and get him book to a more diverse area of the province and country.
But who is Paul Carberry? Get to know him in his first Engen Interview!
1. What is your favorite word?
Paul: My favorite word is ‘zombie.’ I hear anyone say that word and I know that I could talk to that person for hours. For me it’s a connection to a lot of friends.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Paul: My least favorite word is ‘cancer.’ It’s just a horrible thing when you hear somebody say it unless you hear a story about how they beat cancer, but unfortunately you never hear that enough.
3. What is your favorite movie?
Paul: “Jaws. It’s a timeless movie that still keeps me terrified of the ocean.”
4. What is your favorite book?
Paul: “Dead City by Joe McKinney or The Odyssey by Homer”
5. What was the last book you read for pleasure?
Paul: “Last book I read for pleasure was Sci-Fi From the Rock. It’s awesome seeing all the talented writers on display under one cover. Looking forward to being a part of that soon.”
6. What are you currently working on?
Paul: “Currently working on Zombies on the Rock Book 2: The Viking Trail”
7. How did you get involved with Engen?
Paul: “Met at Atlanti-Con this year and I was fortunate enough to meet Matt there. Things just fit together like a puzzle.”
8. What is your favorite Engen Book?
Paul: “Black Womb by Matthew LeDrew. I picked it up at Atlanti-Con 2 and it inspired me so much it got me to write met own novel. I absolutely love the atmosphere created in that novel.”
9. What (professionally) would you most like to accomplish?
Paul: “My dream goal for writing would be to have to be winning a Bram Stoker award for horror.”
10. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Paul: “I’d love to be a quarterback in the NFL. It would be a dream come true for me.”
11. What profession would you not like to do?
Paul: “A cemetery care taker because I’d have myself to afraid to go to work.”
12. What’s Next?
Paul: “What’s next for me? That’s a great question. As a writer get my second book completed. As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces I’d like to become an officer.”