It’s a new year and it’s time to look forward to what’s coming up on the horizon!
Amanda Labonté: As the co-owner of an educational business and mother of two she spends much of her day with kids of all ages. They give her some of the best reading recommendations. Her first novel, Call of the Sea, was published in 2015 with sequels scheduled for 2018 and 2019 through Engen Books.
“Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. The next book in the Dark Artifices series. What can I say? It’s addictive.”
Ellen Curtis: a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. She writes the Infinity series and edits the From the Rock series for Engen Books.
“You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds by Jenny Lawson.”
Matthew LeDrew: Matthew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He has written sixteen novels for Engen Books.
“Doctor Strange volume 3 by Jason Aaron. Something about this run has really grabbed me. They’ve done the best possible thing to hook in new readers that were impressed by the movie: tell an engaging story. Hope it continues in this volume. Also Deadpool: Back in Black. Anything Cullen Bunn touches with this character is pure gold. Sorry all my upcoming releases are comics, I’m still so far on 2016’s novel reading I can’t even think about it.”
Paul Carberry: currently works as a pharmacy assistant and will soon be enrolled in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces. He is currently living in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, Leah. His first novel, Zombies on the Rock, was released in 2015.
“Crossing my fingers and hoping that the rumors are true, that The Winds of Winter, book 6 of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin would be top of the list if it actually gets released late this year. Also I’m looking forward to Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Its creating new, exciting stories inspired by Northern Norse legends.”
Sam Bauer is a young writer from St. John’s Newfoundland. He gets his ideas from eating too much sugar-laden food, reading the works of H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe until 4 am, and transcribing the ensuing nightmares. Sam wrote the short story, The Locket, which appeared in 2016’s Sci-Fi from the Rock.
“Fantasy from the Rock, Faith, and anything by Erin Vance, Scott Bartlett, or Chris Walsh, Ellen Curtis, or Ali House.”