Category Archives: Engen Books

Winner: “The Glowing Lure” by Melissa Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the March 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Wong with the story, The Glowing Lure!

Melissa E Wong was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland; she is a librarian, journalist, copy editor, copy writer, creative writer, artist, blogger, YouTuber, and WANL writer-for-hire. She graduated with a BA(Hons) English from MUN, 2016, and received a Journalism diploma from CNA, 2019.

Melissa’s writing has appeared in The Saltwire network, The Kicker, Overcast, Newfoundland Quarterly, CBC, The Newfoundland Herald, and Engen Books. In 2016, she was one of the Visual Art winners for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Arts and Letters. Her painting, In the Pink Sky, was exhibited at The Rooms. She also received the 2017 Atlantic Journalism Gold Award.

We had four judges for this contest: Continue reading Winner: “The Glowing Lure” by Melissa Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Kit’s Storytime: Tavaril

3 Tavaril Kit Sora Engen BooksThis idea stems back to the fall, just after shooting week 44 in Harbour Maine! Myself, Drew & Maisy were all gathered around the island in her parents kitchen chowing down on some Goulash, and The Chronicles Narnia was on. The scene with the precious pink Dryad started, and immediately the wheels started turning. Drew must have noticed how hard I was staring at the screen, because he looked at me and said ‘Oh god, you want one, don’t you?’- Of course the answer was yes!

Within the next day or so we picked up a bunch of wire, and attempted a few different methods of wrapping the wire around one of my many bustforms to make a stable shape, that we could actually remove from the form when the time came. By the third try we had it, but it was time consuming. Drew started in on the torso, and made a base for me to add to. It was quite the process, and it was a slow one. The tips of my fingers were tender for a few days after. Once the torso was complete, I started in on an arm (I have a few of those kicking around too). Sadly, the amount of time in between starting the torso and continuing to finish the arm is a few weeks, and by then it was too late for my initial ‘farewell to summer’ concept, so we moved the wire figures downstairs to make room for other ideas. Continue reading Kit’s Storytime: Tavaril

Engen’s ‘Spring into Summer SALE’ May 1 – 8 2020!

Engen Books is proud to announce the Spring into Summer Sale, happening May 1 to May 8 2020!

During this time if you live in the St. John’s metro area or the Corner Brook region, you can purchase The Love of Summer, the new novel from Corner Brook’s own Sarah Thompson, for 25% off! That’s right, just $15!

Orders we be collected and delivered — with no shipping fee — during the week of May 11 – 15 2020! Special accommodations can be made if the purchase is for a Mother’s Day present. All deliveries will follow social distancing rules.

Spring into Summer Sale

This amazing, heartfelt romance follows Kerri Walters, a normal girl with anormal life until she met Summer Donnelly. She had just turned 18 in the small community of Jenkinstown when new neighbours moved in next door, including Summer. The pair become inseparable and it soon becomes clear to Kerri that there is more happening than just a friendship. Will Kerri hide her feelings from her best friend? What will happen if Summer finds out how Kerri feels? Check out The Love of Summer during the Spring into Summer Sale to find out!

C$15.00

‘What’s My Motivation?’ | House Blog

This line is usually used as a joke to indicate that an actor is high-maintenance, but motivation is a very important factor for actors and characters. Motivation is what compels a character to do (or not to do) something, and if it’s not clear enough, then the audience might have trouble believing in that character’s actions – and maybe even the character themselves. Continue reading ‘What’s My Motivation?’ | House Blog

Engen Artists helping during COVID-19!

We’ve always considered the artists we work with some of the best people in the province, but in the past few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis its been proven. All of the authors and artists we work with have been going above and beyond: managing day jobs, taking care of children, and working to make sure all the Engen titles stay on deadline!

We consider everyone we work for to be essential, but there are a few right now that the whole province considers essential, and we wanted to spare a moment to say thank you. Continue reading Engen Artists helping during COVID-19!

‘From the Rock Stars’ becomes Amazon Bestseller!

This isn’t why we did this by a long shot, but From the Rock Stars just became a Amazon Bestseller on the Amazon CA free titles list.

With COVID-19 in full swing and the world in isolation, we thought of no better time and way to show our thanks than to offer this collection of short fiction for free during the course of the crisis, and at no more than cost for the print book. Please enjoy these stories at no cost, and we hope that the worlds they bring you to are brighter ones. Continue reading ‘From the Rock Stars’ becomes Amazon Bestseller!

Your ‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ Staff!

Engen Books is proud to formally announce the team behind 2020’s Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock: Erin Vance, Ellen Curtis, and Ariel Marsh!

Ellen Curtis, Erin Vance

Erin Vance is an editor and a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland English Honors Program. She won the Arts and Letters competition when she was just 14 years old in 2007 with her short story, “Something White.” She is featured in the Nelson Literacy 7 Homegrown (Newfoundland Edition) with her poem “Rough Draft.” Continue reading Your ‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ Staff!

Returning Rocker: Prize-Winning author Peter J. Foote announced as returning for ‘Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock’!

Engen Books is proud to announce the triumphant return of author Peter J. Foote to this year’s From the Rock collection, Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock.

Peter J. Foote is a bestselling speculative fiction writer from Nova Scotia. Outside of writing, he runs a used bookstore specializing in fantasy & sci-fi, cosplays, and alternates between red wine and coffee as the mood demands.

His short stories can be found in both print and in ebook form, with his story “Sea Monkeys” winning the inaugural “Engen Books/Kit Sora, Flash Fiction/Flash Photography” contest in March of 2018. As the founder of the group “Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada”, Peter believes that the writing community is stronger when it works together. Continue reading Returning Rocker: Prize-Winning author Peter J. Foote announced as returning for ‘Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock’!