Award-Winning Author Jon Dobbin announced as a ‘Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the authors that will be returning in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock collection: Jon Dobbin!

A native to the St. John’s metro region, Dobbin tied for first place in the 2017 48-Hour Writing Marathon, sponsored by THE Creative Learning, Thrive, and Engen Books. He placed second during the WANL Nightmare on Water Street event in October 2018. He describes himself as “the father of three, the husband to an amazing wife, an educator, and a tattoo and beard enthusiast.”

His first novel, The Starving, was released to rave reviews in May 2019, and constantly sits in the top list of novels in its genre.

“Dobbin’s debut novel is a great one. Predator meets Hell on Wheels. Classic western with a touch of King and Lovecraft… A smashing debut. I am hungry (pun intended) for Dobbin’s next work!”
— BC Laybolt, author of To Drown in Sand

“Take a little Zane Grey. Add a little Penny Dreadful. Read with Sam Elliot’s voice. Discover Jon Dobbin’s masterful The Starving.”
— Darrell Power, Great Big Sea

Dobbin’s debut full length is a chilling trek through a wintery wild west Colorado. The Starving combines the pulp swagger and splatter of Robert E. Howard with the atmospheric otherworldly chills of Stephen King in a suspenseful, tight read that moves like lightning.
— Amazon Customer, June 1 2019

Dobbin made his publishing debut in Chillers from the Rock with two entries: Man of Fire and The Chosen. His Flash Fiction was featured in Kit Sora: The Artobiography. Two of his stories were featured in Dystopia from the Rock: Blood Red Horizon and The Other.

Dobbin brings with him his short story ‘On Mission.’


Nine other authors will be joining Jon Dobbin, Melissa Bishop, Brad Dunne, Corinne Lewandowski, JRH Lawless, Lisa Daly, Andrew Pike, Julie Aubut Gaudet, Daniel Windeler, Alissa Hickox, Andrew McDonald, CS Woodburn and Steve Power for the 2020 Pulp Sci-Fi on the Rock collection! We have established authors, award-winners, bestsellers, and returning From the Rock alumni left to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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