Gary Collins, author of The Last Farewell, to appear at Irish Loop Book Market

Gary Collins, author of The Last Farewell, is set to appear at the Irish Loop Book Market on October 7, 2017.

The event will take place at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre from 11am-5pm. The market will be your opportunity to pick up the latest and greatest literary works by Newfoundland’s best and brightest authors, who will be on hand.

Gary Collins was born in Hare Bay, Bonavista North. He spent forty years in the logging and sawmilling business with his father, Theophilus, and son Clint. Gary was once Newfoundland’s youngest fisheries guardian. He managed log drives down spring rivers for years, spent seven seasons driving tractor-trailers over ice roads and the Beaufort Sea of Canada’s Western Arctic, and has been involved in the crab, lobster, and cod commercial fisheries. In 2016, he joined the Canadian Rangers.

Gary’s writing career began when he was asked to write eulogies for deceased friends and family. Now a critically acclaimed author, he has written twelve books, including the children’s illustrated book What Colour is the Ocean?, which he co-wrote with his granddaughter, Maggie Rose Parsons. That book won an Atlantic Book Award: The Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. His book Mattie Mitchell: Newfoundland’s Greatest Frontiersman has been adapted for film.

Gary Collins is Newfoundland and Labrador’s favourite storyteller, and today he is known all over the province as “the Story Man.” His favourite pastimes are reading, writing, and playing guitar at his log cabin. He lives in Hare Bay, Newfoundland, with his wife, the former Rose Gill. They have three children and three grandchildren.

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Chelsea Bee, author of London Calling, to appear at Irish Loop Book Market

15112749Chelsea Bee, author of London Calling, is set to appear at the Irish Loop Book Market on October 7, 2017.

The event will take place at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre from 11am-5pm. The market will be your opportunity to pick up the latest and greatest literary works by Newfoundland’s best and brightest authors, who will be on hand.

Chelsea Bee is a debut author living in Newfoundland, Canada with her partner, noisy calico cat, and a very anti social hedgehog. She has an Arts degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Stacey Oakley, author of Hunter’s Soul, to appear at Irish Loop Book Market

Stacey Oakley, author of Hunter’s Soul, is set to appear at the Irish Loop Book Market on October 7, 2017.

The event will take place at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre from 11am-5pm. The market will be your opportunity to pick up the latest and greatest literary works by Newfoundland’s best and brightest authors, who will be on hand.

Stacey Oakley is an avid reader and writer, especially of fantasy. She has a BA in Art History & Visual Studies with a minor in Social Justice Studies from the University of Victoria and is currently in the process of completing a post-grad diploma in Cultural Resource management by distance, also from Uvic. While originally from Moncton, New Brunswick she’s lived on both sides of the country having spent a number of years in BC and only recently moved to Newfoundland.

Chris Walsh, author of The Gold & Steel Saga, to appear at Irish Loop Book Market

gold and steel, as fierce as steel, christopher walshChris Walsh, author of The Gold & Steel Saga,, is set to appear at the Irish Loop Book Market on October 7, 2017.

The event will take place at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre from 11am-5pm. The market will be your opportunity to pick up the latest and greatest literary works by Newfoundland’s best and brightest authors, who will be on hand.

All four entries into the Gold and Steel world will be available at the fair, the original novel As Fierce as Steel, as well as the short story collections he is featured in.

Scott Bartlett, author of The Ixan Prophecies and Mech Wars, to appear at Irish Loop Book Market

32805981Scott Bartlet, winner of the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize, Percy Janes First Novel Award, and the Lawrence Jackson Writers Award, is set to appear at the Irish Loop Book Market on October 7, 2017.

The event will take place at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre from 11am-5pm. The market will be your opportunity to pick up the latest and greatest literary works by Newfoundland’s best and brightest authors, who will be on hand.

Scott Bartlett was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he lives. He is a fiction author who mostly writes science fiction nowadays, though he’s dabbled in humor and literary fiction. He has written twelve novels to date.

Victoria Barbour to release Sixth Novel in her Heart’s Ease series at Irish Loop Book Market!

21291810_10159321708420192_1241600823_nUSA Today Bestselling author Victoria Barbour is set to release the sixth book in The Heart’s Ease series at the Irish Loop Book Market in Bay Bulls, October 7th 2017!

The event will take place at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre from 11am-5pm. The market will be your opportunity to pick up the latest and greatest literary works by Newfoundland’s best and brightest authors, who will be on hand.

Barbour lives on the island of Newfoundland, and is fiercely proud of her home. She can imagine no better setting for her works, and hopes that her readers will one day come to witness Newfoundland and Labrador’s rustic beauty for themselves.

She was born in St. John’s, and raised above her family’s fish and chips restaurant. She has traveled and lived in other parts of Canada, but chose to make her home where her heart has long resided. Victoria has a degree in History from Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a minor in Newfoundland Studies. The only thing that stands between her and a Master’s degree in History from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia is her thesis. She has a background in broadcast journalism, advertising, and marketing. She is a proud member of several writing organizations including the Romance Writers of America (RWA) their affiliate chapter, Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada (RWAC), and the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL). She’s also thrilled to be considered a Scribe Wench, and a part of Romance Writers Weekly.

‘Vacant Chairs’ by Linda Blagdon becomes an Amazon #1 Bestseller!

Vacant Chairs Linda BlagdonVacant Chairs, the collection of short poem by Linda Blagdon, has gained Amazon #1 Bestseller status on Amazon. Engen Books would like to thank Blagdon for letting us be a part of her journey to this monumental achievement.

On September 12 2017 Linda Blagdon’s poetry collection Vacant Chairs reached #1 on the Amazon Canadian Poetry Bestsellers list and the Amazon eBook Canadian Bestsellers list. The book peaked at #286 on the Amazon Bestseller’s Rank out of all of Amazon’s 1.8 million paid books at 1:33PM Newfoundland time, and was added to Amazon’s Bestseller’s list at 4:51PM.

“I’m beside myself. I honestly do not know what to think or feel, and I am so grateful,” said Blagdon, when called by her publisher to be told the news. Continue reading ‘Vacant Chairs’ by Linda Blagdon becomes an Amazon #1 Bestseller!