Category Archives: Fantasy from the Rock

Tomorrow: Ellen Curtis at the #LOLANL Writer’s Circle!

Tomorrow at the Arts and Culture Center, local St. John’s author Ellen Curtis will be co-hosting the first Engen Writer’s Circle of 2017!

Hosted as a part of the ‘Love Our Local Authors’ month going on all through February at the AC Hunter Public Library, the Writer’s Circle is a round table discussion with four of the indie writing community’s top talents: the person in charge of taking your submissions (Ellen Curtis), the author of Call of the Sea (Amanda Labonté ), the author of more than 15 novels (Matthew LeDrew) and of course Erin Vance, the author of Song of the Mockingjay and the revolutionary editor behind Sci-Fi from the Rock and Fantasy from the Rock! The #LOLAnl event has already featuring amazing local Newfoundland talent, such as Glenn Deir, Victoria Barbour, Heather Reilly, and Kevin Major! The Writer’s Circle aims to answer any question you might have about the writing and publishing process, not matter what stage of the process you’re at, from professionals with a combined 25 years experience in the competitive small-press market. Continue reading Tomorrow: Ellen Curtis at the #LOLANL Writer’s Circle!

So I killed you… don’t be offended | Blog of the Dead

This novel is a work of fiction. All of the characters, places, and events are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, businesses or events is entirely coincidental.

These words, or some variation, are at the beginning of every piece of fiction. Whether it be a book, a TV show, or movie. So is it a coincidence that one of the characters or events in my book reminds you of yourself. Definitely not. It would be near impossible to write a character that people would care about if they did not have actions and responses that we can relate too. So when I created the characters of my novel, each one is based on a friend. Then I put them in situations and let them react the way I think they would when faced with that challenge. Continue reading So I killed you… don’t be offended | Blog of the Dead

Paul Carberry announced as a “Fantasy from the Rock” author!

Zombies on the Rock, Paul Carberry

The epic author of the fantastically entertaining 2015 novel Zombies on the Rock, Paul Carberry, lends his considerable talents to the fantasy genre as one of the authors in the upcoming 2017 anthology, Fantasy from the Rock.

Paul Carberry currently works as a pharmacy assistant and will soon be enrolled in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has always enjoyed the whole horror genre and has always had a special interest in zombies. He is currently living in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, Leah. His dream is to finish this story that he has started and to travel around the world selling his books.

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Nicholas Morine announced as a Fantasy from the Rock author!

kEngen Books is proud to announce that Nicholas Morine, the talented authors of Kowloon Walled City, 1984, Cavern, City in the Dark, and Punish the Wicked: a Dystopian Horror, will be the next author joining Heather Reilly, Katie Little, Sam Bauer and the rest of our all-star cast in Fantasy from the Rock!

Morine’s work is atmospheric and imaginative, taking readers to other realms of possibility within the scope of reality: he crafts his fiction by melding his intense academic study with his vast array of storytelling talents, using them in concert to build believable casts of characters, situations, and worlds.

He brings with him his short story “Seat Perilous.”

Morine has previously been published with both Problematic Press and Montag Press.


There are only two authors left to announce leading up to our April 2017 release, and one of them joins Heather Reilly as one of our all-star fantasy authors! Who could it be? Stay tuned! 🙂

Amanda Labonté pens a new ‘Call of the Sea’ story for Fantasy from the Rock!

Amanda LabonteAmanda Labonté has proven herself to be one of the driving forces behind-the-scenes of Engen’s 10-year Anniversary celebration: focused and unyielding, making sure the unique vision of her fiction stays in print and is continued. Her powerful story of intrigue and mystery, set against the backdrop of the Newfoundland coast, has gotten the attention of industry critics and readers alike as a part of a new breed of maritime YA novels — ones that perfectly mix the setting of the Atlantic provinces with the modern storytelling methods she employs, making something fresh, new, and exhilarating.

Labonté brings with her a story set in her ‘Call of the Sea’ narrative, an early tale involving twins Alex and Ben. Continue reading Amanda Labonté pens a new ‘Call of the Sea’ story for Fantasy from the Rock!

Introducing Katie Little, author for Fantasy from the Rock!

promo_cover7_webEngen Books is proud to announce an amazing new talent alongside Heather Reilly, Dave Reynolds, Ali House, and Ellen Curtis: Katie Little!

Katie Little is a writer and artist from St. John’s, Newfoundland. While her story for Fantasy from the Rock, ‘Sage and Salt,’ is her first published original work, she’s been writing for fun ever since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Katie has been a guest reader at various literary events in the area over the past several years; she also sells her artwork at local conventions and festivals as part of the art group Wormwood Tuesday.

Katie is currently focused on combining writing with visual art. Her active projects include a visual novel based on Greek mythology, an interactive fiction game about a dwarven mushroom farmer, and an illustrated zine of horoscopes for a zombie apocalypse. You can find her on Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, Snapchat, and Instagram under the username owleesi.