Category Archives: Engen Books

Flash Fiction/Photography Contest | Deadline June 15! |Engen Books | Kit Sora Photography!

Engen Books is proud to team with the imaginative and creative people of Kit Sora Photography to bring you the “Flash Fiction Photography Contest”!

Every month we’re going to upload one of the photos from the amazingly talented Kit Sora, a local Newfoundland artist known for her stunning work with props, lighting, and imaginative designs. Kit uses her art in a variety of fantastical settings, so we’re tasking the authors and creative minds of the Atlantic Provinces to write short fiction based on the subjects! Continue reading Flash Fiction/Photography Contest | Deadline June 15! |Engen Books | Kit Sora Photography!

Patreon Update: Support Engen Books! | How you can help

Matthew LeDrewHey everyone, Matthew LeDrew here, founder and partner at Engen Books. I just wanted to thank all our amazing fans for a spectacular year thus far in 2018. In only five short months we’re doubled our output and page views, made Amazon bestsellers of multiple titles, and made strides toward bringing you even more amazing books in the coming months, starting next month with Amanda Labonté’s anticipated sequel to Call of the Sea, Drawn to the Tides.

All that said, we’re always looking for ways to expand and one of the efforts we started in 2018 was the Engen Books Patreon. Patreon is a platform for artists, authors, and other creatives to get income for their work and for users, dubbed Patrons, to get extra content such as free books, discounts when purchasing books and eBooks, input and behind the scenes information. We didn’t set a “monetary goal” when we started: we want to build a network, and our goal is to reach 100 Patrons, even if it’s only at the $1.00 a month level!

We use this money to fund community-building projects like the Kit Sora Flash Photography Challenge, as well as explore new and untested authors, produce more of our popular short-story collections, and continue to grow the Newfoundland and Labrador genre community as best we can! Becoming a Patron also gives you a voice in what we do and how we use those dollars.

If you have even $1 a month to spare, we promise we will put it to good use ❤

Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user/memberships?u=3000324

If you don’t, other ways to help local authors include reviewing their work on Amazon and Goodreads, or locally on your blog and sharing it on our platforms. Reviews are the lifeblood of this industry, and are a part of what allows new readers to find our products.

However you help, either by donating, reviewing, or just remaining a loyal reader: we want to say: THANK YOU from the entire Engen Books team!

Special thanks to our existing Patrons, FictionFirst Bookstore, author Carolyn Parsons, Liz LeDrew Photography, author Jeff Slade, and Monolithic Studios!

Winner: “Bubbly” by Sara Burke | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the May 15 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Sara Burke with her story, Bubbly!

We received over twenty submissions for this month’s image, all of them interesting in their own right. To find the winner we used a double-blind alternate-vote method, in which no judge knew the name of the person who had written any story. Each judge then compiled a list of their own personal Top Ten picks, and each entry was assigned a point title. The lowest entries were whittled down every round until only one remained!

There were three judges for this month of the contest:

Candace-Osmond-300x300Bestselling Author and freelance writer/editor, Candace Osmond was born in North York, ON. She published her first book by the age of 25, the first installment in a Paranormal Romance trilogy to which two others were published with it; The Iron World Series. Now residing in a small town in Newfoundland with her husband and two kids, Candace writes full time developing articles for just about every niche, more novels, and a hoard of short stories. All of Candace’s titles are available wherever books and eBooks are sold! Continue reading Winner: “Bubbly” by Sara Burke | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

12 Hours | House Blog

On Wednesday at 1pm, I sat down in front of my computer, opened up the latest draft of the novel I’m working on*, and got to work. Other than getting up to refill my water glass, grab a snack, etc, I only took one actual break – around 8pm I took a half-hour to go get Taiyaki.

When I was finished, it was 1am. Over the past 12 hours, I had gone through the entire novel – almost 60,000 words.

Continue reading 12 Hours | House Blog

Flash Fiction/Photography Contest | Deadline May 31! |Engen Books | Kit Sora Photography!

BannerEngen Books is proud to team with the imaginative and creative people of Kit Sora Photography to bring you the “Flash Fiction Photography Contest”!

Every month we’re going to upload one of the photos from the amazingly talented Kit Sora, a local Newfoundland artist known for her stunning work with props, lighting, and imaginative designs. Kit uses her art in a variety of fantastical settings, so we’re tasking the authors and creative minds of the Atlantic Provinces to write short fiction based on the subjects!

The catch: these entries must be short: a maximum of 250 words! Thus we have the Flash Fiction/ Flash Photography Prize from Engen Books and Kit Sora Photography. Every month Engen and Sora will select a winner from eligible entrants. Continue reading Flash Fiction/Photography Contest | Deadline May 31! |Engen Books | Kit Sora Photography!

Titles by Brad Dunne

Brad Dunne is a freelance writer and editor from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He began his writing career as an intern at The Walrus magazine and has published journalism and essays in publications such as Maisonneuve, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and Herizons. His short fiction has been featured in In/Words, Acta Victoriana, and The Cuffer Anthology.

His debut novel, After Dark Vapours, will be available in October.

Brad Dunne

Brad Dunne is a freelance writer and editor from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He began his writing career as an intern at The Walrus magazine and has published journalism and essays in publications such as Maisonneuve, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and Herizons. His short fiction has been featured in In/Words, Acta Victoriana, and The Cuffer Anthology.

His debut novel, After Dark Vapours, will be available in October. He maintains a blog at braddunne.ca

He’s also active on twitter (@braddunne1796) and instagram (@yoloflaherty).