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Livin’ on the Edge: Engen’s Dystopia from the Rock | Jon Dobbin’s Blog

“There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today/ I don’t know what it is” crooned Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in the band’s seminal 90’s hit Livin’ on the Edge. Those opening lines, a cry against the changing and harsh world, are as true today as they were in that almost 30 year gone decade. Turning on the news, reading a Facebook article, or, perhaps, tuning into the Twitterverse will tell you “somethin’ ain’t right.” And while that’s concerning, even downright scary, the art that is produced in these times of hardship is often beautiful, uplifting, and a call-to-action. It tells us to make a change or else. The writers and editors of Engen’s collection of short stories, Dystopia From the Rock, have certainly embodied this movement. Continue reading Livin’ on the Edge: Engen’s Dystopia from the Rock | Jon Dobbin’s Blog

Engen to release novel from Lauralana Dunne!

Engen Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Lauralana Dunne’s first novel, a YA Fantasy story titled Ashes.

“We are exceptionally proud to have Lauralana on board,” says Engen founder Matthew LeDrew. “Her story is amazing and she’s put a lot of thought and care into it. I think there could be a real upset in fantasy writing in the next year or so, and Dunne is a huge part of it.” Continue reading Engen to release novel from Lauralana Dunne!

Introducing Andrew Pike, author in Dystopia from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to introduce Andrew Pike, one of the new authors to be featured in Dystopia from the Rock!

Pike holds a degree in English from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as diplomas in Journalism and Music from College of the North Atlantic. He has been more and more involved in the Newfoundland genre-writing scene in the last few months, including numerous impressive submissions to the Kit Sora Flash Photography Fiction contest. Continue reading Introducing Andrew Pike, author in Dystopia from the Rock!

Returning Rocker: Matthew Daniels revealed as a Dystopia from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to announce the triumphant return of author Matthew Daniels to this year’s From the Rock collection, Dystopia from the Rock.

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, and ‘Grow Gold Together’ in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock. His flash fiction also appeared in Kit Sora: The Artobiography under the title ‘Epilogue?’. Daniels has proven himself to be a renaissance man of genre fiction, capable of rising to the occasion of any challenge thrown his way. As competition over placement in the From the Rock series has improved, so has Daniels steadily grown in his authorial abilities. His newest story is titled ‘Eggshell Revolution.’ Continue reading Returning Rocker: Matthew Daniels revealed as a Dystopia from the Rock author!

Bestselling author Matthew LeDrew revealed as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is happy to announce that one of the established authors joining the 2019 Dystopia From the Rock team will be none other than Engen Books’ founder, Matthew LeDrew!

A native Newfoundlander, LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland.

He has written twenty novels for Engen Books, including the ten book Coral Beach Casefiles series, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Jacobi Street, Touch Your Nose, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal and Exodus of Angels. Continue reading Bestselling author Matthew LeDrew revealed as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Lauralana Dunne announced as a Dystopia from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to announce the inclusion of Lauralana Dunne of St. John’s Newfoundland as one of the authors to be featured in the 2019 anthology collection, Dystopia from the Rock!

Dunne has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with in Canadian writing circles over the course of the last year. In December 2018 her short story, ‘Venus Flytrap,’ was featured in the astonishing collection Kit Sora: The Artobiography, which paired talented authors with the artist known as Kit Sora to achieve spectacular combinations of story and photography. She joined that 2018-2019 Board of Directors of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland in October 2018, an organization which contributes to a supportive environment for writing in the province and fosters public recognition of Newfoundland & Labrador writers. Continue reading Lauralana Dunne announced as a Dystopia from the Rock author!