After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the December 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Matthew Daniels with the story, To Tire of Rest!
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, ‘Eggshell Revolution’ in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock, and ‘Rooftop Statistics’ in Flights from the Rock.
In December 2019 he was named a member of the Engen Books Board of Directors.
His first novel, Diary of Knives, is set for a November 2020 release from Engen Books.
We had three judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “To Tire of Rest” by Matthew Daniels | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
This weeks snap was particularly fun, and it’s the first week in ages I feel like I have a truly exciting day to break down for you!
First off, the snap was based entirely around the fact that I picked up this INCREDIBLE witchy hat from The Realm of Fates Boutique at Sci-Fi, and it absolutely needed to be captured as soon as I physically could. The detail in it is exquisite, and while you can’t see it from the snaps because I always face the wrong direction, there’s a real wasps nest delicately attached to the hat, among other magical pieces. There will definitely be another shoot with this beauty, if nothing else to showcase the detail & magic that it possesses! I should also note that the necklace that I am wearing is also from the boutique, despite it not always being visible. Basically, go see them for any magical/witchy/fairy/elven/earthy request you may have! Continue reading Ethuil | Kit Sora’s Storytime
SPOILER ALERT! For those who haven’t figured out how I did my last shot, this post will 110% give it away! I take pride in the fact that everything you see in my photos is always there, and this is no exception! I also love answering questions, and while knowing may somehow take some magic away for some, I think it’s just as magical to know what can be done with what you have! So. If you don’t want to know, now’s a good chance to skip along!
Continue reading Growth | Kit Sora’s Storytime
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the November 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Wong with the story, Beckoning!
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 two judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Beckoning” by Melissa E. Wong | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the October 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: N. Phoenix Bowman with the story, Bubble!
N. Phoenix Bowman
We had two judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Bubble” by N. Phoenix Bowman | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
My top 9 photos of 2018!
2018 was an incredible year. I try not to set expectations for the new year, and like to just let it happen! I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities to share my photography with everyone, most recently in book form- which is insane! I’m so grateful for these amazing chances to share my passion, and this year has been wonderful for it!
My favourite moment this year of course has to be when my precious boy, my soul sister, and her precious boy and I adventured to my favourite waterfall, and they all tricked me into a mini photo shoot, when Drew so sneakily got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever- it doesn’t get much better than that ❤
While I share my favourite moments and accomplishments, please know it hasn’t all been perfect, and I don’t claim to be! My brain plays dark tricks on me often, and there have been many days I can’t pull myself off the couch. I just choose to focus on the positive, and the happy moments!
Having a mental illness doesn’t mean you are any less deserving or capable of wonderful things. Those days you get out of bed are so worth celebrating, and the plans you don’t cancel are extra special! You made it through 2018, and that’s amazing.
I’m not one for resolutions, so I’ll just say I wish everyone a kind and magical new year, and I encourage whoever reads this to share something below that you are proud of, or excited about, or even something simple you did that brought you joy in 2018, so I can read all about it and be excited with you!
Kit Sora: The Artobiography
A stunning, hundred-plus page hardcover collection of over 80 of Kit Sora’s most ambitious photographs, paired with short fiction inspired by the art by Canada’s best authorial talents. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Kate Sparkes, USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Barbour, and Bestselling Author Amanda Labonté.
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the September 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Bishop with the story, Huntress of the Woods!
Melissa Bishop lives in St. John’s but spends a lot of time at her cabin in Georgetown, where inspiration is often discovered on woodland walks. She likes finding the magic in everyday, mostly through reading, writing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
We had two judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Huntress of the Woods” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest