Brad Dunne, author of ‘After Dark Vapours’ announced as introducing ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

After Dark VapoursEngen Books is proud to announce that Brad Dunne, author of the 2018 novel After Dark Vapours, will be setting the stage as only a person of his immense talent can, by writing the foreword to the 2019 anthology collection Dystopia from the Rock.

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, was released in October 2018 to great critical response, mixing literary sensibilities with genre storytelling.


Twenty-Five other authors will be joining Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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Gentle | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Lately there is a 9/10 chance that when I set out to shoot a 52, I have next to no idea what I’m doing. This particular week was an out of town wedding, and an early morning to get back into town for a wedding show on Sunday- which left me little time to think let alone plan anything. So naturally, Drew and I wander off into the woods with a fancy ass dress, a flower crown, 3 birds, fake blood & a spool of wire, hoping for the best!

Funnily enough, once I had cleared myself of the fake blood (yes it stains in case you’re wondering), we were heading back down the little path cleared in a field of yellow flowers talking to the bees when a branch hit the ground behind us, and I noticed a precious little chickadee bouncing from one low branch to another on a tree I was standing next to! He wasn’t shy or afraid, and carelessly danced about~

Had I found him earlier, perhaps I would have pulled out all my Disney Magic to convince him into a photo with me

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.

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Words © 2018 Kit Sora. Image © 2018 Kit Sora.

David Rimmington announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their debut in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: David Rimmington!

A Leicester England native currently residing in Halifax, Rimmington makes his publishing debut in Dystopia from the Rock with his tale of automation gone wrong in: The Ninth Wonder.


Twenty-Six other authors will be joining David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Heather Nolan announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be appearing in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Heather Nolan!

Nolan is one of the most talented singer, songwriters, and photographers working in St. John’s today. In 2017, her poetry was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her photography explores the connections between landscape, place, and identity.

Her short fiction has been featured in The Overcast, Secret East Magazine, and Wet Ink Magazine. Her first novella, This is Agatha Falling, debuts in March 2019. Continue reading Heather Nolan announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Gareth Mitton announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their short fiction debut in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Gareth Mitton!

A native of Rochdale, England who currently resides in St. John’s, Mitton makes his fiction debut in Dystopia from the Rock with his tale: Watcher.


Twenty-Eight other authors will be joining Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning authors to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Shannon Green announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to reveal one of the true talents in Newfoundland genre fiction will be joining us again in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Shannon Green!

A gifted author with a talent for the strange, Green has been recognized in both the genre community and the contemporary literary community for his pursuits. In the past he has been shortlisted for the 1996 Arts and Letters Award and well as won the 2015 Audience Choice Steampunk Newfoundland Showcase.

Green received praise last year for his short story “The Wine Dark Sea” in Chillers from the Rock,  and has also had short fiction published in Fantasy From The Rock and January 2019’s The Hamthology.

In Dystopia from the Rock he brings with him his new short story “The Schedule,” a stunning piece exploring how dystopian lifestyle can be self-imposed.


Twenty-Nine other authors will be joining Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

New Year’s Resolution: Go With the Flow | Dun Dun Dunne

Recently, I’ve become fascinated with the concept of the “flow state”; a frame of mind where you become lost in a task. Psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi  described flow as “being so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one…Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

To be sure, it’s certainly not a new or novel concept. Throughout history, people like Newton and Michelangelo would become so engrossed in a project that they’d forget to eat, bathe, or even sleep. That might be a little extreme, but I’m sure I speak for a lot of you when I say that I’d like to be a little more focused when I sit down to write. I can’t tell you how many times a writing session has been derailed by the many distractions of the internet.

When I was writing my Master’s thesis, it got to the point that I’d write a sentence, check the word count, save file, then go on Reddit. After three hours I might have written 500 words. It was torture. Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Go With the Flow | Dun Dun Dunne