This week, our social-media feed went insane with our fellow convention-goers taking advantage of the Pulp-O-Mizer, a fun new online tool that allows you to create your very own retro-style Pulp Magazine covers… and if you think we’d didn’t make versions of our own titles, you really don’t know us well. Enjoy!
Thanks to the machinations of the Pharmakon corporation, a plague of zombies has descended upon the Earth! While the world at large prepares to fight off these undead invaders, the sleepy hollow that is the West Coast of Newfoundland thinks that its isolation makes it safe. Little do they know that there are Zombies… on the Rock!
Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak
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This novel is a work of fiction. All of the characters, places, and events are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, businesses or events is entirely coincidental.
These words, or some variation, are at the beginning of every piece of fiction. Whether it be a book, a TV show, or movie. So is it a coincidence that one of the characters or events in my book reminds you of yourself. Definitely not. It would be near impossible to write a character that people would care about if they did not have actions and responses that we can relate too. So when I created the characters of my novel, each one is based on a friend. Then I put them in situations and let them react the way I think they would when faced with that challenge. Continue reading So I killed you… don’t be offended | Blog of the Dead
The epic author of the fantastically entertaining 2015 novel Zombies on the Rock, Paul Carberry, lends his considerable talents to the fantasy genre as one of the authors in the upcoming 2017 anthology, Fantasy from the Rock.
Paul Carberry currently works as a pharmacy assistant and will soon be enrolled in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has always enjoyed the whole horror genre and has always had a special interest in zombies. He is currently living in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, Leah. His dream is to finish this story that he has started and to travel around the world selling his books.
Why do we love zombies? Or is it that we love to hate zombies? I mean how many of us root for zombies when we watch our favorite movies. I admit sometimes it’s satisfying watching a zombie tear into the flesh of the more annoying characters but more often than I would like they take away our beloved heroes.
Zombies to me will always be relevant because they can represent whatever you need them too. They can be the unholy punishment passed on to us by an angry God who has had enough of our sinful ways. They can represent corporate or even government greed in its most ruthless form. They can be the failed experiment of scientist trying to play God or a mad scientists secret weapon. Sometimes they need no explanation, it’s just fun to watch them eat a bunch of people and then watch us get revenge against the dead.
Zombies can be so much more than just the stereotypical brain hungry demon that we see. They are often the root cause of something much more evil. They often bring out the both the heroic saviors of mankind and the most diabolical villains among us. They change what is tolerable and acceptable behavior after the world has been overrun by the zombie apocalypse. It’s hard to find another situation where it becomes common practice for the “good guy” to kill other human beings and we still root for them to win. We all remember when Rick bit that guys neck at the end of season five and we loved him for it.
There have been several new faces around Engen Books lately, as we’ve been signing on new talent prepping for our 10 year anniversary celebratory year. You may have also noticed the return of creepy, unsettling imagery to the mastheads of the Engen Press websites, something largely unseen since the Black Womb series ended several years ago. Both these things have one thing in common: Engen Books signing on Paul Carberry, iconic Newfoundland thriller author of the Zombies on the Rock series.
Carberry started his series in 2015, but by the end of 2016 had moved it to the Engen Books publishing company, which allows him freedom to write and get him book to a more diverse area of the province and country.
But who is Paul Carberry? Get to know him in his first Engen Interview!
The Engen Books launching in both digital and physical in late 2016, Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak by Paul Carberry and Call of the Sea by Amanda Labonté.
“We’re excited by these titles,” said Matthew LeDrew. “Between the two of them they show a broad spectrum of what Newfoundland authors have to offer, which is very important to us. Both take elements of popular culture within their concepts and set them against a Newfoundland backdrop, making for unique, interesting, and unpredictable consequences.”
Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak is an action-thriller by Corner Brook native Paul Carberry and was independently published via AuthorHouse, a self-publishing print-on-demand business based in the United States. It is set in the near future and stars an ensemble cast of likeable, identifiable characters as they deal with the very early onset of a zombie outbreak (hence the novel’s subtitle). Characters like Hank, Chris, Eric, and Cathy must navigate the astonishing and brutal landscape of this not-too-distant future in order to be among the survivors as the island of Newfoundland — and the entire world — is plunged into an apocalyptic nightmare.
Call of the Sea by Amanda Labonté is the story of twins Alex and Ben who, while at sea, get into a fight that leads to Ben’s sudden disappearance. Determined to find his brother, Alex begins the biggest adventure of his life, armed only with a mysterious musical talent and the help of a local girl named Meg. But his best hope just might come from the same place as a song he’s been hearing since childhood ― the alluring and dangerous girl he finds amidst the frothing ocean waves.
Praise for the novel includes: “A mysterious figure in the ocean, a suspicious loss in the waves, a riveting treasure hunt, and surprise after surprise, how could anyone not want to read this novel?” ~Alice Kuipers, author of 40 Things I Want to Tell You and Life on the Refrigerator Door.
Be sure to check back for both soon! 🙂