Slipstreamers Author Announcement | Spotlight on Peter J Foote

There are very few authors who have grown and excelled as much, while helping grown and expand the genre community in Atlantic Canada, as Peter J Foote. He has been featured in all the open-call anthologies of short fiction from Engen Books to date, and as every year the competition gets harder and harder, Foote’s skills grow and grow.

Engen Books is proud to reveal the first author announced as writing for the new Slipstreamers line of novellas, Peter J Foote!

Peter J. Foote is a bestselling speculative fiction writer from Nova Scotia. Outside of writing, he runs a used bookstore specializing in fantasy & sci-fi, cosplays, and alternates between red wine and coffee as the mood demands.

His short stories can be found in both print and in ebook form, with his story “Sea Monkeys” winning the inaugural “Engen Books/Kit Sora, Flash Fiction/Flash Photography” contest in March of 2018. As the founder of the group “Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada”, Peter believes that the writing community is stronger when it works together.You can visit him at www.facebook.com/peterjfooteauthor/, and @PeterJFoote1 on Twitter.

Foote’s submissions have gained entry into each of the five modern From the Rock volumes. His story ‘The Silence Between Moons’ appeared in 2016’s Sci-Fi from the Rock, ‘A Troll by Any Other Name…’ in 2017’s Fantasy from the Rock, ‘A Friend in Shadow’ in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock, and ‘Final Edict’ in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock. He had two stories featured in Flights from the Rock, ‘Lamenting Father’ and ‘Stowaway’s Luck,’ both of which had editors raving.

Foote has proven himself to be a renaissance man of genre fiction, capable of rising to the occasion of any challenge thrown his way. As competition over placement in the From the Rock series has improved, so has Foote steadily grown in his authorial abilities.

Foote is an amazing author and a true supporter of the genre arts in Atlantic Canada. He has become a mainstay with not only Engen Books, but with several publishers worldwide. A small selection of his work is listed below, and we hope you’re excited to look for his first novella as part of the Slipstreamers series in 2020.


Kit Sora: The ArtobiographyThe Artobiography by Kit Sora
Series: Kit Sora Photography, #1

The Pitch: 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.


promoFlights from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, 2019B

The Pitch: This collection showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Canada has to offer. From steampunk stories to alternate histories, this collection has it all!
Featuring the work of Ali House (The Six Elemental, The Fifth Queen), Carolyn R Parsons (The Forbidden Dreams of Betsy Elliott), Sherry D. Ramsey (One’s Aspect to the Sun), and more.


Dystopia from the RockDystopia from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, 2019A

The Pitch: This collection showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Canada has to offer. From stories of censorship gone awry to sentient buses, global warming to corporate-branded culture, this collection has it all!
Featuring the work of Jed MacKay (Daredevil: Man Without Fear, Edge of Spider-Geddon), Ali House (The Six Elemental, The Fifth Queen), Jon Dobbin (The Starving), and more.


Chillers from the RockChillers from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, 2018

The Pitch: This collection features the thrilling, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Atlantic Canada has to offer.
Featuring the work of Paul Carberry (Zombies on the Rock), Kelley Power (Winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition), Matthew LeDrew (Coral Beach Casefiles, Infinity, Xander Drew), Ali House (The Six-Elemental), an introduction by Dale Gilbert Jarvis, & much more!


promo_cover7_webFantasy from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, #2017

The Pitch: This collection features the heartfelt, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent and charm Atlantic Canada has to offer. Featuring the work of Nick Morine, Shannon Green, Heather Reilly, Ali House, Amanda Labonté, Paul Carberry & many more!


Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)Sci-Fi from the Rock by Erin Vance & Ellen Curtis
Series: From the Rock, #2016

The Pitch: This collection features the heartfelt, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent and charm Atlantic Canada has to offer. Featuring the work of Kenneth Tam, Scott Bartlett, Jay Paulin, Alison House, & many more!

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