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Andrew McDonald announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

One of our greatest pleasures is bringing new talent to the forefront with our From the Rock collections! With that in mind, we’re proud to announce that Andrew McDonald joins us for Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock!

McDonald is from St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is a long-standing fan of horror, science fiction, and Heavy Metal.

He brings with him ‘First Visit,’ an astonishing tale to expand the senses! It is McDonald’s first published work.


Nineteen other authors will be joining 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!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Growth | Kit Sora’s Storytime

SPOILER ALERT! For those who haven’t figured out how I did my last shot, this post will 110% give it away! I take pride in the fact that everything you see in my photos is always there, and this is no exception! I also love answering questions, and while knowing may somehow take some magic away for some, I think it’s just as magical to know what can be done with what you have! So. If you don’t want to know, now’s a good chance to skip along!

Continue reading Growth | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Call for Mythology Submissions!

Over the last five years, the From the Rock series has become one of the preeminent anthology series’ in Atlantic Canada. We have been home to some amazing established talent and helped some new authors break through that have gone on to dominate their fields, becoming genre bestsellers in their own right. From the Rock is a title readers consistently ask for, review well, and is a great way for avid readers to get introduced to indie talent they might find interesting. In 2018 the series’ third entry, Chillers from the Rock, went Bestseller on pre-orders alone!

We are currently accepting submissions for the seventh entry in this series: Mythology from the Rock, to be available in Winter of 2021. Continue reading Call for Mythology Submissions!

Winner: “Bubble” by N. Phoenix Bowman | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the October  2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: N. Phoenix Bowman with the story, Bubble!

N. Phoenix Bowman was born of the rich red earth in a rural Nova Scotia fishing village during the 1980s. She is the author of the Outer Worlders series. These days, when not writing, she create tattoos for clients in a New Minas, Nova Scotia, tattoo shop.

We had two judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Bubble” by N. Phoenix Bowman | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

C. S. Woodburn announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

One of our greatest pleasures is bringing new talent to the forefront with our From the Rock collections! With that in mind, we’re proud to announce that C. S. Woodburn joins us for Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock!

Woodburn was born in Vancouver and currently lives on the West Coast. She has worked as an office cleaner, tea server, sales associate, and office assistant. Her only previous writing credit is ‘Sardines’ from the short story collection The Body Book.

She brings with her ‘Green,’ a sombre look at the future that might have some reliving memories of Dystopia from the Rock.


Twenty other authors will be joining 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!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Steve Power announced as the first Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock Author!

It’s a new year with new rules, and we thought there would be no better way to ring in 2020 with the first announcement of one of our most anticipated releases: Steve Power joins us as the first author announced for Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock!

Steve was born on a frozen rock in the North Atlantic and currently lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He loves cats, cars, history, and politics. Steve’s creative inspirations include the Stephen King, Ridley Scott, William Gibson, and Robert E. Howard. He’s a reverent fan of Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian, & the ’80s GI Joe. Continue reading Steve Power announced as the first Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock Author!