Engen Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Lauralana Dunne’s first novel, a YA Fantasy story titled Ashes.
“We are exceptionally proud to have Lauralana on board,” says Engen founder Matthew LeDrew. “Her story is amazing and she’s put a lot of thought and care into it. I think there could be a real upset in fantasy writing in the next year or so, and Dunne is a huge part of it.”
Dunne has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with in Canadian writing circles over the course of the last year. In December 2018 her short story, ‘Venus Flytrap,’ was featured in the astonishing collection Kit Sora: The Artobiography, which paired talented authors with the artist known as Kit Sora to achieve spectacular combinations of story and photography. She joined that 2018-2019 Board of Directors of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland in October 2018, an organization which contributes to a supportive environment for writing in the province and fosters public recognition of Newfoundland & Labrador writers. She will be featured twice in Dystopia from the Rock releasing in March 2019, with her short stories “Future Tense” and “Future Imperfect.”
The ‘From the Rock’ series remains a proud testing ground to help find the most talented new authors in the country.
She describes herself as a slayer of imaginary monsters.