Category Archives: Engen Books

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’!

Bestselling author Ali House named as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Ali House Lightbulb ForestEngen Books is proud to reveal that Ali house will be appearing in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock anthology!

A native Newfoundlander, House 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.

Ali is one of only three authors to have been featured in every modern From the Rock volume.

House is an avid traveler and foodie, and uses her adventures for her inspiration when she writes. Continue reading Bestselling author Ali House named as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Rocker Nicole Little announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be appearing in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi 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!

Through his efforts, Little has proven herself a master of every genre of story we’ve thrown at her, and has earned the affectionate term of Rocker: an author who has been featured in every genre of From the Rock collection. Continue reading Rocker Nicole Little announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi author!

Author Sherry D. Ramsey joins Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to reveal the next Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author: bestselling speculative fiction author Sherry D. Ramsey, author of the Nearspace series!

Ramsey’s books include One’s Aspect to the Sun (named Speculative Fiction Book of the Year for 2014 by the Book Publishers’ Association of Alberta); a sequel, Dark Beneath the Moon; a new middle grade fantasy, The Seventh Crow; the urban fantasy The Murder Prophet; and To Unimagined Shores–Collected Stories. With her partners at Third Person Press, she has co-edited five anthologies of regional short fiction to date. A member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia Writer’s Council, Sherry is also a past Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer of SF Canada, Canada’s national association for Speculative Fiction Professionals. Continue reading Author Sherry D. Ramsey joins Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock!

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

Dystopia from the RockEngen Books is proud to announce the return of one of its most prolific short story authors: 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. He returned in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock with his story, Anchored, and in 2019’s Flights from the Rock collection with Flight of the Puffin. Continue reading Prize-Winning short-story author Jeff Slade returns in ‘Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock’!