Category Archives: Dystopia from the Rock

Prize-Winning short-story author Jeff Slade returns in ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Engen Books is proud to announce the return of one of its exciting breakout talents from 2018’s Chillers from the Rock collection: Jeff Slade!

A resident of Salmon Cove, Slade is an avid reader who enjoys both making and hearing puns, playing the guitar, and cats. Slade made his publishing debut in Chillers from the Rock with his chilling tale, The Culling, then went on to win the April 2018 Kit Sora Flash Photography Fiction Prize with his story, Extinguished. Continue reading Prize-Winning short-story author Jeff Slade returns in ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

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Prize-Winning author of ‘The Last Tree,’ Michelle Churchill, to write for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Mermaid The Last Tree Ariel Marsh Michelle Churchill
Unfinished Sample Art by Ariel Marsh

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting talents in genre fiction that will be featured in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Michelle Churchill!

2018 has been a banner year for rising-star Churchill. Her thrilling tale Leopold’s Cherubs Princes was regarded as one of the highlights of the Chillers from the Rock collection. In the months since her first novel, a young-readers fantasy titled The Last Tree, was greenlit for publication with art by Ariel Marsh. Churchill won the August 2018 Kit Sora Flash Photography Fiction Prize for her story ‘Unicorn,’ and was featured heavily in Kit Sora: The Artobiography, a collection of art photographs and accompanying short fiction. Churchill was featured in the collection four times.

A Newfoundlander who was raised in Nova Scotia but returned, Michelle is the mother of two incredible children. Continue reading Prize-Winning author of ‘The Last Tree,’ Michelle Churchill, to write for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Ryan Belbin announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in fiction that will included in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Ryan Belbin!

A Pasadena Newfoundland native, Belbin is a natural writer whose work has been featured previously been a staple of Arts & Culture writing in St. John’s, with pieces appearing in Paragon III and Grenfell Inkpot. He also spent a seven month stint hitchhiking across New Zealand.

He brings with his his short story, “The Match.”


Twenty-Three other authors will be joining Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre 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.

Prize-Winning author Nicole Little announced as ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be appearing in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Nicole Little!

Little has steadily been making her voice heard in the Newfoundland writing scene more and more over the year, making her presence known at competitions as a force to be reckoned with, bringing wit and insight to every conversation she’s a part of! Continue reading Prize-Winning author Nicole Little announced as ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Brad Dunne, author of ‘After Dark Vapours’ announced as introducing ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

After Dark VapoursEngen Books is proud to announce that Brad Dunne, author of the 2018 novel After Dark Vapours, will be setting the stage as only a person of his immense talent can, by writing the foreword to the 2019 anthology collection Dystopia from the Rock.

Brad Dunne is a freelance writer and editor from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He began his writing career as an intern at The Walrus magazine and has published journalism and essays in publications such as Maisonneuve, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and Herizons. His short fiction has been featured in In/Words, Acta Victoriana, and The Cuffer Anthology. His debut novel, After Dark Vapours, was released in October 2018 to great critical response, mixing literary sensibilities with genre storytelling.


Twenty-Five other authors will be joining Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre 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.

David Rimmington announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their debut in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: David Rimmington!

A Leicester England native currently residing in Halifax, Rimmington makes his publishing debut in Dystopia from the Rock with his tale of automation gone wrong in: The Ninth Wonder.


Twenty-Six other authors will be joining David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre 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.

Heather Nolan announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be appearing in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Heather Nolan!

Nolan is one of the most talented singer, songwriters, and photographers working in St. John’s today. In 2017, her poetry was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her photography explores the connections between landscape, place, and identity.

Her short fiction has been featured in The Overcast, Secret East Magazine, and Wet Ink Magazine. Her first novella, This is Agatha Falling, debuts in March 2019. Continue reading Heather Nolan announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!