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Fantasy from the Rock launch party next week!

promo_cover7_webSo apparently Sci-Fi on the Rock 11 and the Fantasy from the Rock launch party at A.C. Hunter Library (Arts and Culture Building) is only a week away? Time flies! Plans have been in place for months but a year’s worth of planning is really starting to take shape now.  It’s going to be a great night on its own, and a great way to kick-off a great weekend celebrating the fantasy genre and writing in Newfoundland. 🙂

Join us in the Community Room at the A.C. Hunter Library to help celebrate the launch of Engen Book’s latest anthology. Fantasy from the Rock features 21 magical stories written by 18 spellbinding authors.

The event will feature selected readings from the collection and presentations by contributors, followed by a book signing, meet and greet, photo opportunities (with Blueberry, the fairy!).

Entrance to the book launch is free, and copies of Fantasy from the Rock will be on hand for $20.Join the event on Facebook here for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/595011487364644/?active_tab=about

Cupcakes and Weaponry

A couple of days ago was my “Meet Your Fantasy From the Rock” entry.  It included some answers that I didn’t bother to elaborate on – although do you really need me to tell you why ‘defenestrate’ is such an awesome word?  (Matthew Daniels knows what I’m talking about.)

There are another couple other things about me that I’ll share today: I like weapons and I like baking.

Swords are my favourite, and I actually have a few of my own.  Vaughn uses a sword in The Six Elemental, and there’s a sword-wielding character in Honour (found in Fantasy From the Rock).  I like swords so much that while writing a story about modern-day assassins I decided to have a character who uses a sword (even though it’s not practical at all).  Honestly, I’d find a way to put swords into a romance novel if I could. Continue reading Cupcakes and Weaponry

Writing Rituals, or the lack thereof…

Here’s a great article from The Silence Between Moons and A Troll By Any Other Name… author Peter J. Foote about writing and writing rituals. 🙂 Check out his new blog for more! 🙂

Peter J. Foote

I just read a very interesting article (many thanks sherrydramsey.com) about writing rituals and how they can affect writers both amateur and professional, and that got me to thinking: “Do I have any?”

The article pointed out three main points: environment, time, and behavior. I think I see my problem…

Environment: I “try” to write at two different locations, home and work. At home, I set up my laptop at the kitchen table, and after I make a nest for my cat on the chair beside me, I can usually get a bit of writing done. But I can’t leave my laptop there, and the act of moving it really disrupts my mental processes. My RL job is shift work, so on nights I can usually type away, though my brain isn’t always at its best. I have gotten a lot of story ideas while on sleep deprived night…

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Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Ali House

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s a little bit about Ali House, who first penned for Sci-Fi from the Rock and has proven herself a formidable force in the indie short fiction scene.  She returns this year with her short story: Honour and The Invisible Boy.

A native Newfoundlander, Alison is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN). She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters. Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Ali House

Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Peter J. Foote

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s our interview with Peter J Foote, owner of FictionFirst Bookstore and the author of The Silence Between Moons and A Troll By Any Other Name!

1. What is your favorite word?
Peter: Tremendous. Store clerks never know if you’re sincere or sarcastic when they ask you “How are you doing today?”

2. What is your least favorite word?
Peter: Very. It’s a lazy word. Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Peter J. Foote

Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Matthew Daniels

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s a little bit about Matthew Daniels, who first penned for Sci-Fi from the Rock and has proven himself a formidable force in the indie short fiction scene.  He returns this year with his short story: Living and Learning…

1. What is your favorite word?
Matthew:
Defenestrate. I love the fact that there’s a word for throwing someone/ something out of a window.

2. What is your least favorite word?
Matthew:
All of that hogwash like “on fleek” and “fam.” Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Matthew Daniels