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Returning Rocker: Matthew Daniels writes for Flights from the Rock

Engen Books is proud to announce the triumphant return of author Matthew Daniels to this year’s From the Rock collection, Flights from the Rock.

Daniels has been in every From the Rock book thus far. His story ‘Healer’s Hoards’ appeared in 2016’s Sci-Fi from the Rock, ‘Living and Learning’ in 2017’s Fantasy from the Rock, ‘Grow Gold Together’ in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock, and ‘Eggshell Revolution’ in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock. Continue reading Returning Rocker: Matthew Daniels writes for Flights from the Rock

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Anger | House Blog

I’m not going to sugar-coat it. I’m angry. I’m angry about a lot of things these days. It’s a low-level burn that simmers under the surface, boiling over into a rage when the next new terrible thing happens.

A lot of these things I’m angry about are vastly out of my control (*pauses to glare at US politics*). It’s so easy to feel helpless. I can do a little, but it doesn’t feel like much.

So what else is there? What else can I do? I write. I know it won’t change the world, but it helps.

I write tragedy to process grief. I write about equality to see a better world than the one that exists. I write about people overcoming fears and triumphing against evil. I write about hope.

I write about a day when I might not be so angry.

Heather Reilly returns to write for Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to announce the return of superstar author Heather Reilly to the From the Rock series in Flights from the Rock!

Heather Reilly is an author, musician, poet, and teacher currently living in Newfoundland with her husband and three children. She is the author of several publications, including the five-book YA series Binding of the Almatraek, along with many children’s books and songs.

Reilly was a contributing author to Fantasy from the Rock, bringing with her her award-winning tale ‘In the Moonlight.’ In Flights from the Rock she brings with her her short piece, ‘The Fifth Leg.’


Ten other authors will be joining Heather Reilly, Peter Gillet, Amanda Labonté, Paul Moffett, Jennifer Combden, Jeff Slade, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter J. Foote, Lindsay Kitson, Stacey Oakley, Teresita Dziadura, Nicole Little, Carolyn R Parsons, Lisa Daly, Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance for the 2019 Flights on the Rock collection! They include pilots, award-winning talent, and bestselling novelists! 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.

Peter Gillet announced as Flights from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to reveal the next Flights from the Rock author: acclaimed short fiction author Peter Gillet!

Peter Gillet was born in Oromocto, New Brunswick; and is the author of many celebrated independently published books of short fiction, including Mind Full of Prose and In Dark Corners. Peter was the first author to be listed as non-binary in the New Brunswick library system.

Peter has a long history with flying. “I was an air cadet in my youth, and have flown gliders and small planes with assistance,” Peter said, upon hearing the news of inclusion in Flights from the Rock. “I have been a passenger several times on military helicopters. I love the side seats when the doors are open. I also did a tandem base jump (parachute) in the Swiss Alps.”

Peter is an inspiration to all independent authors, whom Engen Books is proud and delighted to have be a part of this anthology.


Eleven other authors will be joining Peter Gillet, Amanda Labonté, Paul Moffett, Jennifer Combden, Jeff Slade, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter J. Foote, Lindsay Kitson, Stacey Oakley, Teresita Dziadura, Nicole Little, Carolyn R Parsons, Lisa Daly, Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance for the 2019 Flights on the Rock collection! They include pilots, award-winning talent, and bestselling novelists! 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.

Dracarys! Spectacle vs Storytelling

Another episode of Game of Thrones and another cry of indignation from fans. This seems to have become the norm with this season, the cracks having started to form in the one previous. Coincidentally, these are the seasons where the showrunners have truly had to go on without source material; season six was still dealing with the consequences of five/Dance with Dragons. And while I think they’ve done an excellent job adapting Martin’s book–I’d argue the show has mostly been superior to the books–they are now exposed. A series that was once full of clever and unexpected upheavals of tropes has now become a well-crafted but conventional spectacle. Continue reading Dracarys! Spectacle vs Storytelling

Amanda Labonté returns for Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is happy the announce the return of Amanda Labonté to the From the Rock series!

Amanda Labonté lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she gets much of the inspiration for the characters and places about which she writes. Though she knew she wanted to be a writer since the eighth grade, it was many years before she finally walked into a creative writing class and found a new home.

Her first novel, Call of the Sea, won critical acclaim in her home province of Newfoundland. The first book in her Supernatural Causes series gained Bestseller status on Amazon in September 2017. Continue reading Amanda Labonté returns for Flights from the Rock!

Introducing Paul Moffett, writer on Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to introduce Paul Moffett, one of the new authors to be featured in Flights from the Rock!

Paul is originally from Ottawa, Ontario and currently lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He holds a PhD in Medieval Literature. He also used to work as a professional clown.

He brings with him his first published fiction, First in Flight.


Thirteen other authors will be joining Paul Moffett, Jennifer Combden, Jeff Slade, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter J. Foote, Lindsay Kitson, Stacey Oakley, Teresita Dziadura, Nicole Little, Carolyn R Parsons, Lisa Daly, Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance for the 2019 Flights on the Rock collection! They include pilots, award-winning talent, and bestselling novelists! 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.